What went wrong? >inb4 it was too intellectual and similar cope

What went wrong?

>inb4 it was too intellectual and similar cope

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >inb4 it was too intellectual and similar cope
    But that's the reason though, modern gamers are genuinely too moronic for SS2/Deus Ex style games.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      SS2 and Deus Ex have more intuitive game design than prey.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        ss2.. is for POSERS!!!!

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          SS2 is genuinely one of the best (and probably only) Sci-Fi Horror RPGs to this day.
          It's not just tat the game is unique jank. It's also legitimately good and easy to play.

          Unlike prey.
          Which is an annoying slog with annoying enemies and equally annoying backtracking.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            It’s not a horror game, nothing about dispatching literal endlessly respawning enemies with hitscan weaponry, basic and noncomittal inventory management, or listening to poorly voice acted audio logs help to instill horror and that’s the bulk of the player’s play time.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >noooooo it's only horror when its like amnesia or a similar game played by my favorite face cam screamy youtube (haha, he makes the face!)

              It's as much of a horror game as Resident Evil.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                It’s as much of a horror game as ghosts n’ goblins, in fact that game created more tension due to it’s solid risk reward system paired with high difficulty, that SS2 completely lacks die to its save/load anywhere system killing any sort of tension wherever possible. If you’re so motivated to kill any sort genre definition than I suppose SS2 may be a good horror game, but it’s inferior to Castlevania 3, God Hand, and Baba is You.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                SS2 was always considered a horror game. Ever since release.

                Only because you arbitrarily began to associate a certain feature set with horror after 2010 doesn't mean games have to adhere to your autism.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >SS2 is genuinely one of the best (and probably only) Sci-Fi Horror RPGs to this day.
            lol. STFU POSER. you dont even know why this kind of game is good.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              it certainly isn't because of some cretinous reasoning you read on twitter, rest assured.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >ss2 poser can not fathom someone forming an opinion on their own

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >endlessly asshurt Prey gay cannot get over the fact that a 25 year old game is better designed than his poorly executed excuse of a copy of the same game

                Same goes for Dishonored and Thief by the way.
                Have fun clicking yourself through a bad crafting system I guess.
                Arx was Arkane's last good game.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >Arx was Arkane's last good game.
                I don't know about their newer ones but Arx started off great and completely fell apart in the last third.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >fell apart in the last third.

                More like right after the goblin kingdom.
                Level 3 and beyond just scream "we ran out of money and time"

                It's still their best work probably. Simply for leaning so hard into copying Ultima.
                Probably a lesson that made them scale back future projects.
                Which is also the reason why they are not as good.
                Prey is probably a close second, but Dishonored is just a lackluster thief with slick aesthetics (that somehow don't stick - much like prey. Arkane always had these "unique" settings, but nothing about them to really drive home what they were trying to do).

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >ss2 poser is oblivious

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                your favorite game already flopped

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                SS2 would not exist without my favorite game SS1. be thankful for my favorite game, poser.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Doesn't matter to me
                My favorite game is Ultima Underworld

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    gay crafting
    boring aesthetic
    watered down by bethesda

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Prey (2006) > whatever this troony shit was

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      t. hasn't actually played prey 2006

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >man gets hyped up at generic cover shootan trailer, vows to spend the rest of his life letting everyone know

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's up there with BotW, BG3, and Hollow Knight as "Most Overrated Game Ever"

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Bad marketing

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Boring world, boring generic enemies, story that is boring for most of the game, pretty boring combat. Boring game

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Boring world

      i am angry at the internet people once again

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        it is a boring world
        it's le futuristic but also art deco, for reasons
        it's not interesting

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Talos 1 was boring as frick and so are you.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Incredibly bad enemy variety. There's like 3 creature types in total.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing. Prey is a masterpiece.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      why did it fail then?

