This game had a GREAT idea...but the combat and mechanics felt pathetic and tackey. I really couldn't get past the terrible game play. As bad as I wanted to follow the story, I couldn't get into it. Combat was HORRIBLE. Everyone claimed it was revolutionary how you could fire guns or use spells, and things you can do with that combo was unlimited.. There was nothing ground breaking about this at all. I guess those people had never played any of the Darkforces games.
To me. This game was a real big fail in the game play department.
BUT I will give it some credit for the story. I wish I could have suffered through the game so I could know the ending.
I don't know if GameFly burned me with this title or totally saved my butt.
Let me preface by saying I was aware this game had long loading times; but it also got Game of the Year when it came out, so it was given it's due patience.
I was expecting bad loading but not this horrible! I found the game unplayable because there was so much in game lag! Whats even worse, EVERY time you load up the game, to start playing it has to install! And I'm not talking about the mandatory updates... I installed version 1.10 & restarted the system. Then after the studio credits ran it "INSTALLS" again "Please wait... now installing Bioshock " while retro advertisements play. (though I don't believe install is the right term for this, loading seems more appropriate). This then takes like 10 minutes minimum! Once you finally get to the start game screen and get playing your frustration and patience have already maxed out. Then the game play lags too! "Game Over Man, Game Over".
Was the game badly coded, scratched, or an old version, or is how every Bioshock is?!
This game gives you like no guns whatsoever. And this game IS NOT SCARY. I dont think your enemies know whats going on I mean like your right next to them and ''scavaging'' the dead body. Also your powers do NOTHING. The most dumb thing about this game is that your guns dont do any damage. And sometimes your objectives are senseless for example...........Go to the place on the other side of the world to get this power ''Telkenises'', to find an enemy hope they have any grenades, so they can throw one at you,pick it up with your telekieses and throw it at the debris. Overall WORST GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!