History YMMV / Prototype

28th Aug '16 6:49:38 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* AscendedMeme: Conventions like New York Comic Con / Anime Fest that have Prototype booths set up allow fans to have their picture taken ''[[PennyArcade karate kicking (among other things) a helicopter]].''
** In ''Prototype2'', the PennyArcade comic showing Mercer karate-kicking a helicopter is used as the decal for an achievement involving karate-kicking a helicopter.
* CatharsisFactor: For one thing, after picking up a human-class entity, the only usual options are to either hurl them or eat them.

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* AscendedMeme: AscendedMeme:
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Conventions like New York Comic Con / Anime Fest that have Prototype booths set up allow fans to have their picture taken ''[[PennyArcade karate kicking (among other things) a helicopter]].''
** In ''Prototype2'', ''VideoGame/{{Prototype 2}}'', the PennyArcade comic showing Mercer karate-kicking a helicopter is used as the decal for an achievement involving karate-kicking a helicopter.
* CatharsisFactor: CatharsisFactor:
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For one thing, after picking up a human-class entity, the only usual options are to either hurl them or eat them.



* DemonicSpiders: [[BossInMookClothing Leader Hunters]] and {{Supersoldier}}s.

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[[BossInMookClothing Leader Hunters]] and {{Supersoldier}}s.



* {{Narm}}: "Taggart! You suicidal moron!"

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* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
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"Taggart! You suicidal moron!"



* ThatOneAttack: The Tendril Barrage. Not yours, but courtesy of...
* ThatOneBoss: The [[spoiler:second battle with the Supreme Hunter, aboard the Reagan]]. It wouldn't be so bad (big guy throws out an attack you can dodge, then hit him while he's recovering), except he's constantly getting shot at by aircraft, helicopters, and rocket-toting soldiers. This does next to nothing to him. But if you try to attack while a missile hits, you'll get knocked back and a decent chunk of health is knocked off. Depending on your luck, it ranges from frustrating to inducing the paranoia that the boss and military are working together to piss you off. The time limit doesn't help either.
** In hard mode, the fight gets even more annoying [[spoiler:because ThatOneBoss is constantly blocking many charged attacks and happily uses new abilities copied off you such as the ground spikes. Throwing stuff still works, though.]]

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* ThatOneAttack: The Tendril Barrage. Not yours, but courtesy of...
of [[spoiler:the Supreme Hunter, because it can kill you no matter how high your health is and bypasses your LastChanceHitPoint]].
* ThatOneBoss: ThatOneBoss:
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The [[spoiler:second battle with the Supreme Hunter, aboard the Reagan]]. It wouldn't be so bad (big guy throws out an attack you can dodge, then hit him while he's recovering), except he's constantly getting shot at by aircraft, helicopters, and rocket-toting soldiers. This does next to nothing to him. But if you try to attack while a missile hits, you'll get knocked back and a decent chunk of health is knocked off. Depending on your luck, it ranges from frustrating to inducing the paranoia that the boss and military are working together to piss you off. The time limit doesn't help either.
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either. In hard mode, the fight gets even more annoying [[spoiler:because ThatOneBoss is constantly blocking many charged attacks and happily uses new abilities copied off you such as the ground spikes. Throwing stuff still works, though.]]



* ThatOneSidequest: Getting Platinum medals. For instance, on the "Raid" War Event, which requires a time of 1:25:00. For every other event, getting Platinum is mostly a matter of skill (or cheating). Not here. You have to use a grenade launcher, so no powers, and there's 18 Hunters out of 36 enemies kill. Moreover, the spawns are woefully screwed up. The game will sometimes withhold new targets for as long as ''15 seconds'', and just to spite you, it will do this on ''the very last enemy''. If that weren't bad enough, it is impossible to succeed on your own. You have to count on a tank spawning to help. Just like the enemy spawns, it is completely unreliable, and you'll be lucky if this thing even shows up until halfway through. Assuming it does, you have to hope Hunters are the only thing on-screen for it to shoot, that it doesn't get bogged down in traffic, and that the Hunters don't gank it on sight before you can get their attention. It's a LuckBasedMission.

