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shame, i was so hopeful,
This review is from: Prototype (PS3) (Video Game)
before i start, im not going to slam the game, i really wanted to LOVE it, but i dont, but on the other hand it isnt dreadful either.
we all know the premise, so i wont go over that, i was looking forward to this game for a while, it seemed to have been in developement for a fair whack of time, and, like with any game that that happens to (stalker, prime example) there seems to have been a fair amount of changes and cutting room floor circumstances, compared to stuff we initially saw.
i was torn at the time id got this, as i had 2 other games i wanted to get already, ufc being one (which i also got) and infamous being the other (which, yep, i cracked and got all 3)
now, infamous is the pertinent one to mention here, as i saw very similar themes with them both (in general terms)
the "sandbox" open world map gameplay
a main protaganist, with a past and a background
said protaganist having fairly powerful and otherworldly ...erm..powers
branching mission based gameplay
everyones favourite skill of the moment "parkour" elements
you get the idea, however, they both had differing distinctive elements also, attracting me in equal measures, such as, prototype had a "real world" location, its darker, grittier, youre a bit "dark and mysterious" a human weapon, conspiracy masked in intrigue etc etc
infamous has an interesting good/bad choice engine in the vein of fable/star wars kotor, you still maintian your basic genetic makeup, but with electrifying powers (prototype you mutate quite heavily)
so i was a little torn, in the end i got both and ill be honest, i love infamous, i LIKE prototype.
it just feels to be a missed opportunity in my eyes. on face value, it felt like it was going to be awesome, a great story, immersive characters, varied gameplay. the trailer for it on the tele was great too.
it just doesnt quite hit the spot, granted i havent played through the whole game yet, but i just felt slightly let down. i cant explain it that well, but i feel youd get what i meant. its a decent game, but i think its a little dated and overshadowed by other titles, the aforementioned infamous being one.
if you fancy it, i would definately get it, i wont be getting rid of it in a hurry, as i do like it.
try not to compare it to infamous too much though, i know ive used it as an example, as unfortunately they both came out fairly close together and are similar on some levels, but to be fair if we hadnt had gta 3 and onwards, none of these games (all the gta's ,assasins creed, crackdown,infamous, this one etc) would have turned up, its inevitable that certain games are going to take a good working idea and use it, so comparing them is a bit too easy and a little blinkered.
all in all not that bad. just not legendary (literal sense, not the poor game)
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Initial post: 17 Jun 2009 19:35:22 BDT
Mr. S. Heptinstall says:
you couldn't have summed it up better. You just feel totally let down when you play it don't you? and I personally can't get over how poor the graphics are.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2009 16:22:17 BDT
Adam J. Fallon says:
yeah thats basically it. shame, so much promise!
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