posted by drsloomis (NORTH AUGUSTA, SC) Dec 14, 2008
Member since Mar 2008
From its well-thought out story to its tightly polished gameplay, everything about BIOSHOCK is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stagnant genre (if the latest CALL OF DUTY makes you tingle, then you can safely stop reading now). The art design is beautiful and takes full advantage of the graphical prowess of the PS3 to fully realize the crumbling dystopia that is Rapture. The controls are tight, with the inventive combination of strange ammunition and even stranger plasmids making for some fast, furious, and absolutely fun combat (watch both the gameplay video and the tips between levels to get some really great ideas!), especially in later levels when you've maxed out certain abilities.
But the game's storyline is what really stands out, featuring a narrative arc that is both compelling and smart--one that actually manages to surprise more than once. Every detail has been fleshed out to create a complete world, from character development to sound design, rather than simply providing game levels. Everything in-world--from banners / billboards to the occasional muzak--works to build the game's atmosphere or advance the storyline.
Granted, it may not be to everyone's taste (Rapture and its inhabitants can be a bit garish and the storyline takes more than a few potentially disturbing turns), but it's innovative gameplay, well-crafted storyline, and painstaking attention to detail easily make BIOSHOCK a solid game--one that I have greatly enjoyed both times I played it through.
This was honestly the first PS3 game that I have ever played to fruition. Amazing. The graphics, the sound, the dialogue, the story, the controls, the replay factor, the creepy-noises all make this game worth the hours it respectfully demands. I loved it.
Oh and, not to toot my own humanity-horn, but I did not harvest any Little Sister; like a little old lady with her 90 cats, I saved them all.
Bioshock is (in my opinion)One of the BEST GAMES EVER! It plays smooth, the controls are perfect, the story is unique and keeps your attention. This game even has 2 alternate endings. If you like shooters this will Be one of your favorite games too.