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Bioshock (Xbox 360)
Member Name: GMDynamo
Bioshock (Xbox 360)
Date: 21/10/10, updated on 21/10/10 (8 review reads)
Advantages: More cinematic than most films.
Disadvantages: It cost a lot when it came out? That's honestly all I can think of.
Bioshock is a game involving a theory. That theory is a world without morals, religion and governments. That world is Rapture, an underwater city run by a (some would say) tyrant named Andrew Ryan.
You first start the game on a plane, at which point that plane crashes, leaving you in the ocean, alive (just) and this is where you take control of your character.
Upon taking control, you make your way through the water to a Spire in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, this is the entrance to Rapture. Once entering Rapture, you get a truly stunning view. But I'll let you view that one for yourself.
I have to be VERY careful writing this review, as there is so much to write but it all involves the story, and I don't want to ruin it for any of you. But I promise there is a twist that I will guarantee NONE of you will see coming.
Basically, the overall structure of the game and the combat mechanics involves using plasmids (a product developed in rapture that rewrites your genetic code, and lets you use a large variety of abilities from lightning to telekenisis to a massive swarm of bees! This is coupled with a variety of guns, including a revolver, flamethrower and shotgun (my personal Favourite).
Throughout the game, either through pure luck or purchasing from the various vending machines throughout the game, you acquire plasmids. In these plasmids, you acquire new abilities displayed above, these can also be upgraded and you can have a maximum of 6 equipped at a time (if you buy the upgrades from a Gatherers Garden.
If any of you are familiar with the idea behind the Fable saga, you will recognise it through this game. It's the basic idea of deciding whether to do right or wrong. This idea is shown solely in the form of the Little Sisters (shown on the front cover, if you look closely it's the little girl). And if you missed the big thing with the drill, then that's known as a Big Daddy. They were created to protect the Little Sisters. Throughout the game you are given the chance to either Harvest or Rescue the Little Sisters. Harvesting would gain you more Adam (which can be used to purchase plasmids, upgrades and the like), while Rescuing them gets you less Adam and appreciation from Dr. Tenenbaum (the creator of the Little Sisters). But to get your Adam, you need to defeat the Big Daddy. This involves a lot of skill and ingenuity. It is honestly the most challenging part of the game.
The game itself is a video game marvel of graphics and ingenuity. It's incredibly cinematic and a storyline with twists, turns and pure wonder the like I have never had the pleasure of enjoying. I have never before found a game that I enjoyed as much as this, I can honestly say that it's one of the few games which has sucked me into the franchise, not because my friends play it and I'd feel left out and alone if I didn't buy it, but because I enjoy it to this week and every one afterwards.
Summary: I would buy one of these for every console I own.
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