We all know that BioShock 2 is on the cards, but so far nobody has a clue what it’s going to be about. Recently however, a rumor has started cropping up suggesting the game will be a prequel set during the civil war that killed Andrew Ryan’s underwater city of Rapture.
While a somewhat logical move, I don’t know how I feel about this. One of the best parts of BioShock was how much of the player’s imagination it invoked, and how a bigger picture was detailed through scant resources like audio diaries of Rapture’s citizens. I don’t know if I’d like to see such wonderfully crafted and subtle little hints exposed in such a way. Does BioShock 2 even need to be set in Rapture anyway? I think not.
As always, this is nothing but rumor until something more concrete surfaces, but it’s worth a discussion. What would you think of a prequel? Are you as nervous as I am on such an idea, or are you all for it?