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Well written and looks beautiful
Bioshock (Xbox 360)
Member Name: Dellie
Bioshock (Xbox 360)
Advantages: Looks great, brilliant story writing
This is a review for Bioshock for the Xbox 360, produced by 2K.
I have recently borrowed this game from a friend on high recomendation. I was dubious about playing this game after some time prior, playing a demo. I have to say however the demo did the game no justice and it was rightly recomended.
The first thing that strikes you about the game is just how beautiful it looks. You spend the opening scene in a plane crash into the sea and having to swim to the rather handy nearby rock which happens to have a building on it. As you swim you can really appreciate the attention 2K have taken to just how water works, it looks really good! Suppose this is a must though really as you game is here-on-in set underwater in the bottom of the sea structure named Rapture. 2K have really given you something to look at the whole way through the game. Rapture is compleatly styled in Art Deco, although maybe slightly run down.
You dont have much time a the beginning to admire the beauty however as you are soon dropped right into the suspense that carries on right the way through the game and really emerges you into the well written story. Rapture is a dark place in general and with your enemies being very quiet untill they pounce upon you it keeps you on edge and checking every dark corner with your finger held closely over the trigger.
The weaponology for the game sits very well between an RPG and an FPS. Although pistols, shotguns and rocket launchers are commonplace, you are also endowed with plasmids which alter your DNA to enable you to create fire, ice and electricity among other things. Getting these powers however isnt easy. Plasmids are created with Adam, an energy source found within the body. To increase your adam you need to find a little sister, not difficult in itself but they are protected by a big daddy. Little sisters are created within Rapture and collect Adam from the deceased and seeing as people dont die very often in Rapture, the big daddy's are there to lend a hand. Fully armoured and carryinga rivet gun, big daddy's are no mean feat to take down and you will often die a few times before taking them out and getting to the little sister.
As I said before, the story line is very well written and you spend no time lost in limbo. Always with a sense of purpose the game feels very fast paced although not rushed. There is also a few twists to the plot to keep you guessing and to stop it all getting a bit stale.
In all I am very impressed with Bioshock and recommend any player to give it a go, dont go on the demo as I felt it really let it down, buy it, rent it or borrow it.
You can buy Bioshock online at Amazon.co.uk for around £12 or on the highstreet at shops like Gamestation or HMV for around £20-£25.
Summary: Well written and looks beautiful