Don’t call it an HD remaster, ‘cause Prototype and Prototype 2 have been playing like this for years, sometimes better. It’s a sad state of affairs when a game runs better on the PlayStation 3 than it does on Xbox One.
Radical Entertainment, the twenty-year-old game studio behind games like Prototype and Scarface, has shut its doors.
Prototype 2 for a mere $29.99 is the Deal of the Day at Amazon.com, the anchor for a series of time-sensitive Lightning Deals that includes games, hardware, and game-flavored accessories. Sit and stare all day. [Amazon.com]
Is there anything worse than killing a child? It's one of the most reprehensible things a person can do. Not just in real life: Along with Golden Retrievericide, child-murder is one of the most double-secret-ultrabad things a character can do in a movie, book or video game.
Prototype's continuity is set in New York. Well, it's set in "New York Zero," which is what the city has become after an apocalyptic biological disaster. Still, it's New York, home of some of the most famous athletic venues in the world.
Because Prototype 2 is out this week, artists involved in the game are now able to share their work. One of those is Venezuelan César Rizo, who did a lot of environment pieces for the game.
There is no gameplay in this Prototype 2 trailer, which went out late Friday. But there is some rather badass live action, explaining the backstory of protagonist James Heller. He is burning alive with the Blacklight virus—and his desire for revenge upon Alex Mercer.
If you were a video game reporter in New York, you'd know who the Hip Hop Gamer is. He's the guy who walks around with a WWE Championship belt—except, he makes his interviewees wear the belt while he's talking to them. (Hey, I've done it! I've just declined his offers to rap with him!)
You know what sold me on the original Prototype? Protagonist Alex Mercer leaping onto a helicopter and punching his way inside. I'm sure Prototype 2's James Heller is a compelling new hero, but what about the whirlybirds? Ah yes, here they are.
The first Prototype made me feel ugly. Radical's open-world action game tore through the city I love and live in, having me eat people—some of them innocent civilians—and destroy city blocks in the name of its plot. Prototype 2's probably going to make me feel worse.
a) Enhanced with bonus features
b) Remastered from the ground up to take advantage of the platform's strengths
c) Delayed until July 24
Chances are, you're already expecting some kind of exclusive DLC/boondoggle from Activision's big releases. Prototype 2's not going to disappoint you, then.
In Prototype 2 Sgt. James Heller is infected with a mutagen that gives him access to an amazing variety of super powers. One would think Best Buy and Radical Entertainment could come up with a preorder incentive more compelling that vehicle armor.
At the end of the first Prototype, the island of Manhattan suffered tons of property damage after hoodie-wearing protagonist Alex Mercer completed his quest to dish out viral justice. From what we've seen of Prototype 2, the city's become NYZ, a massive hot zone seething with poor, Blacklight virus-infected citizens…
I did not like the first Prototype. Radical's open-world action title put you into the mutated skin of a super-cannibal that ate people in his quest for vengeance. Playing as aggrieved scientist Alex Mercer made me feel creepy, as I generally am not interested in eating people. The story and the reasons it gave for…
Everyone hates pre-order exclusives. Yes, everyone. I've never heard a person say "I'm so glad I plunked down $5 before Game X came out, so I could get Different Colored Gun and/or Different Ability That Really Doesn't Change the Experience That Much."
The developers at Radical talk about how you'll be stalking James Heller's prey in the upcoming open-world sequel. Eating enemies also gets in this behind-the-scenes look, which also offers new looks at combat and quests, too. You'll get your chance to hunt through Prototype 2's ruined New York City when the game…
Sgt. James Heller from Prototype 2 is not a white guy. He's a black guy. But he didn't begin his life that way.
Fourteen months after the events of the original Prototype, New York City has become a place filled with danger, disease, and corruption. What took it so long?
Next April's Prototype 2 will refine the violence of the original 2009 Prototype. That was expected. Prototype is a game about being ultra-powerful and letting nothing: not the military, not monsters, not anyone or anything stand in your way.