History VideoGame / Prototype2

2nd Jul '16 10:44:52 PM Eagal
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** OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Red Crown, only loses composure once in the whole game, [[spoiler: when Commander Gallagher reveals himself as infected and fights Heller one on one]], asking the reporting officer to repeat himself.



* UpToEleven: This game features even ''more'' abilities (read: ways to kill things) than you had in ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}''.
2nd Jul '16 10:44:02 PM Eagal
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* [[StationaryBoss Stationary Mini-Boss]]: Your first meeting with the Hydra.

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* [[StationaryBoss Stationary Mini-Boss]]: StationaryBoss: Your first meeting with the Hydra.
2nd Jul '16 10:43:45 PM Eagal
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* {{Shapeshifter Weapon}}s: But of course!
** BladeBelowTheShoulder
** CombatTentacles
** [[DropTheHammer Drop The Hammerfist]]
** LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
** [[WhipItGood Whipfist It Good]]
** WolverineClaws
2nd Jul '16 10:42:12 PM Eagal
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* [[spoiler: FacingTheBulletsOneLiner]]: [[spoiler: Alex, right before getting consumed.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Alex''': Huh. Welcome to the top of the food chain.]]

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* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: [[spoiler: FacingTheBulletsOneLiner]]: [[spoiler: Alex, Alex]], right before getting consumed.]]
consumed.
--> [[spoiler: '''Alex''': Huh. Welcome to the top of the food chain.]]
2nd Jul '16 10:41:36 PM Eagal
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* FiveBadBand: [[spoiler: The Evolved]]
** BigBad: [[RogueProtagonist Alex Mercer]]
** TheDragon: [[StealthExpert Roland]]
** EvilGenius: [[spoiler: [[FalseFriend Dr. Koenig]]]]
** TheBrute: Commander Keith Gallagher
** DarkChick: [[spoiler: Sabrina Galloway]]
** SixthRangerTraitor: [[spoiler: James Heller, [[UnwittingPawn unknowingly]] at first.]]
2nd Jul '16 10:40:30 PM Eagal
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* AwesomeButImpractical:
** The ability to punt a bio-bomb-planted person/Infected, from the Gamestop pre-order bonus. It has about the same range as just throwing the victim, and the bio-bomb does the same damage regardless, but the windup time makes it possible to get hit while punting. It is, however, a hell of a lot funnier.
** The streets are littered by normal civilians you can devour for HP at a moments notice. The problem? They give very little health boost at all, so much so that a single Brawler slap will remove ten people worth of health from your bar. This makes devouring Blackwatch and Infected much better options, as they give a far greater HP and mass boost. However due to the fact that Heller was supposed to come off as a more moral bound character, this was probably done intentionally so you would refrain from using them for heath.
** Mercer's bullet dive, a preorder bonus, is the devastating divebomb technique Alex had in the previous game. The problem? Just like the last game: its damage does not outweigh its inaccuracy, its damage is based on height, and the Hammerfists Aerial Charge attack is a far better option as Heller will steer himself into his target
** The shockwave technique from the Excessive Force DLC pack is very cool as it creates a powerful eruption that injures anything nearby, however if you're doing a part in the game REQUIRING stealth, you cannot jump or you have to go into Radnet and shut it off. Not to mention it doesn't do a whole lot of damage anyways...
** Speaking of the Excessive Force DLC pack, the viral grenade launcher. It shoots a grenade that emits smoke which turns anyone hit by it into Infected. The problem here is that the grenade still explodes and will likely kill whoever you're aiming it first. You also get Chaos Creator Mode which lets zombies loose all over the GZ and YZ, inside buildings, and inside lairs, meaning there really is no point behind the grenade launcher despite its cool effect, and [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential just to be evil]].
** While some of the DLC is unbelievably fun and extremely enjoyable, everything but the player skins automatically shuts off all challenge records and shuts off trophy/achievement progress until you reload the file free of the multipliers. However if you have already got both, go nuts.
24th Jun '16 3:14:23 PM Sandman366
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** For the final boss, ''both'' characters get in on the banter, of taunting, humiliation, and just flat-out comedy. You might not even mind failing, just to hear it all.
4th Jun '16 9:28:24 PM nombretomado
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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: The controls for glide and air dash have been swapped around from what they were in the first game. The charge-jumping present in the previous game and TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction[[note]]For the PS2 version of ''Hulk'' which uses the same basic PS controller[[/note]] has also been swapped for the far more common variety where holding jump causes Heller to keep ascending until he hits the apex or you release the button. Dodging is also now performed by quickly tapping the jump button and stealth consuming is done by default by just grabbing someone while undetected, which has an unfortunate side effect of blowing your cover both by accidentally pressing one of the shoulder buttons required to stealth consume in the previous game via having Heller ditch his disguise and raise his shields, as well as trying to grab someone too close to a throwable object which causes him to lift it up instead.

