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BioShock Member Review for the Xbox360

Young_Bake By:
Young_Bake
09/27/07
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?

I was told from a good friend of mine on Xbox Live about a game called, Bioshock. Now I didn't believe in a first person horror and would think that Resident Evil would try to perfect it as they tried to have one before, but when I saw the graphics of the level teasers, I thought "Wow..." Then I downloaded the demo, I was in aw of the graphics and wasted about five minutes after the character came topside. I didn't touch the controller, I just stared at the screen waiting for him to move because I thought it was a cut scene. BUT NO! I started to move and the water...the water was the thing that told me I was going to be in some ****. The stair to the light house were wet and shiney to the point were you could see that they were made of a granet marble.

The feel of the game makes you feel like you stand out and I know you'd say that every FPS does that, but this one just makes you feel cornered in Devinci's worst artistic nightmare. It's one of those few games that makes you appreicate the guns and ammo you find. Every bullet that I missed when I fired I hated myself for it because I knew there were more splicers to kill!

A.I. is pretty basic, but certain situations make you feel like it doesn't matter when they pour out from all angles. The map structure is simply amazing as you don't just run from point A to point B. You run from point A, find point be is blocked off, move to point C, get something, go back to point B and then to point E...You get it. This game makes you explore and if you don't, you're screwed and dealing with the Big Daddy's is no easy task. This isn't a game to get good at to where a Big Daddy is a snap to beat. Sure it gets easier if you replay, but it takes alot to bring one down.

No multiplayer?! No problem! To tell you the honest truth, I think that multiplayer would have taken the edge off of the game. To have a perfect game with few complaints is good, but when you add multiplayer, you'll get tons of complaints. It was best that they left it to single player.

Enough with the game talk, let's talk about the feel. This game is not just a video game...It adds a artistic horror element, mixed with drama and suspence. You may think you have the drop on an enemy, but they have the drop on you when suddenly the lights go out. It's those moments that you feel like you are going to suprise someone and it back fires. Your heart starts to pump because you don't know what to do. This game brings that level of intensity to a gamer and I've played many a game throughout my life and I must say I have never felt like I was about to **** my pants until this game.

Besides the graphics and baddies in the game, if you just walked through it without enemies, you would still feel the horror. It's like back to the future hit Atlantis and went wrong. The music and lighting with the feel that death is around every corner and behind every door, amazing. The sound of Bioshock is what adds that edge on the horror feel. The water dripping and the sound of a nearby splicer. Sometimes you see small quick hints of things that make you look again and make you think "Did I just see something?"

Oh yes and I have spoken! Gamers...this is a must for the collection of top games ever made. I can only pray and hope for a sequeal.

PROS:

Graphics are insane.

Gameplay is superb.

The plot of the game is something that you would find right out of a movie.

The sound is perfect.

IT'S A FPS HORROR SURVIVAL GAME! You don't find many that are good, but this one has set the standard.


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