Bioshock

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Lightliquid

17-08-2007 18:43:48

Ok, so this game is coming out tuesday on pc and xbox 360 and its getting nothing but good reviews!

The game is by 2k games/Irrational Games and are the ones who made System shock and System Shock 2. Personally, I've never actually played those games but I've heard nothing but goods things from them(aside from graphics). This game has a really good chance for GOTY, and is a devoted single player only game. Even despite the no multi, its still getting amazing reviews! The game is supposed to last 20 hours for any normal gamer, and is a FPS. On a 1up podcast, one guy said it was deffinetly better than Half life and Half life 2.

I don't know if any of you have heard, but Toys R' Us was selling the game early the 14th and 15th, with take-two games taking action on the 16th. I was one of the lucky few who actually was able to get the game early ) I have made some videos of my own, defeating only some of the toughest non-boss characters in the game(even tho people call them the "walking bosses"). However, I recorded with my little digital camera and its not the best quality. The first video I did, I had to take out the sound cus it messed up. Well anyways, view them here, spoiler free unless you count combat as a spoiler.

http//www.youtube.com/profile?user=cakeorhotdog

http//the7gamers.com/[]http//the7gamers.com/
[quote4e1dd9f9fd]Ladies and gentleman, the world heavy weight champion is here. The game did not fail, it only pleased. X360 owners, please get this game, for the good of your soul.

The demo for this game was released recently. There is probably 11.6 X360 owners and about 12.8 downloaded. People thought it was so good, they downloaded it twice. Just joking. The game looked amazing from the first post about it. So far, the onsloght of reviews are looking incredible

The game got reviews that I havenít seen on any next-gen system. It could potentially be game of the year, pending other names. Hereís are a number of reviews.

OSM UK 10/10
PC Gamer uk 95/100
PC Zone 96/100
EuroGamer 10/10
Gamer.tv 5/5
Game Informer 10/10
AP Magazine 5/5
Computers & Video Games 9.5/10
GamePro 10/10
1up 10/10
XBOX World 94/100
GameSpy 5/5
Console and Gameworld 99/100
IGN 9.7/10
GamesRadar 10/10[/quote4e1dd9f9fd]



[quote4e1dd9f9fd]Gameplay(Taken from Wiki)

BioShock is a first-person shooter with some RPG customization elements to the game, similar to that found in the spiritual predecessor, System Shock 2. A 14 minute video showing, for the first time to the public, gameplay and some of the game's AI was released on September 20, 2006.[8]

The player collects weapons, health packs, and Plasmids that give the player special powers such as telekinesis or electro-shock, while fighting off the deranged population of the underwater city of Rapture. The player at times will need to use stealth to slip by security cameras and foes, and can also hack into security stations to turn automated drones to his side.

The main resources in the game are ADAM, EVE, and money. ADAM is used for character growth, EVE allows the use of Active Plasmids (similar to "mana" in fantasy RPGs) and money allows the purchase of weapon upgrades and ammunition.

To adapt and advance their character, the player can spend ADAM to gain Plasmids to modify themselves and give themselves new and/or enhanced abilities and weapons. These are grouped under trees that are Weaponry, Engineering, Active, and Physical. The "Active" Plasmids are essentially alternate weapons, activated by the player in order to be used. The other classes of Plasmids (referred to as Tonics) are passive ability-boosters. One Tonic (Camouflage) causes the character to become invisible when they aren't moving.

The developers encourage the player to use their imagination. Plasmids are versatile, and the player can use them in concert with each other and the environment to great effect. For example, one of the first bosses the player will face is a crazed surgeon. The player can use Incinerate to set him on fire, then as he tries to put himself out in a pool of water the player can use Electro Bolt to electrocute the water. While he is stunned and convulsing, the player can hack a nearby medical station so that it will poison the surgeon when he tries to heal himself. Telekinesis can be used on anything not nailed down; not only can the player catch grenades and throw them back at an enemy, one can also pick up a burning object and throw it to set an enemy on fire, or even defuse and re-set traps. The user has a limited number of slots to use on different types of Plasmids, so they have to decide which ones to arm themselves with and which to discard.

It is hinted that some (if not all) Plasmids alter the character's appearance (some screenshots show the character's hands with a texture similar to some of the splicers' skin), keeping up with the theme of "sacrificing your humanity" referenced by Ryan in one of the game's trailers.[9] In all, there are over 70 plasmids and tonics. Although, as of August 2007, there are rumors of a teleport plasmid being taken out of the game because it interfered with a section of the game the player needed to be, and players were not supposed to teleport out of it.

