Writer Tom Cross gets a bit lost in Prey for the wrong reasons -- he explains where the title revolutionizes, and where it lost its way in its quest to "about something."
Human Head Studios’ Prey is an unusual game. It’s also incredibly old-fashioned. Its mechanics, narrative, and systems all reek of age, even in 2006 when it was released. It certainly isn’t unique because of its general plot: its tale of alien invasion and abduction is a well-trodden one, especially among video games.