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Eurogamer: Prototype Review

Eurogamer writes: "Prototype isn't really a game of exploration though. It's also less visually striking and varied than last month's inFamous, and less stylish than Crackdown. But, again, neither is really a criticism. Prototype is a game of riotous, gore-splattering ultraviolence. That's all it wants to be, and in many respects it does a solid, and often spectacular job. The victims may be plot, atmosphere and the difficulty curve, but then great power always comes at a cost".

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Nanisimo2608d ago

ALWAYS... EUROGAMER (like Coke add haha)

jammy_702608d ago

infamous, K2 and tigerwoods 10.... well to eurogamer.....

JokesOnYou2608d ago

Nah, just seems IGN complained about the difficulty (too chaotic) and the visuals but everybody seems to agree that the gameplay is really good, hell yeah this game is a blast.

JOY

vasilisk2608d ago (Edited 2608d ago )

I'm guessing that you don't have the game and haven't tried it yet. IGN never complained about the difficulty. The game is rather easy. They complained that's it's chaotic and that's a very different story. Having logged in more than 10 hours into the game I completely agree with IGN. The game can be chaotic in the sense that you don't know what to do during the combat, there's no strategy, no goal, just button mashing.

This is what I wrote 1 day before IGN's review was published:

"horrible graphics, repetitive missions and the narrative is awful. Sometimes it can be fun but the overall combat mechanics and gameplay are not good. Also the button mapping is one of the worst I've ever seen."

You can check my comment history and check the date I posted it. Now make a comparison of my comment with IGN's review. In the closing paragraph IGN talks about the button mapping. It's AWFUL. The graphics are also bad, copy/pasted scryscrapers with low res textures. I cannot believe some sites like the graphics, they're plain bad. The game is also fun at first but gets old really quick.

s8anicslayer2608d ago

yes vasilisk you did say that cause I happened to have read your comment, I'm glad that this game got decent reviews, so far no lower than a 7/10, I was hoping this game was going to be good

vasilisk2608d ago

I was also hoping that this game would be good. But my opinion still is that this isn't a good game. It's mediocre at best. It's very good if you're 14-years old and you want mindless action. If you're a more story oriented player and you like the gameplay to have some meaning, strategy and not mindless button mashing then you won't like this game. I also stand behind my comment on the horrible graphics and button mapping. Also from the comments I've been reading most people who played the game did not like it, you can chek it out yourself.

My advice to you: Rent it and see for yourself, then if you like it, buy it. Don't buy it unless you try it. I would also like to hear your opinion about the game, feel free to PM me when you get your hands on it.

locos852608d ago

Why do they review every game with a 7/10.

raztad2607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

I' m not gonna hit EuroLamers. Sorry. However just reading "Prototype isn't really a game of exploration though. It's also less visually striking and varied than last month's inFamous" make me sick. Those guys are really a joke. They hated inFAMOUS just for the sake of it, and now a seemingly inferior game got the same score.

Wasnt repetitiveness and visuals glitches their main concerns about inFAMOUS? Those guys have proven themselves to be a very bad source for a serious review.

That said, exploration is a big aspect on a open world game, and inFAMOUS realizes in the perfect way using a delicious platforming gameplay (forget about taxis or stealing cars, that is old). What's the point of having an open world game w/o exploration, only carnage and destruction. Sure its fun, but then the sandbox aspect dont play any role.

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jkhan2608d ago

I don't really get it. I have read 3 reviews of this game so far and everyone seems to be bashing the game for its visuals, difficulty etc. etc. and yet they end up giving it somewhere between 7-8. I mean they don't seem to be pointing out any plus points of the game to justify 7-8 score.

Jamie Foxx2608d ago

ive seen streaming of this game and you wouldnt doubt if someone told you it was running on the original xbox even the ps2

Syronicus2608d ago

Didn't they give inFAMOUS a 7? With graphics not on par with inFAMOUS and game play that is not quite as much fun and a level of bland missions and such, Prototype should have respectfully gotten a slightly lower score yet they give it the same... Why is that?

harrisk9542608d ago

that everyone seems to be treating this game as if it is an Xbox exclusive, even though it is on the PS3 as well... Just because PS3 had inFamous, they all discount that PS3 also has Prototype. o_O

Equinoxe_72608d ago

If it have been Xbox360 only, Prototype have got an 8, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

YonasJonas2608d ago

If there's one site I trust one bit it's Eurogamer.

Power_Of_Flops_2608d ago

Well Eurogamer is among the few MS fanboy websites left, along with Gamesradar and Edge. So if you want true journalism and objectivity, go elsewhere.

IGN is by far the most reliable source for game reviews, giving realistic marks for both exclusives and multiplatform games.

Their take is Prototype is pretty average, in that case they gave roughly the same mark as Eurogamer.

But as someone said, on eurogamer, if the game was PS3 exclusive it would have got 6, and if it was 360 exclusive, it would have got 8 or 9.

YonasJonas2608d ago

I agree. IGN is the site I take into most consideration when looking at scores.

Rock Bottom2608d ago

Did you forgot the word "don't" in your first post?

Baka-akaB2608d ago

I disagree Eurogamer isnt in some kind of allegiance with Microsoft , they are just incompetent and badly review games on 360 , pc , ps3 , and mmos ...

YonasJonas2608d ago (Edited 2608d ago )

I did forget "don't!"

Eurogamer is trash.

PrimordialSoupBase2608d ago

IGN don't even know how to use their scale. Any game with hype is scored on a 7-10 scale, hence everyone saying a game with a 7 is a flop. The website is ludicrous and misleading.

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Sir Ken_Kutaragi2608d ago (Edited 2608d ago )

Anyone who was thinking of getting this over 'inFamous', get 'inFamous'(the 'AAA' ONLY ON PS3 game)!!!...erm well unless your a xFaceBookBot then you can't!!! ;-D
Then get 'KillZone 2' then(another 'AAA' PS3 ONLY game this year)...oh you can't!!!...er...erm...i wonder why you bother with Micro$ofts Gaming(CHATING more like)Console for??? Oh well...

TheMART2608d ago

Yes, wasn't inFamous also a 7 out of 10 at Eurogamer?

inFamous is on 8.5 out of 10 on Metacritic
Prototype still has a higher rating then that.

It certainly looks more fun in the attacks one can do. I played the inFamous demo and found it boring in the attacks.

PeptoBismol2608d ago

Mart, you don't have a PS3, so shut it already!

Nelson M2608d ago

So Suck It
Your Gamertag is Proof of this
I've Seen it
And anything you say about any Games on the Xbox or the PS3 just aint Credible

Baka-akaB2608d ago

Eurogamer is trash , whatever the platform involved , and prototype hardly received that many reviews yet .
There is a lot of time left to decide weither or not Prototype's overall score will remain superior .

JasonPC360PS3Wii2607d ago

The Mart is right InFamous did score a 7 and it's like and 8.5 over all... <---GOTY stuff right there :D Meanwhile Red Faction scores better than both :D

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