Bioshock… The first one
Well I have officially completed Bioshock. Yeah it took me a while cause I actually didn’t buy it until mid last year. Anyway I would have to say it’s a good game. It’s debatable whether it’s just as awesome as all of the reviews are for it. Good, not amazing but definitely good.
Some things I loved about it:
Story. It was well written and I liked the way that you learned about everything through recordings rather than some NPC telling you what has happened. Makes you feel alone in the game. Unfortunately the major plot twist was quite obvious within the first quarter of the game. It doesn’t detract too much but it’s been done before… many times.
Weapons. Loved the steampunk style weaponry and upgrades. visually impressive with some weapons quite unique to the game. Plasmids would pretty much be considered weaponry and these are what make the gameplay unique. I loved electrocuting enemies that were roaming around in pools. Also the telekinesis was great when you used it in conjunction with explosive canisters. Fun times.
Puzzles. Unique way of hacking systems and safes. Perhaps there were too many but overall pretty fun.
Graphics/design. Rapture is a treat to explore. Visually a top notch production in every way.
Music & Sound. Perfect for the setting. Truly added to the ambiance of the entire game.
Big Daddy & Little Sister. These are the things that separate this FPS to others.
Things I didn’t care for:
Seemed too much like any other first person shooter (gameplay wise). Not unique enough in itself to say the gameplay was awesome. Perhaps I’ve just played too many fps games lately.
Overall I’d give this a $50/$20. Which of course means that anyone with a PS3 or a 360 should get this game. Definitely worth the twenty dollar price point for a new copy.