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BioShock Member Review for the Xbox360

By:
Tucker_One_Half
10/23/07
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Shooter / RPG 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER 2K Games 
DEVELOPER Irrational Games 
RELEASE DATE  
M Contains Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language

What do these ratings mean?

So, first time review.

Well, I've had Bioshock for a while, and I like it, I like it a lot.

Graphics
Not much to complain about, water textures are some of the best I have ever seen (yea, it's just water, but god damned its cool looking water), and the atmosphere is very creepy, great work on shadows and etc. Furthermore, great idea of a broken down utopia, the folks at 2K pulled it off with style. Very, dare I say it, Art Deco-ey . Also, I'm not sure if its just my brightness level on my T.V., but the game got so dark for me at some points that I couldn't tell where I was going.

Sound
Brilliant. Really, the mutterings of phsycopaths and the 60's music blend together in a twisted way. It's not that they use music to make a moment scary, they use the lack of it to horrify you.

Gameplay
Well, its fun, but not amazingly fun. The plasimd/weapon balancing works nicely, but I wish they could of taken plasmid customization into account, dunno how that might work, but it'd be cool as hell if it would. While most people I know complain about the lack of multiplayer, I dont think it would've been a good idea, let the people focus on the story, and its better than a half assed Splicers vs. Humans deathmatch knockoff with some plasmids in the mix. (Shadowrun). 

Story
I can't say much without giving it away, but its a great story with many twists, maybe a bit short, and a very unfullfilling Boss Battle. ( I think Cohen  was harder personally). 

My only complaints are that this didnt live up to the hype (not saying many games do), As the first taste of a Next-Gen experience, it was great, but as a geneticly enhanced free roaming off the walls horrorfest shooter, it failed.

But those Big Daddies are AWESOME


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