Why isn’t this game talked about more? I thought it was really fucking good, and it seems like it’s just been forgotten.
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Many got filtered by it
Really? There were some annoying bits on the harder difficulties, but I never got the impression there was a section that’d “filter” people, even the casuals.
Fair enough, granted people seem to never shut the fuck up about Bioshock, and System Shock has some buzz around because of remake, remaster, or whatever it is.
people don't shut up about bioshock because it's literally an immersive sim butchered for mass consumption, it's a disgusting shadow of all the others in the genre
I got filtered by it when I burnt out wasting half an hour going back to drinking fountains as a free source of healing. 1 HP at a time.
This was honestly the most effective screamer of last decade
Like Bioshock, System Shock, Deus Ex, Thief, Dishonored and many other immersive sims.
not an immersive sim
thats a fucking shooting game, and it sucks shit
Finally someone with some fucking sense
>system shock 2 but not as good
there's a reason why it's forgotten
Because it wasn't actually good at all. Only autists like that game.
Regular people with functional souls accept the truth that Prey (2006) is the only Prey worth playing.
autists are the only people with opinions on video games that are worth listening to
What about it makes you think it’s not good?
No one cares about some no name xbox game.
I had never even heard about it till retards sperged out that this game wasn't a sequel to some literally who game.
Prey 2006 is good but I wouldn't call it anything beyond that. I used to think it was far better, but then I replayed it again.
I urge everyone ITT who thinks the OG Prey is worthy of all this praise to do the same
Saying it's better than Prey 2017 is utterly lunacy
Wrong. Objectively fucking wrong.
2017 has 1 and only 1 thing going for it, the graphics. Everything else is done worse than other games in the Shock genre.
I didn't bring up any of the other Shock games in my post.
Why would I have? We were talking about Prey 2006 and Prey 2017
It's illogical and stupid to compare 2 entirely different genres from 2 generations back to each other.
The only comparison to be made is between Itself and the others in its genre.
>the Shock genre
They're called Immersive Sims you fucking idiot
You aren't impressing anyone
>the Shock genre
didn't have a moron on the cover so no one bought it.
did you really think people will keep talking about a 7 year old game every day you stupid retard
its a good game (6.5/10) nothing extraordinary
I wasn’t suggesting people had to talk about it every day. I’ve frequented this board for some time though and I can’t recall seeing a thread about it once.
if its not the latests fotm r*ddit zoomer trash game then you will most likely have to make the thread yourself
>LOOK AT ALL THESE COOL ALIEN POWERS
>beat majority of the game using shotgun and cum canon
Yes and no, I'm not calling it that, but basically, too much science-guy WOW! cringe factor after Half-Life. Yet they still keep giving us colony management sims that are based on science only. Nothing about the pioneers our forefathers talked about, or cowboys. Just history-perverted waters about how they want those guys to have really been scholars instead of the non-educated lot that they were and didn't need government for the most part. Just men, guns, horses, wagons, canon, and women in the kitchen.
Tropes that the Science-Guy WOW! cringe factor (tm) uses to confuse people:
>The Barney officers in Half-Life and the Marines to make it look like the Beefy muscle men are here in the game with you.
>The "Security" and Engineer class you can choose in Prey (2017) to make it look like you are playing a real non-science guy.
Anything to do with government-only stuff means it is communist/government and unamerican. Communism is the combination of religion and state which we abolished in 1776.
It was a good flavor of the month.
Because of the Prey (2006) coverup. We prefer that aliens fight on our side, not to make games showing white people being mind controlled and eaten by aliens in high places I guess.
I been trying to play mothergunship offline over private network and it doesn't work because of the Terminal Invite Wingman bs. I don't think Ganker even knows about Goldberg Steam Emu yet. They still buying Steam Decks.
What the fuck is this schizo post even trying to say?
It started out relatively fine but devolved rapidly.
Anon, please practice self reflection before you post and embarrass yourself like this again
Bot posts / chat bots are not allowed on Ganker. Humans know what Prey 2006 is, and they also aren't stupid pieces of unthinking piles of shit and can look up the name of a game.
Yeah I'm trying to dissect it too.
>people still comparing it to the other prey solely because they share a name
actual filtered midwits
aside from that, it was a good game, but it doesn't surpass SS2 in the group of LGS (or LGS adjacent) games because it didn't excel at what it tried to improve from SS2.
still comparing it to the other prey solely because they share a name
>actual filtered midwits
More like stupid ass marketers getting the exact fucking outcome they conjured up themselves. If you're gonna do this "in name only shit", get ready for comparisons, fair or not.
