The July launch is early access, which we usually don’t put on these lists. But it looks cool!
We can dream.
Good point, thanks!
These are all amazing.
It is a very good soundtrack.
Yeah I found the controls a little tricky, I wonder how they’ll be on console.
The number of times I have accidentally scorched my own cards, jeez...
No spoilers in the trailer!
Look, we’re all committed now. This is happening.
I started getting radiation poisoning and figured it would kill me, but I don’t know! I’m going to make a ton of health kits and anti-rad pills and try.
You can turn it down to ‘easy,’ but I found easy pretty tough at times, to tell the truth. There’s lots of ways to avoid combat if you’re clever/thoughtful, though, so even when it felt tough, I never felt like I was stuck because I wasn’t good enough.
I boot off an SSD but run games on my hard drive. The two-step load screens (where it loads and then you have to click to confirm) threw me too. I kept checking my phone and forgetting to click.
As far as I can tell the in-game counter doesn’t count reloads, so I played longer than the game says. Some of that was also sitting in pause menus, though I tried to account for that.
As we wrote about on the site, it’s really a game that’s not for rushing through, especially on a deadline. I don’t think I’ve had an experience quite like that before—usually I feel like I can focus on the main story and still know what a game is, but with Prey it’s such a different game when you go slow than when…
I tried that but chickened out. Did it work??
Yeah, it’s...tense, but not scary, per se.
We can’t all be as badass as Kirk! That said, I am coming around to the ‘no objective markers’ thing. They sometimes give me a false sense of where things are (especially regarding side quests) and by focusing on them I think I haven’t learned the environment as well as I liked. I’m too scared to turn them off at this…
That’s a great tip! When I found the security station with the people at first I didn’t realize you could only select one at a time, and I spent a tediously long time clicking on every name, thinking they’d all show up as quests. Whoops!
Honestly as is I think it’s amazing; I’ve seldom run into bugs, never run into something that felt unfinished, and each new update has only made it better. The sandbox pretty much feels finished to me, with story mode just being a cool new feature. So if you’re interested in survival games I’d definitely say to check…