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* ThatOneSidequest: Getting Platinum medals. For instance, on the medals.
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"Raid" War Event, which requires a time of 1:25:00. For every other event, getting Platinum is mostly a matter of skill (or cheating). Not here. You have to use a grenade launcher, so no powers, and there's 18 Hunters out of 36 enemies to kill. Moreover, the spawns are woefully screwed up. The game will sometimes withhold new targets for as long as ''15 seconds'', and just to spite you, it will do this on ''the very last enemy''. If that weren't bad enough, it is impossible to succeed on your own. You have to count on a tank spawning to help. Just like the enemy spawns, it is completely unreliable, and you'll be lucky if this thing even shows up until halfway through. Assuming it does, you have to hope Hunters are the only thing on-screen for it to shoot, that it doesn't get bogged down in traffic, and that the Hunters don't gank it on sight before you can get their attention. It's a LuckBasedMission.



** All of the movement events except for Free Running and Corners (if you know the trick; Double air dash in the streets while heading to the 2nd last and last checkpoints). Precise movement is required, '''with an analog stick at that'''. In most cases, one small mistake will cost you, and there are plenty of opportunities for a mistake. The worst two offenders are Eaves Jumping and Rooftop Runner. In the former, it's mostly a simple path, except you must run and airdash along narrow rooftop, and moving Alex to the side for a moment, even while not airdashing can cost you. The latter requires several sharp turns, with the camera being not too cooperative in helping you aim as you turn.

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** All of the movement events except for Free Running and Corners (if you know the trick; Double double air dash in the streets while heading to the 2nd last and last checkpoints). Precise movement is required, '''with an analog stick at that'''. In most cases, one small mistake will cost you, and there are plenty of opportunities for a mistake. The worst two offenders are Eaves Jumping and Rooftop Runner. In the former, it's mostly a simple path, except you must run and airdash along narrow rooftop, and moving Alex to the side for a moment, even while not airdashing can cost you. The latter requires several sharp turns, with the camera being not too cooperative in helping you aim as you turn.
28th Aug '16 2:38:07 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* GameBreaker: The Air Slash move using the Blade. On every difficulty but Hard, it can one-shot Hunters, Supersoldiers, any kind of tank, and helicopters if you can manage to get above them. Leader Hunters go down in two. Double those figures on Hard. It tracks almost perfectly over significant distances, too. The only down side is the recovery time, which is small but noticeable.
** And the charge-up time gives your enemies plenty of time to shoot missiles or tank rounds at you, interrupting the attack and sending you to the ground. As long as you have a clear shot it's a GameBreaker; the more heavy weapons fire you're taking, the more it leans towards AwesomeButImpractical.
** Any blade attack in general does significant damage. A couple of normal attacks with the blade will blow up tanks, without needing the charge up time for maximum effectiveness of any of the special attacks. Put on your armor and whip out your blade and you can slice your way through anything.

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* GameBreaker: The Air Slash move using the Blade. On every difficulty but Hard, it can one-shot Hunters, Supersoldiers, any kind of tank, and helicopters if you can manage to get above them. Leader Hunters go down in two. Double those figures on Hard. It tracks almost perfectly over significant distances, too. The only down side is the recovery time, Blade, which is small but noticeable.
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without question the charge-up time gives your enemies plenty of time to shoot missiles or tank rounds at you, interrupting strongest standard weapon in the attack and sending you to the ground. As long as you have a clear shot it's a GameBreaker; the more heavy weapons fire you're taking, the more it leans towards AwesomeButImpractical.
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game. Any blade attack in general does significant damage. A couple barrage of normal attacks with the blade will blow up tanks, without needing the charge up time for maximum effectiveness of any of the special attacks.slice through tanks in under 30 seconds. Put on your armor and whip out your blade and you can slice your way through anything. A charged Air Slash move can one-shot Hunters, Supersoldiers, any kind of tank, and helicopters if you can manage to get above them. On Hard mode, it takes two. It tracks almost perfectly over significant distances, too. The charge time does leave you vulnerable, especially against tanks, but if you can get above your targets it isn't too big a deal. Recovery time can also be an issue.
14th Nov '15 2:11:19 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:The real Alex Mercer]] was a cold-blooded MadScientist who bragged about making the Blacklight virus ten times as deadly as it already was. When asked how he felt about his work being used on human test subjects, he replied "[[LackOfEmpathy I wasn't being paid to feel]]". Later, after being pursued by Blackwatch agents and cornered at Penn Station, he decided to [[spoiler:[[TakingYouWithMe Mercer release the Blacklight virus on Manhattan as he was gunned down]], despite being aware that his own sister]] was in the city at the time; this final act of callousness resulted in the deaths of over 10 million people. After discovering this, [[spoiler:the virus itself]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards expresses disgust]] with [[spoiler:Mercer's]] crimes.

