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Where did Prey 2 get to?

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by baelthazar » Sat May 06, 2017 12:27 pm

IceBear wrote:Yes, this is very much like System Shock. I like it :)
I played several hours of the PC version last night. It is a great game. So far, I am not seeing anything overly buggy or off in the PC version. More on this as I play.

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by IceBear » Sat May 06, 2017 12:48 pm

I like that you can go back to areas that you have already played as you unlock skills so you can repair those items you couldn't before, for example.

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by Grifman » Mon May 08, 2017 12:07 am

This is a fun game but I wish you had more weapon variety. I wish I had an SMG or assault rifle and I wish there were more melee weapons than just a wrench. I understand the game fiction behind the availability of weaponry but that could have been worked around. Weapons seem so limited compared to similar games such as Systems Shock 2, Bioshock, or Deus Ex (which the game reminds me of).
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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by NickAragua » Mon May 08, 2017 12:43 am

So are you guys saying this isn't a game about a disgruntled native american who's "in tune with the spirit world" walking through a ship full of alien sphincters?

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by IceBear » Mon May 08, 2017 6:37 am

BTW I never thought of this but found a "staircase" to an inaccessible area that someone had made from GOO.

As for weapons I have the wrench, a pistol, GOO gun, shotgun, a neural disruptor, a few grenades (emp and matter converter) and I feel like something else I am forgetting

Edit: I remember - the Nerf...er sorry, foam dart... crossbow.
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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by Grifman » Mon May 08, 2017 8:30 am

NickAragua wrote:So are you guys saying this isn't a game about a disgruntled native american who's "in tune with the spirit world" walking through a ship full of alien sphincters?
Yep, and it hasn't been for a long long time.
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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by Effidian » Mon May 08, 2017 9:49 pm

I'm really enjoying this game. I find the exploration fun and the mobs are fun to fight. I think they really mean for you to use multiple weapons to kill most enemies. Something to immobilize/debuff and then something to do the damage with, so I'm not finding myself wishing for other weapons.

They did so many things right. The collectibles are very well done, and don't even seem like collectibles. The skill points are completely based on exploration. Typically I like earning XP, but I really like how this game has the skills working.

Thumbs way up on this one.

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by Grifman » Mon May 08, 2017 10:14 pm

Worst . . . hacking . . . mini-game . . . ever.
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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by Effidian » Mon May 08, 2017 10:52 pm

Grifman wrote:Worst . . . hacking . . . mini-game . . . ever.
True

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by gbasden » Tue May 09, 2017 12:19 am

I am *really* enjoying this. It totally has that SS2 vibe, and I'm finding the story really interesting so far. I'm about 7 hours in so far, so things could change, but I really like the weapon balance and combat mechanics.\

I do find it odd and a bit amusing how certain people on the Steam forums are really bent out of shape that this isn't Prey 2. Some people are way, way too emotionally invested for reasons I really can't fathom.

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by IceBear » Tue May 09, 2017 8:34 am

Effidian wrote:
Grifman wrote:Worst . . . hacking . . . mini-game . . . ever.
True
When I hack I pick up my Xbox controller and do the hack. It is uninspired but otherwise serviceable (was just have trouble with my mapped movement keys and my old reflexes)

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by JCC » Tue May 09, 2017 6:57 pm

The hacking game was clearly meant to be played on a controller with an analog stick, which would be fine except I am playing with mouse and keyboard.

However, the game breaking thing for me (and a few others) is this weird "3D" red/blue shadow behind the text I can't figure out how to get rid of. It's not there for all the text but it's there for say book text. It's both migraine and nausea inducing for me. So far, the few of us that are seeing this haven't been able to make it go away. I fear so few of us are seeing it that a fix may not be forthcoming. I am not playing due to this despite liking the game otherwise.

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by IceBear » Tue May 09, 2017 7:40 pm

JCC wrote:The hacking game was clearly meant to be played on a controller with an analog stick, which would be fine except I am playing with mouse and keyboard.
I am too...except for the hacking game :)

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by Grifman » Wed May 10, 2017 12:20 am

Overall, I'd give this game so far an 8 or 8.5 out of 10. For me this game isn't about combat, it's about exploration and survival. Haven't tried sneaking all that much but this is a very "Deus Exy" game in that there are often several ways to get somewhere (vents, keycards, hacking, climbing, etc.). Figuring out how to get into a place is really fun. I'm overjoyed when I break into a supply room and find more "stuff" so I can build more "stuff". The enemies are challenging, but GLOO is my best friend so far. All of this scourging may wear thin by then end but so far I'm enjoying the change of a giant scavenger hunt while being hunted myself.

That said, there are two things that keep this game from getting a 10/10 (and it's really close). One, the weapons are lackluster. A pistol and a shotgun are your main weapons, and that is boring, and the range for your most powerful and necessary weapon, the shotgun is very short. The shooting just isn't that fun. Given this is practically an homage to System Shock 1/2, they really needed more weapon variety and something that works at mid range as those games did.

The other deductions are for the hacking game. On a PC it's just awful. I really dread the higher difficulty hacks because the level 1's are hard enough as it is. I usually save and have to reload several times because it's so bad. This is the most annoying minigame I"ve seen ever, and that covers a lot of stuff.

