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Prototype PS3 Install Causing Issues, Patch Incoming

If you're lovin' inFamous - and really, aren't we all? - you should probably consider purchasing Prototype, which once again gives us the chance to play as a bad-ass modern-day superhero.

But if you buy the PlayStation 3 version, you may run into a small problem. You have to install a portion of the game and some users have encountered a glitch where the system tells you there is "insufficient hard drive space," even when there's plenty of room. The good news is that Activision has already recognized the issue and they plan to release a patch to the PSN "shortly." In the meantime, Team Prototype has provided us with a quick fix-it technique that should allow you to install the promising action title. You just need to change the available space on your hard drive by 700MB; if you don't want to click the link, here are the ways you can go about doing this:

  • Installing or uninstalling another PS3 game that allows hard drive installation.
  • Downloading game demos.
  • Removing downloadable content.
  • Adding / removing MP3's or movies from the hard drive.

They add that you "may need to try a combination of any of the above suggestions" before Prototype manages to install to your PS3, but hopefully, it won't prove too problematic. We've been hearing some good things about the game thus far - GamePro gave it a 4.5 out of 5 and IGN gave it a 7.5 out of 10 - so we hope the team will get that patch up on the PSN soon.

Related Game(s): Prototype

6/10/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (64 posts)

Jawknee
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 12:57:24 PM
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yay im the 1st. this game looks mediocre. wannabe inFAMOUS??? When i went to preorder inFAMOUS the Gamestop tool told me to get this one too but get it on 360. I said no thanks. I suppose it could be good, but i just dont trust multiplatform games these days. Especially from devs unknown to me. if this install glitch is any idication why.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 1:19:25 PM

Please no " im 1st" comments!

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CrazyIrishBoy
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 2:46:07 PM

@ karneli, why whats your problem with that? Ok, its a bit stupid but who cares!

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Kowhoho
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 3:40:39 PM

Hey, at least he had a comment! And so do I.
The game looks badass at the very least. You have to admit that turning your arm into a giant sword-thingy is awesome. I want it to be good, but I don't know yet. My friend is buying it today, so I'll go watch him.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 1:13:25 PM
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This never would have happened on the PS1/2... I uber pissed at the PS3, it doesnt even read PS1/2 or DVDs now, all its good for now is bashing someone over the head with.

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Doosharm
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 2:11:35 PM

I couldn't tell if you were being sarcastic there or not, but... Maybe the problem would never happen on a PS1/2 because there were no game installs on those systems (with very rare exception). Furthermore, if you got your PS3 at the right time, you WOULD be able to play PS1, PS2, CD, DVD, Data Disks, PS3, and Blu-Ray, all of which make this a very satisfying system to own. Lastly, it seems to me that this kind of problem lies with the software moreso that the hardware. They should have made sure there were no problems like this to begin with. but, either way, there is a fix in the works so all is well.

But hey, if you want to go bash people over the head with your PS3, go ahead. You can always blame it on violent video games later!

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 2:50:57 PM

Yes, You did understand at all, i know PS1/2 games dont have installs..... I was pointing out the fact that we would get s*** like this on PS1/2 games.

I did get a 60GB PS3, first it stopped playing Blu-rays/PS3 games and now it cant play PS1/2 and DVDs.... and i refuse to pay £150 just to get a replacemtn which cant play PS2 games.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 2:51:33 PM

And all ps3's play PS1 games =)

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oldmike
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 2:59:54 PM

if you send a system to sony you get the same class of system back
IE send a 60GB you get a 60GB with full PS2 support back

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vicious54
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 3:26:25 PM

Fix the system yourself, sounds like it is the laser and those cost less than $60.

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www
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 6:40:39 PM

LOL Ultima is just making his problems heard and all you give him 16 thumbs down LOL

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xnonsuchx
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:03:25 PM

www - It's probably because he keeps whining about it over and over again through various articles on the site.

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Cpt_Geez
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 1:19:44 PM
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$%#@ im going to pick up prototype today hopefully II dont have this problem. Ben are you going to do a review for prototype, II trust your opinion more then other game sites.

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Swim_Irr
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 5:53:24 PM

what's with the double "I"?

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aaronisbla
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 1:03:04 AM

its his "thing" that makes him unique or some other crap like that, trust me, dont send him on another foul mouthed fueled rant...

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Tim Speed24
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 7:59:37 AM

Listen to aaronisbla.....trust us about the captn.

And I have been playing Prototype, it really is alot of fun. He almost feels like the baddest super-hero ever. Oh, the carnage Holy $#!@. Sunday Bloody Sunday.

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Oxvial
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 1:28:37 PM
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This game has becoming very controversial...on IGN they rate it with 7.5 and xbox owners(and a few ps3 ones) are so want to kill the reviewer.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 1:39:47 PM

i tend to trust IGN reviews. they have never steered me wrong. This game just didnt look that appealing before the review. The review has made it even less appealing.

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Dustinwp
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 1:52:16 PM

TeamXbox gave it a 7.8, so I don't think IGN is going to be to far off with a 7.5

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CrazyIrishBoy
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 2:51:25 PM

The only game reviewers I trust are PLAY mag, the unofficial one... no offense Ben, but they are the best... In my opinion. And they do an awesome magazine every month.

