Hello everybody. I was playing Prey and I was going to finish the ‘Shipping and Receiving’ mission by opening Cargo Bay B and killing all of the Typhons in Cargo Bay B. I went through the cargo bay and killed all of the typhons, but the objective was not clearing. The game was telling me that I had not killed all of the enemies, even though it seemed like I did. So I load to the only save that I kept that was before I opened the cargo bay doors. I go through all the rooms and kill every enemy I see. But I notice that I hear an enemy making noise, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere. The objective is still not completed.
I load my save again and go through the motions. I kill all the enemies that I can see but the objective is not going away. I hear the typhon but I can’t see them. I figure that maybe I can use a recycler charge, basically a grenade that creates a small black hole that sucks in things and breaks them into crafting parts that you use in the game, to kill this alien and finish the objective. I quick save it before because I knew that I would probably get sucked in by accident, and I did. But after throwing a few recycler charges around the area where I could hear the alien to no avail, I realized that I would probably have to start the game over completely.
After trying various other grenades, leaving the cargo bay and going back in (in order to see if reloading the level would help any), and going to an even older auto save to see if that would help, I realized that I would have to start the game over. I went into the ‘Load Game’ option and deleted all of my saves. After that, I left the game. I could not muster the enthusiasm to even launch the game on steam until several days after I wiped everything that I had done in the 22 hours previous. I have started a new game, but it has been pretty hard for me to maintain an interest in playing the game again. Has anyone else had their interest and enthusiasm crushed in a video game due to a technical issue?