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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: The controls for glide and air dash have been swapped around from what they were in the first game. The charge-jumping present in the previous game and TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction[[note]]For the PS2 [=PS2=] version of ''Hulk'' which uses the same basic PS controller[[/note]] has also been swapped for the far more common variety where holding jump causes Heller to keep ascending until he hits the apex or you release the button. Dodging is also now performed by quickly tapping the jump button and stealth consuming is done by default by just grabbing someone while undetected, which has an unfortunate side effect of blowing your cover both by accidentally pressing one of the shoulder buttons required to stealth consume in the previous game via having Heller ditch his disguise and raise his shields, as well as trying to grab someone too close to a throwable object which causes him to lift it up instead.
3rd Jun '16 2:26:01 PM Arawn999
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* AdultFear: The opening shows, in flashes, Heller returning from his tour to discover the mutilated corpses of his wife, and unable to find his child in his home (assumed taken and devoured by the infected). Just to twist the knife a little further, phone conversations between James and Colette are played over the scene, which are mostly Heller reassuring his wife that everything will be fine, Blackwatch will take care of it, he'll be home soon and then they can go somewhere safe...

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* AdultFear: The opening shows, in flashes, Heller returning from his tour to discover the mutilated corpses corpse of his wife, and unable to find his child in his home (assumed taken and devoured by the infected). Just to twist the knife a little further, phone conversations between James and Colette are played over the scene, which are mostly Heller reassuring his wife that everything will be fine, Blackwatch will take care of it, he'll be home soon and then they can go somewhere safe...



* AngryBlackMan: [[TitleTheAdaptation The Game]]

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* AngryBlackMan: [[TitleTheAdaptation The Game]]Game]]. James Heller is on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge to avenge his wife and daughter, and no-one is safe.



* ArtificialStupidity: You can still evade military pursuit by simply changing to an uncompromised disguise unseen, even if it's a dead end, and your assailants pretty much wonder where the hell you went. Or being relatively unnoticed for gliding around in a military base in a scientist [=HazMat=] suit for that matter. Nor do they seem to wonder why the random soldier is running around carrying a helicopter rocket pod or TOW launcher that would presumably be several times his weight.
** Actually one does, but Heller states he just eats a lot of protein. [[ImAHumanitarian Which is kinda true...]]
** However this is a bit averted when you play [[HarderThanHard Insane Difficulty]], as pretty much anything you do will fill your wanted meter extremely fast.

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* ArtificialStupidity: You can still evade military pursuit by simply changing to an uncompromised disguise unseen, even if it's a dead end, and your assailants pretty much wonder where the hell you went. Or being relatively unnoticed for gliding around in a military base in a scientist [=HazMat=] suit for that matter. Nor do they seem to wonder why the random soldier is running around carrying a helicopter rocket pod or TOW launcher that would presumably be several times his weight.
** Actually
weight. The one does, but time this is remarked on during an escort mission, Heller states he just eats a lot of protein. protein, [[ImAHumanitarian Which which is kinda true...]]
** However this
true]]. This is a bit averted when you play [[HarderThanHard Insane Difficulty]], as pretty much anything you do will fill your wanted meter extremely fast.



** Also during your fight with [[spoiler: Alex]], he will toss a Helicopter towards you and say "[[VerbThis Karate Kick this!]]" Sadly, you cannot oblige, just jump out of the way.

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** Also during your fight with [[spoiler: Alex]], [[spoiler:Alex]], he will toss a Helicopter towards you and say "[[VerbThis Karate Kick this!]]" Sadly, you cannot oblige, just jump out of the way.



