Hello everyone! I wanted to talk about my experience with Prey 2017. I recently got the game on Steam because it was on sale for 19.99 or thereabouts. I started to play the game and was immediately into the visuals of the game. There were some cool pieces of art to look at in Yu’s room and the game on a technical level looks so pretty! I got into the helicopter and then into the elevator. I got to the floor where Alex Yu was waiting for me. I walk up to him and he starts to speak. A few seconds later I hit the escape key. I was amazed at how bad the audio quality was on the voice over for Alex Yu! I literally could not continue playing the game.
I know I probably come off as a complete snob, but my problem with games that use a ton of data compression on their audio is that, especially with games that have come out in the last six years or so, is that the visuals will look technically great, but the audio quality will not match the visual quality and polish. It creates a dissonance for me of good looking visuals and bad audio quality. It really distracts me and takes me out of the moment completely for me. Does anyone else have this issue with audio in games? I apologize if I come off as an elitist person, but it really does bother me when games do this.