Recently I tried out the Prey
demo. Prey is the new shooter created by Human Head
studios and 3D Realms
. (BTW: A nice theory about Duke Nukem Forever: it will be based on WinFS
, which now has been delayed nearly as often as DNF, and this explains everything ;)]
It seems to be using the Doom3 engine as game engine and looks pretty good, even when using not so up-to-date hardware like I do. Basically, it's just a first person shooter with the same old story: Aliens kidnapped your girl (plus your grandfather), and you've got to save her as well as mankind. (I made the last thing up because it wasn't revealed in the demo, but I bet the story will turn out like this, I would be surprised otherwise.) They've put some nice ideas into there, for example a scene where you are minimized to a few centimeters and may walk on a model of a planet which is just a bit bigger than you and has its center of gravity correctly in the center of the mini-planet. I have the vague impression that I've seen something like this in another game already, but I don't remember which, and it was fun anyway. The game also has other features like a ghost mode where you can leave your body as spirit and walk through energy barriers for example, gravity gangways and modificators which make you walk on walls and ceilings of rooms and portals, like - already described - Santostefano Giovanni recreated as Irrlicht addon
After all, the demo was nice and entertaining. But I'm not going to buy that game. Why? It bored me nevertheless. Maybe I'm too old for ego shooters already. Maybe because it's a stupid shooter with some additional toy features and I've seen enough of them already.