I honestly wish they didn't name this game Prey because then we wouldn't get these constant comparisons to two completely different types of games. I hate it too, because I enjoyed both Prey games. But it's like comparing Half-Life to System Shock.
If they named a new System Shock game Half-Life 3, people would be completely justified in pointing out how fucking retarded it is that they tried to mask one game as another.
Hence why I said that I wish the game had a different name. Why not just get over it already? Both games are great. Just move the fuck on, anon. It's too fucking late to change anything anyway.
>Both games are great
Not him and this is where you receive the "No."
Only 2006 Prey is great. The other one is shiny fake shit.
i mean it's not like there's much to talk about, i played through it twice since my first time i did 0 alien powers
it's pretty linear otherwise with like 1 or 2 secrets
I'm in the early section and have no idea how to progress. I'm just lost in the fucking area after finding out your apartment is an illusion.
That’s sad. Arkane was doing good shit, and I loved the utility of the weapons in Prey. Everything from using the toy crossbow to push buttons, to using the glu gun to get to areas I’m not supposed to early.
>wallfuck the metal support beams and get into the escape pod
>get the short ending by using it
>find out later that wasn't how you were supposed to do it and stairs showed up after you hack something
>spoiled myself extremely early on because of it
Haha I did that exact same shit. Love it when a game actually lets you play with it’s mechanics and explore the world. Lesser games would’ve put up an invisible wall or some other gay bs.
Maybe try going upstairs and investigating the offices? Seems like a natural thing to do.
Marketing fucked this game over which meant it underperformed, and its failure then killed Arkane. So not many people actually know about it let alone know enough to talk about it.
This is the webm I use to sell Immersive-Sims.
its really fucking boring, sorry
Fighting alien nightmares with badass sci-fi weapons and tools while exploring a space station is “boring”? I guess that’s what growing up watching Transformers and playing CoD does to kids.
because it's an incredibly unremarkable 7/10
It dragged a bit near the end and had like 2 enemy types, phantoms and operators
I guess mimics, technopaths, and nightmares don’t count as enemies.
The game has flaws, like any. The overall experience was quite good though, and story intriguing, and presentation masterclass. The way Ganker cooms its pants over Bioshock, System Shock, etc. I would’ve thought they’d love this game.
Very few enemy types, bullet sponge enemies and the middle draaaaaags for way too long.
the opening for the game was great, and it was pretty good throughout. Also had a killer OST:
but it falls off quite a bit once you get to Alex's office
normalfags and zoomers got filtered hard so arcane keep dumbing down their games. see deaathloop and redfall
its kinda boring. i feel like a majority of the game's appeal was the dart gun and turning into a mug.
I'm playing through it right now and I love it, it's like Bioshock in space.
yeah thats kinda the issue. we've already PLAYED this game before.
I can understand that but I liked it cause it was similar.
There's multiple threads here every single week, anon
Here, at least, it's far from forgotten.
Lurk moar gay
Because you don't play as a space bounty hunter.
Permanent online ruined the game for me
Also, played it once and never had the interest to play it again
Original Prey overshadows it.
original prey was just quake 4 but with trippy portal/walkway
Exactly. It's great.
I didn't like the game. they basically put dishonored into a space ship with some alien monsters.
Glad if you enjoyed it. Im sure theres a good story behind it. But honestly theres a reason this game isn't talked about much and its because its simply lackluster and a shittier dishonored.
>they basically put dishonored into a space ship with some alien monsters.
this. dishonored has been making the same game for like ten years now.
I hope it becomes forgotten because it hijacked the original franchise which i cared about more.
Lmao what franchise you fucking weirdo?
There was ONE (1) game
Yeah until 2 got cancelled and your gay shit Imsim game got made. Poetic justice that Arkane went under as a studio after it.
It was boring as shit m8
I'm getting constantly reminded of it, tried it, and the visuals, story, enemies, designs and everything is basic as fuck. Immersive sim may be, but doesn't take it out of the mediocre.
4chan hates it because there's a minor character that's a lesbian in it and the main character fooled around with her. No, they haven't played the game, they just read about this.
The game itself is a fucken masterpiece and a worthy successor to the system shock series.