There is also weapon customization. The player can alter weapons to hold bigger magazines, to augment firepower, etc. The player can also equip each weapon with three different kinds of ammo (for example, the revolver can shoot normal, anti-personnel and armor piercing bullets) as well as one the player has to invent for themselves. There is also a camera in the game that can be used to learn an enemy's weakness.

The player also has access to a type of vending machine called U-Invent, where the player can combine bits of scrap found around Rapture to create ammo, traps, hacking devices, etc. Instead of reloading a saved game state if death occurs, the player will simply respawn at the nearest Vita Chamber.[10][/quote4e1dd9f9fd]

J4320

17-08-2007 19:30:33

I played the demo and I really liked it. I like shocking people then popping them in the head with the pistol. P

I think I'll just rent it when it comes out though because I'm not sure about the replay value.

michae229

17-08-2007 19:49:45

I have it very good game, very well done

J4320

17-08-2007 20:45:13

[quote5c3f8c2c45="michae229"]I have it very good game, very well done[/quote5c3f8c2c45]

You have it? It doesn't come out until Tuesday. Did you pirate it?

tml09

17-08-2007 21:06:34

Toys R Us started selling them early, but they got an email telling the stores to stop.

egyptianruin

18-08-2007 01:33:49

yep it was also on Kotaku and I heard people at Toys R Us were literally yelling at people who called, lol. Poor them and their fines. Anyway I preordered it, along with Two Worlds and then Strangehold comes out, then Halo 3 - Im going to be lazy for awhile.

Killer722

18-08-2007 09:14:44

I got a 360 for this game. Can't wait. If I get into the CoD4 beta, I'm gonna be in one hell of a gaming dilemma.

egyptianruin

18-08-2007 10:01:38

[quote9b182d8c85="Killer722"]I got a 360 for this game. Can't wait. If I get into the CoD4 beta, I'm gonna be in one hell of a gaming dilemma.[/quote9b182d8c85]

Yeah I think any avid gamer is going to be in the same dilemma with all the games coming out right about the same time, the entire summer was dry and now BAM an overload of games that people want to play.

J4320

18-08-2007 10:50:41

[quote5c972b81cb="egyptianruin"]yep it was also on Kotaku and I heard people at Toys R Us were literally yelling at people who called, lol. Poor them and their fines. Anyway I preordered it, along with Two Worlds and then Strangehold comes out, then Halo 3 - Im going to be lazy for awhile.[/quote5c972b81cb]

AAAAAH why do you preorder games? lol

Killer722

18-08-2007 11:36:12

[quote6549234761="egyptianruin"][quote6549234761="Killer722"]I got a 360 for this game. Can't wait. If I get into the CoD4 beta, I'm gonna be in one hell of a gaming dilemma.[/quote6549234761]

Yeah I think any avid gamer is going to be in the same dilemma with all the games coming out right about the same time, the entire summer was dry and now BAM an overload of games that people want to play.[/quote6549234761]

Yea, no doubt. Let's see...

Halo 3
Assassin's Creed
Bioshock
CoD4
GH3
Rock Band
Mass Effect
Orange Box

...and that's all I'm limiting myself too. Much thanks to Rli for delaying GTAIV.

egyptianruin

18-08-2007 13:25:06

[quote80dddd14ce="J4320"][quote80dddd14ce="egyptianruin"]yep it was also on Kotaku and I heard people at Toys R Us were literally yelling at people who called, lol. Poor them and their fines. Anyway I preordered it, along with Two Worlds and then Strangehold comes out, then Halo 3 - Im going to be lazy for awhile.[/quote80dddd14ce]

AAAAAH why do you preorder games? lol[/quote80dddd14ce]

I always preorder games and anime from Amazon (shrug) it's not like I go to the store and do it, I hate preordering at Gamestop. $5 down, lol. This way I preorder it, get it shipped overnight with my Amazon Prime on my Amazon CC and get points towards Amazon GC. Then when Im done I resell them...on Amazon, haha.

[quote80dddd14ce="Killer722"][quote80dddd14ce="egyptianruin"][quote80dddd14ce="Killer722"]I got a 360 for this game. Can't wait. If I get into the CoD4 beta, I'm gonna be in one hell of a gaming dilemma.[/quote80dddd14ce]

Yeah I think any avid gamer is going to be in the same dilemma with all the games coming out right about the same time, the entire summer was dry and now BAM an overload of games that people want to play.[/quote80dddd14ce]

Yea, no doubt. Let's see...