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Xra897
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 6:36:10 PM

ign reviewrs review it on graphics, sounds presentation gameplay etc. so it's not much on their own opinion

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fatelementality
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 1:34:31 PM
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I got prototype yesterday evening. I had the install problem when I got home and quickly called activision. I think it was the first time in history that an automated voice recording helped me fix the problem. All you have to do is delete the initial install file in your game data folder and retry. It's only a setup file of a few KB, not the actual game install (as it will not go that far) I was about to become uber pissed. As far as a wannabe infamous, this game was in development before infamous was so you can throw that argument in the trash. Don't judge something until you give it a try. I tried the infamous demo and did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Prototype seems to be right up my alley though. It gives you a taste of alot of your powers before it strips you of them Metroid style. Lemme just say that when you can do a people's elbow to a tank, all things are good. The game is very smooth, the story is very interesting, and it's quite possibly one of the goriest games that I've seen yet. So I don't wanna be hearing any crap, k?

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Oxvial
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 1:43:07 PM

I would love to play Prototype demo...is getting very mixed reviews no way in hell I'm going to risk 59.99 on that.



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Jawknee
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 1:58:38 PM

oh sorry all mighty authority. Just because some one has a different opinion then you doesnt mean its crap.

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vicious54
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 3:13:41 PM

I got the game yesterday and I'm sorry it is not as smooth as you would like others to believe. Don't get me wrong this is a good game but there a a couple of issues I have found with it. One thing is when you are on the ground everything looks great but up top is when everything is less impressive. Just little things like that but you did say this game was in development before Infamous.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 1:13:36 AM

Who cares if its been in development longer than infammous? Doesnt make it a better game. Ask 360 owners if Too Human was the best game they ever played

So far i am enjoying the game but not as much as infamous due to story, graphics and gameplay amongst other things. I thought some of the buildings in infamous can look a little bland but after playing prototype, things in infamous looks even better.

For it to be in development for a longer period of time, id expect it to look better.

Fun game though but not something id normally buy, if you can rent it or wait for the bargain bin, do so and use the extra money towards something else.

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whooka
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 9:52:22 AM

I liked the inFamous demo just enough to buy the game but once I started playing the game it was clear the demo was only a very very very small representation of how the full game plays out. I'm really getting into it. Prototype looks fun but more of a rampage/fast action sort of affair whereas inFamous seems like it may be a bit more cerebral (though not having played prototype yet I can't pass final judgement). But if you even remotely liked the inFamous demo I'd say you'll love the full game (though maybe not of course).

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fatelementality
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 12:15:15 PM

I didn't say that being in development longer made it better. I said that it wasn't a wannabe game. Some wannabe games turn out to be pretty good though. Saints Row 2 is a good example.

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Kai200X
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 1:51:11 PM
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Yeah, I can't decide if I want to buy Prototype or not. I mean inFamous was an easy choice because it's PS3 exclusive so I know it will be great.

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MadKatBebop
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 2:12:28 PM
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Prototype dose not look that good. Defiantly dose not look like its worth $60

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 2:21:06 PM
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I might give it a rental. I mistrust multiplats.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 4:28:29 PM

Exactly.


(Except FF13) :)

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RadioHeader
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 6:53:33 PM

Yeah, it just occurred to me that all the games I've kept hold of are PS3 exclusives.

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tazbrat
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 2:43:05 PM
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I'd love to try it but my ps3 just died and now i have to figure out if i want to pay $190.97 to fix it or buy a new one for $399.99 thanks sony....

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gumbi
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 9:21:26 PM

i hear ya man. I'm still holding out for the price drop. just means i'll have to play catch up on all these great games... oh well, maybe they'll be cheaper then.

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cegmp
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 8:04:39 AM

Sorry to hear that man. Hope everything works out for you in the end.

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Juanalf
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 2:47:45 PM
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I wasn't to sure about this game from the beginning.Maybe when they fix it I'll give it a rare rent, it just doesn't look like a buy to me.

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coverton341
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 3:03:36 PM
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Speaking of technical issues does anyone here use firefox and having an issue getting logged out when you try to view an article? I constantly have to log in and go to a thread with a 60% chance of having to repeat the process and even sometimes when it says I am logged in I will go to post a comment and I get the error that I must be logged in to post. Anyone else having this issue or is it an isolated incident? Sorry to hijack the article.

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Masterofallz
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 3:43:38 PM

Yeah, same here. I am having a error problem to. Its telling me I have to close the window because there is an infinite loop, and that would cause my system to crash.

I dont know whats going on..

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Jawknee
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 3:47:47 PM

I think it's the newest version. I'm having issues with firefox on my iMac in general.

