I can see why people are still pissed about Mercer's Face-Heel Turn to be brutally honestly even if there was a given reason for it. Mercer had a rather interesting characterization when he was the protagonist near the end of the first game. Heller doesn't really, he comes off as a really forgettable protagonist more so then anything else.
I also think that they could of been a lot more creative with there main antagonist this time around.
The fact that the reason for Mercer's Face-Heel Turn
was given in a comic, and not in the game, so most people who played the game (Or saw the advertisement who heavily pushed Mercer as the villain) had no way to know WTF happened probably didn't help.
I gotta say, I gotta give the intro of Prototype 2 a giant thumb up. We get Heller, who saw Mercer take out his APC with just throwing a car, crawl out of said wreckage, and chase Mercer down with only a knife. And he knows Blackwatch dares not face Mercer without enough firepower to take out god NAD has personally seen Mercer one-handed throw a knife. But Heller doesn't care. He's got a revenge boner and a bowie knife. Then Mercer tosses him into a wall by just flexing his back. Does that stop Heller? Hell no. Mercer Punches his so hard there's a fucking shockwave. Does that make Heller reconsider his knife-based plan? He sees Mercer tackle a helicopter. Does that make him reconsider? Hell no. Heller has the most plentiful, large balls I have ever seen. His voice is so deep coz it's distorted by the gravity field of his own balls.
edited 10th Aug '15 1:37:12 AM by CobraPrime