I must be the only one
I got this game because all of the reviews proclaimed it as one of the best games ever made. They proclaimed the story was deep and engrossing. I love good story-telling in a game so I got it and played. And the verdict...eh, it was okay. By no means the worst game I've ever played...that would be Dead Rising 2...but also not the best game I've ever played...that would be Red Dead Redemption. I admit the game controls were unique and cool...powers with the left, guns with the right. But that's where the praise ends. I thought the graphics were just okay. I've seen better graphics in games from 2008. And the story was just okay. I never really felt absorbed and it took soooooo long for it to really get going. The side-stories in Fallout 3 alone were as engrossing as the main story in this game in my opinion. To me great story telling is Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake, Heavy Rain, L.A. Noire, Tomb Raider, Uncharted. To me Bioshock was 6-7, but I must be the only one because everybody else gives this game 9's and 10's.
A great start to a great series
Bioshock, overall, was an excellent game. The story is great, though it goes on a little long after the climax. Going around an underwater city in ruins filled with a variety of Splicers and the infamous "Big Daddies", killing pretty much everyone you meet really is as fun as it sounds. The gameplay mechanics work phenomenally, and that combined with the decent array of weapons available gives the player a variety of playing styles to choose from. However, the game is rather linear. But, Gearbox must've thought of that themselves; because after you complete the story, you can go back and play it again with all your abilities from your previous playthrough. The amount of types of enemies you can encounter is disappointingly low, and the crazy amount of stuff to pick up makes gameplay often slow and repetitive. However, the Borderlands series is incredibly similar, (both made by Gearbox) and I personally would argue Borderlands to be amongst the best FPS series' there is; so this problem doesn't much change my new-found fondness for the Bioshock series. Especially considering that the positives heavily outweigh the negatives. In the end, I recommend this game to any FPS game fan who knows how to tell a good game from a bad one, and isn't afraid of a little dark humor thrown into the gaming experience.
Unbeatable in every way!
Years ago when I first saw a bioshock commercial I thought that it was just another creepy and messed up game. I now kick myself for not gtting the game in the first place. Bioshock is almost a stright ten; if you do not buy this game then you are, as Ryan said, a "parisite". For challenge I gave it a 10, especially for PS3 in survivor mode as well as the adaptive difficulty option. I gave graphics a 10 thanks to the realistic explosions and plausable city design that gives Rapture the feel of being alive. Due to the switch delay between plasmid and wepon I gave responsiveness a 9. Because of the insane twist in the story I give it a 9. Once again due to effort it takes to use combinations of plasmids and wepons I gave controls a 9. The interface and the sound create an amount of immersion in the game so deep you can't help but feel like you are the main charicter, a perfict 10 all around. If I could tell the world to buy bioshock I would, 10 for recommendation. To put plainly bioshock is a 10. Best game I ever played period.
I realize that i am about 3 years late considering Bioshock first came out a while ago, but this game is definitely worth the purchase. The graphics in Bioshock might just be some of the best graphics i have ever seen. Satisfaction can be gained in this game solely from walking under drizzling water just to see the water effects the game has. Combat in this game is excellent as well. Blasting enemies in the face with your shotgun is always a plus in my book, and Bioshock has plenty of it. If the shotgun isn't your thing, weapons such as the grenade launcher and cross bow also pack in a great deal of entertainment. The storyline of bioshock is great too. The twist at the end of the game makes it almost impossible to put the controller down. I feel like the controls of this game were slightly annoying. Every now and then you finally see some of the ammo you have desperately been searching for only to find that it is stuck to the ground for no reason, but these minor factors do not make a big deal in the long run. For action gamers out there, Bioshock is a must-buy.
I bought this as a pre-order and got it yesterday. When it loads for 10 minutes you get to see signs of rapture as it was. No longer do you think of it as just a mess, but what was before all stuff broke lose. New to PS3 is survival mode that is hard and can earn you a platinum trophy to brag about. That alone would be worth buying it again. The visuals in some places are really close to the 360 version. However there are noticeable improvements all around you like the water. Plus hacking with the D pad is 100% better than the 360 controller. At the end you get a preview of Bioshock 2, that is rumored to be both a prequel and a sequel. Cool. In november you get the exclusive downloadable mini games only for the PS3. Also in extras you get a glimpse into 3 scenes like Dr. Steinman and others before you ever got to rapture. Trade in your old 360 version if you have a PS3. If you just have a PS3, get ready for one of the best games ever to come out this generation.
The best game of the decade
BIoshock is one of the best games you will play. with solid gameplay great sound, a creepy enviroment, and my favorite the best storyline i have ever heard. The only down part of this game for me is that i always ran out of ammo for all my guns and had to spend all my money on ammunition, but that isnt that big of a deal so go do yourself a favor and buy this game.
