Product Type: Take 2 Xbox 360 games
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Bioshock (Xbox 360)
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Bioshock (Xbox 360)
Advantages: A very considered example of this game type.
Disadvantages: If you want high adrenaline action, you might prefer other games.
Bioshock is something of a departure in the first person shooter field.
This is a game that places atmosphere, tension and considered play above the bombastics(although it has standout moments which certainly do it with aplomb).
Plot developments in the game aren't just ornamental to gratuitous violence, they open up the game and change the gameplay itself.
You are Jack, a character who begins the game as, it seems, the only survivor of a plane crash in 1960.
You are bobbing in the water and you can still hear the echoing screams of fellow passengers in the burning wreckage and part of the plane as it goes under. Strangely, there is a structure nearby. Inside is a bathysphere.
With nothing else to lose, you take a trip in the bathysphere, and are taken into the sea around Rapture, an underwater city, designed and created by Andrew Ryan, a ruthless business magnate.
Ryan created Rapture to escape from the moral, economic, and scientific limitations of the outside world. But something is deeply wrong in Rapture, and you are about to find out what it is...
Although the graphics engine isn't the best there is, what impresses is the design.
No other game in this genre has such a distinct aesthetic.
All the little details give an impression of a 1960's vision of what the future would be like. This is exactly the way you'd expect an uber-fascist psychotic to design an amoral, decadent "city of the future". Impressive.
The games unique selling point is the use of "plasmids". In Rapture the scientists are way ahead of their time in genetic research, and have managed to unleash powers hitherto unexpected in the population.
You can choose various abilities and use them in combination with the weapons you have at your disposal. This makes for entertaining and interesting gameplay.
If you like brainless shooters you might find this slightly boring. However, this game is for someone who likes to savour the experience. It is excellent if you enjoy this variety of game
Summary: A very good diversion from the usual shooter type.