Bioshock for Xbox 360

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forcefield58
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I was wondering if any of you are playing Bioshock for the 360. I bought the game right before Halo 3 came out and am about 3/4 of the way through it. I can't believe it hasn't been hyped more as it leaves the gamer with an interesting moral dilemma. It's rated "M" for a reason. The usual blood and gore, but the moral implications of the game are what make it really, really interesting. The game is set underwater in the 1950's timeframe. A strange event has taken over the underwater city and the inhabitants. You are the main character that must fend off the city characters, and at the same time, search for some friends of yours. The games twists and turns have kept me glued to my 360 for a month now. I would highly recommend it to anyone that likes twisted, and I mean twisted, games. It's been rumored to be in the running for "Game of the Year". I haven't played one better yet, and that includes Halo 3!

Cheers/Frank

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forcefield58
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adamantyr wrote:

I bought Bioshock for the PC, not the 360, but gameplay is pretty much the same. And so...

Bioshock is definitely a good game. Probably the best we'll see this year. However, having played it's spiritual predecessor, System Shock 2, I found Bioshock to be rather redundant. Gameplay was virtually identical, except for the change in venue. The moral choice of "harvesting" or "saving" a little girl I found a bit simplistic... basically, are you an evil bastard son-of-a-bitch or a sweet-angel-of-light-and-goodness? I rather miss the old days, like the virtue tests in Ultima, before you knew what they meant, and you AGONIZED over the decisions, and there was no right or wrong answer at all.

There's a very funny online review of Bioshock done by the Zero Punctuation fellow, who's opinion pretty much is the same as mine.

I really liked System Shock 2. It was a game way ahead of its time when it came out and I don't think alot of people got into it. Its like Bioshock in that there certainly isn't alot of press about it. I did check the online reviews and it pretty much max'd out on every front, Editors Choice, etc. I'd agree there as it was varied enough beyond System Shock 2, with the whole Adam and Eve thing. The moral choice was simplistic, but you didn't know what the outcome would be if you picked one way or the other, or did a little of both. I beat the game yesterday afternoon and the ending was well worth it.

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adamantyr
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Bioshock

I bought Bioshock for the PC, not the 360, but gameplay is pretty much the same. And so...

Bioshock is definitely a good game. Probably the best we'll see this year. However, having played it's spiritual predecessor, System Shock 2, I found Bioshock to be rather redundant. Gameplay was virtually identical, except for the change in venue. The moral choice of "harvesting" or "saving" a little girl I found a bit simplistic... basically, are you an evil bastard son-of-a-bitch or a sweet-angel-of-light-and-goodness? I rather miss the old days, like the virtue tests in Ultima, before you knew what they meant, and you AGONIZED over the decisions, and there was no right or wrong answer at all.

There's a very funny online review of Bioshock done by the Zero Punctuation fellow, who's opinion pretty much is the same as mine.

forcefield58
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Bioshock
Mark Vergeer wrote:

I was actually playing through the demo on Live as I saw Bill just log-on and log-off, perhaps before or just after he wrote the above comment.
The demo is good, I just love this type of action game. For the same reasons why I like the Halflife series, Oblivion and Lost Planet.



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The whole left hand "Plasmid" options and the tonics for the Physical, Engineering, Combat, etc., enhancement categories add a ton to the game. Bioshock is best played when you're alone in the house with the lights off! The story line is one of the best I've encountered in a long time.

Oh, I buy the Prima and Brady Games Guides for most of the games I get and the Bioshock guide is outstanding. I play through a section and then read the guide to see what I've missed. Cheers


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Mark Vergeer
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Was actually playing it just now as I saw Bill logon and logoff

I was actually playing through the demo on Live as I saw Bill just log-on and log-off, perhaps before or just after he wrote the above comment.
The demo is good, I just love this type of action game. For the same reasons why I like the Halflife series, Oblivion and Lost Planet.



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Bill Loguidice
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Like, Mark, I enjoyed the demo, but did not as of yet get the game. I still haven't gone through Gears of War or Halo 3. Eventually I'll definitely get Bioshock, as even though it's another FPS, the art direction is unmatched.

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Mark Vergeer
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The demo was excellent, have

The demo was excellent, have yet to acquire the game.
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