We review XBox 360's biggest game of the summer. Was it worth the wait or simply another overhyped title for the budget bin? Find out in our full review!
it DEFINATELY isn't deserving of a 8.5 out of 10. more like a 7.8. i traded my copy in yesterday. it was quite underwhelming.
You have to play it on a hd television to really appreciate unbelievable detail in the envirements...WOW...on a standard tv...its still good but its just another shooter with some neat twists with the gravity walking. Who buys the game without trying the demo for free? lol...why buy it and return it if you can play the demo. The demo gives you a good idea of what the game is about. lol....All reviews have been giving it a Great score but I agree with IGN saying its a classic and editors choice game. Zypher, did you play the demo? lol....If you liked the demo you should have loved the game. If you didn't like the demo...then you most likely wouldn't enjoy the game...lol...and if you don't have online to get the demo, then You don't get the full benefit of the game. Online frag fest is where its at.
well, thats a shallow view. games are about gameplay, not graphics. if i can't get the same experience out of a game on a standard tv as i would out of a hd-tv, then something is terribly wrong. for all this talk about PS3 vs. 360, what interests me most about the PS3 is its games (as in gameplay); the graphics are just a bonus. yeah, MGS4, Lair, Heavenly Sword etc. all have great graphics, but more importantly they all look FUN. now if a game is released on both systems then obviously i'll go for the one with the better graphics, insofar that it retains the same quality gameplay. if i can't enjoy a game on a standard tv as much as on a hd tv, then it ain'g worth buying. as far as online fragging goes...no offense, but give it a rest. whats this, like the millionth XBox/360 game that caters ONLY to online fragging? GRAW is a GREAT game to play online: but at least it has a solid single-player mode.
at any rate: yes i did play the Prey demo. however, unlike most people, i don't let the demo of a game (which usually isn't as good as the final product) sway me against buying said game. my reasoning for actually purchasing Prey after playing its also lackluster demo was in the hopes that the final game would be improved. it was not. not really a true loss to me. i know have $35 worth of store credit i can use towards something more worthwhile...like say, Rogue Galaxy, or maybe even Chromehounds.
zypher - 11 Jul 2006 12:35
ign.com gave it a 9.0. gamespot.com gave it a 7.5. played the demo for myself a week ago, and i'm leaning more towards gamespot.com's review. maybe not a as low as 7.5, but DEFINATELY not a 9.0. the demo had some cool effects, like the ability to walk on walls through what i'm assuming is some sort of gravitational shifting technology, and the ability to jump to completely different sections of the map through portals. the gameplay however was bland and lackluster. definately not one of the better shooters available. guess i'm gonna have to wait for GOW for my next fill of trigger greatness.
oh, so now we have "truth police" roaming the site? where in that statement did you read me saying that i wasn't getting the game? i would photo-copy my receipt and post it, but i'm not willing to go through such extremes, as i'm not in the business of proving myself to ANYONE. if you have formulated your own opinion about the game, whether or not i've actually purchased it (which i DID; $64.82 after tax: bought it at aprox. 6 p.m central and traded it in at the same Gamestop minutes before they closed) is irrelevant.
way way too short,no more than 5 hours and while it looks good the hype about online play is only true if you like the "quake" style of play. Me pearsonaly,I perfer battlefield of ghost recon play vs. this type.And more than 10 dollard an hour for single player(what the developers said was the main focus)is just nuts.
Im over 7+ hours in and not done yet. Im happy with how it's going. The expierence is unique, nice to play something out of the norm in the FPS arena! I feel my $70 was well spent on this game.
Outside of Nintendo you will need a HD-TV to truely enjoy the quality you deserve out of your Next-Gen system. I went from playing my 360 on a 14 inch flat screen Magnavox... to a 30 inch Samsung Widescreen HD-TV CRT! and the difference is astonishing. Prey looks f**king amazing on my tv. I hated Perfect Dark on my regular tv but I pulled it back out the other night and Im addicted to it, the visuals on my tv (regardless of how you all feel about the game) got me back into it and has me trying to be the game now.
Also I can't wait to get my broadband internet as I will definatley be taking Prey online! Prey was very much a welcome addition to my FPS collection as it easily should be in everyones!!!!
Im not saying Wii is not Next-Gen just because it don't utilize HD-TV!!!
Im so getting one!!!!!
I found the demo to be a blast, no disappointment whatsoever. I don't expect every game I buy to redefine its genre, just like I enjoy watching crappy low budget comedies by eddie griffin just for a cheap laugh.
