Prey 2 Looks Great, Almost Nothing Like Prey

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#101 Posted by Mumrik (1077 posts) -

What the..?

Did they feel that Prey had a big enough name that doing this instead of giving it a new name made sense?

#102 Posted by Strife777 (1519 posts) -

Why don't they just call it something else. It doesn't seem anything like Prey, except for "alien". Anyways, seems like it could be interesting if done right.

#103 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

The REAL measure of this game's quality, though--will you be fucking blue aliens, or green ones?

#104 Posted by pwnmachine (396 posts) -
@Mesoian:

Dude you must not get much pussy eh?
#105 Posted by Vrikk (895 posts) -

First Prey was good, but really short. I think I beat it in about 3 hours.

#106 Posted by SkinnyBlue (320 posts) -

This got me interested. I was ready to write off Prey 2 before I even knew anything about it, but it sounds like it's going to be a lot more fleshed out and engaging than the first game.

#107 Posted by blaakmawf (543 posts) -

Color me interested.

#108 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -

Wow, I somehow missed this earlier. This really makes the game sound awesome, such an interesting concept. 

#109 Posted by project343 (2817 posts) -

Love love love love it.

#110 Posted by Marz (5648 posts) -

are they trying to make Deus Ex with aliens?

#111 Posted by Dredlockz (346 posts) -
@Marz said:
" are they trying to make Deus Ex with aliens? "
Deus Ex + aliens = Star Wars
#112 Posted by EgoCheck616 (782 posts) -

Preyoshock.

Bioprey.



Origins.
#113 Edited by sommer.derek@gmail.com (30 posts) -

so i looked at my gamertag and i have every single player achievement of prey.....I dont remember playing it at all. I remember playing king kong, but i didn't remember that i even played prey until i looked.

#114 Posted by chickdigger802 (501 posts) -

Art looks like mass effect 2.

open world ME... yum.

#115 Posted by teh_destroyer (3566 posts) -

hope bewbies are involved.............

Online
#116 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Officially interested. Linear shooters are so boring.

#117 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -
@Marz said:
" are they trying to make Deus Ex with aliens? "
Didn't Deus Ex already have aliens? I know Invisible Wars had them at least...
#118 Posted by iWonder (454 posts) -

Shoemaker's really kicking it with these articles. Two super-thorough ones in a row!



#119 Posted by Marz (5648 posts) -
@Vodun said:
" @Marz said:
" are they trying to make Deus Ex with aliens? "
Didn't Deus Ex already have aliens? I know Invisible Wars had them at least... "
if your talking bout the Omar, they were just heavily biomodified people to the point where they don't resemble a normal person anymore.
#120 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -
@Marz said:
" @Vodun said:
" @Marz said:
" are they trying to make Deus Ex with aliens? "
Didn't Deus Ex already have aliens? I know Invisible Wars had them at least... "
if your talking bout the Omar, they were just heavily biomodified people to the point where they don't resemble a normal person anymore. "
Nah, there were actual "greys". Remember finding them in some form of science lab where there were being tests performed on 'em. Think they had telepathic attacks or some such, a real bitch to kill.
#121 Posted by Marz (5648 posts) -
@Vodun said:
" @Marz said:
" @Vodun said:
" @Marz said:
" are they trying to make Deus Ex with aliens? "
Didn't Deus Ex already have aliens? I know Invisible Wars had them at least... "
if your talking bout the Omar, they were just heavily biomodified people to the point where they don't resemble a normal person anymore. "
Nah, there were actual "greys". Remember finding them in some form of science lab where there were being tests performed on 'em. Think they had telepathic attacks or some such, a real bitch to kill. "
oh your right, totally forgot bout that part.  
#122 Posted by Rekt_Hed (848 posts) -

 soooooooooo Mass Prey-effect 2!?

#123 Posted by sjolle (165 posts) -

well its reasuring that its nothing like the first game '' prey'' ... but what i don't get is...

why would you take a name with a bad reputation and then make a sequal .... if it is THAT difrent then why not call it something else

there is nothing to gain from building onto the name ''prey''

''prey'' is something you do not talk about ... annyone who's played it would agree

#124 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2493 posts) -

so what is this? Mirror's Edge meets Elder Scrolls meets Deus Ex?
sounds good to me!

#125 Posted by Eyz (451 posts) -

I knew this was comin'...since nobody from the original staff was back on this one...
Ugh..

#126 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@Dredlockz said:
" @Marz said:
" are they trying to make Deus Ex with aliens? "
Deus Ex + aliens = Star Wars "
Haha, what? No.
#127 Posted by Poki3 (525 posts) -
@PixelGorilla:  @awesomeusername:
I guess I would prefer it if the game was named something different. I mean, Prey 2 implies connections to Prey 1, but those connections seem pretty slim and downright forced at spots. As a fan of the original Prey all these articles that say this is a totally different game in a different setting, different gameplay, different protagonist and I wonder why is this called Prey 2.
If you're making a sequel to something, I would think that you're catering to your pre-established fan base first. This looks like it's not going to do that like at all. And no, I also don't like the fact that pretty mush every Final Fantasy game has nothing in common with each other anymore.

