The Prima Prototype Official Game Guide is a comprehensive strategy guide for the action-adventure game Prototype, developed by Radical Entertainment and published by Activision in 2009. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at the guide’s key features, design, organization, clarity, and additional extras, providing an overall opinion on its value for gamers.
|Publication Date||9 Jun. 2009|
|Author||David S. J. Hodgson|
|ISBN-10||0761562192 – Standard Edition|
|Price (RRP)||U.S. $24.99 | Can. $27.95 | U.K. £14.99 | Aus. $39.95|
- Detailed walkthrough for each mission, showcasing multiple methods for completing them on Hard Difficulty
- Comprehensive list of Alex Mercer’s attacks, manoeuvres, and abilities, along with their evolution point costs and effects
- Fully-annotated maps displaying every location, mission waypoint, and collectible
- Complete biographies for all characters and tactics for defeating every enemy
Prototype is an open-world action-adventure game released in June 2009 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows. Developed by Radical Entertainment and published by Activision, the game follows the story of Alex Mercer, an amnesiac shapeshifter trying to stop a virus outbreak in Manhattan. The game received mixed reviews, with critics praising its innovative gameplay mechanics but criticizing its lack of polish and motivation for unraveling the central mystery.
The visual design of the Prima Prototype Official Game Guide is impressive, featuring clear and colourful images that help players understand the game’s mechanics and strategies. The guide’s layout is well-organized, making it easy for players to find the information they need.
Design Score: 8/10
Organisation and Structure
The guide is well-organised and easy to navigate, with a clear table of contents and a logical structure that follows the game’s progression. Each section is dedicated to a specific aspect of the game, such as missions, characters, abilities, and maps.
Organisation and Structure Score: 9/10
Clarity and Explanation
The Prima Prototype Official Game Guide does an excellent job of explaining game mechanics and strategies in a clear and concise manner. The guide provides detailed instructions for each mission, along with tips and tricks for maximizing Alex Mercer’s abilities and defeating enemies. Some of the sections can be quite text heavy with small font text.
Clarity and Explanation Score: 8/10
Additional Features and Extras
The guide offers some additional features and extras, such as character biographies and tactics for taking down every enemy. However, it doesn’t provide any exclusive content or bonuses that would significantly enhance the gaming experience. The is a nice section at the back of the guide showing off some of the artwork.
Additional Features and Extras: 7/10
Overall Score and Recommendation
Overall, the Prima Prototype Official Game Guide is a valuable resource for players looking to master the game and uncover all its secrets. With a total score of 8/10, we highly recommend this guide for fans of the game.