I heard a lot of hype about this game before even playing it and I must admit this game lived up to the hype and more. This is one of the most interesting and stylish FPS games I have ever played. The art style and coloring is amazing, unlike any other shooter. The story and premise is very interesting.(an underwater utopia free from the trappings of the modern world). The controls are very smooth. The weapon selection is excellent. Plasmids are something truly original to this game. Plasmids modify your DNA so you can shoot fire, ice or any of the other various plasmids straight from your body. You can save at any point by simply accessing the pause menu. The music of this game is very nostalgic and fits the overall theme perfectly. The graphics are very good as well especially the last boss fight. Overall, If you are a Fan of FPS shooters definitely check this game out. If FPS games are usually not your thing check this game out as well. Bioshock is One of those few games that I can say just blew me away. A definite must rent
Set in 1960, your character is whisked away by a curious set of circumstances to an undersea city that has fallen into ruin. You run around this wasteland using weapons and other items you find to fight your way past some very messed up bad guys (and girls). I did not play this game through to the end, have to move on to other things, you know.
The best part of this game for me is the sound. The use of the 1950's era music and voice overs combined with the sound effects and creepy voices of the bad guys makes for a genuinely scary experience. Far more so than I anticipated. The lighting (or lack thereof) adds to this effect as well. This game is truly a creepy experience, a la Silent Hill or Resident Evil.
The overall game play is smooth, but I found the controls a bit clunky during the big fighting scenes. There are several different types of machines in this game, and your character can 'hack' them for use to your advantage. Every hack though, is a rehash of the old Pipe Dream game - which is fun at first but after awhile it tends to get old.
If you like first person shooters and enjoy the Silent Hill and Resident Evil game series Bioshock is for you.
If you are a fan of good games, than Bioshock is one of those games you need to experience. I got all sorts of feedback about this game advising me to try it and thank god I took their advice, because it was definitely worth my time and I would say its worth yours too. I know there are a lot of good games coming out one after the other, but if you don't at least include this one as one of those must try titles, than you are missing out on a big title. Not only is the storyline solid, but so is everything else (e.g. controls, music, dark feel, etc.) There is plenty to say about it, but you need to get your own feel for the game. I will offer you the advice my friends offered me. "Try it for yourself and get your opinion, but you have to try it!" I guarantee, you will be happy with this pick.