Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia
Release Date: 8/21/2007
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The Good: Rapture is a beautiful underwater city with amazing graphics and ambiance, wonderfully crafted enemies and characters, very deep and intriguing story, plasmids really mix up gameplay, decent length
The Bad: No multiplayer what-so-ever, not enough enemies and characters, even though there’s a lot there for you it leaves you wishing there was more
BioShock is awesome! Buy it!…that is probably all you need for a review…but that’s not a review really. Anyways, if you don’t know the plot of BioShock then you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months. You play a nobody who crashes in a plane and discovers Rapture…a failed underwater city who’s founder, Andrew Ryan, turns crazy and all the people of Rapture have gone nuts. They go nuts due to the plasmids they use to gain powers. Also, the ADAM that can make you turn into anything you want is very valuable and is the key to Rapture. The Little Sisters gather the ADAM and the Bid Daddies protect them. The story is full of plot twists and secrets. It’s probably one of the most original stories in any game period. The gameplay is like the average shooter…if you want it to be or can it can be a genetically enhanced one. That’s the beauty of BioShock. It can be anything you want it to be…boring, fun, stupid, lame it’s all up to you. The graphics in BioShock are the best in any game we’ve seen so far and the voice acting is superb and amazing. The game is very surreal and it just sucks you in. The big thing here is the gene splicing and all the plasmids. There are so many of them and you can do whatever you want with them. You can shoot fire from your hands or freeze your enemy with an ice blast. There are others as well that let you gain more health or hack turrets and safes better and faster. There is just so much detail here it’s nuts. You can use a camera and research your enemies to learn their weakness and gain new plasmids and tonics. The only disappointment was the lack of any multiplayer what-so-ever. All you can do it play this game to experience the true beauty of it all. BioShock is one of best, and rare, games in years and I assure you will have more fun with BioShock than Halo 3 or Metroid.