Prey Invasion - Detailed FPS Review
Here is my detailed review, using IGNs basis for game reviewing:
The game Prey Invasion's presentation is pretty basic. Not too glamorous at all. But the game speaks for itself. The story is your average lover story....but with the Prey twist. Meaning, you fight alien things to save some chick. I, who has never played the orignial, did not think much of the story. Where it gets good, is the Spirit Realm stuff. It is presented nicely gameplay-wise. More details in next sections.
On the iPod Touch/iPhone, the graphics are nothing we haven't seen yet. They are impressive, but I have seen better. The level graphics aren't bad, but the enemies look fantastic....for the most part. The FPS guns look good graphics-wise, but I dont like the designs they chose. There are some parts where they got lazy with the graphics, but hey, they did a nice job!
So far, this is the only big disappointment. The gun sound effects are all the same, and they each sound like crap in different pitches. I don't know if the maker realises it, but sounds are VERY important. The voice acting itself was ok, but the sounds were too low quality, along with the aliens. The music, however, wasn't too bad. It fit at the right moments and didn't annoy me at all. Still, the sound quality of ALL sounds is very low.
This is where my review gets better In Prey Invasion, they took the basic control scheme of all of our iPod FPSs. Yes it sucks. However, these guys took the time to say, "Let's try something new with this." And it worked. Not only did they make all the controls highly customizable, but they made a better way to shoot also. The TapShoot function totally makes up for the impossible-to-get-an-enemy-in-the-crosshairs thing...as in all FPSs with this control scheme. Great job on the controls. You took something bad, and threw it in iFPS Online and Half Dead's faces.
The actual smoothness and fun factors of the gameplay are great also. The game runs incredibly smooth, except when you go through doors. But its not a huge problem. The funness of the game is almost amazing. This game delivers one of those "Nows the part where I have to look for something for 20 minutes things" as in all hated FPSs, but the huge amount of enemies makes up for it, just wish there were more. The Spirit Realm thing is what got me the most. It's an interesting twist to the game I've never seen in any FPS before, and would not want to tell you all about it. Its a cool way to revive yourself...in a way. It makes the game highly unique and original.
Aaah. Well, after you beat the game, theres not going to be anything to do except play it again. But don't think this is another Hill Billy rip-off. The levels in this game are LONG. Only 5 though. I'm still on the first Hopefully, they update this section of the game.
Prey Invasion is by far, so far, the best single-player FPS on the touch released. It is incredibly unique and original and works very nicely with the device. Still, realize this game doesn't have much of competition, seeing as all other FPSs suck. I comepletely love this game and look forward to the twists and turns of the Prey universe. At $2.99, anyone whos a fan of the genre should not pass up this deal.
Still....can't wait to get my hands on LiveFire
EDIT (read this its important):
Ok...turns out what I thought was the first level, was actually the last. This game is short. Not too short, but not long at all. Still love the game but it said "To be continued" at the end. If they make a sequel instead of an update I will be greatly disappointed. My rating has been changed to:
Last edited by Vinny554; 06-10-2009 at 08:51 PM..