So this clip popped up at Kotaku, via G4. The gameplay looks stunning, for a sandbox putz such as myself. The usage of superpowers in the open world looks to be heavily improved upon since those of us who appreciated Crackdown to the fullest felt its true awesomeness. Those fans are now chomping at the bit for a sequel from the Realtime Worlds stunner, and I hope they are taking notice of Prototype.
The setting of New York MIGHT have some people rolling their eyes over the fact we've just been to Liberty City this gen. I'll appreciate being able to actually be at Central Park and Times Square, this time around. The authenticity of the Apple adds a bit of flava to the overall game. Now, that's just the setting you are given to do as you please in. The gameplay shown is easily some of the most impressive we've seen of this genre to date. I remember before Crackdown came out, very hopeful details emerged as the days led up to the release of the greatest game demo of all time. The demo of Crackdown should have been on every 360 with a Live connection, as some of the blind Halo fans continued their pursuit of the game simply for the Halo 3 beta.
I bring up Crackdown simply because this game has received minimal hype up until now, at least from my perspective. I hope that when the day comes of either a good demo or drop date, we are rewarded with mind-blowing game play that this preview clip displays.
The powers shown off by the protagonist Alex are fitting of a character in a linear storyline. Games with a character seeking to reclaim their identity normally don't give us the chance to go out into a city setting and destroy any and all that gets in our way. Perhaps this will resemble the Incredible Hulk game of not too long ago. I recall that game getting a lot of praise for the open destructiveness, even from a licensed title we all expected never to hear good things from.
Perhaps Prototype can take the lessons of every sandbox game created before it and build us some of the most impressive sand castles we've yet to see from this genre.
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About Darkknight37one of us since 12:14 AM on 07.21.2007
My PS2 broke down in Octoboer '05, and I was so irritated because that was the 8th time that had happened, I swore off systems. Fast forward to December '06, and my friend and I wanted to find an activity to do, but I live in Detroit and he lives in Houston. I broke down and pursued an Xbox 360, and I came out of my year long retirement from gaming.
I dig mostly on sports games, but I fell in love with sandbox GTA games. I don't spend too much time playing, as I try to divide my free time up as much as possible. But because of my narrow gaming tastes, it does not mean I'm closed off to other game types. No WoW though, I'm geeky enough as is.
Away from gaming, I love sports, comics, cartoons, anime and movies. I don't watch as much television as I use to, but I keep up with what I love as much as possible. Cartoons are all I watch on tv besides sports anyway. I also love to write. I write leisurely and sometimes I utilize blogging. I stick to short stories more than anything. I gotta find a spot to slap a link to my myspace, if that's an acceptable action around here. I'm still unsure.