Published on 10th May 2010 by
BioShock was Unmissable
Originally Posted by Phil RhodesAnyone who thought this was "really good" should play System Shock 2 then come back to me.
Although to be fair most of the people who played Bioshock won't be able to play System Shock 2, because System Shock 2 wasn't made to be played on a twin-stick controller, with your feet. Thus it is difficult to get on with if, for instance, your idea of "aiming" is to stand on the spot, swivelling gracefully around one axis at a time. Then overshooting. And overcorrecting. And generally acting like a complete tool, which is what consoles make you do.
Originally Posted by CardJoeI played System Shock 2 and I still think BioShock is pretty good, on the whole. Weaknesses, sure, but System Shock 2 wasn't perfect either. Nostalgia always stops us looking back at SS2 fairly.
Originally Posted by Phil RhodesBioShock was pretty good, it was just heavily-nerfed for the console crowd and that's a massive shame.
The same thing applies to Far Cry 2 - not trying to be the same kind of game at all, of course, but I interpreted it as a spirited attempt to do something rather special that was destroyed by the demands of five year olds with Playstations.
As you may have realised, I resent this.
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