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Prey 2 is coming! Question....WHY!?

post #1 of 30
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Who greenlighted this crap!?

Prey was one of the worst, no possibly THE worst FPS experience I've had in the past 10 years......and I play most of them. I actually felt bad for native americans as I played the game, I kept wanting my guy to die and save them any more embarrassment. The maps/locations were horrible, the weapons were truly awful, the whole spirit-walk thing was terrible.....and I hated my character. Honestly, who thinks this game needs a followup?? Its one of the few games that bored me and offended me at exactly the same time....just curious if anyone at all would give this game the time of day. I sure wouldn't.
post #2 of 30
I don't think Prey was that bad. The voice acting was atrocious, but it contained some of what I thought were good ideas and gameplay mechanics.
post #3 of 30
Plenty of people really liked Prey. It had some pretty interesting mechanics for it's time with the play on gravity, scale and primitive portals. You didn't like it, Head? That's fine. But it wasn't nearly as atrocious as you make it out to be. It's not like it was a post-COD4 Call Of Duty or anything.
post #4 of 30
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Nah, it was pretty atrocious
post #5 of 30
No it was as horrible as horrible gets. I can't understand why they would make a 2 game to this complete garbage. I buy pretty much every FPS that comes out and this is in my "what was i thinking" folder of garbage games
post #6 of 30
Reminds me of that Lionel Richie song, Dancing on the Ceiling.
post #7 of 30
There was a lot wrong with Prey but in 2006 it was a decent time. No worse than The Darkness imo.
post #8 of 30
The sequel might be based on the id Tech 5 engine, so one would hope the developers will make this entry a lot less closed-in and create Halo-esque environments. You can't go wrong with a wide assortment of alien vehicles.
post #9 of 30
I really enjoyed playing Prey because of the portals and the gravity puzzles. I thought the two were ingenious ideas at the time. Then a year later came Portal from Valve which expanded the idea.
post #10 of 30
Diakatana gets my vote for worse doom engine type shooter. All I got to say is ....killer frogs,


Prey was certainly not perfect. But I did play it through to the end and it did get better as it went on with some cool gravity idea
post #11 of 30
I also like Prey, but never finished.

It was definitely a very innovative game for its time.
post #12 of 30
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Originally Posted by N8DOGG View Post

No it was as horrible as horrible gets.

There is no way Prey is as horrible gets.
I played my share of FPS games and Prey is better than a lot of other FPSs

But I guess to each his own, I for one think any Call of Duty games is horrible and can't understand why the obsession people have about them.

I enjoyed Prey and looking forward to Prey 2.
post #13 of 30
I loved the game. I thought the voice acting was superb as well. The story was a little lacking but the gameplay mechanics made up for it. I just wish the game hadn't been delayed so many years. Prey was Portal before Portal was Portal.
post #14 of 30
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Prey had everything I dislike in my shooters :P

1) Lame Enemies - enough with cannon fodder space dogs or whatever to annoy me.

2) Lame weapons - alien bio weapons almost universally = suck. I like earth guns

3) Lame Maps - crawling around a bio ship that looked like intestines may sound great on paper, but the entire game was basically one long Doom "Sewer Level" :P (that only means something to those of you playing shooters in the 90's I'm sure)

4) Humor....bad humor. Ethnic humor. Eh....humor doesn't really belong in a FPS where you are supposed to be killing without mercy. Horror comedies don't work.

5) A character I hated.....angry young indian guy desperate to get off the reservation. Yeah....ok. Too bad they didn't have his health-packs be bottles of whiskey just to seal the deal. There is stereotyping and then there is "you've got to be kidding me". Angry young guy with brand-new spirit world powers fights on biomechanical ship in space making bad jokes listening to aliens laugh about judas priest and watching innocents get dismembered. Too many cooks?

The Gravity puzzles were pretty lame and the walking on walls and ceilings, or changing their orientation, and the whole spirit world thing....sorry, not my kind of thing. To each his own, of course, I know people think HALO rocks.......Prey just was my idea of a bad shooter.

PREY was, to me, a bad 'throwback' shooter....Doom 3 without the scares....would have been great...4 or 5 years earlier. (edited: No, no it wouldn't have been)

Wasn't Prey the one that started out life as some kind of Viking FPS or...am i thinking of RUNE or some other game....
post #15 of 30
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Originally Posted by HeadRusch View Post

4) Humor....bad humor. Ethnic humor. Eh....humor doesn't really belong in a FPS where you are supposed to be killing without mercy. Horror comedies don't work.

So you will not be able to buy,play or like Duke Nuken Forever.
post #16 of 30
Thread Starter 
DNF is expected to be that way........Prey tried to play it serious until the game went stupid with the one-liners and wisecracks and Judas Priest listening aliens...different kind of thing. If you start off with a comedy vibe, its one thing......if you start off with a serious vibe where you beat some guys heads in with a wrench and then aliens invade and suddenly you are spouting one-liners, it tells me that the Direction of the game changed several times....

