‘Prey’ Review – After the First 4 Hours

Aliens have escaped containment, interrupting the normalcy that is your everyday life. What do you do now?

By Cheryl Tan

Prey is one of the most anticipated games of this year and it’s not very hard to see why. Check out the official launch trailer below:

Pretty darn cool right?

When you first get into the game, you’re presented with a choice: will you play as a male or a female version of the main protagonist, Morgan Yu? Every decision counts when you’re onboard the Talos I. Reminiscent of the Bioshock series, humanity has entered an alternate universe, this time being that we’ve conquered living in space.

Aliens have escaped containment, interrupting the normalcy that is your everyday life and you have to uncover the secrets to what exactly is going on while surviving the Typhons’ and mimics’ attacks.

Credit: Wikia

Being somewhat of a puzzle game, multiple pathways are made available if you’re unable to get into a certain room; hack the door with a code, build climbing structures with the GLOO Cannon, crawl through a ventilation shaft and more. Abilities like hacking or better stamina can also be unlocked using Neuromods that you find around the station. However, since abilities further down in the skill tree take more Neuromods to unlock, it is impossible to unlock all abilities in one run.

You can even go outside the space station and fly around using the help of a propulsion system to another area or uncover more secrets. “We call it an ‘open space station’ game,” says Lead Designer Ricardo Bare. “It’s a self-contained world, very richly detailed, but eventually the player has the means to go all over the space station.”

Credit: Wikia

I hear that we will be able to get the power to mimic objects further on in the game, but I’m not quite there yet so do stay tuned for our full review of Prey!

Prey is out now for PS4, Xbox One and PC, buy it on Steam for $79.

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