** In one mission, Heller finds his targets so disgusting ''he actually refuses to eat them'' and instead [[spoiler: takes them up to the highest point possible in the map in a helicopter, sheds his disguise just so they know how screwed they are, and then bails out and leaves them to die.]]
*** In case you are curious, the scientists [[spoiler: planned to sterilize poor people and minorities.]]
** Some of his targets though seem to be misled by Blackwatch, horribly afraid of Heller, and/or unable to get out of the organization/city. At one point, scientists are used as bait for Heller and the horror the head researcher [[MookHorrorShow displays is disturbing.]] On a more humorous note, some soldiers will beg you to let them live if you pick them up. Some will say things like, "We know what Mercer did to you! Let us help you!" or "We're the good guys!" It can make you feel guilty... except if you do decide to spare them. The second you put them down, they suicidally start raising the alert again and [[ShootingSuperman open fire]] if they have weapons. You can have a humorous cycle where you put a guy up, he begs, you put him down, he starts calling for help, prepares to shoot you, you pick him up again, and he begs for mercy again.
* [[spoiler: AssimilationPlot: Alex's plan to spread the "Mercer virus" and corrupted Whitelight worldwide amounts to this, and creating a HiveMind.]]

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** In one mission, Heller finds his targets so disgusting ''he actually refuses to eat them'' and instead [[spoiler: takes [[spoiler:takes them up to the highest point possible in the map in a helicopter, sheds his disguise just so they know how screwed they are, and then bails out and leaves them to die.]] In case you are curious, the scientists [[spoiler: planned to sterilize poor people and minorities.]]
*** In case you are curious, the scientists [[spoiler: planned to sterilize poor people and minorities.]]
** Some of his targets though seem to be misled by Blackwatch, horribly afraid of Heller, and/or unable to get out of the organization/city. At one point, scientists are used as bait for Heller and the horror the head researcher [[MookHorrorShow displays is disturbing.]] On a more humorous note, some soldiers will beg you to let them live if you pick them up. Some will say things like, "We know what Mercer did to you! Let us help you!" or "We're the good guys!" It can make you feel guilty... except if you do decide to spare them. The second you put them down, they suicidally start raising the alert again and [[ShootingSuperman open fire]] if they have weapons. You can have a humorous cycle where you put pick a guy up, he begs, you put him down, he starts calling for help, prepares to shoot you, you pick him up again, and he begs for mercy again.
* [[spoiler: AssimilationPlot: Alex's [[spoiler:Alex's plan to spread the "Mercer virus" and corrupted Whitelight worldwide amounts to this, and creating a HiveMind.]]



* [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Attack Of The 50 Foot Blacklight-Abomination]]: The Goliaths.
** FluffyTheTerrible: Radical dubbed them "Baby" in the E3 press briefing.

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* [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Attack Of AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: The 50 Foot Blacklight-Abomination]]: The Goliaths.
** FluffyTheTerrible:
Goliaths 50-foot Blacklight abominations. [[FluffyTheTerrible Radical dubbed them "Baby" in the E3 press briefing.briefing]].



* AudibleGleam: The cutscene where Heller stops his claws short of striking [[spoiler: Rooks]] in the mobile command post.

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* AudibleGleam: The cutscene where Heller stops his claws short of striking [[spoiler: Rooks]] [[spoiler:Rooks]] in the mobile command post.



* AwesomeButImpractical: The ability to punt a bio-bomb-planted person/Infected, from the Gamestop pre-order bonus. It has about the same range as just throwing the victim, and the bio-bomb does the same damage regardless, but the windup time makes it possible to get hit while punting. It is, however, a hell of a lot funnier.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: AwesomeButImpractical:
**
The ability to punt a bio-bomb-planted person/Infected, from the Gamestop pre-order bonus. It has about the same range as just throwing the victim, and the bio-bomb does the same damage regardless, but the windup time makes it possible to get hit while punting. It is, however, a hell of a lot funnier.



