Under the Microscope | [PROTOTYPE] – Caitanya Singh Jaswal

Summed up in a line: LOOK AT ALL THE WAYS YOU CAN KILL THESE PEOPLE!

Memorable quote: Devil Dogs OOHRAAH! OOHRAAH!

Genre: Action | Slice ‘n’ Dice

Online: Nonline (ha ha ha… I need a life)

Open-world? Yes

Feels? NOPE

Platinum Hunt: Fairly easy

Breakdown:

Gameplay: Mercer, the protagonist, can morph his various body parts into whatever he can think of. Unfortunately, his primitive mind is limited to

Ω HUGE Blade

Ω Whipfist (they really couldn’t come up with a better name?)

Ω Hammerfist (they really like fisting, don’t they?)

Ω Claws

Wolverine™

Ω Musclemass

Ω Shield

Ω Armor

With no shortage of gore, [PROTOTYPE] does have excellent gameplay. If you’ve played the incredibly old game, the Incredible Hulk, you’ll immediately notice some similarities, like the way Alex climbs, runs, and at the heart of it, consumes his way through the game. What’s ‘consuming’, I don’t hear you say? Well consuming is how you gain your health. It’s basically cannibalism, but on such a large scale (and of zombies) that after a few minutes, you won’t really mind eating your way through Manhattan.

Story: Though the story is kinda weird, it is pretty average; nothing mind-blowing, but not straight up bad either. One thing that I liked about the story is how thought provoking it is. If I create an absolute clone, with the same memories and physique as yours, no one will be able to tell the difference, not even you. It’ll be like looking in a mirror. The story doesn’t really touch on this subject more than once, but it’s still a fascinating idea. Back to the story that’s actually there, well that’s really all I can say for now without venturing into spoiler territory.

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Dana, Alex’s sister

 

Graphics: *In Nelsons voice* HA HA YOU’RE READING THIS BECAUSE YOU HAVE A PC! Seriously though, the PS4 “Remaster” is just a port, and the PC version is more or less as good. Then again, it is a 2009 game, so whadya expect?

 

SHOULD YOU BUY IT FOR THE:

Graphics: No

Story: No

Gameplay: Definitely

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