I was tempted to jump on the steam sale this week for 15 bucks, but I'll take it for less. I'll prime it, and play in this weekend!
It's not like I have a lot of free time during this week, so a delay is fine. If Prey turns out to be better than the repetitive Dishonored series, then I'll have hope for Deathloop being a decent game.
It may not be your cup for tea, but for this System Shock junkie - it hit the right buttons. Not completely perfect, but the vibe of being on a station with all the madness going on is great. Oh, and a delightful ever-present background of messing with your mind, wondering what is really going on.
If you liked any *shock games, you'll probably enjoy it.
THIS is Prey, THIS is how video games SHOULD be made: https://www.kinguin.net/category/14608/prey-2006-steam-cd-key/?r=26060
I thought it was a satisfying game - a good mix of shoot-em-up, sneak-em-up, character development, puzzle solving, carrot chasing, and an open world that has enough plot to keep me thinking.
But I hated the DLC from the moon.
Oh man, that's awesome. I had no idea that the original Prey could still be purchased since it had been removed from Steam. Now if I could only find Wolfenstein (2009) I could fill both of those voids in my collection.
The new Prey is a great game, but they should have come up with a different title for it so that people who loved the original Prey didn't expect anything resembling a true sequel or remake of it. As PhaseNoise pointed out, it has more in common with System Shock than anything else IMO.