Monday, September 28, 2009
So I'm probably the world's slowest video gamer. I just beat Assassin's Creed over the summer...the sequel comes out in two months. The FIRST Gears of War is still sitting in my queue for crying out loud, the sequel has been out forever. Now, the good news to my slow gaming habits is that I can usually pick up on great games for next to nothing. When I get ready for Gears of War 2 for example, it'll be around $20 bucks, or less.
I was killing time in the video game store the other day, waiting to go to lunch with the missus and I saw this metal-boxed "deluxe" edition on the used rack. I had heard about Prey, a first-person sci-fi shooter that had quite the résumé behind it.
I picked up the "deluxe" Halo 3 a while back, and along with the tin box, it came with an art book, Prey did as well. It's a nifty, little fake leather sketchbook with tons of pages of color and BW art from the game, including a lot of concept sketches and the like.
Some of the art...
Good sci-fi inspiration lies within...
As I pulled out the books it came with I was kinda surprised to see what else was in the box; two nicely detailed 40mm sci-fi minis! I've heard of Prey before, not much, and I didn't know anything about the deluxe edition, and I certainly didn't know it had figs in it!
The figs are sculpted pretty well and there was zero flash on them. They're hefty, sizing in solidly at 40mm, and they've got good detail. The human is your character from the game, a Native American in casual dress, hip-shooting an alien blaster. The bad guy looks to be some kind of bio-mechanical thug with a Geiger-esque head, shouldering some type of energy weapon. Even their bases have deck-plating moulded on.
The same type of critter the alien figure is
and the best part of all...
So, I may be a slow gamer, but slow and steady wins the race. I picked up this whole package for six bucks! I haven't even played the game yet, and from what the reviews are saying, it's a fun weekend blaster, offering some innovative tricks and gorgeous visuals, but little else. Even if I only get a few hours of enjoyment out of it, I got the cool art book, and a couple of sweet looking 40mm sci-fi minis too. I'd say that was six bucks well spent!