Today's action video games are, on the whole, often pretty similar. Gamemakers drop players into hyper-adrenalized situations, give them obliterating weapons, high-powered vehicles or bulging-muscle superpowers (sometimes all three) and let them have at it.
The typical storyline pits a pumped-up hero against an overpowering evil that's just begging to be taken down a peg or two. And it usually plays out in a classic scenario of good vs. evil.
Activision's newest sci-fi brawler, Prototype, mostly follows that time-tested gaming formula. Except that this time around, the title's creators apparently decided that evil vs. evil had a better ring to it.