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Karosso
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 4:39:53 PM

It happens to me all the time, I will be looking into the issue soon, will let you know if I find a solution :-)

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dillonthebunny
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 4:58:48 PM
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Ben... IGN (AU) gave 8.5/10 ....Not 7.5

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Midris7
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 5:46:43 PM

He means the main IGN review(US). They gave it a 7.5

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Xra897
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 6:36:56 PM

cuz thats au the big ones us ign

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fatelementality
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 8:35:59 PM

This game has an average rank of 9.2 on gamerankings right now. WTF are any of you talking about? Oh and I was joking about not wanting to hear any crap. If you like something, then play it.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 1:19:18 AM

who mentioned gamerankings besides you? IGN S did give it a 7.5, not sure why or if it has been taken into it

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fatelementality
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 6:26:46 AM

I didn't say that anyone else mentioned gamerankings. Everyone just acts like IGN's word is law.

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Oxvial
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 5:28:21 PM
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TeamXbox 7.8 /10
GameZone Online 7.8 /10
Computer and Video Games.com 8.1 /10
Eurogamer 7 /10
IGN.com [Australia] 8.5 /10
IGN.com 7.5 /10
GamePro 4.5 /5

I think I would wait until it gets 29.99 like I did with Assassins Creed a good game but not worth 59.99.

But at least the preorder people have the action figure.

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SubjectiveTruth
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 7:12:10 PM

It's somewhat of a guilty pleasure but it is awesome.

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dillonthebunny
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 6:00:58 PM
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ahh, my mistake ... apologies

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Deleted User
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 6:33:11 PM
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I'll probably pick up Prototype at a reduced price someday. Right now, I'm still in the midst of inFamous.

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herukuti
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 7:32:08 PM
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had prototype first day, tried it for another day, and returned it today for redfaction: which is really good.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 8:08:56 PM
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All the screenshots & vids that I've seen so far make Prototype look like it's a winner, including his morphing abilities becoming the person he consumes, or the monster he can also become.
Anyway, here's to hoping it's a good game.

BTW, it seems GameStop paid some bucks to the Prototype people, cause in the videos,a GS store's is inside the game, & Alex makes one of his leaps off their wall.
And in another area, a graffiti wall is spray-painted with GS's motto "Power to the Gamers" too.

You can check out everything about "Prototype" right here.....

http://cdn.prototypegame.com/prototype/us/index.html

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 8:16:31 PM
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I'll have to wait a bit to get it cause I'm a bit cash-strapped right now, but if anyone else get's it now......

Here's the code to unlock Alex's devastating "Body Surfing Abilities":

Go to "main menu"
Select "Extras"
Go to "Cheats"

Then enter:
Right, Right, Left, Down, Up, Up, Up, Down

FYI: If the code was entered properly, you'll get a pop-up message.

You're all set then

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xnonsuchx
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:01:21 PM
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X-Play just gave PROTOTYPE a 4 out of 5 today, so at least they (usually considered anti-PS3 by many) think INFAMOUS is better (5 out of 5).

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The CEO
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 6:27:33 AM
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Hate to hijack a thread but several people pointed out problems with Firefox.Version 3.0.10 should not have released yet its buggy as hell.To fix your problem go back to Firefox 3.0.9

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Mr Bitey
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 9:14:42 AM
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Here's a quick fix to the problem...

-Remove Prototype from you PS3
-Return Prototype to the retailer you purchased it from
-Buy Infamous

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fatelementality
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 12:17:18 PM
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Look.....I'm well aware that this is a PSX site, but just because something is multiplat doesn't mean that it's going to be crap. I'm sorry to say it, but every PSX exclusive hasn't always been the most fantastic game in the world.

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vicious54
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 1:55:34 PM
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Just get over it, Infamous is a better game to some of us. I have played both and Infamous is a lot smoother and so far the story telling IMO is told in a better manner.

Also, reviews are based on everything not just gameplay which is why Infamous so far received better reviews than Prototype.

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Rhys Keyne
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 7:07:38 PM
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A friend of mine just finished playing the inFamous demo and it's a pretty good game. I'll have to check Prototype tho. It seems like the opinions are everywhere. And that's not a good thing in this gen of gaming.

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Jed
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 7:22:50 PM
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Why cany you guys just enjoy BOTH games? I certianly do.

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fundando
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 7:44:45 PM

NO shit.

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fundando
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 7:44:24 PM
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I got the game. It worked fine. Not only that the gameplay is super crazy awesome. Those of you not getting it because it is not exclusive can miss out.(Yes I played infamous and I love it still)

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SubjectiveTruth
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 7:11:11 PM
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I bought bolth Infamous and Prototype and although I have played only some of the inFamous demo I'm well on my way through Prototype. I gotta say they are bolth awesome. Prototype is far more fast paced and hack n slashy though. They bolth play very differently. Prototype is a brawler and Infamous is a shooter. Infamous requires more thinking in the fighting as well as the locomotion. You can't jump a hundred feet into the air or run up walls so you have to look for hand-holds and powerlines to ride. In the fighting if you jump right in you get killed. You gotta be more strategic. In Prototype there is basically no defensive manuevers in the fighting and you just run and smash people. The strategy is more in what form to take when you do it. In my opinion, getting around in prototype is more fun because you just jump and glide from building to building and mastering the jump/glide/mid air dash technique to get going as fast and far as possible is an absolute blast. Gotta play em' bolth, but I figured I'd play prototype first because it is just so damn fun right now.

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