Sunday, August 26, 2007

BioShock – Completed

A new game to redefine the genre of first person shooters, that’s the impression I got from the hype of this game. Does it accomplish that feat? Not by my standards it does not, Half life and Half life 2 defined what first person shooters of today are. Before I go any farther I want to make something very clear, buy this game, play it and love it as I did.

To me there is nothing really over the top new in this game and honestly if there was and you were a FPS fanatic would you even want to play it? The game does take many unique ideas that have been used before and combine them into one hell of a game. The game employees what can barely be described as a duel weapon system. You have traditional guns as well as your genetically enhanced hand. Your hand can switch between six different actions you set for different purposes. Anything from burning away ice to removing debris with telekinesis, the methods and system of powers reminds me of “The Darkness” and how those powers are required to move through the game. It is unique but in my opinion not ground breaking.

The story is almost something new, you could just chalk it up as another shooter fighting mutants. Unlike other mutant fighting extravaganzas the story fuels this game. It kept me intrigued enough to want to know what would happen next and got semi excited when large portions of the story were reviled. At least it was not Nazi’s or aliens right?

As always on the 360 the graphics are done very well and the controllers were easy to se and very fluid. I must tip my hat to 360 developers for taking away the pains I felt on the PS2 and Wii with what felt like lack luster controlling.

The game is 10 out of 10 for me. My only qualm is it could have been longer. I really enjoyed the frequent achievements of 5 to 10 points giving you some sense of accomplishment. Again go now and buy the game and love it. FYI the PC version evidently does have some bugs if your considering it over the 360 version.

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