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Submitted by AmayaAi 1369d ago | article

The unnecessary comparisons of Prototype and inFamous

The simultaneous release of Prototype and inFamous show how minor connections can lead to unnecessary comparisons. Adam from has stated his opinion in brief. What do you have to say about it? (Infamous, inFamous 2, PC, Prototype, Prototype 2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

WeskerChildReborned  +   1369d ago
Well the only similarities is that they both are open world superhuman games(I say superhuman because Alex and James aren't considered to be heros).
Regent_of_the_Mask  +   1369d ago
Infamous is still better. Prototype even ended up crapping on itself when they revealed that crappy new protagonist that nobody wanted to play as. That franchise is pretty much dead now as I highly doubt they'll be making a Prototype 3 after that flop.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1369d ago
I did enjoy both Infamous's better but i think Prototype 2 was an improvement compared to Prototype even though they changed the protagonist.
PirateThom  +   1369d ago
The releases came so close together, I felt like a certain demographic of the media MADE the comparisons to try and account for the lack of one of the games on one of the systems.
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KonaBro  +   1369d ago
More like.....
the raving masses of Xbox fanboys saw that Infamous and Prototype were coming out at the same time and decided to pit the two against each other since Infamous was PS3 exclusive and Prototype was multi-platform. In reality, both were very fun games and P2 definitely is a step-up from the first game. Infamous 2 took it to a new level though.
LarVanian  +   1369d ago
Yeah I can still remember the days when the Mart/Power of Green fought with his heart and soul, arguing that Prototype would be a much better game than inFamous lol. Fun times XD.
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smashcrashbash  +   1369d ago
Exactly. They had this idea that multiplats ALWAYS do better then exclusives so took the opportunity to try and prove that point with Prototype and Infamous. PS3 fans were not the ones who started this. It was them who decided to put Infamous and Prototype in competition with each other it prove some stupid point. It was also them who and the media that tried to make competition between Alan Wake and UC2 and Killzone and Halo. No one said that Killzone was a Halo killer but them.
supraking951  +   1369d ago
omg this article (which i didn't read :p) just makes me want Sucker Punch to reveal Infamous 3 at E3!!!
Ezio-Auditore00  +   1369d ago
Yh after I finished playing infamous 2. I wanted a 3rd I really hope they do reveal a 3rd at e3. What do you reckon the game would be about??? I have no clue.
FinaLXiii  +   1369d ago
Prototype is a very amateurish kinda game comparing to Infamous in design.
Eiffel  +   1369d ago
If that's true how come the animations of the AI in both Infamous 1 and 2 were complete crap?
Hicken  +   1368d ago
The AI was crap in inFamous 2? But two hours after this post, you say you only played the demo. That doesn't make sense.

I guess it's not surprising that the only thing you could bring up was AI you didn't like. Nothing about character design, story progression, powers or gameplay. Just one thing that somehow means that the inFamous series is worse than Prototype.

Pintheshadows is right: you ARE a troll.
ginsunuva  +   1368d ago
Infamous 2 had great animation. U just madbro
jocomat9  +   1369d ago
as only a ps3 owner i liked prototype 2 more. I didn't even pick up infamous 2 in the end because its slow and way to similar to the first one. While the second prototype made for the first mistakes and they did a really good job at improving all areas.(especially graphically wise). so in my opinion its Infamous 1>Prototype 1
Prototype 2> Infamous 2.
LeoDDestroyer  +   1368d ago
I have to say Infamous 2 is way better than prototype 2, especially story wise.
dragonyght  +   1369d ago
Prototype was hype up because of infamous it was never that good of a game it can't be compare to infamous quality wise
Pintheshadows  +   1369d ago
Blacklight82 will pop up soon. All he/she did when the first inFamous came out was troll it.

I personally like both but inFamous is of a far higher quality. inFamous 2 stepped up in such a way that it was out of reach of what Prototype 2 could achieve despite its improvements.
Eiffel  +   1369d ago
Curious, what did Infamous 2 improve upon?
Pintheshadows  +   1368d ago
If you'd played both inFamous and inFamous 2 that is something you would know as it's clear to see. I was going to give you a whole list but i'd rather not waste my time as you'd likely disagree anyway.
Eiffel  +   1368d ago
I played and own the first, I played the demo of the second. Other than combat and a few new powers and some bigger enemies, nothing worth price of admission. Please do go on though, if not you'll just look like you're avoiding to list what isn't there. I really do want to see this "list" of reasons.

