Prototype 2 doesn't labor under the illusion that you probably played the original, a sleeper hit that we awarded a 9 and which you can find at the bottom of a discount-bin somewhere. Assuming your computer screen's closer to hand than that, this GamesCom spot for the sequel is light on gameplay details beyond “big men smash shit up” – the clip's instead given over to a lengthy explanation of the game's background. Which is lucky, because if we told you the story began with “a secretive organization was developing a deadly virus as a bioweapon,” heaven only knows what assumptions you might make if this clip wasn't around to tell you, “it didn't go very well.”
You may feel like the videogaming world's supply of black-clad faceless drones is inexhaustible and there's no use even trying to cull their numbers – but seriously, you could do worse than to give Prototype a go in the lead up to the sequel's April launch next year. You just know Radical's setting this whole thing up for an Epic Trilogy anyway – might as well get on board now so you don't need to watch the inevitable nine-minute recap clip that will surely presage Prototype 3's eventual release, right?
Aug 17, 2011