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#4359167 - 05/24/17 10:37 AM Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane  
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I guess this was a big bust with the SimHQ crowd? I say that because I have close to 60 Steam friends who are almost all SimHQ members and I noticed that only one other person besides me has installed and/or played the game.

I'm just surprised because "Prey" is easily one of the best sci-fi first person shooters made within the past 10 years or so IMHO.


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#4359173 - 05/24/17 11:50 AM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: PanzerMeyer]  

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I'll pick this later, during some sale. It's a fairly linear shooter for around 15-20 h so not worth full price IMHO. But Arkane is a very talented developer so not surprised the game is getting such good reviews.

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Originally Posted by USSCheyenne
I'll pick this later, during some sale. It's a fairly linear shooter for around 15-20 h so not worth full price IMHO.


It took me 40 hours to finish the game and the level design is not linear at all.


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#4359180 - 05/24/17 12:26 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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So burned out on main steam FPS's. They offer nothing interesting by and large. BUT....I do need an FPS fix right about now.

#4359181 - 05/24/17 12:33 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: FlashBurn]  
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Originally Posted by FlashBurn
So burned out on main steam FPS's. They offer nothing interesting by and large. BUT....I do need an FPS fix right about now.



I would describe Prey as a blend of RPG and FPS. It's not a shooter like Doom at all.


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#4359187 - 05/24/17 01:03 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: ]  
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Originally Posted by USSCheyenne
I'll pick this later, during some sale. It's a fairly linear shooter for around 15-20 h so not worth full price IMHO


how'd you know without having it??


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#4359188 - 05/24/17 01:04 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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As I said in the other thread:;

Easily the best game I played all year. Arkane applied all they learned with the Dishonored series (if you like Dishonored you will love Prey) to create a whole new lore and story set on an alternative Earth timeline. Took me more than 30 hours to finish, and now I'm on a second playthrough. First one was "human powers" only. I'm going all in with alien powers on the second one.

The weapon, the powers, the mechanics - all well done and interesting. Enemies are better than I was expecting. But mostly, the game is FUN to play.

I think that just like last year with DOOM, people were not expecting it to be this good. I paid full price and, so far, it is worth every penny to me.

BTW, next Steam sale starts June 22. Amazon has it on sale for 12% discount, but the DVD only installs 6GB out of 30GB.

EDIT: Oh...and this is NOT linear. You have free roam from the start (after the in-story tutorial), and you can go on the "quests" in any order you want.

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#4359196 - 05/24/17 01:38 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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+1 Bib.

I'm also on my second playthrough and I'm doing some things quite differently this time as well.


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#4359198 - 05/24/17 01:49 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I'm sold - will get it this weekend!


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#4359199 - 05/24/17 01:51 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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If it can't be played slow and stealthy I won't like it.
I played the first, but got tired of the alien wall anuses crapping all over me.


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#4359201 - 05/24/17 01:55 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Originally Posted by Raw Kryptonite
If it can't be played slow and stealthy I won't like it.
I played the first, but got tired of the alien wall anuses crapping all over me.


This Prey is nothing like the Prey with the Native American characters. The only thing they have in common is a sci-fi theme.


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#4359202 - 05/24/17 02:07 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I'd like to get it eventually. Looks very good but I've no monies for games at the moment. I recall playing a demo of the old Prey but I don't remember much about it other than that diner level on the Indian res or wherever that was. But this looks very well done. I'm still hoping they make a Half-Life 3. Its about dang time and Valve certainly has loads of money. Maybe let Arkane make it....?.... popcorn

#4359207 - 05/24/17 02:26 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: Coot]  
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Originally Posted by Coot
I'd like to get it eventually. Looks very good but I've no monies for games at the moment. I recall playing a demo of the old Prey but I don't remember much about it other than that diner level on the Indian res or wherever that was. But this looks very well done. I'm still hoping they make a Half-Life 3. Its about dang time and Valve certainly has loads of money. Maybe let Arkane make it....?.... popcorn



Prey definitely as a Half Life vibe to it with some of the weapons and equipment you can use.


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#4359208 - 05/24/17 02:28 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: Meatsheild]  

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I'll pick this later, during some sale. It's a fairly linear shooter for around 15-20 h so not worth full price IMHO


how'd you know without having it??



How do I know it's around 20h of gameplay? There is info about that in almost every review.

I wrote "fairly" linear. I know it's not CoD linear type of game but still you're discovering a space station which is limited in it's area and you need to do some backtrack. For me that's fairly linear. That's not a bad thing it just means that the game is not going to be a long one.

And how do i know it's not worth full price for me? I've been playing video games for more that 25 years and i don't have to play the game to know if i'am going to like it or not. Looking at some playthroughs on yt is more than enough for me to make that judgement.

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#4359210 - 05/24/17 02:32 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: ]  
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Originally Posted by USSCheyenne

How do I know it's around 20h of gameplay? There is info about that in almost every review.

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Those reviewers obviously rushed through the game and didn't do all of the missions. Then again, rushing through a game and only playing certain parts of it and then writing a "definitive" or "exclusive" review is standard operating procedure for these PC game "reviewers".


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#4359218 - 05/24/17 03:07 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: ]  
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Originally Posted by USSCheyenne

How do I know it's around 20h of gameplay? There is info about that in almost every review.

I wrote "fairly" linear. I know it's not CoD linear type of game but still you're discovering a space station which is limited in it's area and you need to do some backtrack. For me that's fairly linear. That's not a bad thing it just means that the game is not going to be a long one.


Reviewers are in a rush to finish to publish their reviews before others do. This game has so much lore, loot and secret locations (not to mention EVA), that I doubt they saw it all in 20 hours.

As for the "length" to be based on a confined space...it is a pretty BIG confined space.



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#4359241 - 05/24/17 05:17 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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To me reviews are just to get a general idea of what a game/sim is about...I've bought games that got outstanding reviews and they sit in a drawer,,,And games that god mediocre reviews are still on my hard drive,,That's why I like the AAR forum here games played by Gamers..Got me to grab the Civil War game and love it minor bugs and all..I don't nit pick the small historical details,,When I want history I read a book,,


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#4359253 - 05/24/17 05:54 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: rwatson]  
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Originally Posted by rwatson
Got me to grab the Civil War game and love it minor bugs and all..I don't nit pick the small historical details,,When I want history I read a book,,



You're talking about the Ultimate General Civil War game? I'm still trying to get into it. So far I find it pretty bland and uninspired.


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#4359284 - 05/24/17 07:29 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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PM..Yes it isn't an out of body experience but something to pass the time..I've played Scourge of War and found that worse.Also Take Command which is passable.I like the theme ,,terrain and the confusion as a serious depiction of Civil War it isn't close...but if i took all the games off my hard drive that aren't great I'd probably only have one or two left..Maybe 3 grabbing PREY from what I've read here,,,Played the half life series into the ground..


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#4359292 - 05/24/17 07:59 PM Re: Prey - New scifi shooter from Arkane [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Reviewers don't know much because they're in a rush to move on to the next game. Besides, length does not equal quality. No jokes please.
Some games could be 100 hours long, but boring to the point that no one plays that long. Others might be 20-40 but an amazing gaming experience, usually worth multiple play throughs.

I saw it said that Ghost Recon Wildlands was about 91 hours if played at a leisure pace and completionist level. 63 hours rushed.
https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=43499

I say that's BS since I've got over 130 hours in it and I'm not even finished OR trying to get achievements or even every item in the game.


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