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Prey Demo

As promised, the demo for Prey is now available, offering a sample of Human Head's imminent first-person shooter. Word is: "Defy the law of nature with gravity flipping, a feature that allows you to walk on ceilings and turns deathmatch mode upside-down. Explore unreachable areas with wall walking, and transport from one sphere to another through space-bending portals. With all these unique gameplay elements, you don't want to miss this highly anticipated FPS demo!" The demo premiered on GameSpot (registration required), and is mirrored on 3D Gamers, Computer Games, Filecloud, FileNuts, FileShack, Fragland.net, Gameguru Mania, Gamer's Hell, Gameworld Network, GameZ, PreyFiles.com, Strategy Informer, VGPRO, and Worthplaying.

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182. Finally played it. Jul 3, 2006, 00:31 Ant
 
Great demo. I actually liked it. The orientation got confusing too, but it was fun. It ran nicely on my old GeForce 6800 (AGP; 128 MB) card due to DOOM 3 engine. I am not sure if I will get the full game due to other games and busy life.  
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181. It's how long?! Jun 29, 2006, 02:23 kat
 
So, the "prey is short rumour" isn't believed by anyone anymore, right? Because it's wrong

There's a couple of posts from Human Head on the official forums that hint at the demo containing less than 7% of the overall content of the game. They also hint that there's a lot in store from a gameplay point of view as well.


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180. Re: Easily amused Jun 28, 2006, 18:17 Deno
 
So, the "prey is short rumour" isn't believed by anyone anymore, right? Because it's wrong

 
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179. Re: Question Jun 28, 2006, 09:37 AhrimaaN
 
If you watch the new video on gamespot you actually see that the kids start attacking you and you have no option but to kill them back

So if you find the idea of murderous kiddies not for you - Prey ain't gonna be your cup of tea

 
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178. Re: Question Jun 27, 2006, 16:16 The Truth
 
Birds fly around, if you do nothing they fly through you, after three birds you go back to the real world, and your health is at ~80%.

If you shoot at the birds with your bow, after five or so birds, you go back to the real world with your health at ~80%. So what's the difference?


I found a hole in the ground and just jumped into it, that took me back to the real world, cant remember with how much health though.

Its a fun game, will I buy it? im not sure, maybe, have to see if I manage to get my DS Lite back.

The scene with the girl I watched while in spirit mode, so it didnt make much sense to me, maybe because I didnt hear the audio to it either, im not sure.

Also the comment about getting used to different engines? I know exactly what you mean, it takes a few minutes to grow accustom to each engine and accept the characters etc for being 'real'

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177. No subject Jun 26, 2006, 20:05 Masa
 
I finally got around to playing this demo today. It has got me wanting to buy the full game, but I'm still wondering if we already saw all the cool stuff in the game via the demo. I'm still going to wait for a full review from someone here.

 
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176. No subject Jun 26, 2006, 17:01 Hump
 
The voice you hear seems to be the embodiment of the ship. In one of the trailers you see it offering Tommy the chance to join them:

http://www.gametrailers.com/downloadnew.php?id=10703

his Grandfather also mentions "there will be consequences" to his choosing to take vengeance against the main alien so maybe the kid scene is part of the bigger picture.


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175. No subject Jun 26, 2006, 03:09 cronik
 
This demo is so hot.

 
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174. Re: voice Jun 26, 2006, 00:54 John
 
I nearly died once after getting the spirit ability and it took me to some weird place that had the same kind of spirit that killed the girl. They're some sorta evil spirits apparently.  
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173. Re: voice Jun 25, 2006, 23:22 Beamer
 
The voice clearly says something along the lines of "These spirits were not seen until you arrived. Interesting."

You brought something evil on the ship with you, most likely when you died.
Meaning you'll be fighting more than aliens.

And what better way to show just how evil these spirits are than to have on possess a child and make the child kill another? With superhuman strength no less.

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172. Re: voice Jun 25, 2006, 23:14 sponge
 
In that case, why not show the child being tortured, then raped, then murdered, then show her dead body being raped again.

So would you NOT be offended if adults were getting raped, murdered, and raped again?

No. You're just using hyperbole to prove a point, and it's not true.

 
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171. Re: No subject Jun 25, 2006, 22:39 Enahs
 
but to just throw in something like that doesn't help in the current climate of politicians using games like this as fodder for their witch hunt.

If you do not do something only because you are afraid a politician will cause trouble then they have already won.


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170. ... Jun 25, 2006, 22:27 theyarecomingforyou
 
I'm sure the killing will be explained as the game goes on, as it is related to the voice you keep hearing. But really it didn't seem that bad to me, though it's obviously the strongest scene in the demo.

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169. No subject Jun 25, 2006, 22:13 Hump
 
In the context of the demo the kid's scene was just gratuitous. I'm all for senseless violence in a game but with Prey its supposedly telling a deep story and without some frame of reference it just looked like it was put there as shock value. This is an alien ship, not the fucking Amityville horror we're talking about. If it serves a purpose to the story down the road then fine, but to just throw in something like that doesn't help in the current climate of politicians using games like this as fodder for their witch hunt.

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168. Re: voice Jun 25, 2006, 18:32 Beamer
 
In that case, why not show the child being tortured, then raped, then murdered, then show her dead body being raped again.

Too creepy.
And doesn't demonstrate the sudden violence that the main characters death seems to have unleashed in the ship.


How, exactly, do you play ultra violent FPS games if you're so opposed to anything bad happening to/by children?
Is there some magical age where it becomes ok?
Are you ok with beating some people senseless with wrenches and seeing old men tortured yet young children suddenly makes all the difference in the world?

Why should the line be drawn exactly where you want it?

And how can you call yourself "seenitall" if clearly you haven't. The name would imply that nothing can bother you. But HH seems to have done just that.

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167. Re: voice Jun 25, 2006, 17:09 seenitall
 

In that case, why not show the child being tortured, then raped, then murdered, then show her dead body being raped again.

Wouldn't that be even creepier?

 
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166. Re: voice Jun 25, 2006, 13:49 JaZeeL
 
What was the point of that scene anyways?

That's what they want you to ask

 
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165. Re: voice Jun 25, 2006, 12:41 John
 
What was the point of that scene anyways? What happened to that girl to change her? Thats the only time they show a human doing something evil. Although, she was more like a ghost/spirit by then.  
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164. Re: voice Jun 25, 2006, 10:39 Beamer
 
I don't think it was necessary to show children being murdered though, also to have one child murdering another.

Why?

Would it have been as creepy/effective if it was two people in their 30s?

No.

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163. voice Jun 25, 2006, 07:10 seenitall
 

I didn't mind the voice acting really. They did it with the same kind of humor as "Evil Dead2"/"Army of darkness". And the quality of the acting was good (it could have been much much worse).

Also it's not bad for a change after playing so many FPS where the character never says anything. I think that's just as weird if not weirder than a few comments here and there.


I don't think it was necessary to show children being murdered though, also to have one child murdering another.

 
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