When the terror is this good, every critic writes all the praises they can in their own blood as they bleed out from horrible wounds. Thanks, Prey.
Although our own coverage is still in the works, games journalists across the board love the new Prey game. The game is being called a masterpiece, and a more fully-realized set of the ideas put forth in previous games like Bioshock and Dishonored. When players awaken on board the Talos 1, it all begins in earnest. The terror, the survival, and the eventual alien-robotic superpowers at your fingertips are nothing to shake a stick at. Not that there are a lot of random sticks floating around in space.
In celebration of their success in scaring the pants off everyone, developer Arkane Studios has put out a new trailer for Prey. This new trailer packs a whole bunch of new praise, on top of the atmosphere we’ve been getting happily exposed to for some time now.
In Prey, players awaken in the shoes of Morgan Yu, an explorer on the Talos 1 who finds that his ship has been run amok by a horrific and powerful alien life form. Yu is tasked with taking the destructive force down. More importantly still, he must stop it from finding its way to earth, and to humanity as a whole. Yu starts out armed with nothing more than whatever he can find on the ship to defend himself with. By the end, though, things are going to get a lot weirder in the fight against the Typhon threat.
Prey is out on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC right now. Arkane has touted it as an “open-space station game,” meaning players get free exploration as they survive, hunt, and are hunted. Mixing sensibilities from Dishonored to Bioshock, the quest of Morgan Yu is getting praise from all corners, and is basically begging to be played.