Prey (2017 Edition) [PC]

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by swaaye, May 11, 2017.

  1. swaaye

    swaaye Entirely Suboptimal
    Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    8,570
    Likes Received:
    656
    Location:
    WI, USA
    Anyone playing the game? I'm to 14 hours on it so far.

    No spoilers here....

    It's my first Cryengine game not built by Crytek and that's interesting in itself. It runs very smoothly maxed out on a 980M. I've had no crashes. Visuals aren't exactly leading edge but they are nice and crisp. I assume Viktor Antonov was involved because it has the Half Life 2 / Dishonored architectural feel to it. This makes it strangely reminiscent of Bioshock too. Nice SMAA T2X anti-aliasing that is superior to the the glitchy TXAA of Dishonored 2. I wish the lighting/shadowing was fancier.

    The gameplay is highly refined RPG FPS as one might expect from the company. I get a Dishonored + System Shock + Bioshock + Portal vibe from all of it. There is a lot of story to discover, mystery, various characters, and tons of approaches you can take. It is essentially open world because you can go almost wherever you like on the station (or outside of it!). Lots of exploration opportunities. Arkane really covered all the bases for the gameplay expectations with this genre IMO. Love the weird alien monsters they've come up with. It's not horror but it sure is creepy.

    Complaints I have might be the music being too much in your face sometimes. It tells you too much that you're "IN DANGER!" lol I turned the volume down on that. There's also a lack of options to turn off HUD and objective marker stuff, which is bizarre because Dishonored 2 is loaded with such options. Also no FOV adjustment, something else Dishonored 2 has. The stock FOV is fine for TV of course, but slightly irritating on desktop PC. It does however have quick saves, thankfully.

    An interesting problem I came across is on Steam, old Prey and new Prey install to the same directory! Reported that to Steam and they responded that the developer has been made aware of it.
     
    #1 swaaye, May 11, 2017
    Last edited: May 11, 2017
  2. Malo

    Malo Yak Mechanicum
    Legend Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2002
    Messages:
    7,609
    Likes Received:
    3,669
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    omg that's funny. Shouldn't Valve/Steam be verifying the installation folder of a game submitted to it so it doesn't use an existing one?
     
    Lightman, BRiT and swaaye like this.
  3. Kyyla

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2003
    Messages:
    1,025
    Likes Received:
    306
    Location:
    Finland
    Its on my wishlist for sure. Dishonored 2 was great.
     
  4. Clukos

    Clukos Bloodborne 2 when?
    Veteran Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    Messages:
    4,511
    Likes Received:
    3,868
    This is more Bioshock than Dishonored but it's pretty good so far. Played around 20 hours and the atmosphere and general vibe of the game is amazing. Definitely recommending it, but be warned, just like Bioshock it's a bit of a slow burn and you have to invest some time to really "get" it, but boy is it good once you do :yes:
     
    Lightman likes this.
  5. warcrow

    Regular

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Messages:
    396
    Likes Received:
    82
    This game is so goddamn gooooood!

    Ok, so noticed the Black Market achievement is Ultra Rare, so here's a pretty simple guide to all locations. Man, it's worth it for all the Neuromods.

     
    Lightman likes this.
  6. Clukos

    Clukos Bloodborne 2 when?
    Veteran Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    Messages:
    4,511
    Likes Received:
    3,868
    I like the use of SSR in this game, it's still SSR but it's nicely implemented and the fallback (cubemaps) ain't that bad by comparison so the transition from one to another isn't very bad:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    That's at 4k with half-res SSR, which is the easiest way to get a 60fps lock at that res.
     
  7. RancidLunchmeat

    Veteran

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    3,061
    Likes Received:
    643
    Location:
    In your closet
    Honestly, I really wanted to get this game but the reviews I've read (while trying to stay away from any spoilers) all mention that it's rather difficult.
     
  8. swaaye

    swaaye Entirely Suboptimal
    Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    8,570
    Likes Received:
    656
    Location:
    WI, USA
    If you've played something like Bioshock before you're good to go. It's just that you're going to run into some really strange creatures that take some thought to deal with. It's definitely not exceptionally difficult though.
     