But I really do like this game so far.
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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by IceBear » Wed May 10, 2017 7:01 am

Weird...I seem to be killing stuff with my pistol in less shots than the shotgun. Crossbow is good for distraction. I need to try the disruptor still

Grenades have been useful where I usually don't use them

As for the hacking game just keep an Xbox controller plugged in and when you hack switch from mouse and keyboard to the controller. There were just enough games that were easier with a controller that I bought one a few years ago. Really a great purchase

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by Effidian » Wed May 10, 2017 9:34 am

Ah, I just thought the hacking game was uninteresting, not difficult (using keyboard and mouse). I will say that I finished the level 1 versions with far less time left than the higher level versions, so I'd say that it gets easier as the difficulty rises.

Here is how I use weapons and a couple of the skills, I'll put this in spoiler tags to be safe.
Spoiler:
This depends on the weakness of the enemies. Some are immune/resistant to certain things. I played on Hard.

Disable
* GLOO
* Disruptor

Damage
* Crowbar
* Shotgun
* Disruptor (for machines)

So, very close up combat and I'd typically try to get the first hit to be a sneak attack.

The Q-beam is great, but I really only used it for specific enemies. I did use grenades a few times, but very infrequently. I mainly used the pistol for picking off small enemies or hitting explosive objects.

For skills,

* Combat Focus skill is certainly worthwhile.
* A stealth build is also very powerful. Getting 250% sneak attack damage with a fully upgraded shotgun and all related damage skills is fantastic...
* One other great damage skill is Leverage. Throwing shit can do a surprising amount of damage. I didn't figure this out until I had Leverage 3, so I don't know how the lower levels perform.

Depending on the enemy, it would usually go something like:

Sneak attack w/Shotgun/Crowbar -> <Combat Focus> -> <Disable w/GLOO/Disruptor> -> Shotgun/Crowbar

The <optional> pieces would be used if I wasn't going to get the enemy down in another shotgun/crowbar hit.

Of course, there was a lot of variation, but that was my go to.
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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by IceBear » Wed May 10, 2017 10:30 am

I agree it was disinteresting...I'm pretty meh about it...just don't think it needs the "worst hacking minigame" title that was thrown at it. It's just meh

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by Grifman » Sun May 14, 2017 9:27 pm

Well, right now, this is my GOTY. This is about as System Shocky as it gets without being a direct sequel. I hope the guys doing System Shock 3 do well, because right now, this is the game they have to beat.
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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by Scoop20906 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:58 pm

Prey finally goes on sale. Very tempted to try it.

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by KDH » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:04 pm

...
:tjg: ... Someone has beaten Arkane’s PREY in just under seven minutes
Youtube’s “seeker TV” has shared a video in which he completed Arkane’s PREY in less than seven minutes. This is the fastest speedrun for PREY and Seeker used some glitches in order to access the game’s later stages. It’s a really cool speedrun, so be sure to watch it!
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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by Grifman » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:24 pm

Using glitches doesn't really count, IMO.
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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by TheMix » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:11 pm

Grifman wrote:Using glitches doesn't really count, IMO.
I'm with you. Exploits are one thing. But glitches is basically cheating. Now that's fine if it's your thing, but I wouldn't allow it in the same category as "legit" speed runs. Obviously it still counts as completing the game.
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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by Lordnine » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:53 pm

I picked this during the Steam sale and so far I'm really liking it. I thought the start was a little slow but it picks up fast and definitely captures the SS2/Deus Ex vibe.

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by Pyperkub » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:01 pm

Grabbed this on the Xbox after trying the demo and I'm really enjoying it. It sucks you in and immerses you quite well. Just did my first EVA before shutting down for the night last night.
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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by coopasonic » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:33 pm

I guess it has a demo now, title is "Free Trial" - watching the trailer it is the first hour.

http://steamcommunity.com/games/480490/ ... 0631210874

In related news it is half off on steam right now ($29.99 through 8/29).
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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by KDH » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:32 pm

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:ugeek: ... This mod for PREY improves view distance, particles & reflections, allows all lights to cast dynamic shadows
Our reader ‘jmx777’ has informed us about a new mod he is currently working on for Arkane’s PREY. This mod allow all lights, including the flashlight, to cast dynamic shadows, improves view distance in order to reduce pop-ins, improves overall ambient occlusion effects, particles and reflections, and corrects shadows for the original light sources.

Moreover, this mod allows all decals (blood, gloo, bullet holes, broken papers, broken glasses, etc) to stay on screen until the player leaves the level.

The first version of this mod has been released and is available for download from here.

Do note that this mod will affect your game’s performance. As jmx777 noted, an NVIDIA GTX 1060 (paired with an i5 3570k, 16gb ram and ssd) was unable to maintain a constant 60fps experience at 1080p (there were some drops to 50fps in space and in Arboretum w/many Thypons around).

In future releases, jmx777 will work on the game’s physics for all the objects, pushable lights, breakable lights.

Enjoy!

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by Smoove_B » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:17 pm

I'm late to the game (story of my life) but I just spent about an hour with it this evening and was rather impressed. I loved the story opening - didn't see the setup coming at all. It absolutely feels like a mix of Deus Ex (the original) and System Shock 2 (so far). Really enjoying it so far, but the creatures are freaking me out a bit. :D Thanks again SIM!

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Re: Where did Prey 2 get to?

Post by coopasonic » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:21 am

Only the creatures are freaking you out so far? I played through the trial a little while back and really liked it. I finally picked it up last week, but haven't gotten around to continuing... I'm playing XCOM2 for like the 11th time instead. :P
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