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8:32 PM on 08.30.2007

BioShock: Finished (No Major Spoilers)

Just completed BioShock. Wow, what a fantastic game. I haven't enjoyed an FPS or even a single player experience this much in at least a year or two. Could not get over how incredible everything about this game was.

I do have some minor gripes. There are certainly a fair number of bugs. Ranging from the not-so-annoying twitching corpses to the kinda-of-annoying map bugs (some sections of the map don't show up discovered correctly, also quite a number of times the map pointer doesn't accurately display your location). Other than these bugs the only other thing that annoyed me was the ending.

The story of the game is wonderful from start to finish, however the ending feels rather (very) short and rushed, lasting perhaps slightly more than one minute. After experiencing the fantastic narrative all the way through, the end feels so anti-climatic. I know there are at least two endings, and I received the one for saving all the little sisters (what can I say, I have a heart), so I can't make a claim on how good the other ending is, but I can't imagine it being much better if at all.

This isn't to say that the resolution to the story is bad. No, not at all. It just feels like we could have witnessed more. Feels like the CG ending could have been a longer movie. I guess I'll have to go through the game again sometime to see the harvest ending.

Oh, also, a little tip for those yet to play or perhaps still early in the game. I can't be sure, but I'm near certain that you end up with more Adam by saving the little sisters rather than harvesting them. The game seems to make you think the opposite, but give it a shot and I think you'll find the game rewards you for taking the moral high ground.

In any case, BioShock was/is a great game that every 360 and Windows gamer needs to experience. Don't deprive yourself of such an amazing game people, get out there and buy it if you still haven't!   read


6:47 PM on 08.25.2007

God Of War Blog Header

Yeah, I made one. Needed to update my header image anyway as it was formated for the original community blog size of 468 pixels.

I plan to actually start writing some sort of entry on a semi-frequent basis soon too. Tried starting my own blog sometime ago and let me tell you, it's not that easy maintaining an entire site on your own. So might as well use the generously free space offered here and take full advantage of it (much like I take advantage of women and the weak).

Anywho, time to slip back into some BioShocking. Be back soon with some -real- content for all your reader digesting goodness.   read


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