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GF Rating
8.6

3442 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Great graphics but BORING story/gameplay/settings

posted by GF_casualgamer (MANTECA, CA) May 21, 2013

Member since Feb 2013

2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

I agree with most of the criticisms. I don't know how this game is rated so high. The only good thing is the graphics. the columbia world is fleshed out very nicely, lots of areas to explore (if you like that) very detailed down to the music and decorations. Personally I found the old town settings very BORING.

The BAD, and there's lots of them:
- CONVOLUTED STORY!! The game takes 15 hours to play and I forget what my mission is. A quarter through, I really didn't care about Elizabeth.
- REPETITIVE!! Shoot, kill, raid the corpse for supplies, goto garbage can/desk and find supplies. I think the square button is worn out!! They could've automated all this stuff. This is the 3rd iteration of the game and you still gotta press button to pick up bullets??!! Give me a f()cking break... 15 hours of pressing square button and the occasional shooting!
- No awe inspiring scenes like you have in God of War or Uncharted.
- Same enemies over and over and over and over...
- Press the square button again, just in case you didn't do it enough!!

After playing this game, I don't know if I want to play Bioshock 1. I don't think I'll listen to IGN and Gamespot reviews anymore. They've led me astray too many times.

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Bored me

posted by Bubbles_QF (BEAVERTON, OR) Apr 22, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

I found the gameplay really boring. It started off so slow and then everything is the same. You just go along killing people with no real excitement or change in pace. Overall I just got so bored with the repetitiveness I didn't even finish the game.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Overhyped, doesn't live up to the first two titles

posted by fcoutu (MANCHESTER, CT) Dec 18, 2013

Member since Dec 2013

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Review title explains it quickly. Overall had potential but turned out to be pretty disappointing game considering 1&2 were both decent games.

The vigor abilities are mostly pretty lame, with really 2-3 of them being sufficient to get you through the game. Overall though they're just, kinda boring, so there's little incentive to even want to experiment with them.

You're also stuck with only having the option of carrying about 2 weapons at a time, and if you come across a cool new weapon, you have to drop one that's currently in your inventory. Lame. I understand that if you want to make it more realistic then you can't have a guy carrying 10 weapons, but we're going for fun, not realism. Either way, same situation here, you can really get through the whole game with 2 weapons (hand cannon and RPG are sufficient, although they get monotonous after a while). More weapon carrying capacity would have made the gameplay more diverse and entertaining, but ah well. A single playthrough is really sufficient for this one.

And the story was kind of intriguing at the beginning, but the further into it you go the more nebulous and convoluted it starts to get. And finally (no spoilers really) the ending's just a complete disappointment.

I had high hopes for this one considering how everyone I talked to praised this as game of the year quality but it's mediocre at best. The only BioShock title that I didn't bother to purchase and sent right back after I beat it. I hope they redeem themselves with the next title.

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