I actually think Heller is even worse than Mercer. Mercer was a hollow shell, usually just talking about what's happening around him. Heller? They go for a black character this time and what do they do, hm? Make him angry of course, because you can't seem to find a non-angry black man in videogames.
It's probably worse because i recently just played The Walking Dead.
His constant swearing is just horribly bad. He's Kratos-mad for no fucking reason. First cutscene introduces him as a loving father and husband, after the cutscene there is nothing that even hints at him being able to love. You can't tell me that his loss destroyed everything nice in him. He's just a bad, bad character. I actually felt quite limited because i'm supposed to be the good guy in the story, and since i'm the good guy, that means i shouldn't just kill innocent civilians. We didn't have that kind of limitation with Mercer, because as i said, he was nothing but a shell.
The game itself is kind of a disappointment, the graphics and art-direction really got a huge boost, i love everything about it, the gameplay however, didn't really change much. You have like one more power and that's it. One thing that's different. I expected at least 3 new powers, but that didn't happen.
What i really disliked was the long handholding. That's what i liked about Prototype 1. No long handholding. You're a killing machine, you can kill stuff and here you can upgrade your skills, go.
I also thought that the Web of Intrigue wasn't as good as in the first one. I loved the Web of Intrigue. It told a very interesting story about Hope, Idaho. Prototype 2 doesn't have that. It has only one story to tell and it's a bad one.
I would've loved just to run around the city and look for people with Memories to catch.
SPOILER for the Ending
The whole double crossing is just annoying and goes to show how fucking stupid Heller is, filled with rage, blind to the obvious. And then, near the end, we find out that his daughter is still alive? What the fuck?!