** EmpoweredBadassNormal: After his transformation, naturally.
* BadBoss: [[spoiler: Alex Mercer, often threatening his Evolved with death if they fail their missions (though they're not a normal organisation and often failure would result in death anyway) and even more apparent when consumes his Evolved without hesitation just so he would be stronger to fight Heller. Being [[MindHive what he is]], though, he has an unusual approach to life and death - he may have seen that last act as a non-traditional "team" tactic.]]

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* BadBoss:
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: After his transformation, naturally.
* BadBoss:
[[spoiler: Alex Mercer, often threatening his Evolved with death if they fail their missions (though they're not a normal organisation and often failure would result in death anyway) and even more apparent when consumes his Evolved without hesitation just so he would be stronger to fight Heller. Being [[MindHive what he is]], though, he has an unusual approach to life and death - he may have seen that last act as a non-traditional "team" tactic.]]



* BigApplesauce: Now as the Red Zone. Times Square, or Manhattan in general, never seems to catch a break from all sorts of fictional abuse.
** The Yellow and Green zones seem to be an amalgamation of Brooklyn, Queens and Jersey City. There are various landmarks from the aforementioned locations scattered throughout the islands, including faithful depictions of the Brooklyn, Queensborough and Williamsburg bridges (although in completely imaginary locations). Strangely enough, Downtown Manhattan is more or less geographically accurate even if it [[SpaceCompression isn't to scale]].

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* BigApplesauce: Now as the Red Zone. Times Square, or Manhattan in general, never seems to catch a break from all sorts of fictional abuse.
**
abuse. The Yellow and Green zones seem to be an amalgamation of Brooklyn, Queens and Jersey City. There are various landmarks from the aforementioned locations scattered throughout the islands, including faithful depictions of the Brooklyn, Queensborough and Williamsburg bridges (although in completely imaginary locations). Strangely enough, Downtown Manhattan is more or less geographically accurate even if it [[SpaceCompression isn't to scale]].



* BookDumb: And computer-dumb too, apparently. In a humorous bit in the first stealth-consume mission, Heller has to use a computer while in the form of a scientist he's consumed, and apparently he has yet to learn how to actually use the brain of the guy he devoured.
--> '''Heller''': I'm at the computer, what do I press?
--> '''Guerra''': First you need to--
--> '''Heller''': I'm pressing the red button. Shit. Now the screen's all fucked up.
--> '''Guerra''': Okay, press the alternate key. "A.L.T." Alternate--
--> '''Heller''': Alt? There's no fucking alt. I got a fucking squiggly line key, I got a fucking key with a triangle on it... what the fuck kind of keyboard is this anyway?

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* BookDumb: BookDumb:
**
And computer-dumb too, apparently. In a humorous bit in the first stealth-consume mission, Heller has to use a computer while in the form of a scientist he's consumed, and apparently he has yet to learn how to actually use the brain of the guy he devoured.
--> ---> '''Heller''': I'm at the computer, what do I press?
-->
press?\\
'''Guerra''': First you need to--
-->
to--\\
'''Heller''': I'm pressing the red button. Shit. Now the screen's all fucked up.
-->
up.\\
'''Guerra''': Okay, press the alternate key. "A.L.T." Alternate--
-->
Alternate--\\
'''Heller''': Alt? There's no fucking alt. I got a fucking squiggly line key, I got a fucking key with a triangle on it... what the fuck kind of keyboard is this anyway?anyway?\\



--> '''Guerra''': Don't forget to log off!\\

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--> ---> '''Guerra''': Don't forget to log off!\\



* EmpoweredBadassNormal: After his transformation, Heller has the same sorts of powers that Alex Mercer had.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: Despite all he did, Mercer still spares his sister, Dana. She's not even one of his Evolved, when one suspects she would have been his first subject.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards:
**
[[spoiler: Despite all he did, Mercer still spares his sister, Dana. She's not even one of his Evolved, when one suspects she would have been his first subject.]]
25th May '16 7:22:08 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[NineInchNails And you could have it all, my empire of dirt.]]\\
[[JohnnyCash I will let you down, I will make you hurt.]]'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[NineInchNails [[caption-width-right:350:''[[Music/NineInchNails And you could have it all, my empire of dirt.]]\\
[[JohnnyCash [[Music/JohnnyCash I will let you down, I will make you hurt.]]'']]
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