Which I believe was actually the case with Prey, the game that was coming out, then wasn't, then was...Prey was sort of Duke Nukem 'lite' for awhile there...
post #17 of 30
I loved Prey mainly because it had a critical feature that developers have since eliminated in all fps, quicksaving. If Prey2 has QS, I'll get it for sure. If not, I'll pass.
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by HeadRusch View Post

Prey had everything I dislike in my shooters :P

1) Lame Enemies - enough with cannon fodder space dogs or whatever to annoy me.

2) Lame weapons - alien bio weapons almost universally = suck. I like earth guns

3) Lame Maps - crawling around a bio ship that looked like intestines may sound great on paper, but the entire game was basically one long Doom "Sewer Level" :P (that only means something to those of you playing shooters in the 90's I'm sure)

4) Humor....bad humor. Ethnic humor. Eh....humor doesn't really belong in a FPS where you are supposed to be killing without mercy. Horror comedies don't work.

5) A character I hated.....angry young indian guy desperate to get off the reservation. Yeah....ok. Too bad they didn't have his health-packs be bottles of whiskey just to seal the deal. There is stereotyping and then there is "you've got to be kidding me". Angry young guy with brand-new spirit world powers fights on biomechanical ship in space making bad jokes listening to aliens laugh about judas priest and watching innocents get dismembered. Too many cooks?

The Gravity puzzles were pretty lame and the walking on walls and ceilings, or changing their orientation, and the whole spirit world thing....sorry, not my kind of thing. To each his own, of course, I know people think HALO rocks.......Prey just was my idea of a bad shooter.

PREY was, to me, a bad 'throwback' shooter....Doom 3 without the scares....would have been great...4 or 5 years earlier. (edited: No, no it wouldn't have been)

Wasn't Prey the one that started out life as some kind of Viking FPS or...am i thinking of RUNE or some other game....


LOL, now that is well said !!! I agree 100%
post #19 of 30
More information on Prey 2.

I think one of the game's developers is quoted as saying: "We just want to make HeadRusch happy."
post #20 of 30
Thread Starter 
Wooooooooooooooooooooooo! :d
post #21 of 30
lol
post #22 of 30
Thread Starter 
Hey, as long as I'm not some wisecracking Native American in a Gummi-Ship again, I'll be happy. Actually that is one of the things I hated about Quake IV too......another game I never even bothered to finish. I got to the point where my guy got turned into a cyborg and gave up completely :P
post #23 of 30
I'm a sucker for id style games. Prey, Doom 3, Q4, among others always keep my attention.
post #24 of 30
Bringing an old thread back, but if Prey 2 is anything like what this trailer shows, I will def get it. I didn't dislike Prey. Prey 2 looks like it's set in a more futuristic like Blade Runner setting. Looks like your character has been hijacked into the future or maybe it's all just another alien mind fr@k .

post #25 of 30
Glad its not cancelled. It looks like a universe i'd like to visit. Theres also some nice concept art out there.
post #26 of 30
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Futuristic Wild West?.....great, Prey 2 is now The Galaxy Rangers game! Its not a really promising thing to hear that a game has been delayed because the company making it thought it sucked...sorry..."didn't meet their standards"...or, translated, "sucked".

I'm a Prey Hater.....I did not like the first game. To me, a FPS comes down to three things: The enemies you fight, the world you fight them in, and the weapons you use to do the fighting...and Prey failed across all those accounts for me. I have no hope for Prey 2.
post #27 of 30
I liked Prey 1, i guess I may be in the minority on that. I agree with lots of the complaints but I had fun with the twisted physics, and the puzzle solving elements as opposed to just being another run-n-gun FPS experience.

Of course, part of my enjoyment of Prey 1 comes from the fact that it was an early "next-gen" title. The freshness of the 360 (and HD / surround sound, at least to me at the time) opened the door to be more accepting of the games flaws.

With that said, I don't think Prey 2 will be an insta-buy for me. Maybe a $5 /$10 steam sale purchase when that time comes, kind of like DNF and other games in that category.
post #28 of 30
I enjoyed Prey and I thought the opening scene was especially frightening.
post #29 of 30
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I would actually be hard pressed at this point to find something redeemable in that game, everything about it turned me off. I mean, everything. I'm glad some people enjoyed it.

Its one of just a handfull of FPS's I simply gave up on and uninstalled.....Prey was one, Quake 4 was another.
post #30 of 30
I liked Prey. It was a bit too repetitive at times. But I really liked the "twisted" perspective in all of the environments. Some of the Boss battles were too weak IMO (especially the one with "Mother"). But some of the genetic mutations were really "out there". Especially the Imps coming out of the Big "Vagina" walls to attack you. But maybe that's what some didn't like. I can appreciate that...because I was on the fence myself for the first 1/8th of the game. I played it on PC and XBox. And I liked playing the PC version better. Like someone else said above, I'll get Prey 2 later on Steam...probably 1 year after it releases. But I'll definitely give it a go. Same thing with Ninja Gaiden 3. Reviews haven't been too good on that one either.
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