Having played each BioShock game several times, Gazette gaming columnist writes BioShock 2 is as good as the game that started it all—well, almost, anyway.
Not really Delta just felt like a typical Big Daddy where the backstory was quickly made up...even Jack was silent but he had a good backstory. Didn't offer us any new insight on Rapture...could have made a story set during where the place first goes to shit I would have liked to see Jack return and given a voice to expand on his character Couldn't back track to previous levels Just felt like something that could have been a big DLC expansion to be honest.
But the gameplay was a big step up. So much variety in the combat. Also the morality was more in depth if still flawed. The dlc is very good too. Even the multiplayer i have fun with. I know its not the best bioshock but its probably my favorite. Also theres a big meta-narrative involved with jack as a silent protag that wouldve been ruined if he was inexplicably given a voice.
The gameplay was the only improvement Bioshock 2 had everything else was a poor attempt to capture the feel of the first one. "Didn't offer us any new insight on Rapture.." The story of Bioshock 2 even kind of ruined part 1 with the inclusion of another antagonist that almost trivialized how big Andrew Ryan really was. "...could have made a story set during where the place first goes to shit..." I said the same thing long ago, that would have been fantastic being in Rapture and witnessing the place go straight to hell.
At the same time seeing rapture 20 years after it went to hell was also cool. The sea practically took over and seeing all the fluroscent sea life taking over manmade structures was amazing. The splicers were deformed beyond belief. I still think the underwater segments are one of the best inclusions. Bioshock is sensory overload - splicer's screaming as you shoot them and zap them while music is playing while an audio log is whirling. Its all too much sometimes, those underwater segments were gorgeous and helped the pacing loads. Infinite spoilers: Also i personally think Infinite trivializes the first game even more. The whole multiverse implication makes everything pointless in the grand scheme. Ken levine games are all about high stakes, big ideas, and big spectacle, etc. So Bioshock 2 and Minervas den, to me, shine as the black sheep. Very character-focused personal stories and a look at the unseen parts of Rapture.
Yeah she kind of just appeared out of nowhere and just took over when he died. If she was referenced in the last game like she was part of the Atlas/Ryan feud but was looked at as the underdog they didn't take seriously I could understand but suddenly she was Rapture under control. Didn't make sense I like to pretend this is not the same world as the first game but another "door" and "what if" event what "could" have happened once Jack left Rapture behind.
I chalk the inclusion of Bioshock in Infinite as a nod to fanboys because it really didn't serve a whole lot of purpose except to lazily try and connect all of them together. Seeing Rapture 10 years after was okay but not too special for me personally. I would have more liked a story of being a resident in Rapture and watching a slow burn of people going crazy, wondering what is going on in this supposed paradise and then one day waking up to complete madness and trying to escape a city underwater that has now basically become your tomb. Bioshock 2 is definitely the black sheep but for me it's the black sheep in a bad way. It's the Borderlands: Pre-Sequel, Batman Arkham Origins of the series, capitalizing on what made the original(s) great, adding some gameplay improvements but mimicking the storyline and adding nothing original.
You know what would have been good if we were looking at a prequel game...Diane McClintock http://bioshock.wikia.com/w... She was one of the first diaries you pick up in the game and you pick up more recordings chronicling her adventure about how she went from an ordinary citizen of Rapture to being part of the rebellion against Andrew. She was also Andrew Ryans girlfriend aswell so she would have had strong ties to the lore. In the end she apparently bit the bullet at the hands of Atlas when she accidentally walked in on him when he was talking as Frank, scared of being found out incase she did overhear him he shot her...NOW you do see a body in the game but I wouldn't mind if they changed it so he accidentally shot someone else and she ran for it. Her goal at the end of the game would be to escape Rapture as the events with Jack play out alongside her story. I think it could have been a great side story in my opinion...even if the Bioshock film focused on her,
They explain in the game the Ryan got rid of her by secluding her and her flock in a section of the HUGE City the is Rapture.
Nah. That's not to say it's a bad game, I enjoyed it thoroughly. The first bioshock is on another level.
I agree, really underrated.
I like Bioshock 2 a lot better than its predecessor
I had bee-hands in Bioshock 1. That was awesome. Shooting bees out of my hands.
I like both games. They're way better than Bioshock Infinite, which is a game you play only once.
I've played infinite more than once, but I agree it's the weakest of the three games. So much potential squandered by targeting the mainstream triple-A shooter crowd instead of being the narrative work of art it should have been
Gameplay-wise? Arguable Story-Wise? Not a chance in hell.
It's not even arguable gameplay wise 2 is way better than 1 in that regard. I also wouldn't say no chance in hell story wise matter of fact I'd argue that if bioshock 2 was the first game and 1 was 2 the same thing would be said about 1. Bioshock 2 does have one thing over one besides gameplay and thats the best story told in the bioshock universe hands down with minervas den
All Bioshock 2 did was add the ability to use both Plasmids and Guns at the same time. I personally thought that the gun selection in 2 was significantly worse than 1. As for Bioshock 2's main story, it was straight trash. It pales in comparison to even Infinite, let alone 1. As for Minerva's Den, while it is definitely a step up, it still doesn't touch the first game's story. Sorry, there is absolutely no way that people would view the first game's story in a worse light had it been the sequel.
I agree 1's story is best. But infinite's story is a mess riddled with plot holes. The best thing about the first 2 games is how the setting is just as much a piece of the story as the main characters. But columbia, beyond being tame commentary on racism, has basically no character. It was the most disappointing part of the game because i thought the setting couldve been way more interesting based on trailers.
I thought Bioshock 1 had the better atmosphere and story, Bioshock 2 had the better combat.
The opening of BioShock one will live in my memory forever.
Minervas Den was amazing!
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