For me, Prey was a masterpiece of imagination. I like the whole interactive movie aspect of it, and it kept me on my toes. Full game is on preorder, (i'm in Britain) and i'm looking foward to it.
get your reviews here
Thats cool you bought beat it and traded it in all in the same day cool
i said i BOUGHT it. not sure about you, but i know that i can usually tell how i'm gonna like a game minutes into playing it. hence, minutes into playing Prey i came away with pretty much the same impression as gamespot.com. therefore i made a return trip to Gamestop. but from what i've been reading of its reviews (ign.com included), i probably could've beat it in aprox. 3 hours
i would have to totally disagree with the comments above stating that you should have the same experiance on a standart tv or the game isnt worth buying. The game is much more stimulatiing to the brain when the visual quality is much more vibrant and defined. Since playing games on my 360 on a HDTV rather than games that are in 480p (xbox) the gaming experiance changed dramatically. I can pretty much compare this as i would a black and white tv to a color tv. Nothin like HDTV!
I liked my 360 when I was playing it on my 26 inch standard TV... I love it now that I have a widescreen HDTV! I love the sharpness of the visuals, and the best part is the widescreen... the 360 can be switched to widescreen format and does not stretch the picture like I first expeced. A widescreen view is more natural as our eyesight does not come in square form, but widescreen... more lateral than vertical. Anyway, since I've gotten my 30" widescreen HDTV I have noticed I am pulled into the game a little more dramatically, plus the graphics are better. Gameplay is important, and is of course affected by how you see it (as it would be difficult to play a game blindfolded).
Its a 6 to 8 hour game supposedly if you try and rush through it fast, but whats the point on doing that? Take your time and enjoy the game, take in all the scenery and have a good time. Isnt that what games are about, I dont get why some people just want to get the game over with. This is a very creative and different game that looks fantastic on HD. Anyone that says this game is no good is either uptight or doesnt know what their talking about. I traded Oblivion in towards this game because that game was too slow and overwhelming, overhyped if you ask me and not even as fun as Prey. Go get Prey!
If someone had the maps and was only rushing through then maybe but you'll see most people will be over 10 true hours of "saved" game play. Online gaming is where the money truley is and will be it's becoming less about single story campaign's and more about online teaming etc... It's almost now like the single story is just for practice for online play and eventually it will be more and more like this, maybe some designers wont do this which is good like as in saints row, the online will be fun but I think the single story mode will be the most fun, doing all the cool missions etc...
oh and sony sucks:))
i though this game was good, but i HATE the doom3 engine. so it was going to be hard for me to enjoy anyway...
people seem to forget the MULTIPLAYER when they b1tch about the 5 hours gameplay!
Zypher i dont see what you mean, you played the demo so whyd you buy it the demo was 5 levels and that wasnt enough? This is an awesome game and you really should have given it a chance i liked the demo and the game gets marginally better after the demo its very entertaining and and never really gets boring IMO, but you seriously dont have a crediable opinion on somethin you didnt play through..im not being mean thats just makes a whole lot of sense to me ya know...i play tons of games all day and alot of them dont get you into the game like this one does. I read the Gamespot review and watched the video review and the guy didnt have a clue seriously he said it was linear well yeah just like every FPS, your on a ship and Human Head wasnt boasting about wide open enviorments,IMO i think they were wanting to give the player a sense of urgency and they do it very well and i think the pacing of the game is perfect....thanks
the formula i use to play games typically works. in the case of Prey it didn't. i know (or at least hope) you aren't trying to be mean; but i really don't see what the big deal is if i didn't enjoy the game the same as you did. i give plenty of games and systems plenty of chances: i just follow the phylisophy that if a game isn't good the first 1/2 hour, then it probabaly ain't gonna get any better as you progress. i played 10 minutes of the demo and wasn't impressed. since i don't completely lean on demos when deciding to get a game i went ahead and bought Prey. i know the game didn't get much better than the demo because i played it for about an hour still wasn't impressed. however, thats just my opinion, preference and taste. its not like i'm slamming the 360...after all, GRAW and Oblivion are both too great to pass up...Splinter Cell, Timeshift, GOW etc all look promising. Prey just wasn't my cup of tea, much like i'm quite sure a game such as Rogue Galaxy may not be your cup of tea.
Rogue Galaxy looks awesome
glad you agree. most hardcore 360/fps fans HATE rpg's, or more specifically they hate Japanese-style rpg's; or even more specifically they hate PS2 rpg's. as a fan of Prey i'd just assumed that you liked fps' exclusively, and thus hated Japanese-style PS2 rpgs'. sorry for assuming incorrectly about you. but yes, Rogue Galaxy looks great. it, God of War 2 and FFXII are amongst my most awaited games, right along with the likes of MGS4, Fable 2, Assassins Creed, Splinter Cell Double Agent, Halo 3, Lair etc.
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