Halo 3
Assassin's Creed
Bioshock
CoD4
GH3
Rock Band
Mass Effect
Orange Box

...and that's all I'm limiting myself too. Much thanks to Rli for delaying GTAIV.[/quote80dddd14ce]

I'm limiting myself (and my husband) to
Two Worlds
Halo 3
Stranglehold
BioShock
Mass Effect
COD4
Touch Detective 2 1/2
Naruto Rise of a Ninja
Eternal Sonata

Im also going to try
BlackSite/Area 51
Medal of Honor Airborne
Alone in the Dark
The Orange Box (thanks for alerting me to this one)

and I can't wait for
Fable 2
Resident Evil 5
GTA IV
and lol LOST The Video Game (sad I know)

Killer722

18-08-2007 14:31:22

I agree with all the "I Can't Wait For's" (except Lost hah) but also want DMC4. I may try Eternal Sonata one day because I enjoyed Tales of Symphonia on the GCN and it seems similar. Medal of Honor is not for me, can't stand EA's original IPs. Area 51 is pretty fun but seems like standard FPS fare. Overall, I'm gonna be one poor bastard by year's end.

egyptianruin

18-08-2007 15:00:39

[quote3aad66acbc="Killer722"]I agree with all the "I Can't Wait For's" (except Lost hah) but also want DMC4. I may try Eternal Sonata one day because I enjoyed Tales of Symphonia on the GCN and it seems similar. Medal of Honor is not for me, can't stand EA's original IPs. Area 51 is pretty fun but seems like standard FPS fare. Overall, I'm gonna be one poor bastard by year's end.[/quote3aad66acbc]

Yeah typicall my Im gonna try are rentals. Mike just moved Orange Box up to the buy list though, lol. I think I want to try LOST because I like the show so much, haha.

justinag06

18-08-2007 19:12:47

you are forgetting Metroid, Smash Bros. and Mario Galaxy also Crysis for PC.

egyptianruin

18-08-2007 22:07:19

[quote3febb03ccd="justinag06"]you are forgetting Metroid, Smash Bros. and Mario Galaxy also Crysis for PC.[/quote3febb03ccd]

I might get Galaxy but I dont know about Smash Bros. but that did remind me I want Phantom Hourglass

dmorris68

19-08-2007 08:03:00

I'll have to check out Bioshock since Deus Ex used to be my favorite PC game of all time.

Deus Ex then slipped to #2 after Far Cry came out, which reminds me that Crysis is also a must-buy. However I'll wait until I get a DX10 videocard before I get Crysis -- even though it'll be DX9 compatible, I want to enjoy it in all it's visual splendor.

Lightliquid

19-08-2007 08:16:48

[quote6b0ea36823="J4320"][quote6b0ea36823="michae229"]I have it very good game, very well done[/quote6b0ea36823]

You have it? It doesn't come out until Tuesday. Did you pirate it?[/quote6b0ea36823]

hah I guess you didnt read the post that I actually wrote. Well, anyways I have the game too and made some videos. Check em out if youd like.

J4320

19-08-2007 11:01:36

[quote08734a3f4d="Lightliquid"][quote08734a3f4d="J4320"][quote08734a3f4d="michae229"]I have it very good game, very well done[/quote08734a3f4d]

You have it? It doesn't come out until Tuesday. Did you pirate it?[/quote08734a3f4d]

hah I guess you didnt read the post that I actually wrote. Well, anyways I have the game too and made some videos. Check em out if youd like.[/quote08734a3f4d]

Nope, I didn't. I've been a lazy one lately. 8)

zdub08

19-08-2007 14:52:01

[quoted77ef2b651="dmorris68"]I'll have to check out Bioshock since Deus Ex used to be my favorite PC game of all time.

Deus Ex then slipped to #2 after Far Cry came out[/quoted77ef2b651]
then those slipped to #2 and #3 when half life 2 came out

dmorris68

19-08-2007 16:15:25

[quote18bc0266c1="zdub08"][quote18bc0266c1="dmorris68"]I'll have to check out Bioshock since Deus Ex used to be my favorite PC game of all time.

Deus Ex then slipped to #2 after Far Cry came out[/quote18bc0266c1]
then those slipped to #2 and #3 when half life 2 came out[/quote18bc0266c1]
Not for me. HL2 might have been top 5 for me, but didn't displace either of those.

Gigante

21-08-2007 14:16:54

Just bought it for $50 from CC, sweet.

zdub08

21-08-2007 14:26:04

pc or 360?

