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  1. Mighty P

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    Didn't see a thread for Prey so thought I'd put one up now that the demo is out.

    Downloaded demo today and omg I'm really enjoying this; narrative seems just right, gameplay is good (although melee feels a little off), but I'm hoping they can improve the rough edges before it releases.

    Anybody else played the demo yet? Thoughts?
     

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  2. bulletride

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    Downloaded the demo yesterday but haven't had a chance to try it yet, looking forward to having a crack tonight. I'm reluctant to pick this up at launch; I'm expecting a quick price drop after seeing how quick Dishonored 2 hit the $20 mark.
     
  3. Mighty P

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    Yeah you might be right, a lot of similarities to Dishonored, graphically and aesthetically.

    Even so, it's managed to draw me in. But as you say, might wait for price drop.
     
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    Got the demo downloaded and will give it a crack later tonight. At first I was worried it might be 2spooky4me but everything I've seen looks awesome and chucked an order on it anyway. I asked a guy who played the game a little while ago if it's creepy and he said it's tense at times but the biggest frights are enemies disguised as common item pick ups.
     
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    Haha yeah, some enemies just metamorph from pick-ups, others are walking around....the walking around ones are tougher, in the demo at least.

    The smaller enemies are a bastard to kill cos they move quickly, game really needs a lock-on button.
     
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    $59 at JB launch day. Picking it up.
     
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    Just got up to the lobby. It's pretty tense but manageable. I'm so insecure I just bash everyone haha.

    Never played System Shock so can't compare but damn is this like Bioshock. Art style, gameplay, complete with the Andrew Ryan type dude voice over/phone call.
     
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    Yeah, most comparisons leaning that way. I'm interested in seeing what other mechanics there are before I commit, but the demo has made me keen. The story has pulled me in well and good.
     
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    Jeez that's starting off cheap. Won't be surprised if it's down to $40 soon after release, kinda like Dishonored 2 was.

    Still, i'd pay $59 to support Arkane, like them as a dev.
     
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    Exactly this. Would be a shame to see franchises like Dishonored and Prey go the way of Deus Ex due to poor sales and end up on hiatus.

    The market is saturated with military shooters and Ubisoft copy and paste games.
     
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    I'm giving the demo a miss, the fact they released one means they are confident in it quality. I am hoping it's more System Shock 2 than Bioshock with a splash of Half-Life. I don't ask much...
     
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    Spot on, it does feel more System Shock-ish than Bioshock.
     
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    Out today and would love for some people to drop their hard earned cash and tell me if I should too :D

    Patiently waiting for reviews to hit too.
     
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    I picked it up today, $59 only today at JB, going back to $79 tomorrow (that's what the guy told me anyway).

    I really like it. The narrative has me hooked, gives good flashbacks and memories of Bioshock and Half Life.

    I recommend it. The positives far outweigh the negatives imo. Grab it, especially if you want a good sci-fi action/shooter/thriller.
     
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    Picked it up too. I played the demo and thought the story was interesting enough. Gameplay was ok.
     
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    Thought the demo was awesome. Can't wait to pick it up after work and spend the weekend on it.
     
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    Steam reviews are very positive, looks the goods in terms of optimisation.
     
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    Bought it as well.
    Installed but have a shift tonight so wont get to play til later.
    Looks very promising.
     
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    Yeah, PC reviews seem to be good, and running well on a variety of specs. Good to hear.

    On PS4 the input lag seems to have been fixed, combat feels smoother.
     
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    Heard Bioshock in space comparisons and am interested.

    Still have too much Persona/Nier to play but will get to it before the September rush of games.
     
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    Got side tracked last night so finally popped this in today. I really liked the demo and with the sound and control improvements (from PS4 demo anyway) this has gone to a new level. Bioshock in space is absolutely bang on for a description. Never played Systemshock which I've read this is a closer comparison to but without knowing any better you could swear this was by 2K and a successor to Bioshock.

    Just some fun stuff about the intro:
    Any other give aways it is a simulation? As I played the demo I already knew, so I threw the torch from the hallway in front of the elevator. After going to the 'roof' I was surprised it was still there and not cleared by the set staff. Imagine doing this on your first play through. Could do the same leaving items near the helicopter.

    Tried climbing on top of the helicopter, was glad to be rewarded with my first trophy of the game but it prompted me to scan the trophy list. Platinum looks nuts at first glance but I think I might just ignore them and enjoy this one.
     
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    Very interesting game so far

    Just got up to the bit where its revealed you were already in orbit. That was a pretty cool moment.
    Also i loved when you smash your apartment window and its just a film set
     
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    Since I already knew this I started checking the floors and stuff around walls that were hidden doors and you can see all the scuffs on the floor. Really cool touch if you know what to look for.
     
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    I am so tempted to click on the spoilers....but I won't dammit!
     
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    Thought the demo was average (aiming felt janky) but watched a bit of Giant Bombs quick look and heard about the demo having control issues that needed to be patched so picked it up today.

    Won't be able to give it a crack until i get home from footy tonight.
     
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