GDN writes: "The only thing I can say for certain is that the original Bioshock did not need a sequel. Does that hurt its new little brother (or perhaps I should say sister) in any way? No. The team that worked on this game clearly understood what made the first game great and wanted to deal with it as best as they could. The end result is a decent story and setting that doesn't quite live up to the first, but it's still a lot better than most of the narrative slop out there. Unless you're the sort to soak up books like Animal Farm and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress on a daily basis, then you won't even notice that the story just doesn't measure up. It's good, and that is all that matters."