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Prototype 2

Prototype 2 review

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7 years ago

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Prototype 2 review

Several months after its console debut - the so-so sales of which lead to Activision closing its developer - open-world superhero game Prototype 2 is now out on PC. I've been hulking out, wall-running up tall buildings and eating people alive for the last few days, and then I played some Prototype 2. Allow me to foist the following words about it upon your monitor.

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Activision Slices Up Radical, Prototype 2 PC Still On Track

"RIP Radical Entertainment 1991-2012," tweeted audio designer Rob Bridgett earlier today. Moments later, the Internet was abuzz with reports that Activision had used its maniacal death tendrils to choke the life right out of Prototype 2 developer Radical Entertainment. That, however, isn't entirely true. But, while not a full-on closure, Activision explained in an official statement that "some employees will remain working for Radical Entertainment supporting other existing…

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Prototype 2 Not On PC Until July, Play Thelemite Instead

Thelemite isn't exactly subtle about its influences. "Melex Archer is a boring programmer who out of boredom signs up to Free Medical Experimentation at FreeMedExperiments.eu and thus, becomes a mutant ninja," reads its description. "This game was inspired by AAA title Prototype. It involves fighting off hordes off mutants, military, tearing down buildings, and fighting off giant bosses." And sure enough, while playing, I karate-screamed through…

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Cutting Edge: New Prototype 2 Anti-Helicopter Propaganda

If I'm reading Prototype 2 correctly, it's actually an extremely subtle environmental message. I mean, just look at the evidence: main character James Heller goes out of his way time and time again to slice, dice, and skewer vehicles of all shapes and sizes. No car is safe from his bladed assault, and when helicopters try to lend their wheeled pollution-spewing compatriots a helping spritz…

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In Which The Man In Prototype 2 Uppercuts A Helicopter

Now then. I'm not going to get into the hyperbole of this Prototype 2 trailer, titled the "Top 11 Reasons You Need PROTOTYPE 2". Frankly if you do need, actually need, something as grim as Prototype 2 in your life then I have concerns about your well-being. There are piles of inventive, awful deaths in this catalogue of cruelty, but it's nothing anyone could need.…

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Prototype 2 PC Delayed Until July

I've just learned something new. Games decay. Did you know that? While they're sitting there, waiting for you to buy them, content rots away from them, flaking away like a sort of scabby flesh-rust. At least, that's the terrifying explanation I'm assuming is behind the fact that Prototype 2 will contain 55 'items' that unlock in the weeks following its launch that will only be…

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8 years ago

Helihatred And Cannibalism: Prototype 2

A new dev diary for Prototype 2 makes it look more interesting than some of the previous tentrailacle-themed gorefests. The men who speak in it appear to have good ideas about both hunting and killing, and the kind of freedom on offer, even if it will eventually lead to bloody murders in every instance, is something I can imagine myself enjoying. It's also worth noting…

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Madhattan: Prototype 2’s NYZ

Blue noticed that Radical have put out a trailer detailing their approach for New York in Prototype 2. The so-called "NYZ" will be far more detailed this time, with the city divided into three zones, allowing them to increase the visual fidelity and density of detail in the city. There's loads from the devs and a bunch of game footage in the video, which I…

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Tendril In The Heart: Prototype 2

I barely played the first Prototype, so when it comes to the sequel anything plot-related is a bit hazy. Angry men are killing each other with appendages they should not have, that much is clear, but what about the soldiers caught in the middle of it all? Do they deserve to be torn asunder? Judging by this latest trailer, they sure do, casually shooting defenseless…

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Hyperbiff: Prototype 2’s Combat Trailer

There was no doubt, of course, that Prototype 2 would be violent to the point of grotesque silliness, and the "Art Of Combat" trailer below, in which a number of the devs talk through their choices for the design of Prototype 2's various super-powered combat moves, proves that. I've posted it below, and in it you can see a range of ways in which people…

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The Actual Prototype 2 Gamescom Trailer

Remember yesterday's teaser for Prototype 2? Well here's the trailer it was teasing, and it's a bit of a disappointment for me. I was hoping to see some gameplay footage to compare and contrast with the original, but it looks like Activision are focussing solely on the story with this trailer. Still, I always thought the first Prototype had quite slick cut-scenes, and from the…

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Ride Of The Valkyries: Featuring Prototype 2

The ESRB warn that this trailer "May contain content inappropriate for children". I say "Barely contains any content", but I suppose there isn't much overlap between mine and the ESRB's responsibilities. Here's a 26 second teaser trailer, featuring 6 seconds of Prototype 2 gameplay and 20 seconds of pure tease. It's somewhat indistinguishable from the first game, except it's a different bloke.

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Prototype 2 Has Tentacles And Blood

Prototype 2 is a game about some dude is made of tentacles or something like that. You can check out the general use of tentacles in the trailer below. Tentacle Boy DOES NOT like helicopters, no sir. Also he's going to have a fight with the protagonist from the previous game for some reason. Whatever, I still want a decent Hulk game. (And yes, Radical's…

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Prototype 2 Teases The Helicopter Murder

Oh yes, while I am stealing videos from Blues' YouTube channel, we should probably link to the latest Prototype 2 teaser. It looks like Prototype! Only it is introduced by Penny Arcade for some reason? I am missing something here, aren't I? The game isn't out until 2012, so don't hold your breath. I mean if you do hold your breath and you are still…

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9 years ago

The Other Thing: Prototype 2

Ah yes, that was the other thing that got revealed at the weekend: Radical are working on a sequel to their open-world eviscerate 'em up, Protoype. A cinematic trailer (posted below!) introduces the new lead, a soldier who, having survived the first game, has now been all mutated and stuff to take down the original protagonist, the murderous/monstrous Alex Mercer. Well, whatever, I am just…

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