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Submitted by Nineball2112 1876d ago | news

BioShock 2 Reviews Yield Lower Metacritic than Original

Industry Gamers: 2K Games is ready to ship BioShock 2 on February 9, and the bulk of the games critics have already weighed in. Although BioShock 2's current Metacritic of 88 (based on 29 scores) may fluctuate slightly as a few more reviews roll in, it's looking unlikely that the game will be able to match or exceed the original BioShock's 96. The first game was 2007's Metacritic Game of the Year on Xbox 360.

As we noted in our in-depth interview with 2K Marin's Jordan Thomas, making a follow-up to one of the best 360 titles ever is certainly a huge challenge. To Thomas' credit, he didn't try to reinvent the wheel, but at the same time, the novelty of the concepts and environments that originated in BioShock has worn off for the sequel. (BioShock 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

SilentNegotiator  +   1876d ago
I think that the lesser story is what disappointed a lot of reviewers.
callahan09  +   1876d ago
As I expected. Point me in the direction of a single sequel that wasn't helmed by the original's lead designer that has a higher metacritic score than the original. I can't think of a single one.
Dragunov  +   1876d ago
GOW 2 maybe?
Anyways thats what you get for leaving 360 exclusivity, much less media praise. Can you imagine L4D if it was multi? lots of 6-7´s all over it
callahan09  +   1876d ago
Is that God of War 2 or Gears of War 2? God of War 2 has a lower meta score than the original, Gears of War 2 had the same lead designer as the original, so neither are exceptions.

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