Tommy's story was wrapped up in the first Prey, but... well not spoiling the ending, but it made me really want to get Prey 2. These articles make it sound like they're going to shoehorn Tommy into this just because they have to. "Oh, he'll be there... somewhere... eventually...".
#128 Posted by FlipperDesert (2083 posts) -

Someone said Blade Runner so I came here, what's up guys?

#129 Posted by PenguinDust (12491 posts) -

Sounds cool.  I wonder how it will compare to Deus Ex Human Revolution because I'm getting the same vib from Brad's write-up. 

#130 Posted by taybinator (10 posts) -

Crazy, I wouldn't have expected this direction.


I hope they have the budget to pull it off.

I'm surprised there is a sequel at all.  I thought Prey was considered a flop.
#131 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@Brad: Holy shit, this looks great. It's like a weird cross between Half-Life, Deus Ex and the Star Wars prequels.

Can't wait.
#132 Posted by skinnyman (186 posts) -

I just went from don't-really-care to super-excited in the course of 5 minutes. Awesome writeup Bradley.

#133 Posted by steve86uk (42 posts) -

I don't know what to make of this. As a pretty big prey fan I was hugely excited at the announcement of Prey 2. Reading this kind of dissapoints me. It does sound like it could be a great game but at the same time I was hoping for an actual sequel to Prey as there was a bit of a cliff hanger at the end that I figured would be the basis for a new Prey game. I'm hoping that it gets explained when we come across Tommy in Prey 2.

#134 Edited by HyperionXR (273 posts) -
@sjolle:  Agreed. It doesn't follow the "new IP's are risky, so keep adding onto an established franchise" train of thought, because the first Prey was a flop. The game seems very interesting, but I almost think they'd be better off with a whole new title and shed anything to do with Prey.

What does having the same initial invasion contribute to the story at all? Or having Tommy appear for that matter. Come to think of it, this game seems more like a Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter sequel than anything to do with Prey. Haha.

Stupid name. Cool looking game.
#135 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

This is really strange, all these Prey OGs coming out of the woodwork. You'd think they'd be happy that an underperforming game they apparently loved is getting a sequel.

#136 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1788 posts) -

Wait, is that a Twi'lek?

#137 Posted by ConstantRa1n (293 posts) -

I actually loved the first Prey. The concept of Prey 2 meshed with scifi narrative sandbox style of  gameplay has me intrigued. Looking forward to this and possible Blade Runner sequels.

#138 Posted by chilipeppersman (1159 posts) -
@wrecks said:
" So they're using the name for Marketing only. Sounds pretty cool, but have some balls and start a new IP.   "
yea wtf? why make a game so unrelated to the game its supposed to be representing, when you could make a new series? having a tommy cameo would just be icing on the cake. still looks like a stellar game,, no matter what the name. Looking forward to more coverage of this.
#139 Edited by Zabant (1236 posts) -

Without the prey name and being a new IP this would be nothing but people saying "Mass Effect wannabe"

Part of me thinks they kept the name to avoid such comparisons. Considering prey is much older and the prey name has been around since the 90's this would stop any comments about riding the coattails of mass effect.
#140 Edited by bybeach (4784 posts) -

Actually it occurs to me they can flange this to the first Prey pretty well. Tommy's options were wide open, and it even makes sense you run into him. It also works for other reasons, including maturing the Prey universe beyond the origonal confining storyline, That they get away from the first Prey game is good, but II will miss the portals and the overtly body function fetish ship design. But that can be explained away with the fact that was reflective one or a few Alien races out of many, and that the technology was particular to them. Sphincters shitting on you and creatures running out of vagina's, just an evil alien ship design, happens every time you let these assholes draw a blueprint for a ship meant for processing and eating ppl. The whole Prey universe isn't like that, though obviously not all are angels, either. And that's why you need bounty hunters and even returning ppl. like Tommy whose dead old lady bitches at him from beyond the grave every time he looks at a Tartarus hottie or a Centauri galaxy 3 boober. Well, that part may become NPC. As for the ME2 shadow, IDK, I think there is room, look at how many games concern themselves with dragons or post apocalyptic societies, there's room, as long as it is well done. And there is hint of a good start even in that one trailer I have seen at GB.
#141 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2483 posts) -
@Green_Incarnate said:
" Wait, is that a Twi'lek? "
I was just thinking the same thing!
#142 Edited by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

Why are people mentioning Mass Effect? This is trying to avoid the constant corridor shooting of shit like that. Everything else (the various alien races and whatnot) is hardly native to Mass Effect.

Red Dead Redemption meets Blade Runner is all I need to know. I couldn't have cared less about a sequel to Prey until reading this so I'm totally hyped.

#143 Posted by ultimatepunchrod (336 posts) -

i read about this in PTOM and now Mr. Shoemaker's post makes me want to play it even more. im looking forward to this one.

#144 Posted by chronicsmoke (996 posts) -

I LOVED the first prey,its kinda dissapointing to see the direction their taking with the sequel but at the same time it looks like its gonna be alot of fun to play

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