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Submitted by Sangria 1745d ago | review

Resolution Magazine: Bioshock 2 review

Lewis Denby from Resolution Magazine writes:

"Why couldn't there have been just one game? BioShock was an ambitious, frighteningly clever first-person shooter, let down by some occasionally shaky combat and a lackluster final third.

Its sequel emerges as a markedly less ambitious, less intelligent game, but a game with wonderful combat and one of the best endings I've seen. Fused together, BioShock's flesh and its successor's metal would have created something basically unstoppable." (BioShock 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 7/10

Vo_Cal  +   1745d ago
IDK...
I kind of agree.. I'm actually glad they didnt hype it up too much. I'm not disappointed, it's still a fantastic game. But it's nothing like the games that have recently come out and are about to come out.

After playing it, i recommend saving your money for HRain, God of War 3, & Splinter Cell.. Good game, but feels too much like the 1st.
BeaArthur  +   1745d ago
I kind of agree with you. I'm enjoying it but it has a been there done that feel to it. And the multiplayer is unimpressive. I actually hate the respawn system. I was excited to not have to use the chambers but if you play the game on the hard setting (which is brutally hard) you are basically having to save your game when you enter rooms so that you don't loose any progress because there are no check points. It would have been smarter to keep the chambers and create a check point system like most other games have.
Pennywise  +   1745d ago
I am currently playing it. While it is a good game 7-8 seems about right.
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mastiffchild  +   1745d ago
Just been playing a bit of the multiplayer at a frioends and, sheesh, it's just a rental for me because of it. I'm sure the SP is pretty good and should be a worthy 8/10 style game but I'm very let down by the MP, tbh.

Don't get me wrong as there's a couple of great ideas in there but a a whole it's just a little chaotic when there's no need for it to be that way. I thought it might just be me but loads of people seem underwhelmed by the multplayer(gamer and reviewr allike)and though the shooting seems tighter than last time out(all round) IDK if that actually fits the game all that well.

Whatever, it's just a shame that a game which was so near the perfexct amalgamation of combat nd atmosphere has been hindered most by the need to nclude a multiplayer component and I dunno if, maybe, a completely different approach may have suited Bioshcock and Rapture a lot better. Some full scale, story fuelled 4 player co-op might have been a good way to do it rather than the messy little batt;es we've ended up with that, for me, lose the feelimng of being in a world that was so special last tme round.

Still looking forward to giving the SP a run through but it's a rental for me now when I'd always thought I'd be buying it-kinda good job considering the amount of games I want to play this year. Not the stellar reviews of last time out-though I felt it telling that Gamesradar, who were among the biggest doubtewrs over the wisdom of the sequel(did lowered expectation help them love the follow up?)are now among those sites givcing Bio2 maximum on the review scores.
Pennywise  +   1745d ago
mastiffchild
BS2's MP game is the exact reason why we say not every game needs multiplayer.

What junk it is...
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Alcon Caper  +   1745d ago
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