Luh-mao. Can’t believe how chock full this thread is of mongoloids trying to say this game was bad, and attempting to compare to Prey ‘06, despite the games having literally no similarities, and the title just being a dumb decision made by the marketing team.
Jk I can believe it, threads celebrating objectively good games always attract contrarian morons.
>same iPhone type filename
>has to add lmao in his post to hide he's bootyblasted
Yup OPs a gay
This. It’s amazing how many of these retards want to go full soijak and bitch about the name, without taking 10 seconds to google how it got it. Was literally a decision foisted on the dev team.
>Was literally a decision foisted on the dev team.
Doesn't change the fact that people refer to this game as Prey now. So I'm always going to trash it for it quite literally hijacking the name. We've passed the phase of where people say nuPrey, so that changed things quite a bit.
Sounds like a personal problem with your ego. Not was a decision the dev team actively resisted, like I already said, but nobody was even talking about Prey ‘06 before Prey ‘17 before it had its name changed to it.
Also look at the title of the fuckin thread. You’re getting all pissy over the fact that random normies refer to Prey ‘17 as just “Prey”, nevermind that there’s a 99% chance they don’t even know another Prey exists.
>Sounds like a personal problem with your ego
Sounds like you're a gay
>nobody was even talking about Prey ‘06 before Prey ‘17 before it had its name changed to it.
But i was a fan of it and that's why I'm sharing my opinion. I didn't fucking want this game. I wanted to see how Tommy's story ended, now $oyo shock fans are talking about some completely different thing other than Tommy's story.
tommy was a fucking retard
Fragile ego gay confirmed. Acting like you have a cunt wedgie all over an unwanted name change. Grow the fuck up.
Imagine being this invested about a game that was only just ever "good"
Reevaluate your mige, m8, seriously
>Imagine being this invested about a game that was only just ever "good"
Yeah and your immersive sim that you worship is actually fucking garbage though.
>I wanted id software Prey, not Bethesda Ghey.
Reminder that the studio behind Prey 1 and Prey 2 that was being made is now under Bethesda/Xbox. Who knows if we might get Prey 2 but under a new name.
just wasnt very fun to me. it felt too sterile when compared to other games in the genre and it had zero charm at all. why play this when bioshock exists?
because it's actually fun to play unlike Bioshock?
bioshock is similar to fallout in that it feels like a theme park / renaissance fair. prey doesnt have that charm and i didn't find it too fun for that reason. if charm and experience aren't valuable to you, i can understand why you'd think prey is better.
>oh an enemy
>it's a goo spider
>a tall goo man
Wow. So exciting.
Might be the most reductionist statement in human history. You should win some kind of special retard award.
It just wasnt that great of a game.
>too easy overall. You are never short of neuromods, the whole "multiple ways of progressing" thing just means that you dont need to specialize to get at everything in the game.
>enemies are cool in theory, but in practice there is a severe lack of variety and they end up all being lumped into 3 types of enemies.
>god awful art style. The retrofuturism is so god damn cringy in this game.
>weapons are all kind of lame.
dumb story mainly
because its good, Ganker doesn't like good.
Most honest answer I’ve received so far.
Aesthetics is lies. Lies are not good and can't be good.
bioshock is the most overrated piece of trash videogame ever holy shit stop talking about it
t. actually played it
My favorite part of this game is that at the center of everything, it's pretty simple. Most of the moment to moment issues your character faces is just how to open a door to go to the next room, and the solutions could be just using the terminal (with the foam dart) or sneaking through the crack by turning into a mug. Just raw gameplay that blends with level design perfectly.
So of course zoomers and normies wouldn't be for that
Except like 90% of the game is spent getting past barriers that have only one possible path or solution.
It was just a forgettable game. Boring enemies. Basic abilities and weapons. Uninspired level design. Weak story. Bland artstyle. The only unique thing it had was the recycling thing, and even then that was just a glorified trade system, no different than exchanging items for "credits" to buy other items in any other game.
You must’ve hated system shock then.
Nope cause it was a new thing for it's time. Also had interesting enemies and Shodan is memorable.
Time isn't a vacuum gay
Endless boring ass grey hallways and zero enemy variety. Wow, so ahead of its time!!
I definitely can’t think of several dozen other games from this same period that were way more interesting both in terms of visual presentation, enemy variety, etc.
