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PostSubject: BioShock   Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:24 am

Metachronos overall score = 9.3 / 10

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- Amazing atmosphere and visual design with the technical prowess to back it all up
- Lots of character customization options to play around with
- Great voice cast really sells the storyline

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- Annoying hitches cause the game to freeze for a few seconds at a time, but it only seems to start happening after playing the game for several hours
- Lack of death penalty keeps things fun, but also keeps things a little too easy

BioShock opens with a bang, but the overall plot focuses more on making an emotional impact than an explosive one. The year is 1960, and you're flying over the Atlantic Ocean. One mysterious plane crash later, you're floating in the water, apparently the lone survivor, surrounded by the flaming wreckage of the aircraft. But there's a lighthouse on a tiny island just at the edge of your view. Who in their right mind would put a lighthouse this far out? You swim closer and discover a small submersible called a bathysphere waiting to take you underwater. After catching a breathtaking view of what's below, you're sent into the secret underwater city of Rapture. Masterminded by a somewhat megalomaniacal businessman named Andrew Ryan, this city is driven by its own idea of total freedom, with capitalism completely unhindered by governmental meddling and science unhinged from the pesky morals of organized religion. Sounds like the perfect society, right? Well, even before you step out of your bathysphere and into the city, it becomes obvious that everything has gone horribly wrong down here. The city is trashed, and genetic freaks called splicers roam around, attacking anything that gets in front of them. At the heart of the matter is a powerful, corrupting substance called ADAM, which makes all this genetic tinkering possible and allows you to get your first plasmid power, the ability to shoot lightning out of your fingertips.



Before you start thinking this is some kind of role-playing game or something, let's stop right here and say that in addition to all the toys that plasmids and tonics for you to play around with, you're also going to be carrying around some more conventional firepower. Your melee weapon is a wrench, and you quickly collect a pistol and machine gun. Being that this is 1960 filtered through the isolation of an undersea world that has the art deco style of the first half of the century, the weapons aren't nearly as high-tech as the genetic code in your body. The machine gun is your basic tommy gun, and the grenade launcher appears to have been cobbled together from coffee cans and other spare parts. You'll also get a shotgun, a crossbow, and so on. You can also collect different types of ammunition, such as exploding buckshot for your shotgun or missiles for your grenade launcher, and upgrades that increase damage, speed up reloads, and so on. The weapons are functional and the upgrades are pretty good, but the firing action isn't nearly as exciting as a combat-focused first-person shooter would be. The weapons are loud but don't feel especially right, and seeing shotgun blasts not even do 50 percent damage to an unarmored human target (on the default difficulty setting) just feels wrong. But that might also say something about the general lack of enemy variety. If you're the kind of player who just wants yet another action-packed shooter, BioShock probably isn't for you. Its weak link is its unsatisfying no-skill-required combat, which might aim this one just over the head of the average Halo fan. But if you want to get a little fancy, there's a lot of fun to be had with some of the game's more indirect fighting methods. It builds an amazing atmosphere by using terrific graphics and sound to set a creepy mood. But BioShock's real strengths are as a compelling work of interactive fiction, and as a unique ride through a warped world with some great payoff built into its mysterious plot. If that description has you even the least bit interested, you won't be disappointed one bit.








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PostSubject: Re: BioShock   Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:44 am

this game is awsome

wish their was a ps2 version

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PostSubject: Re: BioShock   Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:43 am

well keep wishing then

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PostSubject: Re: BioShock   Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:21 am

lol

one of the best fps's ever

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PostSubject: Re: BioShock   Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:35 am

it is

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PostSubject: Re: BioShock   Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:49 am

indeed, is it me or is this the best FPS to date?
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PostSubject: Re: BioShock   Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:54 am

gamemaniac wrote:
indeed, is it me or is this the best FPS to date?
A lot of people say that yet i never played it myself

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PostSubject: Re: BioShock   Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:12 am

i never did either but i'm pretty sure it's awesome

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PostSubject: Re: BioShock   Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:10 pm

yeah same here

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PostSubject: Re: BioShock   Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:26 pm

it rocks
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PostSubject: Re: BioShock   Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:59 pm

is bioshock long or short?

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PostSubject: Re: BioShock   Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:42 pm

it not a short one that for sure

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PostSubject: Re: BioShock   Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:41 pm

it is long and really entertaining
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PostSubject: Re: BioShock   Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:38 pm

yey lol

wish i had an x360 Razz

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