G4tv.com has already downloaded the Bioshock demo and has some brief early impressions.
If this is what I have to do to play the demo then so be it.
Adam Sessler of G4TV once termed cartoon HALO 3 as the best looking game on the planet!!!
Now this DEMO as the 'DEMO OF THE YEAR"!!!!!!!!
1up/egm/eurogamer/gamespot/G4 tv..surely MS have spent 3.2 billion in viral marketing to make even a VERY SLOW PACED FPS like BIOSHOCK as one of teh best FPS according to sessler!!!
Since halo 3's strong point is online play.
ANOTHER BIAS WEBSITE!?
What the hell are you talking about, is it possible for almost every game reviewer to be bias? No.
You won't get this game. Put up or shut up.
All you got is what? Heavenly Sword? Great, i'll stick with God of War or Dynasty Warriors!
Oh wait, or i could just play all the great 360 games i have now...
Yeah, you get the point.
I feel like such a fanboy...i think i need to take a shower.
It's called jealousy, omg you're sad.
everyone who has actually played the game seems to love it but you hate it and say its VERY SLOW PACED based on... a dream or what? Get back in your leisure suit and leave people be. If you dont like the game, thats fine, everyone has their taste but so far this game seems to be sweet to just about everyone who has actually played it.
jay3 you are such a tool.
The difference between Heavenly Sword and Bioshock is that Heavenly Sword is exclusive. I will be playing Bioshock, it is called a "PC". Since my PC has better specs than an X-Box 360, and any 360 game worth buying (Bioshock... and... well Bioshock) is on the PC. Why would I be dumb enough to buy a 360?
Oh yeah the 3 year warranty, I guess I could have put that to use!
P.S. What fool would use a 360 controller over the mouse and keyboard for an FPS. Sometimes I think you xbots are really wiitards.
I know what i can say about Bioshock's Demo. OMFG does this look good!!!
this game is awesome and delivers on its promises, unlike the overhyped Lair
The game does not look that good IMO, but I have yet to see a demo or the games in store.
So you're saying you don't like the Lair demo?
There is no Lair demo. How do you know how good the game is?
This game is so GOOD. Incredible demo, incredible mood, incredible game play. A true master piece of gaming. A must have.
Go and download it NOW!
oh boy! I'm getting it for the PC on day one VIA bitcomet
His whole family are inbreads, his parents are brothers + sisters how disgusting is that lol.
What im trying to say is go easy on the guy he cant help being brain damaged it wasnt his choice to be born in a family of inbreads, therefore he may say stupid things from time to time.
larry dont let them get you down, remember your specail and sony loves you.
The crazy thing about this game and demo is that it exceeded my expectations. You hear about the reviews from magazines and most people would think "eh..I'll believe it when I see it", well I've seen it and OMG. 4 days with my 360 elite and I've beaten and enjoyed Gears of War, followed by 2 good demos of Stranglehold and Bioshock. I haven't touched my PS3 and Wii since I've gotten my 360, only to download the game and movie trailers on thursday and the one Metroid video :/. I had this bitter taste in my mouth about the 360 since I hated the first xbox, but MS really got their act together and I'm impressed so far.
Uh oh I can see the future, fanboy comes in: "haha your 360 has 3 more days to live then since you've had it for 4 days hahaha".
If this game gets a 10/10 i still wont buy it. i harte scray games and fps like medal of honour
You suck and the Bottleneck 3 is overhyped. Watch the reviews below. That many 10's sure make Bioshock AAA
you don't even have a 360 to play it!
reviews for Bioshock (updated)
PC Gamer UK: 9.5
OXM UK: 10
Game Informer: 10
Alternative Press: 10
Xbox World: 9.4
AP Mag: 10
360 and Vista Exclusive. Real AAA title, another one, something there isn't on the Bottleneck 3 guys! Too bad Sony fanboys. And if you're claiming you'll be playing it next year, I'll be buying MGS4 in 2008. SImple as that.
amen this game is amazing and a good reason to own 360, this is the real deal unlike Lair which turned out to be an overhyped POS
you guys are funny lol.
who needs a 360 when all of its best games are coming on the pc. I'd rather get a ps3 ;)
still... ANOTHER fps for the 360
Xbox is taking care of its people in providing us with some of the best GAME EVA,even on the weekends thank you mr.X know this goes to show you who is taking care of its costumer.Bioshock is a blast,no wait-A BLASSSSSST people so go and download and stop listening to me you damn fools.WHO KNOWS THIS MIGHT BE 360 GENERATION. PS I NEED MICROSOFT TO UPDATE THERE BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY AND INCLUDE METAL GEAR SOLID SUBSTANCE PLEASE. KNOW GO DOWNLOAD AND SORRY FOR MY INTERUPTION......BIO RULES.
AI and animation is on a level I havn't seen in games.
Makes you feel like your doomed every step of the way; a hell of a thriller. I love how the charactors have their own things to do in the game they have their own agenda's untill you make yourself a threat. I was taking it easy on the thumb stick moving step by step slowly thats for sure.
The animation is friggin great man its so good you just want to sit back with a bag of popcorn before you work up the nerve to fight them every time is differnt.
