Honestly, as fun as prey looks, this is a pretty crappy Mimic disguise.
Prey is going to let you turn into a roll of toilet paper.
And yeah, I know, my pun was terrible. I don’t regret it.
Upcoming Bethesda title Prey puts you in the shoes of Morgan Yu, a man trapped on a space station who is tasked with saving humanity from an alien race. One of the alien varieties you will fight is the Mimic, a weird, spider-like creature that has the ability to take on the form of any inanimate object it sees. As the story progresses, Yu gains the power of the Mimic- he can turn into pretty much any object in the game, including toilet paper.
The ability looks like it’s going to be very versatile. Demos show players using the Mimic ability to reach areas they wouldn’t otherwise be able to. Yu can move around when he’s mimicking another object, which lets him roll through small gaps as a coffee mug or, yes, a roll of toilet paper. The mimic game mechanic is novel and looks like it’s going to help make Prey one of the best games of the year.