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PostRe: Prey
by Photek » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:23 pm

I haven’t played Prey but I’d be stunned if it’s better than Bioshock/Bioshock 2.

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PostRe: Prey
by Buffalo » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:05 pm

And the Prey gunplay is a world beater? It’s just as bad!
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by Jenuall » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:58 pm

Buffalo wrote:And the Prey gunplay is a world beater? It’s just as bad!
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I'd say the gunplay in Prey is better than Bioshock, but obviously neither is a world beater. That said focusing on the gunplay in these games is like complaining about not being able to talk to the monsters in DOOM. Yes it's a part of the experience, but there is so much else going on as well!

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PostRe: Prey
by Tafdolphin » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:18 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Buffalo wrote:And the Prey gunplay is a world beater? It’s just as bad!
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I'd say the gunplay in Prey is better than Bioshock, but obviously neither is a world beater. That said focusing on the gunplay in these games is like complaining about not being able to talk to the monsters in DOOM. Yes it's a part of the experience, but there is so much else going on as well!


Quelle surprise but I disagree. I played BioShock remastered recently and the moment to moment gun play is far more satisfying than Prey, and that goes double for BioShock 2.

Prey is a more complete game, having coming out ten years after BS and stealing its opening sections almost verbatim, but they didn't best the boom boom.

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PostRe: Prey
by Jenuall » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:05 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Buffalo wrote:And the Prey gunplay is a world beater? It’s just as bad!
The strawberry float outta here maygne


I'd say the gunplay in Prey is better than Bioshock, but obviously neither is a world beater. That said focusing on the gunplay in these games is like complaining about not being able to talk to the monsters in DOOM. Yes it's a part of the experience, but there is so much else going on as well!


Quelle surprise but I disagree. I played BioShock remastered recently and the moment to moment gun play is far more satisfying than Prey, and that goes double for BioShock 2.


Each to their own I guess, but to me the arsenal and application of weapons and equipment in Prey is far superior to Bioshock. I mean what do you actually get to work with in Bioshock - some fairly dull conventional firearms in the pistol, shotgun and machine gun; a bog standard grenade launcher; and a pretty useless crossbow. The only thing which is of any interest is the chemical thrower.

Prey on the other hand has a fantastically varied selection of weaponry, most of which have multiple applications within the game beyond just shooting gooseberry fool up. Also Prey atleast tries to be thematically accurate with its weapons - you're on a space station, nobody wants heavy weaponry that is going to tear a hole in the hull and destroy the whole place. Ryan/Fontaine clearly didn't give two hoots about drowning everyone in Rapture with the amount of boom boom they provided down there!

Tafdolphin wrote:Prey is a more complete game, having coming out ten years after BS and stealing its opening sections almost verbatim, but they didn't best the boom boom.


A common complaint by fans of the genre is that Bioshock is a less complete game than the likes of System Shock 2, Deus Ex, or even the original System Shock, all of which came out long before Bioshock. Prey isn't better than Bioshock because it's newer, it's better because it offers more and is generally a more effectively designed gameplay experience.

Also: "stealing its opening sections almost verbatim" :?: They're completely different!

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PostRe: Prey
by Squinty » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:48 am

Tafdolphin wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Buffalo wrote:And the Prey gunplay is a world beater? It’s just as bad!
The strawberry float outta here maygne


I'd say the gunplay in Prey is better than Bioshock, but obviously neither is a world beater. That said focusing on the gunplay in these games is like complaining about not being able to talk to the monsters in DOOM. Yes it's a part of the experience, but there is so much else going on as well!


Quelle surprise but I disagree. I played BioShock remastered recently and the moment to moment gun play is far more satisfying than Prey, and that goes double for BioShock 2.

Prey is a more complete game, having coming out ten years after BS and stealing its opening sections almost verbatim, but they didn't best the boom boom.


Might be the case for Bioshock 2. It is a significant improvement over the original in that regard. But I'm talking about the original.

I still think it's a better game though. The amount of choice you have is amazing the further you get into it. Bioshock is pretty shallow in that respect.The level design is nowhere near that of Prey's.

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PostRe: Prey
by Hexx » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:13 am

Great game - but what the feck happened in the last 2 hours or so. Completely ruined the entire gameplay

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PostRe: Prey
by Squinty » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:29 pm

Hexx wrote:Great game - but what the feck happened in the last 2 hours or so. Completely ruined the entire gameplay


The gravity being removed? I ran like strawberry float.

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PostRe: Prey
by Hexx » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:30 pm

Squinty wrote:
Hexx wrote:Great game - but what the feck happened in the last 2 hours or so. Completely ruined the entire gameplay


The gravity being removed? I ran like strawberry float.


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by Lagamorph » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:36 pm

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Squinty wrote:
Hexx wrote:Great game - but what the feck happened in the last 2 hours or so. Completely ruined the entire gameplay


The gravity being removed? I ran like strawberry float.


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PostRe: Prey
by Squinty » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:38 pm

Hexx wrote:
Squinty wrote:
Hexx wrote:Great game - but what the feck happened in the last 2 hours or so. Completely ruined the entire gameplay


The gravity being removed? I ran like strawberry float.


Military Operators


That bit was hilarious. I was running out of ammo by that point. Basically ended up setting up reinforced turrets and baiting the military robots into them. That area could not have came at a better time for me. I got lots of resources from it.


It was around that point that I discovered the ammo gaining trick with the recycler grenade.

Man, I want to play this game again.

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PostRe: Prey
by Hexx » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:40 pm

No idea what trick you mean.

I used fort/hacked turrets, blocked dispensers and SlowTime/Q Beam.

It wasn't hard - just really changed the pace/rhythm of the game away from the rest into a combat focused rush.

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PostRe: Prey
by Squinty » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:14 am

I didn't use any typhoon powers, so I was kinda restricted to guns.

Ammo trick is putting a bunch of metal objects (drones, gas cannisters etc.) into a pile and throwing a recycler grenade at the pile. Breaks it down into minerals which can be used to make ammo. I always found that material to be hard to come by.

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PostRe: Prey
by Tafdolphin » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:55 am

I quit the game. Seemed to work pretty well!

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PostRe: Prey
by Photek » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:22 am

This is down to €18 on Xbox this week, might take a chance.

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PostRe: Prey
by KjGarly » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:39 am

I owned it since launch (Was my birthday game last year) and finally got round to finishing it last week. Enjoyed it apart from the gooseberry fool waypoints and getting lost a good few times so didn't finish all side quests. Look forward to the DLC.

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PostRe: Prey
by Squinty » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:14 am

Tafdolphin wrote:I quit the game. Seemed to work pretty well!


You are entitled to your opinion, it may be wrong, but you are entitled to it ;)

Nah, it's not for everyone. I can understand it. It isn't the perfect game, but I enjoyed it greatly.

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PostRe: Prey
by Photek » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:32 pm

Bought for 20 of the finest euro's in Xbox Sale.

I'll settle this debate one way or another bois!

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PostRe: Prey
by Memento Mori » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:17 pm

Got this for like £6 in Toys R Us' closing down sale and still haven't played it. Maybe now that I've finished Yakuza Kiwami.

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PostRe: Prey
by Tafdolphin » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:32 pm

Memento Mori wrote:Got this for like £6 in Toys R Us' closing down sale and still haven't played it. Maybe now that I've finished Yakuza Kiwami.


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