Paul Frew of Game On writes "The original Bioshock was one of the most atmospheric games I've ever played – like Todd said on the show, it's a game that grabs you by the hand and doesn't let you go until the end. When Bioshock 2 was announced I had my concerns – one of the things that was so great about the original was that the setting, Rapture, was unknown and I had no idea what to expect. There would be no way a sequel would be able to have the same effect on me – it's like trying to forget the ending of Fight Club the second time you watch it. But then another reviewer mentioned that the game proves that the setting can be host to many stories and that changed the way I thought about Bioshock 2. It's not trying to pick up where the original left off or outdo it in any way – it's trying to show another side of Rapture and deliver a completely different experience."