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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:The real Alex Mercer]] was a cold-blooded MadScientist who bragged about making the Blacklight virus ten times as deadly as it already was. When asked how he felt about his work being used on human test subjects, he replied "[[LackOfEmpathy I wasn't being paid to feel]]". Later, after being pursued by Blackwatch agents and cornered at Penn Station, he decided to [[spoiler:[[TakingYouWithMe Mercer release the Blacklight virus on Manhattan as he was gunned down]], despite being aware that his own sister]] was in the city at the time; this final act of callousness resulted in the deaths of over 10 million people. After discovering this, [[spoiler:the virus itself]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards expresses disgust]] with [[spoiler:Mercer's]] crimes.
14th Nov '15 10:06:42 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:The real Alex Mercer]] was a cold-blooded MadScientist who bragged about making the Blacklight virus ten times as deadly as it already was. When asked how he felt about his work being used on human test subjects, [[spoiler:Mercer]] replied "[[LackOfEmpathy I wasn't being]] ''[[LackOfEmpathy paid]]'' [[LackOfEmpathy to feel]]". Later, after being [[spoiler:pursued by Blackwatch agents and cornered at Penn Station, [[TakingYouWithMe Mercer decided to release the Blacklight virus on Manhattan as he was gunned down]], despite being aware that his own sister was in the city at the time. Mercer's final act of callousness resulted in the deaths of over 10 million people]]. After discovering this, [[spoiler:the virus itself]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards expresses disgust]] with [[spoiler:Mercer's]] crimes.

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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:The real Alex Mercer]] was a cold-blooded MadScientist who bragged about making the Blacklight virus ten times as deadly as it already was. When asked how he felt about his work being used on human test subjects, [[spoiler:Mercer]] he replied "[[LackOfEmpathy I wasn't being]] ''[[LackOfEmpathy paid]]'' [[LackOfEmpathy being paid to feel]]". Later, after being [[spoiler:pursued pursued by Blackwatch agents and cornered at Penn Station, [[TakingYouWithMe Mercer he decided to [[spoiler:[[TakingYouWithMe Mercer release the Blacklight virus on Manhattan as he was gunned down]], despite being aware that his own sister sister]] was in the city at the time. Mercer's time; this final act of callousness resulted in the deaths of over 10 million people]].people. After discovering this, [[spoiler:the virus itself]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards expresses disgust]] with [[spoiler:Mercer's]] crimes.
13th Nov '15 2:40:20 PM DeCarta
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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:The Real Alex Mercer]] not only brags about making a deadly virus 10x deadlier, but when asked how he felt about his work and the human test subjects involved, he replied, "I wasn't being ''paid'' to feel". Even worse, when [[spoiler: he was cornered by Blackwatch agents at Penn Station, he decided to unleash the Blacklight Virus on Manhattan, resulting in the deaths of over 10 million people in a truly callous act of TakingYouWithMe, even though he knew his ''own sister'' was in the city at the time.]] Even the [[spoiler: man-eating virus itself]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards expresses disgust]] at what [[spoiler:Alex]] did.