    #8 swaaye, May 15, 2017
    Last edited: May 15, 2017
  9. RancidLunchmeat

    Veteran

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    3,061
    Likes Received:
    643
    Location:
    In your closet
    Ahh, Okay.. I'll check it out. I loved Bioshock, one of my all time favorites!
     
  10. Davros

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    15,817
    Likes Received:
    2,992
    Doesnt steam let you choose the installation folder (I've always used defaults, but I'm sure its there)

    If prey 2 has allready overwritten your original prey game the easiest solution seems to be to re download prey 1 and install it to prey1 folder
     
  11. Malo

    Malo Yak Mechanicum
    Legend Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2002
    Messages:
    7,609
    Likes Received:
    3,669
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Kind of yes. It's not like a regular installer where you choose the folder it installs to. You can have multiple Steam library folders and change the default.

    There are probably a few solutions for the users but the point I was trying to make is that Steam indicated it's a developer issue which really it's Valve's for allowing it to happen in the first place.
     
    RancidLunchmeat, swaaye and BRiT like this.
  12. RancidLunchmeat

    Veteran

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    3,061
    Likes Received:
    643
    Location:
    In your closet
    "Developer Issue" is code for being stupid by releasing a game with the same name as a previous unrelated one just because you wanted to keep the IP copyright?
     
    Malo and BRiT like this.
  13. swaaye

    swaaye Entirely Suboptimal
    Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    8,570
    Likes Received:
    656
    Location:
    WI, USA
    Anyone know which Cryengine this is? Some Wikipedia dude wrote in Cryengine 5 but that seems too new.
     
  14. swaaye

    swaaye Entirely Suboptimal
    Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    8,570
    Likes Received:
    656
    Location:
    WI, USA
    I wonder if Arkane or Bethesda was behind it? It's risk reduction. Attach a new IP to an old name in hopes of it selling better. Whatever works I guess. People are definitely talking about it.

    Tis a shame that Prey 2 didn't work out. Not that we really knew much about it. The fake CG trailer was neat. A mystery like the original Doom 4.
     
    #14 swaaye, May 16, 2017
    Last edited: May 16, 2017
    RancidLunchmeat and BRiT like this.
  15. Malo

    Malo Yak Mechanicum
    Legend Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2002
    Messages:
    7,609
    Likes Received:
    3,669
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    From what I've read it's based on version 3.
     
    swaaye likes this.
  16. RancidLunchmeat

    Veteran

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    3,061
    Likes Received:
    643
    Location:
    In your closet
    True, but outside of the reviews that have shied me away because they constantly speak of difficulty level, the reviews are overwhelmingly positive for the game in terms of atmosphere and game play, if not cutting edge graphics. I would think they could have come up with some other name for the game as a new IP. Think how confusing Prey 2 is going to be.
     
  17. swaaye

    swaaye Entirely Suboptimal
    Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    8,570
    Likes Received:
    656
    Location:
    WI, USA
    I wonder if the game did have another name at some point. I think if you play the game, you might start to find the name rather fitting on various levels though. I don't want to spoil anything.

    I'm surprised by the quality and scope of it. I had the impression that it was more of a side project for Arkane, but that's not the case.
     
    #17 swaaye, May 16, 2017
    Last edited: May 16, 2017
  18. Davros

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    15,817
    Likes Received:
    2,992
    I think RancidLunchmeat was referring to the stupidity of archane installing to a folder with the exact same name as the original game
    eg:
    Prey folder : Steam\SteamApps\common\Prey
    Prey 2017 folder : Steam\SteamApps\common\Prey
     
    BRiT likes this.
  19. swaaye

    swaaye Entirely Suboptimal
    Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    8,570
    Likes Received:
    656
    Location:
    WI, USA
    By the way, I had no idea before this week that "immersive sim" is what people apparently call these games. :)
     
  20. swaaye

    swaaye Entirely Suboptimal
    Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    8,570
    Likes Received:
    656
    Location:
    WI, USA
    It is bizarrely stupid. I have a hard time believing they weren't aware of it before launch.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Beyond3D has been around for over a decade and prides itself on being the best place on the web for in-depth, technically-driven discussion and analysis of 3D graphics hardware. If you love pixels and transistors, you've come to the right place!

    Beyond3D is proudly published by GPU Tools Ltd.
Loading...