Return to the sea...
Overall the game plays the same as the first with a few add ons. Now you can dual weild a plasmid and a weapon which makes overkill underrated. This time around your a big daddy instead of a person so your weapons are bigger, better and more effective. The only downside is you still take damage like you had no armor on. The story is great and keeps you interested. This time around you have choices to make like killing certain characters or letting them live. They dont change the story too much, but they can make your life alot easier or harder depending on which on you choose. You return to Rapture, but this time it doesnt have the same "shock and awh" that it had in the first game. Now you expect certain things to happen and the slicers popping out isnt as bad since you know its coming. Even though the atmosphere doesnt change the game is still a fun play through, but with little replay value. I recommend this game to all Bioshock fans and anyone interested in a good story.
probably the best game ive ever played
i played the original bioshock and it was tremendous so when the second installment of bioshock came out a.k.a bioshock 2 the first thing is play the campaign it took me about 8 hours to beat the game on easy difficulty i dont mind saying that it was still challenging even though it was on easy this game should`ve been rated at least a 9.5 its bioshock ecxept you have different story, different weapons, different character, different challenge, and different game especially the fact that there is an online multiplayer the only let down of the game was that it was pretty short ha but who am i to judge almost all new games are begining to get shorter as it is bioshock was much shorter than the original bioshock but bioshock 2 had a little bit of a challenge in it all and all this game was the best game ive played on xbox 360 alot of xbox games are begining to get cheesy like need for speed shift, dont take me wrong there are some let downs but that shouldent stop you from getting it.
The Greatest Sequel I have played ever.
I sort of hade my doubts about Bioshock 2 when I found out it was being made with different developers. But I was so amazed and shocked with the results. Bioshock 2 hade an exciting story in which I loved. I know people say the story was shorter compared to the first game, but I believe all the DLC makes up for that. I really enjoyed the insane and crazy multiplayer. I only wish there was a fourth and harder difficulty. I am really glad the audio diaries are here again to give more of a feeling on how rapture was even before the civil war in rapture. They made great improvements on the tonics and plasmids so I can go do another playtrough and experiment with all the fun ways I can kill splicers. What I believe to be the greatest improvement is the hacking system, instead of that stupid and boring pipe game that got got so repetative. You got to play a simple short press A at the right second game that only takes 3 seconds. So overall Bioshock 2 is my #1 game of 2010. If you love Bioshock 1 enough to not sell it to Gamestop. Then this is your game.
Good game but short...
i have the first bioshock for pc and it was just amazing. it was a shooter unlike i have ever played before. when i bought the second for xbox 360 everything was just as good but with one flaw: the game is really short. i beat it in about 2 days. i was hoping the game would actually be longer than the first ( for more excitement) but i guess i was wrong. but everyhing else was great. the storyline is very interesting and keeps you playing and there are so many different weapons and plasmids than the first. i love using the drill. i just love using drill dash on a splicer and knocking them 20 feet backwards that never gets old :). and you get to feel what its like to be a big daddy and protect a little sister and be one of the most feared denizens in rapture
Probly on the top 5 games of the year!
Bioshock was a fun experience for me. The first one needed a lot of improvements, but they fixed most of them is the second. The problem with me was that they kept the same graphics as they used on the first. It should be a lot bloodier considering the drill and all. i thought the big sister was awesome and they have the power of a big daddy and the draining powers of a little sister. One think they could improve on or make and extended play for is the little sister game-play, or they could even do and extra on you playing as a big sister. I liked how you could use weapons and plasmids at the same time. Now on to the multiplayer, It was a great overall experience. The only thing i hated was that once in a while it froze in the middle of the game. Say i got over 40 kills and it froze it wouldn't save all of those kills it would just be like they were never there. So if anyone cam up to me and asked me if they should get bioshock 2, I would ask them did you play the first one .
The much underrated and worthy sequel !!!!