The whole "You'd know if you played both" is a pretty bogus answer, and stating you have many reasons but won't bother even though it would back up your point just insults yourself.
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BoNeSaW23  +   1368d ago
HAHA! You just started the list! 'combat and a few new powers and some bigger enemies'
You can also add better story,graghics and characters too.
Eiffel  +   1368d ago
So far it's

Characters(Despite Cole is like a living rock, monotonous personality.)
Better story(debatable given Infamous's story was like a bad Saturday morning cookie cutter cartoon.)
Combat(Despite the game plays like a TPS with lightning for guns, grenades, rockets. The melee combat in the demo was decent at best)
New Powers
Bigger enemies(Fought a giant 30 foot creature in the demo other than that weird claw people and the general roof rats from the first game.)

Pretty small list.
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Pintheshadows  +   1368d ago

Improved the enviroment massively in terms of variety, design, and level of destruction. Later parts with New Marais slums flooded made it feel like an open world platformer, something the original never achieved.

The story as a whole was better and made better use of the good and evil paths than the first did especially in terms of the powers that unlocked and how differently the game felt dependent on your choice.

The visuals were improved hugely from the first game and the world was original and unique rather than just being a generic city or New York a like. The draw distance was far better, day-night effects were massively improved and the powers all looked great.

The bosses, and enemies in general were far more varied, larger and more deadly than before. In fact some of the bosses were huge city crushing beasts.

The control scheme was tightened up bringing the camera right over the shoulder like a tps which worked very well and allowed for more precision than the original did.

City traversal was subtly improved making it faster and easier to get around especially when the tether was unlocked later in the game.

The introduction of other superpowered characters.

The mission creator.

The one thing that was worse than the original was the sound design. New Marais was very quiet. Apart from that the game is an almost flawless sequel.

And you wonder why I didn't want to reply to you Eiffel. You haven't even played inFamous 2 so what the hell do you know anyway?

Whatever I say you'll disagree because you're an ultimate stealth troll. Yeah that's right, i've seen your work.
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ash_divine  +   1368d ago

better gameplay(more powers, slighty improved controls.)

More misson types.

Bigger, more varied environments.

better morality system.

Better graphics.

Added online(a pretty creative one too.)

Just a couple off the top of my head.(There could be more.)

I'm not sure why you're so skeptical. It's not uncommon for a sequel to be better than the first game.

and lol at you trying to say a game hasn't improved when all you've played is the demo.

That like watching the first ten minutes of a movie and saying : "nope, not better than the first one."
Eiffel  +   1368d ago

No where did I say Infamous 2 didn't improve. I simply asked what it improved. Everyone else seemed to have such a hard time answering.


Thank you. Was that so hard? What happened to that statement that I'd have to play it in order to know, but here you've deciphered the improvements in plain text! See when you put your mind to it, anything is possible.


Not at all, a list which you could have posted the first time. But instead wasted time fighting it about being worried that you'd be wasting time. Bravo sherlock.

>Edit 2:

You're welcome bro, and thank you for the list. I'll pick up Infamous 2 in the future, don't worry though. I won't ask you of anything else. Don't want you to worry about breaking a nail again.
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Pintheshadows  +   1368d ago
Does it look like I had a hard time answering? My extensive list is right there for you to read but, as I suspected, it was a waste of my time.

Oh thanks Eiffel for not being condescending at all. I really appreciate it.

I didn't want to post the list first time as I didn't consider you worth it Eiffel. Turns out I was right so maybe i'm more like Sherlock Holmes than you know.
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r21  +   1369d ago
you know what? how awesome would it be for one of the prototype protagonists to appear in PSASBR :D choosing either heller or mercer against cole heheheh.
Gigawatt25  +   1368d ago
Prototype is far better. End of story.
jocomat9  +   1368d ago
Prototype 2 is way more fun. fast fluent sprinting across terrain. while cole leaps for poles out of the water and he becomes as light as a feather it seems. graphics seemed the same to me. Infamous has a art style to it while prototype 2 tries for detailed realism to it. But some parts can look ugly. not game breaker though. Prototype seems to be bigger and handle way more enemies compared to Infamous. Both great games but i prefer Prototype 2's fast,fluent game play.
KentBlake  +   1368d ago
I played all inFamous games and loved them. I just finished Prototype this week (the first one. I backlog is huge) and, although I liked it, it seemed a little rough around the edges. Things tend to get too chaotic, you can't be a good guy because it's impossible not to kill hundreds of civilians all the time, a few missions are very frustrating, and the story is a mess.

inFamous, IMHO, seems much more polished in every aspect. Having said that, I'll still play Prototype 2 someday.

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