This post contains spoilers for the main game so if you don’t want to know or are still planning to buy and play the game - stay away.
Ok, I just have to get this out of my system because ever since I heard about it, it has been bugging me.
Activision and Radical Entertainment did provide me with an amazing game - 2009! Prototype was great, it was fast, it was bloody, it was interesting and fun to look at and to play and they provided me with a character that I fell in love with. Alex Mercer was a brilliant figure! His path from waking up to realizing what he is; his search for a place in the world; his actions that are meant to bring him closer to his old life but only distance him further - he was awesome. I loved it how they displayed his doubts, his rage at himself at those around him and how he started to adept being what he was. The ending was great and when I heard Prototype 2 was in the making - I squealed of joy!!
But then came the first disappointment - Heller. No longer would we play the amazing character of Alex Mercer, but we got a replacement! So, that’s when I began to worry about Alex’ Fate but friends told me: “Just wait and see. Eventually Heller and Mercer will be against the rest of the world.” Believing it this made it acceptable and it wasn’t until some days ago that I dared to look into the actual story of Prototype 2.
Videos, texts, reviews and doom’s herald: http://prototype.wikia.com/wiki! I found Alex, saw that he was indeed part of the second game and then I held my breath. At the bottom of his entry, right under biography I saw : Death!
I couldn’t believe it and read the rest, and I was even more speechless. They had managed to change an utterly amazing char into your average psychopath and then had him destroyed by his own creation. I mean: Really??!! Not even an option? Not a chance to persuade him? Not a way to get him to respect humanity again? But just turn him into a freaking monster that will sacrifice everything?
Congrats Activision and Radical Entertainment for screwing up a character - bigtime. At least you are saving me money - because if Alex dies, I won’t buy the game. It’s a statement I made long ago and I will stand by it. I came to the conclusion that Prototype 2 does not exist - you hear me? You made a great game 2009 and that’s all there is to it. You could have used that to make a great sequel, a great story with an already interesting Alex but you chose to destroy him and provide us with a forgettable character. Unforgivable!
Alex, you will never be forgotten and for me, you will be immortal!
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