No you can't zoomer
Its fucking boring looking. You look like an overgrown bacteriophage, you fight in a generic space station against fucking black blobs. I'm sure it plays great and has a nice story but it looks so uninteresting I'll never find myself wanting to play it.
Why is always Bethesda drones that samefag their threads and always rabidly defend their games.
Not even Bethestards played this game thanks to its shitty marketing, don't be retarded
I've beaten this game recently and I love it so much, I was heavily immersed to the world and I tried to look for as many logs as I can. But I realized that this game heavily filters zoomers. I was watching this zoomer streamer and he quit playing because the puzzles were too confusing for him and he didn't bother searching for neuromods or ammo, so he was always low on stuff. This game requires you to be searching around places, and there's a lot of quiet time before you actually meet tougher enemies like ethereal phantoms the mind control one. I love this game but it's not for everyone especially if you have ADHD because you need to be concentrated.
>I was heavily immersed to the world and I tried to look for as many logs as I can
>I was heavily dreaming of wearing VR goggles and running the game on my Steam Deck in a world without desktop computers oh I just can't wait till those carbon and massive power supply hogs get fucking taxed to oblivion so we can have our carbon free utopia with hippies and flowers and no beef eaters because they will be turned to mush in human goop factories for biowaste oh I'm so fucking happy thinking about it oooooh!
The enemies in Prey are THE WORST in terms of design. They basically helped kill the game by being a black blob that is unrecognizable. I like the lore and the story behind the enemies but whoever designed them needed to get shot.
this, low and boring enemy variety
weapons were also lackluster
but the world design and gameplay were top notch
What the fuck are you even talking about? They’re black and ephemeral, but other than that, every enemy is entirely distinct in terms of appearance and abilities. I actually found them to be one of the best parts of the game. Not every enemy has to be some colorful generic-ass humanoid alien you know.
I also liked the non-typhon enemies too, corrupted operators and possessed humans are fun additions, especially how the operators talk to you and you’re encouraged to avoid killing the humans.
I think anon is vision impaired, he literally cannot tell the enemies apart from each other they all just look like black blobs
Another one flies and has a bunch of weird ass tentacles, and the nightmare needs no explanation. How you can conflate any of those genuinely beyond me. How the fuck does anon type? I’d think all letters looks like the same “scribbly lines” to him.
Allah forgive me for what I am about to say, but I legitimately see less retarded takes about this game on r*ddit than the shithole this board has devolved into.
You forget. Reddit is phenomenally stupid, but on Ganker, no one arguing has actually played the games in the argument
Because it's not le epic sequel to the shitty 'classic' meme game no one really remembers anything about.
>game gives you a cum cannon that (VERY briefly) immobilizes an enemy instead of just giving you a gun to kill the aliens dead
nice very cool
Because it's a unmemorable game that doesn't really do much we haven't seen before nor offers a compelling narrative. Its got major sighs in it like a survival material gathering shit,no companions that walk the same ground the MC does and it takes place in some dark gloomy and dead space station.
It's like complaining about why people don't talk about Ghost Wire. These FPS shit things have long been burning out.
IT WAS ALL A DREAM.
I think the setting is a little dry for zoomers honestly. Like for them it just holds no appeal whatsoever. Bioshocks main appeal is the fantastical underwater city setting. Prey is just another space station.
It's good but I feel like it kind of drops off in the last 3rd or so like most of Arkane's games. You eventually just get tired of traversing the station and the enemy variety starts to stagnate a bit too much.
Terrible marketing. I didn't really believe the anons saying it was a top-tier imsim until I got it for free on ESG and played it. It's the best game in the genre in 20 years and I wish I played it earlier.
why would I play it when I have Deus Ex or system shock 2? if I want to play prophunt I have gmod.
I have yet to see a single person deliver “criticism” that neither uses: 1. The word “bland” like a crutch. 2. Constant reference to a game titled: “[something]-shock”.
its almost like the game is bland and not as good as what its inspired by.
>its almost like
you need to *checks notes* go back
nice argument moron
I accept you concession.
It’s almost like you’re regurgitating r*ddit-tier hivemind responses of zero value.
When I started playing the game and saw the trolley problem references I thought they were going to do 2 endings: kill everyone to save earth or save the crew and risk earth. They should've limited the ending to those 2 choices.
I enjoyed it, it's a good game. It's also 5 years old, which is why you're not seeing it discussed.
This helmet design is great. Could've been iconic as Dead Space or Crysis.
The helmet was very kino.