you know how at the end of prototype during the credits, theres a radio broadcast about how the people of new york are grateful to be saved and that the city is slowly recovering? and then there a rather bittersweet and VERY ironic speech by a government official about how the marines and america stopped the infection and saved the city, and will fight the bio-terrorists?
and all the while youre greeted with visuals of the aforementioned bio-terrorist, (the true savior of the city) watching from the shadows, and possibly the only person left (besides you, the player) who knows what the military did and was willing to do to new york, while a piano reprisal of his theme plays, and then after the credits he says, “three weeks, one virus, millions dead, and i was there. my name was alex mercer, and my work is almost done” ?? it kinda seems like he’s becoming a hero right??
who at radical saw that and went “YEAH HE BECOMES A VILLAIN WHO HATES EVERYONE HE SAVED AND HE BECOMES ALBERT WESKER 2.0″ ???
I don’;t get the hate for Prototype 2. the most consistant complaint I’ve seen i’ve seen is that they dislike the protagonist which is fair, but at least he HAD a personality, which is still a 100% improvement over the first game’s.
if you think alex legit did not have a personality then like… sorry to be blunt but replay the game and pay more attention i guess. i dont actually know what to tell you there, he really obviously does.
meanwhile heller’s characterization is hilariously bad and wildly inconsistent at every junction. like we start out with the usual sob story blah blah military man IM GONNA COME HOME SOON MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER… IM GONNA BE HOME REAL SOON… DADDYS COMIN HOME… GONNA BE HOME SOON… THIS IS NOT A SETUP FOR TRAGEDY AT ALL before his wife and daughter are, predictably, shoved straight into the fridge
and that’s the most effort the writers could be assed to put into his characterization, because afterwards his personality bounces around wildly, ultimately only servicing whatever the fuck they need him to do plot-wise. some highlights (spoilers, obviously, and p2/heller hate):