It’s a game to be admired for its chilling, lifelike cut scenes and an action-packed graphic design lifted from the developers own The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and tweaked by the urban decay of Batman Arkham City
However, beware, Prototype 2 is a disturbing plunge into the land of gratuitous violence and gore that desensitizes a player to care neither about its characters or story.
I am still deciding if my virtual, mass-murdering tendencies require a closer look from a therapist.
Note: The Radnet Edition provides a code that taps into online extras for Protoype 2 leading to a weekly treasure chest of challenges and rewards as a player checks in. Specifically, five sets of six challenges (requiring a mini-game mentality to conquer courses or kill bad guys quickly and creatively) each with completed sets unlocking behind-the-scenes videos, mutations and character skins along with special content, all released through the first week of June.
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A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in communications, Joseph Szadkowski has written about popular culture for The Washington Times for the past 17 years. He covers video games, comic books, new media and technology.
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