Wont be disappointed
I never really did get into Bioshock at the time of its release, and never really understood what was so great about it. To put it bluntly, i was one of those ignorant people who badmouthed bioshock before ever trying it. Boy was i wrong. I decided i really wanted to try this game out and so therefore i purchased it for 20$. I mean, come on, 20$ is a deal for most games. This game storylength wise, is about only 3 days of consistent play through. But to get platinum, i wouldnt know. To me, The platinum seemed ridiculously hard. There was no way i would be able to get it lol. But to play this game and it being priced only at 20$ this is a must for pretty much any hardcore gamer. Although the game can be pretty creepy at times, so i wouldnt reccomend this for kids under 15. Although that doesnt exactly matter these days considering how little kids play games like F.E.A.R. Overall, you should get this game. Worth every cent. Not exactly much replay value though after you beat it besides Platinum. But Bioshock 2 on the other hand does
Bioshock is simply the best game this generation.
No game in my view holds a candle to this game. I wish I could rate it higher than a 10 it's that good. I was skeptical of buying this game at first and when it dropped to 26.99 I finally jumped on it a few years back. Had I knew about this game when it first released I would have gladly paid $60 for this game as it is worth every single penny. When a game has a great story to go with great gameplay with great graphics and a ton of replay value to try different things then you have a masterpiece on your hands. If you love FPS' and a great story then this games is for you. I'd suggest anyone who is on the fence about this to take the leap over and grab this gem of a game.
Art You Can Play With!
This game is truly amazing! It's one of the best games ever created and is a work of art. The storyline is incredible, it is so fascinating and it leaves you wanting more and more. The game starts off with you flying over the ocean in an commercial airplane when suddenly the plane crashes down into the water. You were the only one to survive the crash. You then swim over to a mysterious lighthouse about one-hundred feet away. The door to the lighthouse is open and so you step inside. You see a statue and some stairs leading to a lower level, so you decide to walk further. Upon reaching the lower level of the lighthouse you see what appears to be some kind of submarine pod. Curious, you step inside and pull the lever to shut the door. The pod begins to move down into the depths of the ocean. While on the way down, a screen comes down in-front of the window. You watch the screen and, while watching the screen you hear a message from Andrew Ryan. Andrew Ryan is the founder of Rapture so on the screen he talks about why he built the city of Rapture. While still hearing Ryan the screen moves and you see Rapture for the first time through the window. It looks so amazing and while you watch you're thinking "Wow, where am I?" Once you enter Rapture the story begins to unfold. From that first look at rapture to the end of the story you're on the edge of your seat. Rapture is one of the most interesting places in a game that I've ever seen. It has this dark eeriness to it but at the same time it's peaceful and beautiful. Moving on to gameplay. The gameplay isn't your typical shoot-em up spray and pray kind of game, you have what are called plasmids. Plasmids change your genes allowing you to shoot electricity, fire, and many other things right from your hands! Combining this with weapons such as a crossbow, grenade launcher, chemical thrower and more allows for some deadly combinations. Each weapon also has two upgrades which you can get at special machines. There are tonics which also change you genes to allow you to move faster, zap splicers(the citizens of Rapture that have spliced up with too many plasmids and tonics) that melee you, make hacking easier, and lots of others so you can have all sorts of combinations to suit your play style. You can find many of the tonics around Rapture but some you need to purchase, except you can't just use money you need ADAM. ADAM is this red goo that you need for purchasing tonics but to get ADAM you need to either save or harvest a Little Sister. Sound easy? Not exactly. Before you get to a Little Sister you need to get past her knight in armor, a Big Daddy. Big Daddy's were created with a special bond to protect a Little Sister while she gets ADAM from corpses. Little Sisters were implanted with these slugs found in the depths of the ocean that allows them to gather ADAM but they cause the sisters' to become pale and have green eyes. When you come across a Big Daddy they won't become hostile until you do. Once you defeat a Big Daddy you have to decide whether to rescue or harvest the Little Sister. If you choose to rescue her then you'll free her from having to gather ADAM thus saving her but it won't net you as much ADAM as harvesting her. If you choose to harvest her then you'll get all of the ADAM but she won't survive the process. Having to choose between the two options is where Bioshock asks "If it's your survival, will you choose to kill the innocent to ensure that survival? or will you show compassion and help them?" Bioshock's story really makes you question your own morals. Moving on to graphics. The graphics are great! They aren't as good as today's games but they still look great, especially the water. There is a lot of lasting appeal because there are so many things to play around with. In closure, Bioshock is a game that changes you once you've played it and it should not be missed by any means.
Been there,loved it!!!!
Let me start by saying this is THE best offline shooter i've ever EVER played! NOTHING comes close! nothing!!!!! And boy leme tell you i've played them all from call of duty 1-4 and all medal of honors! Battlefield series, you name it i've played it! But enough about what i've played, i think i made my point. The fact is this game will absolutely blow you away! from the very first scene! You are literally PLUNGED into this game!!! They waste NO time at all slamming you right into the middle of a serious disaster situation! The graphics are the best i've seen yet! they easily blow away metal gear solid 4 and i love that game with all my heart! The gameplay is sooooooo deep with plenty of room to customize. Simple yet challenging puzzles for geting more or better items/upgrades. and with the ps3 adding downloadable content, ill have this the day it launches! I only wish it went online! a perfect 10 in every way!!!!!! pre order now!