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No, I come from a reality where simple logic allows me to understand that the new Prey is more like a copy of System Shock instead of being something original...let's say something like a Bounty Hunter in space who is tied to the the lore of the original game and has the opportunity to hunt aliens, capture them and decide their fate, not to mention the fact that the the world would react towards the bounty hunter's decisions!

There's plenty of games with cool premise. Vast majority of them fail when it comes to their execution. Stuff like openness, reactivity and freedom are buzzwords used in gaming for the last 5 years or so, and majority of games fail to deliver. Incidentally, Arkane does happen to be among the small minority of studios that have proven to be actually capable of delivering on those promises.
 

That actually makes it a pretty good shooter.

No, the cool gimmicks make it an average shooter. It'd be rather poor otherwise. I mean come on, it didn't implement majority of the features even its peers were able to at the time, and its gimmicks are purely cosmetic. Oh and you can't die.
 

Also, I thought the Indian/Cherokee vibe of the game was something rather unique?

Yes, that's quite literally the only thing I really dug about the original Prey. But that's not really a gameplay feature and wasn't particularly prominent outside anything but aesthetic - even the 'dream' sequences were incredibly cliché with a nice coat of paint.
 

Duke Nukem Forever tier of puzzles: "turn into a cup!!!"

... And that's why we can't have fun new ideas in AAA games. Because when they are attempted, people are going to call them stupid. Incidentally, it's not like gaming's overflowing with games focused on being stranded on a space station - especially since Prey's storyline promises a lot more (like experimentation on alines captured during their defeated invasion, which is a premise I don't think I've ever seen really.)

Look, for all I know, the new Prey'll be crap. But Sturgeon's law tells us that, most likely, so would be Prey 2. Idealizing something that you've never even really seen in action at any length of time is not a particularly constructive approach, all things considered. But the new Prey may bring some interesting ideas and gameplay elements to the table - for that, tho, we'll have to wait and see. Prey 2 would not exist, regardless of what happened with the Prey's name. And getting hung up on a word feels a bit... Silly.

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the new one is system shocky. stranded on a space station, there be aliens


Ohhh... I have System Shock 2 in my library and I haven't even started it!!!! I just know that a.i thing (Shodon?) is an awesome antogonist from what I read on the net.

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the new one is system shocky. stranded on a space station, there be aliens

Ohhh... I have System Shock 2 in my library and I haven't even started it!!!! I just know that a.i thing (Shodon?) is an awesome antogonist from what I read on the net.

Been tempted to buy but heard that an enhanced edition was coming out or is already out?
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the new one is system shocky. stranded on a space station, there be aliens

Ohhh... I have System Shock 2 in my library and I haven't even started it!!!! I just know that a.i thing (Shodon?) is an awesome antogonist from what I read on the net.

Been tempted to buy but heard that an enhanced edition was coming out or is already out?
I believe so, I don't think it's out yet though.

I think the reboot of the first comes out next year iirc.

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Incidentally, Arkane does happen to be among the small minority of studios that have proven to be actually capable of delivering on those promises.



Not sure about that. Dishonored had a great setting but even the sequel failed to tell a captivating story. Maybe that's why they hired Chris Avellone to write the story for the new Prey.
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Also, I thought the Indian/Cherokee vibe of the game was something rather unique?

Yes, that's quite literally the only thing I really dug about the original Prey. But that's not really a gameplay feature and wasn't particularly prominent outside anything but aesthetic - even the 'dream' sequences were incredibly cliché with a nice coat of paint.

I see this referred to quite a bit when it comes to Prey 2 complaints. I don't really get it. Just because it had a different flavor, doesn't make it good by default, because as you say, it was terribly cliche, but so is general Native American culture as usually told. Always the benign, generic and pretentious metaphorical stories. Prey was written like a Chris Carter X Files episode. Cheesy as can be.

Though I can understand the outcry with change in gameplay as the game changed company hands, but who knows how much the original vision would've stayed intact through the end anyway.

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I feel like the new Prey is a futuristic Dishonored game. Me, personally I don't care for it but it takes alot for a $60 game to catch my attention these days so that's my excuse. I might try it... but later when I know more about it and it's on sale.

I can't wait for this game though

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Going to start playing Silent Hill 2 so I thought I should check out a plot summary and this is just awesome:

 

 

 

 

Got the Good+ ending on Silent Hill 1 about a year ago and I had forgotten most of the key plot points.


Edited by Katphood, 04 May 2017 - 04:04 PM.

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Going to start playing Silent Hill 2 so I thought I should check out a plot summary and this is just awesome:


https://www.youtube....h?v=NSuQ_gjpW4s


Got the Good+ ending on Silent Hill 1 about a year ago and I had forgotten most of the key plot points.


Silent Hill 1 was a ****ing masterpiece (to me), I have such fond memories of the game. Still have an emulator as well. Really want to play 2 again. Silent Hill 1 nailed Lovecraft horror while the second wasn't as scary as the first, it was more mind ****ery disturbing. Love them both for different reasons.
Sigh really wish I could find the game somewhere for my PC or PS4 :(

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Sigh really wish I could find the game somewhere for my PC or PS4 :(


They might get a release as PS2 Classics for the PS4. The SIREN game for the PS2 got released as a PS2 Classic a while ago so it ain't out of the question I guess.

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Siren: Blood Curse on PS3 was so good!
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Siren: Blood Curse on PS3 was so good!


I liked it, too. The stealth elements made the game feel both challenging and tense.
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What do you guys think of...

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It sure looks sweet. I also like the videos from the pachinko machines:

 


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These 'History of...' videos are perfect when just want to relax and watch something without commentary.


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Dang... :(


Not a bad cgi trailer for Lawbreakers with Spirit In The Sky song lol


^Did I see Tracer from Overwatch? ;)
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Part II

Part III

Edited by Katphood, 22 May 2017 - 03:47 PM.


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Edited by SonicMage117, 23 May 2017 - 11:26 AM.





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