This game breaks the mold of your garden variety "shoot everything that moves" shooters that are shoved down our throats these days. The game dares to be different, but it's a shame that most gamers prefer the stale Battlefield, Call Of Duty, and other games. Seriously, all these games are anymore are just a new weapons and map pack that the companies push out once a year for sixty dollars, and people only buy them for the multiplayer. Shoot me down if you want, but if you do, you're only deluding yourself. All ranting aside, Prey is unique in a few ways, such as walking on walls and ceilings, a spirit walk mechanic, using portals (this was before Portal, mind you) and no real in game death. You read that right; you don't die. See, dying is supposed to be a punishment for failing. But let's be honest here, that interrupts the flow of the story. Prey decided to go a different route; when Tommy (the protagonist) loses all of his health, he is taken to a mini game where he must shoot down spirit birds to get back health and spirit energy. Red ones give health, and blue ones give energy. This way, you don't get sent back to the last checkpoint and have to replay parts of the story you've already seen just to get back to where you were. Speaking of, there are no checkpoints, the game lets you save whenever you want, so it's a good game to sit down and play if you only have a few minutes. The weapons variety is nice. You start with your wrench for a melee weapon, but that gets obsolete very quickly; you only need to do dispatch a handful of enemies until you get your first gun, then you never even need it anymore. Your first gun is a smaller machine gun that replenishes a small amount of ammo when you run out. That's just one example of the guns Prey has to offer. The story is cool too. Tommy is a Cherokee on a reservation who wants nothing to do with said reservation, and he wants out. Sadly, his girlfriend and grandfather do not. Then, aliens invade and Tommy must save everyone, and eventually Earth. As good as this game is, it's sad to see it didn't get a sequel, or at least more recognition. It got swept under the rug, like all the modern shooters that dare to offer personality and a protagonist other than silent, nameless, soldier 2047. The game is good, and since you can pick it up for just a bit more than a buck, you're saving yourself money on a game that's worth a darn. If you're into shooters, check it out. Final note: THE POSSESSED CHILDREN FIGHTS ARE REALLY SCARY FOR A GAME THAT'S NOT A HORROR GAME!
yes: I recommend this product