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Jul 17, 2006

-|[Prey]|- PC Game by Opium at 11:00 AM (1,970 Views / 0 Likes) 13 replies

  1. Opium
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    Former Staff Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    I just finished Prey for the PC (Also available for Xbox360) and damn was it good [​IMG]
    It did tend to drag a little in the middle but once it built up steam it really got moving, the last hour in particular was really awesome [​IMG] The whole game was kind of like a hollywood blockbuster, lots of action, slightly cheesy characters and aliens intent on invading and harvesting us for food.

    If you haven't tried out the PC Demo I suggest you give it a shot, as it's the first 4 or so levels. Weird gravity, portals and whatnot make it quite innovative.

    Also here's something you should check out whether you've played the game or not:

    Prey Music Video

    That's the title song by After Midnight Project, very very nice!




    ....yes I like Prey, and a Sequel is coming [​IMG]
     
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    I thought it was very polished, but my heart sank after the (excellent) bar section at the start, when I realised that the whole rest of the game was going to be set in the generic, done-2000-times-before futuristic semi-organic boiler room style claustrophobic spaceship containing cyber demons overseeing the production line slaughter of humans.
     
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    Whats wrong with you people how can u sit on a game, and beat it in one day? It's not like good games come out everyday, so why not savor it if not you have nothing left. [​IMG]
     
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    I haven't completed it, not got that far either (Indeed if I play it too long it makes me feel rather queesy, especially with a hangover), but it's been out in some form or another for a fair while now. So it's fair enough to assume that people who don't have my packed schedule of work and an alcohol problem to maintain could have finished it at a moderate pace [​IMG]
     
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    Beat it in one day? I've been playing it slowly for about a week...
     
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    I got Prey yesterday, and it's one of the best games I've played on the PC since the release of Half Life 2.

    The bar scene is nice, especially when the aliens start to suck the roof in and the jukebox begins to play "Don't fear the reaper". Just great! [​IMG] I also love those walkways and the portals (sometimes you can even shoot yourself through one of them), and just when I thought it couldn't get any better, I learned how to leave my body.

    Of course, the half-organic rooms and the cyborgs are a bit generic, but as long as the game is fun (which it is!), it doesn't bother me that much.
     
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    yep, it starts really good - the demo is good, but there is nothing new in the rest of the game. same hallways - same enemies over and over again.
     
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    the game's extremely short, it only lasted ~6hrs for me
     
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    I'm also playing Prey, alsmost finished it. It's good, but I hope that 3D realms would start working on Duke Nukem Forever seriously now.

    Oh well, after Prey I got Outrun06, Titan Quest and Devil May Cry III to finish [​IMG]
     
  10. Opium
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    I don't think there is a bright future for Duke Nukem ForNever even if it does eventually come out sometime next decade.

    Sure Prey was originally made back in 1997, but they stopped work completely on it and canned it. ForNever has bits and pieces of it sitting around 3D Realms still. They'd need to make it quite innovative and revolutionary when it came out to warrant the wait.

    Prey was quite innovative with the gravity, portals and spirit walking, cinematic experience (your character actually talks!). They all brought a new element to the FPS genre I thought. Otherwise it would just be another Quake 4.
     
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    I haven't started on the game just yet. Played the demo last week though and it was damned good. Are the demo saves compatible with the retail version? Want to start where I left off [​IMG]
     
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    If Duke Nukem Forever is as good as Duke Nukem 3D, then I'm getting it from the first day it's out. Prey has some innovations, but the part I'm playing now (some of the last parts of the game) are really just another mix of these things, blended with the same environments making you do the same things over and over.
     
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    i'm about 75% through prey now, and i have to admit this game has crawled into my mind and invaded my dreams more than anything i can remember since half life 1.

    a true masterpiece and i can't wait to see how it ends
     
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