In my opinion this game is extremely underrated as it is one of my all time favs, and while it didn't bring as much attention as the first game it still was a worthy sequel in my opinion, especially if you've played the Minerva's Den Dlc as it was just amazing. I also want to add that Bioshock 2 was the first time that Bioshock actually brought in an online multiplayer and while it wasn't the greatest thing ever it actually wasn't too bad especially when you take in consideration that it was the first time that a Bioshock game had tried an online. Anyway i personally loved. Bioshock 2 and while it wasn't as great as the first one it was still a worthy sequel that should be enjoyed by anyone who is a true fan of the Bioshock series or is just looking for a fun game to playi, so yeah I pretty much recommend this game to anyone but I must say if you do get the game then I would strongly advise also purchasing the Minerva's Den Dlc.
I'm officially impressed
I am very impressed. The first few hours had me wishing that the game didn't even exist(Not because it was horrible, but because it just didn't compare to Bioshock), but those last few hours blew me away. If the whole game experience would have been like the last 3-5 hours, it would have rivaled the original... And I'm dead serious.Bioshock 2 takes you on an emotional ride very different from the first, but that's what makes it memorable. Lamb makes your perspective on Rapture change a little and let's you see a whole other side to the city. And the emotional ties to you and your little sister add a lot to the game, which makes harvesting them that much harder(If you're a sick person)Overall, the story wasn't as good as the first's, but it was a great story nonetheless. I did NOT see the plot twists coming, and although the major plot twist wasn't as amazing as the first game's, I was impressed.I really loved this game, and I have to say it was an excellent use of $**.
A legend in the Bioshock series!
Okay, let me get this straight, Bioshock 2 is without a doubt legendary, one of the best games of 2010. The game takes place 10 years after the events of the first Bioshock. You play as subject Delta, the first Big Daddy to be successfully bonded with a Little Sister. When you are hypnotized and forced to kill yourself, you awake, ten years later, searching for your bonded Little Sister, Eleanor. As you wonder around rapture, you notice that all the city has changed since Jack from Bioshock 1 arrived. You will no doubt look out the window to watch the city's structure. The game is very very very short. It can only take about 2 or even 1 day to complete the whole campaign. The game is also very challenging. For me at least, the Big Sister is almost one of the hardest enemies in Rapture. Plenty of new weapons and plasmids to keep you occupied throughout the game, besides, using the drill is well done and totally awesomesauce. You will get sucked into the game and play it over again until your 50 years old.
Let me start off by saying this game has beautiful graphics and creepy sounds that sound awesome in digital surround. The story is so so, but is enough to keep you entertained when there is nothing else to play. The thing that disappoints me the most is the multiplayer. In the pre release articles and even on the back of the cover for the game they make it sound like the pre civil war rapture section of the game is going to be a co-op adventure kind of thing, which would actually fit this game extremely well. Example: "Players will step into the shoes of Rapture citizens and take direct part in the civil war that tore Rapture apart." However, it's not. It's just another multiplayer deathmatch that is no different than anything else they've been shoving down our throats for the last 10 years. Yay, fancy new guns and gadgets. (Yes that's sarcasm there). I personally was hoping for a lot more, and got more of the same. This game gets the regurgitation award of the year.
It's downright hard to make a sequel to such a fantastic game, making it able to live up to its expectations. Bioshock 2 managed to live past its expectations. I had low hopes for the multiplayer, but then I realized, "other than fighting big sisters, this is the best part of the game!" Big Sisters are much more fun to fight, than Big Daddys. She has less health, but can use plasmids, (in a strategic way, not a very direct way, example, she'll telekeneticly shoot rocks at you) she jumps around they walls, and I'm actually EXCITED to fight. Hacking is also fun, and easier. One of the more annoying things though is gathering ADAM. The little sister kneels down and is injecting a dead body in several (painful looking) locations, while waves of enemies come at you. You always want to have some hacked robots with you when you do this. Long story short, if you liked the first but wished they had more weapons, and more of an "involved" environment, you'll LOVE THIS GAME!