I play a lot of game like this but this is, by far, the only one that gives me a headache. Overall, it's a awesome game; lots of things to do, mini games within the main story. Lots of weapon; however, I don't care for the speargun. Its creepiness, and the awesome environment. It's worth playing!
If you loved the 1st, you'll strongly like the 2nd
posted by guywoodman (MALVERNE, NY) Feb 15, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
(This review based on single player campaign only)
First, a bit of background on me. When the first Bioshock came out, I did not own an XBOX, but was so compelled to play the game (from word of mouth and reviews) that I decided to purchase it for the PC and play it that way. This decision would make Bioshock, the first real FPS game I ever played on the PC. I need to stress that I am not a PC gamer, but I sucked it up and did it...for Bioshock. I was blown away by the game, it truly was a gem. One of those, once in a lifetime stories, that turned your world upside down during your first experience witnessing it. I loved the first Bioshock.
So, going into Bioshock 2, my expectations were set VERY high. And after finally finishing it (in a short 4 sessions) I can honestly say, I'm happily satisfied. However, Bioshock 2 does not have the same type of insane narrative twists of its predecessor. But, what Bioshock 2 does EXTREMELY well, is breath even MORE life into Rapture. I think its safe to say that Rapture is the real star of both these games. Bioshock 2 melds their story nicely with that of the first, which only makes you appreciate the first that much more.
The new gameplay mechanics are a welcome addition (dual wielding plasmids and weapons). I thoroughly enjoyed the choices of both weapons and plasmids, and found myself changing things up quite a bit (which I don't usually do). The new method of hacking is infinitely better than the old method. The overall pacing of the story was quite good too.
So in a nutshell, I would say Bioshock 2's story does not live up to the original, BUT that doesn't really matter. The new gameplay mechanics make it feel fun and fresh. Bioshock 2 add's so much more character to Rapture that it is an excellent companion to the original. Which is exactly what a sequel is supposed to be.
This game is great,its even better than the first.Visuals are great,some of the best I've seen on the PS3.Their are endless ways to kill your foes,it seems to never get old.So if you have skipped on this one rent or even buy it you won't be disapointed.