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  • Summary: Praey for the Gods is a brutal journey set on a desolate frozen island, where your only chance of survival is to destroy the very gods you believe in.

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Praey For The Gods: Fighting A Dragon | PAX West 2019
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jan 18, 2022
    85
    Praey for the Gods is another showcase of what a small team can accomplish when a far larger team won’t. While the controls can be occasionally floaty, the pure enjoyment of tackling these puzzle monsters is an absolute joy. Don’t sleep on this one – it’s worth your time.
  2. Jan 24, 2022
    76
    Well-made homage to the classic Shadow of the Colossus, yet without its emotional depth, but with impressively clever boss fights.
  3. Dec 27, 2021
    65
    Praey for the Gods is a passionate homage to Shadow of the Colossus made by a team of just three persons. The experience is necessarily derivative but the boss fights certainly have their reasons: they are challenging and exciting although sometimes frustrating.
  4. Jan 25, 2022
    65
    The way the game approaches presenting its story is a bit weak. Altogether it feels like the studio is trying to preserve the feeling and the legacy of the Shadow of the Colossus but is lacking experience. Despite its weaker sides, Praey for the Gods is a game worth playing and supporting its developers. Especially if you like pain and suffering…
  5. Jan 24, 2022
    60
    A game that combines ideas from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Shadow of the Colossus sounds like something PC players desperately needed. Unfortunately, the three-person team behind Praey for the Gods bit off more than it could chew. The game’s survival elements are tiresome, while boss encounters are decent but plagued by many flaws. Overall, it’s a barely solid copy of Team Ico’s cult classic
  6. Edge Magazine
    Jan 27, 2022
    40
    With all the weaknesses of its beloved inspiration and precious few of its strengths, Praey For The Gods- much like its protagonist - consistently struggles to retain its grip. [Issue#368, p.114]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 23, 2022
    10
    This game considering its humble origins is absolutely mind blowing yes there are times that the game stumbles however i would certainlyThis game considering its humble origins is absolutely mind blowing yes there are times that the game stumbles however i would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in it Expand
  2. Jan 27, 2022
    10
    Feels like playing an updated version of Shadow of the Colossus with some survival elements added to have something more to do as you travelFeels like playing an updated version of Shadow of the Colossus with some survival elements added to have something more to do as you travel between encounters.

    Lots of secrets to discover for the curious and epic boss fights. The game is on the short side and can be finished in around 10h but it is priced accordingly so I don't see that as a problem
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  3. Feb 21, 2023
    9
    The unofficial successor to shadow of the colossus is an interesting game with 7 unique bosses. Unfortunately, the graphics and controls areThe unofficial successor to shadow of the colossus is an interesting game with 7 unique bosses. Unfortunately, the graphics and controls are not the best, but it's still a lot of fun! Expand
  4. Feb 5, 2022
    7
    For an open-world game made by a small indie studio of only three people, Præy for the Gods has the makings of a potentially brilliantFor an open-world game made by a small indie studio of only three people, Præy for the Gods has the makings of a potentially brilliant adventure game, but is ultimately weighed down by somewhat ambitious game design.

    At its core, the game feels like a Breath of the Wild clone. In spite of what the trailers lead you to believe, it is NOT a Souls-like—you do not engage in any epic boss battles. Instead, the bosses are designed to be taken down by having the player climb onto their bodies to "attack" certain weak points while trying not to fall off. And by "attack", I mean more like triggering a damage event by repeatedly activating some pedestals.

    The sluggish movement and high amounts of damage weigh on the game's enjoyment. The game seems to be best enjoyed on a normal difficulty and not a hard one, and there is no way to adjust the difficulty setting once it is locked in. Health points are not the primary concern in this game; stamina is. Some of the bosses are creative and fun to play against while others can be annoyingly tedious due to faulty, unpolished design.

    In short, Præy for the Gods is a rough gem that might be worth a play if you enjoy open-world adventure games. Sadly, I cannot recommend it at its current price point, as it is a short, unmemorable game. The developers had an idea for what they wanted to achieve with the game, but were not sure how to balance it all together. Although there is a vast world to explore, the game suffers from a common case of being "large but empty."

    On the upside though, the game is incredibly optimized and loads virtually instantly.
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