We have a new game from Bethesda and Arkane Studios on the market gamers. But it’s not been released early for review and the game itself is typically unique experience from the Dishonored Developer. So, if you were wondering “Is Prey worth buying?” This article is here to help.
This contains our impressions of the game so far, one that has the potential to be one of the best games in it’s genre this year. However, we also give you our profile of a gamer who would, and would not enjoy Prey as much. There is also all the official information you need to know here too.
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Our Impressions so far…
Our man Neal is reviewing this game and, while he’s not being a Game Hero This Week With a Charity Live Stream, he is fighting against the Mimics in space. So far he had this to say on the game.
“Prey’s early stages set up a complex and tense narrative, with enemies that even though seen are hard to explain exactly what they are. Everything is designed to keep you guessing in the early stages and learn exactly what has happened on this space station.
The sound and visual work is incredible with moments that, even very early on, ramp up the intrigue. I am so far loving the tension that the game provides and the fact I’m being very much left to figure things out myself even early on. Choice is subtle but even in the first few hours, you can affect your experience. For example, the most shocking moment in the opening moments can actually be missed should you not press certain buttons. Early interactions involve a few choices too that will no doubt evolve as I carry on.
The enemies themselves are varied. Standard mimics are accompanied by a variety of monsters/aliens. The weapons here are unconventional, and work in the restrictions of the game set on this space-station sandbox you inhabit. Ammo and traditional firearms are scarce which is unusual for an action game. It’s also something you would expect of a survival horror, although a lot of horror games forget to do this now make it so you can fight back, but make you reluctant to do so.
As expected, the game blurs lines considerably between genres, it feels like an action game at times with some intense scenes. Yet it also feels like an adventure title in a sandbox where you have to find your own way through to get you your target. There is a nice balance of jump-scare moments to allowing you to get involved in some action early too. Although, it’s much better to take it carefully.
More from me soon, but right now I really am enjoying this title. It’s one of the most unique and clever games of the year so far for me and a bit special. It won’t suit everyone so check out what myself and Rossco say below to see if this game will work for you.”
Does Prey suit your gaming style?
Arkane are a talented studio, but they are a little bit different. The graphics engine is a little odd, it’s not unsophisticated it’s just the art style is a bit unusual in their games, as we’ve seen in the Dishonored franchise. The game is not one genre either with a mix of action, shooter, adventure and exploration plus more than a hint of horror at times.
So will this game work for you? We have our thought on this game, and they are only our thoughts but hopefully they may help you.
This could be for you if: You are into games that give you a choice, allow you to do things your own way and love exploration. This is no linear shooter nor is it a directed action-adventure. The game is a sandbox style game that will force you to go different ways at times but, ultimately you have to figure out the best way to do things.
The same applies to characters in the story, your choices affect their relationships with you as do your upgrades that can see you becoming more alien that human.
People who like Bioshock type games, Thief or at a push Deus EX this might suit your playstyle. Of course Arkane fans who are into Dishonored are likely to find this something they enjoy, IF you can cope with the “jump scare” nature of the aliens.
Think carefully if: Do you think this is a first person shooter and all aliens must die in a flurry of bullets? That you will be smashing around with a giant chaingun and blowing everything to s**t?
If so this isn’t likely to be your thing. This is no Doom or modern Call of Duty type game, it’s much slower and requires exploration and some “adventure game” mentality.
Find out for yourself
The best part about this whole thing is what BEthesda have done in giving you a demo to play before you buy. Reviews are coming in, although they are not as widespread as normal due to Bethesda limiting early review copies.
But, as an alternative you can use your own mind and decide you yourself by getting the demo. It’s the first hour of the game and you can do a lot of things here that give you an idea of the overall package.
All about Prey
So with all that being said here are all the official details about the game including some videos you may find useful too.
Prey is a first-person sci-fi action game from Arkane Studios, creators of the award-winning Dishonored series. In Prey, you are the first human enhanced with alien powers aboard the Talos I space station . Improvise and innovate as you fight your way through the alien infested station in your search for the truth. Prey is a bold new story set in a dangerous universe.
In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted.
As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities to defeat the Typhon alien threat. The fate of the Talos I and everyone aboard is in your hands.
Nothing is as it seems aboard Talos I. As Morgan Yu, set out to unravel the clues you’ve left behind for yourself, and discover the truth about your past. What role will you play in TranStar’s plans, and the mysterious threat ravaging the station?
Orbiting the Moon, the Talos I space station symbolizes the height of private space enterprise. Explore a lavish craft designed to reflect corporate luxury of the 1960s, and navigate interconnected, non-linear pathways built to hide countless secrets.
The shadowy extraterrestrial presence infesting Talos I is a living ecology bent on annihilating its prey. It’s up to you, one of the last remaining survivors aboard the station, to end the deadly attack of these haunting predators.
Play Your Way
Gain alien abilities to develop a distinct combination of powers and upgrade your unique skills. Craft increasingly useful items with the blueprints, gadgets and tools on board the station to overcome dangerous obstacles in your way. Survive unprecedented threats with your wits and ability to improvise.