As the other 2 bioshock games my mind was blown by this game, especially the ending in which every bioshock game has a twist that screws your mind. Now to talk about gameplay, controlling the to weapon types, guns and plasmids (or vigors as they are called in this game) is much better than the other 2, melee has also reached a new stage, instead of it being a equipped weapon like before you swing your weapon at the push of the Y button, and also ,unlike every other bioshock game, you can aim down the sights for a more stable weapon control, sadly though they changed the weapon system to you can only carry 2 at a time and made everything really expensive unless you dont die alot. Theres also a item feature in which occasionally you'll find clothing pieces that give you permante bonuses, like fire punches, or for one kill your weapon damage goes up for 15 seconds. I also want to say the A.I. partner, Elizabeth, is by far my most favorite A.I. in a video game, as soon as i run low on ammo, if its available, she tosses me ammo, when i run low of vigor energy, she tosses me salts (equivalent to EVE hypos). Other than the story line (amazing btw), A.I., and weapon usage, the other thing i looked for was game difficulty, and i can tell you this game has ALOT of it, the game is even made more difficult with the fact that you cant carry around med-kits or salts in a reserve like the other bioshock games, many catagory of enemies, and that everytime you die you lose a good deal of money, and if you choose to play on hard mode or 1999 mode expect to die a number of times and being forced to stay behind every bit of cover available to you. This game has definitely made it to my list of all time favorite games, the Bioshock series again has shown me an amazing time and i can't wait to play again.
Pros: This game is beautiful. The sights of this game just blow you away and in the beginning I couldn't help but admire all the beautiful sights of Columbia.
- The shooting is excellent. I am not a big fan of shooters but the way you use your weapons combined with your vigors makes it so much fun as well as the different vigor combinations you can do for devastating attacks.
- The story is awesome. It is slightly confusing and hard to wrap your head around as it deals with quantum mechanics and inter-dimensional travel and what not but it is very good. It is only made better by Elizabeth.
-Elizabeth is one of the greatest NPC's ever. She is with you nearly the whole game and never once got in my way. She is actually very beneficial by throwing ammo, health, and salts when needed. Also, she aids the story so much with her conversations and her realistic actions.
-This game is pretty long I played it on hard the first time and it took about 15 hours. I am also one of those gamers who looks everywhere and tries to find everything in the game. If you rushed it and played medium you could probably do it in 12 or 13.
-All the extras are awesome such as finding voxophones, which aid with the story, hidden caches, chests, and finding lockpicks to open secret rooms.
Cons: This game is pretty easy. My buddy played it on medium and said he didn't die once. I started on hard and died about 10 times. 90% of those were from the handymen. Also lockpicks are quite plentiful I opened every door and ended with like 30 of them. I recommend starting on hard if you are an experienced gamer. Although after you complete it you get a harder difficulty called 1999 and, I must say, it is rather difficult. Your vigors and vigor combo's are absolutely necessary as well as scavenging for supplies as you will be running out of ammo a lot.
This is a must buy. Everything about it is excellent. My only con, difficulty is offset by hard and made completely irrelevant by 1999. Get thi