I have to admit that I expected alot more from this game. I have always felt that you dont need top level cutting edge graphics to make a good game, what you do need however is a good storyline! I mean wow, youre on a plane and the plane crashes, and you just randomly walk up on shore and take a transport to the bottom of the ocean. Thats the whole opening! I mean, who would do that! There is no real supporting cast, no real interaction between two people that is intelligent, no real cut scenes, the game just goes on and on and on. It's very repetitave and gets old fast, in fact the only redeaming quality in my opinion is the graphics, but like I said, Graphics are not everything. Hack this safe, hack this machine, hack this turrent, hack this door, over and over and over. Now don't get me wrong, if you loved this game great, this is just how I felt about it. I just don't get all the hype, I love F.P.S. like call of duty, dead space, and so on. but in Bioshock you don't even know why you are there at the bottom of the ocean.
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?!