Prey Review – The best Sci-Fi Game currently on offer
Prey is a first-person action-adventure video game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game was released on 5 May 2017, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Prey is really an Excellent and fun game where creativity is at it’s best. Some will find this creativity fucked up but most will enjoy the astonishing design and environmental hazards. At some point in the gameplay , you will wonder whether this game is “System Shock” or “Bioshock” but game is surely unique with rich environment though they have taken inspirations from these games but they have executed everything correctly .
The game is set up in a Space station which feels very real as well as fearful. You get a feel like you are living in that Space Station and that is the most interesting part. The Enemies in the game are ever changing and you feel danger in almost every point . In other words, you don’t get bored by the game .
The story Plot of the game is kind of very unique and hair straightening for any Sci-Fi Lover. Prey takes place in an alternate timeline where United States President John F. Kennedy survives his attempted assassination in 1963. The failed assassination catalyzes Kennedy to direct more funding into the space program, allowing it to flourish and accelerating the Space Race.Drawn by humans’ activity in space, an alien force made up of many different species, collectively called the Typhon, attacks Earth. The United States and the U.S.S.R. band together to fight off and capture the Typhon, unbeknownst to the general population. Together, they build the space station Kletka (Russian for “cage”) to be used as a prison for the Typhon situated in orbit around Earth’s moon.
The United States eventually takes full ownership after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1964 and reuses Kletka as part of “Project Axiom”, research labs atop the prison spaces to study the Typhon and bring advances learned from that to Earth. After the “Pobeg Incident” in 1980 where some scientists aboard the station lost their lives to the Typhon, along with geopolitical instability at the time, the United States shuttered Project Axiom, leaving the captive Typhon alive. Prey is full of locked doors, and I wanted to see behind every one.
Some can be hacked via a tolerable mini game, assuming you have the appropriate level of hacking to do so. Others are blocked by heavy objects that can be lifted, if you’re strong enough. Moreover, soundtrack is also one of the plus point of prey. Learning new abilities at every stage makes it more interesting. You also get to enjoy the side missions and they are pretty cool.
The best part of the game was it’s rich and live Environment with ever changing enemies and the weakest part of the game was combat system especially the stealth system which can annoy you if you don’t get it right. Overall , the game is very strong competitor in it’s category and will surely do well in the market as well.