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Topic: Prey Hands-On: A Love Letter from Arkane Studios to BioShock...
Steve Farrelly
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Location: Sydney, New South Wales

We recently took Arkane Studios' reimagining of the Prey IP out for a space station spin and found, among some very awesome gameplay, that the game is definitely taking some great cues from some very, very great games, while also forging its own identity. And it's definitely something you want on your radar this year.

Here's a snippet from our time with the game (video preview incoming, too):
For fear of spoilers, because the game’s intro is very, very cool, I’ll leave out just how you begin your adventure, but I’d be remiss not to at least explain that Prey as a reimagined IP wears its heart(s) on its sleeve. This is very much a love letter to System Shock and BioShock, to Portal and even to Dead Space. It’s even a bit of a love letter to Arkane Studios itself, and the game’s intro heavily reflects the influence of the games mentioned above to a point where the BioShock influence is almost a bit *too* heavy. However, as with all Arkane products, the game very quickly comes into its own and the systems you realise you have at your disposal become the real launching point for your experience, and that experience is very much decided upon by you, the player, and just how you want to play Prey.
Click here for our in-depth Prey hands-on preview.
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