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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:The Real real Alex Mercer]] not only brags was a cold-blooded MadScientist who bragged about making a the Blacklight virus ten times as deadly virus 10x deadlier, but when as it already was. When asked how he felt about his work and the being used on human test subjects involved, he replied, "I subjects, [[spoiler:Mercer]] replied "[[LackOfEmpathy I wasn't being]] ''[[LackOfEmpathy paid]]'' [[LackOfEmpathy to feel]]". Later, after being ''paid'' to feel". Even worse, when [[spoiler: he was cornered [[spoiler:pursued by Blackwatch agents and cornered at Penn Station, he [[TakingYouWithMe Mercer decided to unleash release the Blacklight Virus virus on Manhattan, resulting Manhattan as he was gunned down]], despite being aware that his own sister was in the city at the time. Mercer's final act of callousness resulted in the deaths of over 10 million people in a truly callous act of TakingYouWithMe, even though he knew his ''own sister'' was in the city at the time.]] Even the [[spoiler: man-eating people]]. After discovering this, [[spoiler:the virus itself]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards expresses disgust]] at what [[spoiler:Alex]] did.with [[spoiler:Mercer's]] crimes.
21st May '15 3:45:32 PM demonfiren
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic?: The level in which you fight [[spoiler:the Supreme Hunter while a nuke is counting down]] is called One Thousand Suns, a reference to Robert Oppenheimer, who was himself referencing (or at least thinking of) the Bhagavad Gita, Hindu scripture, after the first successful test of the atomic bomb at the Trinity site (during what was, for extra fun, called the Manhattan Project). In three words, the developers crammed references to world-destroying superweapons, scientific progress and consequences, the phrase "I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds," a religious quote, and two puns. ...Or maybe they were just talking about [[spoiler:the nuke]]. It's hard to tell.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic?: WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The level in which you fight [[spoiler:the Supreme Hunter while a nuke is counting down]] is called One Thousand Suns, a reference to Robert Oppenheimer, who was himself referencing (or at least thinking of) the Bhagavad Gita, Hindu scripture, after the first successful test of the atomic bomb at the Trinity site (during what was, for extra fun, called the Manhattan Project). In three words, the developers crammed references to world-destroying superweapons, scientific progress and consequences, the phrase "I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds," a religious quote, and two puns. ...Or maybe they were just talking about [[spoiler:the nuke]]. It's hard to tell.
4th Mar '15 11:43:41 AM SteleResolve
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*** And during the minigame "events" that require you to kill a certain number of enemies in set amounts of time to get a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal, the ability of Hunters to enter a mode where they swing around blindly and cannot be blocked or stopped makes them frustrating beyond imagining.
6th Nov '14 7:35:42 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* GuideDangIt: The Web of Intrigue. Only about half the targets you need to consume will be easy to find, and you'll likely find them by accident or by consuming military targets. The rest only spawn in certain areas (even if the Infected have taken said areas over), and only if you've consumed the previous ones in the chain. As you fill out the Web, tracking them down becomes even harder. Worse still, they can be killed, and won't respawn for several minutes. You also have to be pretty close to ground level to get them to spawn in the first place, so a flyover with a helicopter will only work if you practically skim the pavement.
30th Mar '14 5:10:44 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:The Real Alex Mercer]]. Not only does he brag about making a deadly virus 10x deadlier, when asked how he felt about his work and the human test subjects involved, he replied, "I wasn't being ''paid'' to feel". Even worse, when [[spoiler: he was cornered by Blackwatch agents at Penn Station, he decided to unleash the Blacklight Virus on Manhattan, resulting in the deaths of over 10 million people in a truly callous act of TakingYouWithMe, even though he knew his ''own sister'' was in the city at the time.]] The [[spoiler: man-eating virus itself]] even [[EvenEvilHasStandards expresses disgust]] at what [[spoiler:Alex]] did.

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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:The Real Alex Mercer]]. Not Mercer]] not only does he brag brags about making a deadly virus 10x deadlier, but when asked how he felt about his work and the human test subjects involved, he replied, "I wasn't being ''paid'' to feel". Even worse, when [[spoiler: he was cornered by Blackwatch agents at Penn Station, he decided to unleash the Blacklight Virus on Manhattan, resulting in the deaths of over 10 million people in a truly callous act of TakingYouWithMe, even though he knew his ''own sister'' was in the city at the time.]] The Even the [[spoiler: man-eating virus itself]] even [[EvenEvilHasStandards expresses disgust]] at what [[spoiler:Alex]] did.
23rd Jan '14 4:41:44 PM valbuenaversion360
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic?: The level in which you fight [[spoiler:the Supreme Hunter while a nuke is counting down]] is called One Thousand Suns, a reference to Robert Oppenheimer, who was himself referencing (or at least thinking of) the Bhagavad Gita, Hindu scripture, after the first successful test of the atomic bomb at the Trinity site (during what was, for extra fun, called the Manhattan Project). In three words, the developers crammed references to world-destroying superweapons, scientific progress and consequences, the phrase "I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds," a religious quote, and two puns. ...Or maybe they were just talking about [[spoiler:the nuke]]. It's hard to tell.
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