Friday, June 12, 2009
Scratch That Shooter Itch
If you need some shooter fun for your 360, and can't wait for ODST, then consider dropping a few dollars on Prey. The game, which came out in 2006, is your standard first-person shooter. Sort of. You play a Cherokee who has been kidnapped by aliens and taken to their orbiting space ship. This is a gruesome place where humans are gutted and drained and used for food. Everything has an ewwy, squishy look to it and even some of the weapons are disgusting. And some of the walls vomit. But don't be disuaded, this is a good shooter that adds some new touches (portals, no dying, gravity reversals) that will be refreshing to the jaded fans of the genre. Which is just about everyone.
One of the big pluses is that you should be able to pick it up for under $20. I found mine at the Superstore last year for $15. Now that I am finally getting around to playing it, I've found out that there is a heck of a lot of gameplay for the money. But, don't expect to enjoy the multiplayer. It's there, but nobody is playing. Except me. Like 5-year olds playing soccer, 360 owners move en masse from game to game, leaving old multiplayer servers quiet and lonely.
For a more in depth review, check out Garnett Lee's Prey review from 1UP.com.
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