SpaceMonkey

21-08-2007 14:29:41

[quotef79c1cae28="zdub08"]pc or 360?[/quotef79c1cae28]

Games are almost always better on the PC. Better graphics, cheaper price, mods, faster game patches, choice between kb/m or controller. Bioshock for PC is definitely superior.

Gigante

21-08-2007 15:16:12

[quote2b57a11155="zdub08"]pc or 360?[/quote2b57a11155]

I bought it $50 for xbox 360. CC is $10 off today.

tracemhunter

21-08-2007 15:28:38

A box with like 20 copies busted open a few nights ago and a co-worker took a copy. The same guy took a copy of Harry Potter a couple of nights before it came out. I have no clue how he gets out of the place without getting caught. I'm too scared to steal from UPS /.

Gigante

21-08-2007 15:32:19

[quote0a5e6eca98="tracemhunter"]A box with like 20 copies busted open a few nights ago and a co-worker took a copy. The same guy took a copy of Harry Potter a couple of nights before it came out. I have no clue how he gets out of the place without getting caught. I'm too scared to steal from UPS /.[/quote0a5e6eca98]

Damn, if I worked at UPS I would join a release group.

J4320

21-08-2007 15:57:24

I'm still on the fence about buying or renting. What do you guys think?

justinag06

21-08-2007 16:09:06

it's only $40 at CC for the PC version.

J4320

22-08-2007 09:10:05

I rented it yesterday. Harvest or rescue? I've harvested 2 so far. If you rescue them you get like half the Adam but you get cool moves like "Hypnotize Big Daddy" but then again you can buy cool moves with the excess Adam you earn so... yeah. I just decided to harvest.

hehehhehe

22-08-2007 09:21:41

[quote17b3e0c38e="J4320"]I rented it yesterday. Harvest or rescue? I've harvested 2 so far. If you rescue them you get like half the Adam but you get cool moves like "Hypnotize Big Daddy" but then again you can buy cool moves with the excess Adam you earn so... yeah. I just decided to harvest.[/quote17b3e0c38e]
I rescue them because I'm nice. wink [spoiler17b3e0c38e]After you save a couple, they leave you gifts which include a lot of adam (so you'll get some more adam anyway) and some other good stuff. There are two endings depending on whether you rescue or harvest.[/spoiler17b3e0c38e]

As for rent or buy, I'd say buy and then resell after you're done unless you have a huge block of time to finish the game in a few days.

J4320

22-08-2007 10:52:01

[spoiler0d3a2d6d5c]I suppose I'll play through as a Harvester for now since I've started out doing that. I'll probably only have time to see 1 ending. ([/spoiler0d3a2d6d5c]

Anyway, those Big Daddy guys are pretty damn hard to kill. I was surprised. shock

hehehhehe

22-08-2007 17:35:36

Yeah I'm not playing through it twice either.

It's not too hard if you play at the pussy level that I play on. Don't forget to snap a lot of pictures, it really helps and gives you power-ups.

What's funny to do is set the bad guys on fire, and when they go into nearby water to put out the fire, you electrocute them.

Wolfeman

05-09-2007 02:17:08

So PC or 360?

Lightliquid

05-09-2007 12:05:41

[quote5711dd6e3a="Wolfeman"]So PC or 360?[/quote5711dd6e3a]

I Would say pc if your pc can handle it. Mainly because Pc has the option of mods.

J4320

05-09-2007 12:50:55

[quotef665603ab9="Lightliquid"][quotef665603ab9="Wolfeman"]So PC or 360?[/quotef665603ab9]

I Would say pc if your pc can handle it. Mainly because Pc has the option of mods.[/quotef665603ab9]

But it only allows like 3 installs though. ?

justinag06

05-09-2007 17:08:12

they changed it to 5

J4320

05-09-2007 17:19:30

It still kind of sucks. Your choice though, Wolfe.

justinag06

05-09-2007 17:21:47

yeah and then you have to worry about performance, vs a constant frame rate on the 360. It's a tough call for me as my PC isn't phenominal just pretty good.

hehehhehe

05-09-2007 17:45:10

I'd get the 360 version. It'll be easier to resell once you're done and don't have to worry about your pc hardware.

I finished the game last week, it is really amazing.

J4320

05-09-2007 17:51:59

I almost beat it then I had to return it. I went a few days without playing it at all then on the last day I realized I had to return it. Oh well. It was fun while it lasted. lol

Wolfeman

05-09-2007 18:18:02

I'm looking to get a new kick ass computer but i'll probably get it on the 360...