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Submitted by VenerableBmoney 2186d ago | review

ResumePlay Review: Bioshock 2 (360)

Resumeplay writes, "For a game with such high expectations, Bioshock 2 does not disappoint. Marin implemented the same gameplay mechanics that made the original a best-selling game of the year, holding true to original Bioshock creative director Ken Levine's idea of what Rapture as a city and an experiment should entail. They also supplemented that idea with fresh ideas and an engrossing story that is unlike any other single game on the market. Music plays an integral role in the franchise, and this sequel is no exception. The score is expertly crafted and frighteningly in-tune with the gameplay and story experiences." (BioShock 2, Xbox 360) 4.5/5

mau64  +   2186d ago
Just got this game in the mail today, I cannot wait to play this, looking forward to exploring more of rapture.
stoppre  +   2186d ago
Overall I still liked the the first game more than this game. But I am glad I played it. It is a great game, but I just didn’t get that sense of mystery and fear that I got from the first.
VenerableBmoney  +   2186d ago
I agree, it wasn't as "new" this time around, so it was less creepy. But still, they stayed true to the game and city's ideas- and they made a good sequel.

Even if you weren't as strong as you would've thought a Big Daddy should be. :)
stoppre  +   2186d ago
Yeah...that was kind of weird. I hardly used the drill at all...i might have used it 5 times the entire game. Although, i have heard people saying they love the drill and use it all the time. Maybe this is just a classic case of "i was doing it WRONG!" lol
mau64  +   2186d ago
Well this sucks to hear, I relied pretty heavily on the wrench in the first game, that drill still looks beastly though.
stoppre  +   2186d ago
yeah...i loved the wrench in the first. But the drill runs on fuel which runs out pretty quickly until you upgrade it. Also its not easy to kill all enemies my melee... the splicers gain up on you a lot more. Its a much more strategic shooter than the first. SHOOT THEM IN THE HEAD!!!
Saaking  +   2186d ago
I loved the Drill. I used it most of the time (around 90% of the time).
VenerableBmoney  +   2186d ago
I tried to use the drill more, but felt overwhelmed often. Drill Vampire tonic (from Big Sister research) helps- since it gives health and Eve while drilling.
CheatsMcGee  +   2186d ago
Watched a friend play this from a bit. It looks EXTREMELY solid. Going to have to give it a try later.
Dukeoffl  +   2186d ago
it's not as good as the first, but all things considered, it's a fantastic game.
BeckyWagner  +   2186d ago
Good to hear that the sequel can live up to the expectations it surmises. Thanks for the review!
fbgamer  +   2186d ago
oh boy
I've got a lot of games to catch up on and I keep forgetting about BioShock 2. I hope rapture is still as interesting as it was the first time around...
puppyg  +   2186d ago
very nice review man lol why arent you working for a magazine yet.. im actually bout to go out the door and rent this bad boy cuz of ur review
brandynevils  +   2186d ago
Brian... dude.
This review is amazing. Well written, and I like that you didn't just give it 5 stars because it's Bioshock 2. I loved the first one, and now I can safely say after I finish a couple other games, I will probably go ahead and buy this one. Well done man : )
paradiddle80  +   2186d ago
Eloquent review! Can't wait to check it out once it goes cheap LOL! :)
BeaverFever85  +   2186d ago
Review of Review
For someone not versed in Bioshock, this review clearly does a wonderful job delivering the salient and nuanced features of what seems to be a spell-binding game. Thanks for the review, I look forward to checking out this game!
scord26  +   2186d ago
I haven't had a chance to play it yet, but I'll definitely have to check it out.
FooFooMcSnoo  +   2185d ago
Awesome, i got to watch a bit of the gameplay and it looks wicked fun. All i've heard is people raving about this game and now that i've read this review i can't wait to play it myself. Great review!

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