Well, the wife passed out early last night, so instead of watching Twin Peaks: The Return, I finished up Prey.
All in all, I really enjoyed it. I especially loved the Art Bell radio segments you can find. They do a fantastic job anchoring the game in a specific time and place. Towards the end I found myself really struggling with ammo shortages and dying a lot. I also think it's respawn system really impinged my ability to "figure out" it's encounter design. I was never forced to get good at dispatching certain foes, and even when I tried to, the ammo at my disposal or the encounter design never quite felt conducive to puzzling out strats. It's level transitions got extremely samey towards the end too.
That all said, I loved it's level design and puzzles. It had some really impactful boss fights too. I'm bummed it never got a proper sequel. Reading about the one they had planned, I'd have loved to see it. Ah well.
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Win98 - Pentium III 1000, GF2 GTS, SBLive CT4760
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