Product Type: Take 2 Xbox 360 games
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Bioshock (Xbox 360)
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Bioshock (Xbox 360)
Advantages: great visuals, great gameplay, good character progression, fantastic atmosphere
Disadvantages: some weapons can't be used, it ends
I don't know why, but I absolutely love water in video games. Perhaps it's the mesmerising shininess. Bioshock certainly has plenty of water. Bioshock is a first person shooter set in a 'moody' underwater city called rapture. This is no ordinary city however. The inhabitants have been enhancing their bodies genetically using 'plasmids'. The story is excellent and unique - the likes of which I have not ever seen before in a game or a film.
Gameplay: the game eases you in to all of the mechanics and so is very accessible. The button layout is excellent and you can seamlessly switch between weapons and plasmids. The character progression is some of the best that I have seen in a game. You can change so much about your character (more health, more eve, better hacking abilities, more plasmid slots etc) I believe that no two people will complete the game with exactly the same character. The plasmids are fantastic fun to use, and can even be used along with the environment (e.g. lightning can be fired at water to kill people in the water, fireballs can be fired at oil to ignite people standing in the oil etc.). The weapons in the game are varied and fun to use, also they are upgradable. There were some weapons however such as the ones carried by the 'big daddies' which could not be used, which is a shame. The game can be a little scary, and at times it made me jump! the voice acting is very good and is quite creepy at times - perfect for this game!
Graphics: the graphics are fantastic. They give the game a real atmosphere. The water effects a great, especially the effects used to make you feel as if you have just been splashed with water. Characters are varied and interesting, and the effects such as explosions and lightning are very well done.
Overall I was very impressed with this game. There is lots of replay value, and I think that I will be playing it for years to come. Bring on the sequel!
Summary: a brilliant game. i'd recommend it to everyone - especially now that its quite cheap.
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