...lol me too. For everyone that says the demo was short, it was short, but I was walking so slow through the whole game that the demo was satisfying enough for me. 1. I was freaked out of my mind haha...and 2. I was taking in the whole environment because the graphics and gameplay are just that damn good.
Little sister talking: look mr. bubbles an angel! wait a second, he's still breathing. *big daddy moans* don't worry...he'll be an angel soon *giggle*
The full game has so much to offer the demo slightly touches on the RPG side of the title but those powers will add a depth to the game that the demo barely touches on. I tried to hack the bot -said screw it- after being late(took 5 hour to DL it) and it blew up on me.lol
Physics of the powers really uses the Unreal engine.
I hacked the bot in the bathroom, but on the first attempt it took me too long to hack it and it woke up and started shooting me again haha, but I finally hacked it. I had to complete this tube puzzle to hack it where you have to make a tunnel from the bottom left half of the puzzle to the top right. I can only imagine how much more depth this game has and I know I missed out on some cool opportunities...I shot the security bots and I wish I hacked them instead of having 4 splicers and the bots beating the hell out of me. I beat the demo with 1 first aid left when I could've had 7.
this is over hyped crap
i dont like first person view
im going back 2 playing madden 08
madden is out mom and pop store have it
anybody from ny go check mom and pop stores
had it since saturday
Ok...have fun not playing it then...
As for the thousands and thousands that will...
did u even play it?
 be careful you are most likely going to end up hugging a rocket. Ratchet and Clank is my most anticipated game this year on PS3 after Uncharted. Ratchet demo cant come soon enough. Anyways decided to change to Big Daddy.
I have been meaning to ask you this for some time...
Could you please change your avatar? As everytime i see a comment of yours i want to hug you and kiss and pull your cheeks....
Madden 08 isn't even out yet
What does "hugging a rocket" mean?
hugging a rocket means realizing that you are going to get blown to smithereens in the next moment
LOL! I thought it was a slang expression, idiom, whatever! It's quite literal, I see.
i just dont like first person view
call the game overhyped, if it's you that doesn't like first person view. That just makes you sound like an idiot.
" i just dont like first person view ".....
" 13 - i agree
this is over hyped crap
i dont like first person view
im going back 2 playing madden 08 "
I Take it we can all bank you saying the same thing about Haze, Unreal, halo3 and Killzone 2 then...
At 1.35GB and everyone hitting the demo for downloads this morning I turned my system off and it goes to standby status and downloads in the background and the 360 turns off when its finished downloading awesome stuff.
Should be ready for me when I get home cant wait!
The game looks incredible and its about time we see a 9/10, 10/10 FPS game!
Maybe this game will get me away from the dreaded UNO! LOL!!
I was playing Lost Planet to kill some time and I knew MSFT released the demo on a LP server due to the way XBL was behaving(super Surge confused 360 when online).
From Lygre -
"46 - Download stuck?
If your download isn't moving on at all just cancel it. Go to the System blade, Memory, Demos and Bioshock demo. Now delete that. Go back to XBLM and download it again. It worked for me."
I know this sounds crazy to delete say a 50% download but it worked for me too.
Dammit, i forgot about the standby download mode!
G4TV R FU*ING IDIOTS DEY WER PROBALY HIGHT LIKE MORGAN WEB WAS N E3 N ADAM WAS PROBALY DOING CRYSTAL METH COME ON THIS GUYS GAVE Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire A 1 OUT OFF F WTF DAT WAS PROBALY THE GAME OFF THE YEAR
deepio you fool i guest someone doesnt know what the X could do for U AAAAAAAHHHHHH
Can,t wait for the full version.
I seen the water effects and I am sure we will all have a nice cold bottle of water ready hehehehe soz now I need a drink! HAHAHA
That's totally wierd!
Same thing happened to me!
Except instead of making me want to drink water it made me want to do drugs...
naw, i just had to go take a piss, especially walking down the corridor at the beginning, at stood by that side hatch, where water was flowing in. everything around me was a watery blur, crazy effects.
Man i can't stand the paranoia of some people, just because it isn't your opinion it is biased. Grow up. Played the demo and its freaking awsome!
Coz you dont even get demos worthwhile
We've had some demos, actually the recent HS downloads reaction for me sounds exactly the same as the Bioshock demo reaction for a lot of you 360 guys. I was going to just rent HS until I played the demo and watched the 'making of' vid but now it's a 1st day purchase for me.
PS3 has only been out for 4 months here in the UK so I would expect more demos on the 360 to be honest. Anyone with a brain could work that one out.
But after playing the demo last night, this game is a "must" buy IMO for any 360 owner.
Now the only problem for myself is that I am awaiting a coffin so I can send my 360 in for a DVD drive replacement.
At least I don't need the DVD drive for a demo to work.
about the v-sinc. They fixed it in the demo. That screen tearing kills me. I did not get much time with the demo. After work while I wait for the Madden midnight release I will be playing the demo.
