Monday, March 10, 2008

Game Review: BioShock

BioShock lets you do the impossible as you explore a mysterious underwater city. When your plane crashes, you discover Rapture - an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified "splicers" and deadly security systems, you have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. As little girls loot the dead, and biologically mutated citizens ambush you at every turn. Now you're trapped, caught in the middle of a genetic war that will challenge both your capacity to survive and your moral allegiance to your own humanity. Make meaningful and mature decisions that culminate in the grand question - do you exploit the innocent survivors of Rapture to save yourself - or risk all to become their savior?

I started playing this awhile ago on a rental and really loved it. The graphics are fantastic, even better than Halo 3… Look at the water… The game engine was really well done and I did not find any faults in the game universe. I found myself really involved in the action and hacking stuff to make it work for me. I love hearing the diaries of people that died there and finding out little tidbits of information. (tee-hee) I just could not bring myself to kill the little girls. After I saved the first one, that was it for me – Save them ALL! I loved the good ending, it made me feel really good. However, I did go back and Harvest a few girls just to see the bad ending. The plot twist was a bit unexpected.. Would you kindly… The only negative that I can really complain about is searching around, picking up the item that I require, going back to “home location”, then having to go back to get another item where I just was… can’t I just get it when I was there the first time?

Final Thoughts:
Pros: Great Graphics, Great Game Play, Good story line.
Cons: No replay value. Having to repeat the same path to find additional required items.

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