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BioShock Gameplay Review

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whisperwolf 21st August 2007, 11:05 Quote
One thing the price on your shopping comparison site for the 360 version at £26.95 from Blah is actually for the PC version, 360 version is £35.95
BioSniper 21st August 2007, 11:06 Quote
As expected then, the full 10.

Nice review and it remained relatively spoiler free, though those who haven't played the demo because they are waiting for the full release may still be a little disappointed that some stuff has been revealed.
wuyanxu 21st August 2007, 11:11 Quote
having played the demo, i totally agree with your review.

it's simply amazing. deserve the 10/10 score.
Tim S 21st August 2007, 11:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by BioSniper
As expected then, the full 10.

Nice review and it remained relatively spoiler free, though those who haven't played the demo because they are waiting for the full release may still be a little disappointed that some stuff has been revealed.

The demo touches on very little of the actual story... it's merely the training level that allows you to get accustomed to the control system and whatnot. There's so much more to the story than what's in the demo and there's so much that we haven't talked about here - we just hope we've said enough to persuade people to buy this game. :)
will. 21st August 2007, 11:19 Quote
I've just been informed this is the perfect time for the release! I get to play on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday! Bank holidays are awesome!
DarkLord7854 21st August 2007, 11:27 Quote
Adam & Eve and Rapture, which is the name given to the event in which Jesus Christ will descend from Heaven.

Rather coincidental ain't it? :p

Pre-loaded game, can't wait. :D
quack 21st August 2007, 11:39 Quote
It's a bathysphere by the way.
naokaji 21st August 2007, 11:45 Quote
how hard is it to find your way? is it like doom3 where you keep running in circles in same looking rooms all over trying to find that one door to be able to progress further?
or is it possible to actually find the way you have to take by other means than luck?


other than that... excellent review of a very promissing game...
Ramble 21st August 2007, 11:57 Quote
I'd buy the game if I could run it well.
Hugo 21st August 2007, 11:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by naokaji
how hard is it to find your way? is it like doom3 where you keep running in circles in same looking rooms all over trying to find that one door to be able to progress further?
or is it possible to actually find the way you have to take by other means than luck?


other than that... excellent review of a very promissing game...

A bit of both to be honest, sometimes you do find yourself wandering around looking for the next...uh... objective shall we say, but it's never as frustrating as the "Where the f*** is the yellow key" moments Doom provided

EDIT:

Personal Top 5 Games Before Bioshock:

Half Life
Half Life 2
Deus Ex
System Shock 2
Thief: Deadly Shadows

Now:

Half Life
Half Life 2
Bioshock
Deus Ex
System Shock 2
Hiren 21st August 2007, 12:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by whisperwolf
One thing the price on your shopping comparison site for the 360 version at £26.95 from Blah is actually for the PC version, 360 version is £35.95

Thanks for, I'll get it corrected now. ;)
Jamie 21st August 2007, 12:09 Quote
Very well written review Joe, I didn't think I could get any more excited but you managed it.
DougEdey 21st August 2007, 12:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jamie
Very well written review Joe, I didn't think I could get any more excited but you managed it.

Bet you look like your avatar right now.

Including hat.
Jamie 21st August 2007, 12:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by DougEdey
Bet you look like your avatar right now.

Including hat.

Want to buy a coffin?
DougEdey 21st August 2007, 12:13 Quote
Nah, I bought a bulk load last week,
Paradigm Shifter 21st August 2007, 12:59 Quote
What's really amusing about this game is that you see more vertically with a 4:3 aspect screen/res than you do at 16:10 or 16:9...

Anyway... after all the hype, I find my reaction (which puts me in the serious minority, I am sure) to be a somewhat lethargic, "Meh," to this game. Which is a pity, as I was looking forward to it.
Bl4ckM0onk3y 21st August 2007, 13:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by Archangel

Personal Top 5 Games Before Bioshock:

Half Life
Half Life 2
Deus Ex
System Shock 2
Thief: Deadly Shadows

Now:

Half Life
Half Life 2
Bioshock
Deus Ex
System Shock 2
kekeke ,

HL2 ? ;F i'm not counting this as a game, more like a tech-demo.

Deus Ex 1
HL 1
System Shock 2
Bioshock
Quake 1

these are now my fav. for FPS games , but NOT in that order , they are all equal to me.
Tim S 21st August 2007, 13:06 Quote
I think this is better than HL2 in so many ways, but everyone has their own opinion. :)
mikeuk2004 21st August 2007, 13:19 Quote
Cool review, for some reason I think we all expected a 10 from Joe. I cant wait for the game and hope HMV ship early.

Im not working overtime saturay so I can play Bioshock for 3 days solid :)
TomD22 21st August 2007, 13:22 Quote
As an above poster says, it doesn't have native widescreen support :( It just stretches the 4:3 viewpoint, and then cuts off the top and bottom leaving you with a much reduced FoV.

Which I find really surprising - surely more pc gamers are playing widescreen than standard now, and every single 360 will be hooked up to a widescreen TV. Amazing they've been too lazy to support it properly.

Also, note to anyone with intergrated realtek HD audio - you need the very latest driver or there;s no ingame sound. Just in case that saves anyone some headaches :)
Tim S 21st August 2007, 13:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by TomD22
As an above poster says, it doesn't have native widescreen support :( It just stretches the 4:3 viewpoint, and then cuts off the top and bottom leaving you with a much reduced FoV.

Which I find really surprising - surely more pc gamers are playing widescreen than standard now, and every single 360 will be hooked up to a widescreen TV. Amazing they've been too lazy to support it properly.

We'll be investigating this more when we get final PC code later today, but I wouldn't be surprised if in actual fact the FoV in the 360 version is the same as the PC widescreen mode.
cjmUK 21st August 2007, 14:00 Quote
I might have missed something, but are we saying that there is no proper save feature? Only the vita-life chambers?? Is this the same on the PC version?

I've pre-ordered the game and I'm going to enjoy it, but if there is no save function, it's dropping from a 10 to an 8 or 7. I *hate* (with a passion) games where you can only save at checkpoints; I hate having to do the same bits again and again because of one tricky sections 5 minutes ahead that I struggle to get past.

Joe... please, please, please tell me they have implemented a proper save feature on the PC version?

Also, is this going to be moddable (a la TES Construction Kit)?

CJM
Hugo 21st August 2007, 14:06 Quote
The Xbox 360 and PC version both include a save any-where any-time feature which is even worse that the Vita-Life chambers because there's no penalty for using it.

EDIT:

Re: modding, prob too early to tell, but its UE3, which is supposed to be modder-friendly so don't be surprised.

My question, though, would be why mod the best game since The Secret Of Monkey Island?
Tim S 21st August 2007, 14:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by cjmUK
I might have missed something, but are we saying that there is no proper save feature? Only the vita-life chambers?? Is this the same on the PC version?

I've pre-ordered the game and I'm going to enjoy it, but if there is no save function, it's dropping from a 10 to an 8 or 7. I *hate* (with a passion) games where you can only save at checkpoints; I hate having to do the same bits again and again because of one tricky sections 5 minutes ahead that I struggle to get past.

Joe... please, please, please tell me they have implemented a proper save feature on the PC version?

Also, is this going to be moddable (a la TES Construction Kit)?

CJM
There's a save function in the full game... just not one in either demo.
Tim S 21st August 2007, 14:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Archangel
My question, though, would be why mod the best game since The Secret Of Monkey Island?
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