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.
[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
Game Informer 10/10
AP Magazine 5/5
Computers & Video Games 9.5/10
XBOX World 94/100
Console and Gameworld 99/100
[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.
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. 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.[/quote4e1dd9f9fd]