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Shit enemy variety and constant backtracking.
    One is forgivable, having both is not.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It was too intellectual for the "gaming audience" (read: morons)

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    it was too easy
    modders have datamined the game and found that a lot of things have been changed to be less punishing like weapon durability or finite fabrication licences
    being able to make infinite neuromods just breaks the game

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Its a bad game with a following of people who have shit tastes and keep trying to make people think it is some underrated flawed masterpiece when it is not

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Having one of the worst endings in videogames doesn't help

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Enemy design got old quick, endgame is mostly backtracking and the ending insists upon itself.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The ending was meant to make you reconsider all the themes that you have to pick up outside the main plot if you were interested, but if you were attentive to everything there is nothing to reinterpret on a second play through because there are simply no more new details to glean. This doesn't engage in Ganker autism enough to get people theorizing about the game to even begin to have a meaningful discussion about some of the lines it is trying to draw. It also just didn't go hard enough. December should have been fully fleshed out. The psychologist character was completely underutilized. The typhon having health bars and alert status indicators brutally undermines the idea that these are supposed to be creatures that lurk in the uncertainties of your perception. As art it's confused because it also has to court the master of accessibility like this. I'm not entirely convinced this isn't part of the intended message. Kind of like how the visually impressive game tech they use for the looking glass panels could also be used for perfect mirrors in the bathrooms, but they just don't because typhon can't recognize themselves or anyone else. As art, it succeeded in making me feel genuinely schizophrenic thinking about it.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Black goo enemies and the simulation ending
    Killed my interest in the game

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Same problem every im-sim fell into. Shooting feels dogshit. I can't think of a single im-sim with good shooting except Bioshock [spoiler]Infinite[/spoiler] and that game is barely an imsim.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      how is bioshock an imsim at all

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It's not, Ken Levine himself claimed it was.

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Is the consensus that it's bad? I liked it. Ending was a little eyeroll-worthy, but it was fun.

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    1. Too annoying to get the true ending
    2. The guns aren't fun to use
    3. The story isn't great, just passable.
    4. The environments aren't very interesting
    5. No one actually likes crafting shit, I have no idea why developers randomly came to this conclusion after minecraft that every fricking game needs a crafting system

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Probably the name. Probably bad luck. Most likely the shit marketing.

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >nobody citing the multicultural brown crew or the lesbian shit

    fricking zoomer trash

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's too simple, too safe. Maybe I should replay it on the hardest difficulty with the hardcore survival options like having your suit taking damage and all that.

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    1) it's an im-sim, and im-sims ultimately appeal to a very small audiences
    2) it was completely torpedoed by Bethesda on multiple levels, including forcing an engine the studio was not familiar with, without making consideration for it in production plan, denying further delays, resulting in an incredibly poor launch state
    3) HH's parasitic lies and bullshit created vast negative sentiments towards the game, which lead to
    4) the game was just not marketed at all, because Bethesda, either intentionally playing into HH's cards, or unintentionally just being the cowardly slimy c**ts they are, got cold feet due to the HH shitshow, and decided to entirely cut all further funding to the game and it's propagation.

    Essentially, the game was poorly supported from start, but towards the end it was very actively sabotaged.

    Hell, the fricking state of the pre-release reviews was so abysmal it isn't a stretch to think they were paid to execute the game.

    Remember that review that gave the game 6/10 because "it was great until I've ran into a save-corrupting bug that completely stopped my playthrough. Yeah, I know the studio offered to fix my save-file, and released a day -3 patch that completely fixed that bug so it will not affect the actual public, but I'm still giving it 6/10 because of that bug!"

    Prey was most likely designed to fail from the start, it's absolutely quite likely that the goal was to re-ignite interest in HH and kill off Arkane with single strike... but if we want to avoid slightly conspirational theories, still the facts that:
    1) engine was giving des trouble and beth refused to extend development, causing a very buggy and unoptimized release
    2) HH deliberately creating negative publicity around the game,
    3) Bethesda withdrawing any funding to marketing
    4) the genre inherently being a niche-appealing one
    Are absolutely, undeniably and objectively verifiable reasons why the game ended up being a commercial flop, despite being very good.

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