I highly anticipated this game for about a year and pre-ordered it, I believed it to be a definite contender for game of the year 09, I bought prototype and at first it delivered everything I expected like power, speed and graphics, but it wasn't long before I began to pick flaws within the game play. It quickly became apparent that the military had been spammed with rocket launcher and cannons which in turn when seen begin constantly bombarding you which merged with the predictably average camera angles, make avoiding the military and attacking both frustrating and difficult. Don't get me wrong, the game is impressive such as the number of enemies / civilians / vehicles on screen at once, the storyline itself with the web of intrigue (a chain of memories which need to be uncovered) was magnificent, I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and uncovering the conspiracy behind Gentek and Alex Mercer. The variation of powers was also impressive and the slight choice of how to attempt a mission also, even though the best ways seemed quite obvious and linear. But issues within the game play such as lazy ideas like the super soldiers (that's right bigger bulkier humans in case you felt too strong) mixed with their ability to see through your disguises begin to make your powers seem inadequate. The infection although ruining Manhattan aesthetically does provide some amusing free roam but other than that just makes the city a bit messy and aggravating to wander because of military involvement (it was only a day before I put GTA IV back in for a relaxing, fun free roam). The game also includes a variety of challenges which can be amusing to an extent but overall just adds to the misery which are the trophies, there a small number of trophies in comparison with other games though, I personally gathered over 50% in two days but platinum doesn't seem worth the hassle of replaying through the game another couple of times. Overall the game is amusing for a few hours, but after only 20 hours of game play I'm finished with it to the point I can't be bothered to play it anymore and have decided to try Infamous. If it's a choice between the two, buy Infamous but if you generally want this game, wait till it lowers in price or buy a second hand one to avoid maximum disappointment.