Can't stop loving the framerate, its rock solid!
i play the demo twice, its so good. i couldn't figure out how to hack those things. maybe on my third try.
hacking is a quick fun mini game. just gotta move and match pipe peaces to get the water through the system to the bottom pipe.
If you've played pipe dreams on the old windows 3.1 computers, the mini-game is a piece of cake
Before the demo I thought the story line sounded intriguing, but damn after the Demo I am totally hooked. The graphics are just insane on this game and the mood of the game is just great. I am not sure if I am going to be able to play this game at 2am it is so creepy!
The gameplay feels pretty spot on. I am hoping though that we can remap the buttons. Using Y to jump is not natural for me. Then again not sure whatever button would be good to use for jump except maybe the A button.
I got through the demo on the first try, but now I want to go back and play it again and really look around. Hacking the robots is fun to do and if you can't hack them, then you can at least pay them off! I wish it was 8/21 already I want to play the full game!
i started my download at 830pst it finally finished at 2am. afer about 145am it was at 60%. then just dl'ed fast enough. But damn its a great game. A must-buy, Glad i reserved the collectors edition at Gamestop now. but i finally died after i watched the Little Sister and her Angel speech, i triggered the alarm, and guards came for me. I was able to hack into one, and started to take out the security camera, when two more flying guards took me out. bastards.
the fire/water was one of the more noticable things. whne the plane is sinking, you see the spashes it makes in the water? that looks terrible. but then when that thing smashes through the glass an the water comes rushing in...that looks amazing! so im not sure
and the fire looked good..but not great..maybe thats just the animation?
and the story...they didnt really go into much about the actual story in the game
but overall i loved it...so deserves the 10 out of 10s its been getting
I am glad they didnt go further into the story for a demo.
WOW! That was one of the greatest FPS's I have ever played. If it didn't have the electricity powers, it would feel like and ordinary old shooter. But the powers you get really give it a unique experience. Well I'm off to play it again. Definitely getting this game on day 1. Good thing I already have it on pre-order =P.
P.S. Can't we just have a peaceful demo discussion without fanboy comments like "I don't like the first person view" or "over-hyped Lair"?
Some of you just have to end your sentence with something bad about a competing system. Unbelievable.
Better then Expected, makes me think of the Shinning.
Ummm. Okay so I don't have a 360 but the guys over at EpilepticGaming have said themselves that Bioshock should be a rental not a purchase because it has no multiplayer and could be completed in a few days.
They also said (and showed) the small hack minigame used and it's a ripoff of the 20 year old Pipelines and also loads of other games since every hack game tends to revolve around joining the pipes from one side to another.
A purchase? No.
A rental? Yes.
Don't get me wrong guys, it looks fantastic! But please, this isn't the GREATEST FPS OF ALL TIME lol because it lacks multiplayer for one thing.
I think this game is right up there with Half-Life. Easily one of the best FPS because I don't judge a game by multi-player. I figure I spend most of my time playing single player anyway. You admit you don't even own a 360 but you're posting in a 360 article.
Who cares about the pipelines minigame? How many original minigames can you think of? Look at all those mario party titles, just basically the same games with different graphics. They all play pretty much the same. Quit being so negative.
I've never even heard of EpilepticGaming, must be because it sucks compared to Eurogamer, Gamespot, IGN and better known sites which all say this game rocks.
Sure it may come to your PS3 and you'll buy it. I have both systems and I wouldn't wait until middle of next year for this amazing game when I can play it next week.
I just said it was worth a rental considering the lack of replayability. The game looks awesome but I would rent it if it came to PS3, not buy it. If it doesn't come to PS3 I won't be able to rent it will I so no worries.
Don't get me wrong, the game's story may be awesome but this can't be called the greatest FPS of all time if it lacks the now favoured aspect of FPS games... multiplayer.
Btw Epileptic Gaming is a video podcast made by gamers who have some form of experience either in the game industry itself or competitive pro gaming. Once again, the game may be great in all other aspects like the story, the gameplay and the visuals but I think this game is partially shrouded in hype. It's a great addition to the 360 but it's not the greatest ever is all I'm saying.
EDIT: And yes I own a PS3 and I'm posting in a 360 article because I'm a gamer, I'm not some rabid fanboy that hates all 360 games. I just think some people should use their own brains and not get sucked into games because of hype or publicity stunts or whatever else companies may use. I would own a 360 if I felt I needed one.
I read hype here there and everywhere for games but until I actually sit down and play it or for that matter see someone else playing it, I don't actually fully believe what I've read. I take every review as a form of guidance not fact, every demo as guidance because changes may occur and every news article on N4G posted from someone's blog as opinion not fact.
I want gaming to be an even bigger media than it is at the moment, I think we need good 360, Wii and PS3 games to do that. I can distinguish between good and bad games on all systems regardless whether or not I own one and not the other. Bioshock will be a great game for the 360 worth AT LEAST a rental.
I think it comes down to the length of the game and how different replays are. Many people would buy an RPG if its long enough and if it replays differently (and if its fun to begin with). So there's no need to pigeon hole this game as only an FPS... its also an adventure game with RPG elements. If I get more than 40 hours of enjoyment out of it, then I definately feel it's worth a purchase.