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One of the most stunning & original game designs

posted by KllrDave (EDGEWATER, NJ) Nov 26, 2008

Member since Jun 2007

First, the thing that really steals the show is the design and imagery of the environment and its characters. It's like a mash-up of Alice in Wonderland and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea...on drugs.

A total original and, frankly, I am eager to see what the sequel or rumored prequel brings us.

The gameplay is solid, although, I have had the game freeze up on me a few times, resulting in my undeserved death and eventual restart.

Personally, I don't LOVE the combat, there's nothing particularly wrong with it; just not my cup of tea.

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Best Game 2008?

posted by AlexD164 (HOUSTON, TX) Nov 25, 2008

Member since Nov 2008

This game can be game of the year. It is just WOW the game play and the story are so great the game was so well made for those who got it on street date they better be happy I know I was. This game is not a dissapointment. It's nto to hard to get threw either. But the story will have twist and turns and you will just never want it to stop.Play it twice to see both endings!

Now the last fight and the endings may not be the best infact the worst part of the game. But who cares? This game is worth the replay.

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A great game

posted by UncleMao (ANN ARBOR, MI) Nov 24, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

I rented this game because several sources consider it to be the best game of 2007. That was pretty much all I knew about Bioshock before it arrived in my mailbox.

This review may be a little premature -- I'm only about three levels in -- but so far I'm delighted with it.

It's creepy, gripping, and it sticks with you when you're not playing it.

I especially enjoy the freedom a player has to find unique ways to beat opponents and complete goals. You get a chance to be creative, and you won't find yourself relying on one specific ammo type to beat baddies. Out of grenades? Lure a foe into a puddle and electrocute the SOB. Out of bullets? Hack the turrets into your favor and let them do the shooting. There are lots of ways to succeed here.

The fright factor in this game is way under rated. You never know when the lights may suddenly go out, only to turn back on to unveil a hook-handed slicer standing immediately in front of you, grinning.

The ambiance is spot-on, and the art deco motif is original and authentic.

No game is perfect. Perhaps the combat will get redundant, and the levels are certainly linear, but there are enough little puzzles (including the rewarding hack system) to keep things interesting.

I'm finding this game to be completely enthralling, and I recommend it whole-heartedly.

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