Prey was entirely off my radar. Fortunately, someone on Twitter mentioned the 1-hour demo (available on Xbox One/PS4, sorry PC folks). Anyway, after finishing the demo, I have to say I’m impressed. I really had zero expectations for this game.
Anyone want to share their thoughts?
My thoughts below (blurred for the spoiler sensitive):
[spoiler]It feels like BioShock but if it took a cold bath in Dishonored and then rocketed off into space.
I was honestly expecting something spooky (more like Dead Space). Sure, every time a mimic pops up out of nowhere, it’s a little startling. But, as a guy who hasn’t yet found a horror game he enjoys, I found Prey to be a fun kind of scary.
As for game play, the weapons were fun and I found the controls adequate. The goo launcher (whatever it was called) felt pretty useless, but I imagine in the later game that comes into play more.
As for story, there isn’t much to get into, but I’m definitely intrigued. The demo did a fine job making me want to know what the tests were all about.
My only qualm with the whole experience was the music cues. The music is fantastic, don’t get me wrong, but it was jarring the first few times it turned on. This sudden burst of music was sincerely startling. Perhaps it’s my setup, but it felt too loud for the rest of the games audio. I’m hoping this get’s a little touch-up before release.
All in all, I really enjoyed the small chunk they made available. This is definitely on my list assuming reviews come through. [/spoiler]