Gametrailers.com has some great gameplay footage from the newly released BioShock demo. The videos, 'Surviving Rapture' and ' Electric Death', showcase BioShock's amazing graphics and its unique and atmospheric FPS gameplay.
The demo's opening is amazing. The gametrailers.com video only shows a few seconds of it (when you are in the water with the fire all around you). It is really cool :)
I think if they just included some multiplayer (namely XBL and even some co-op), BioShock would be a massive hit.
Thats not to say it won't sell well, but I just think without multiplayer a lot of peole will end up just renting it.
I don't think so. I don't see why every game has to have multi-player to get accepted. I think it would spoil the story and mood of the game if it had multi-player. I mean, if you're dying to have multi-player there are tons of other games that incorporate it. It might bug you if you have decided to only own 1 title for your 360, but other then that I don't see the problem. Why not pick up Halo 3 or Stranglehold? Both look like they will deliver awesome multi-player as well as single-player options.
agreed 100%. bioshock is perfect the way it is.
Seems everyone cant get enough of Bioshock I know I cant.
and i want MORE damn it! i think this game comes out next tuesday so i'm hoping the week passes by fast. oh and i'm on vacation for a week next week so i'll make sure to give bioshock alot of love and care. amazing game!
stop posting gay videos off bioshock am sick off seing this game nobody is going 2 buy it iff ur gonna post a video demo post a demo off transformers the official game
no kiddin, i want a side of halo 3 with that.
PS3 has yet to have a game that atleast beats the BioShock demo...
they failed to beat Gears so far..... so lets lower the bar..
The Xbox hasn't had a game to beat the BioShock demo either, But I think Killzone 2 will be better than Gears of War and Bioshock. But for now The Big Daddy's are Kicking a$$. They don't mess around. Bioshock could be the game of the year but it is too early to say. There are still alot of good game coming out this year. I am more excited about Bioshock then Mass Effect Now and Halo 3 is just more Halo with much better graphics.
While i agree that right now bioshock is the most impressive thing on the 360, it will be beaten when halo 3 comes out, aswell as when mass effect comes out. now while people can argue which game will win the game of the year award, the best part of all this is that game of year will be on the 360.
as far as killzone 2 being better than gears or bioshock, i don't agree with you on that one. all killzone has right now is 2 great trailers. and while i'll admit the graphics look awesome, graphics can only get you so far - look at lair. killzone 1 blew chunks and so the developers of killzone have yet to make a decent game.
played through the demo like 4 times and everytime i've noticed more details and different ways of approaching the same situation.
I wish they had turned up the brightness a bit in the videos. They don't do the game justice. It's the best looking game I've ever seen. Not only the water, but the environments, characters, guns etc all look completely insane. And it all moves att a very fluent framerate. I have'nt been this impressed by a game since I played Half-Life for the first time. Did I mention that the music is awesome as well? The demo is a 10/10, it just reeks quality and leaves you wanting to replay it again and again.
It sucks to be a PS3 (only) fan, right now! I can't get enough of this demo.
Then stop being a PS3-only fan...
i played the demo and its like the CONDEMNED with better graphics. same style of play, ill pass on this one.
Best demo of the year so far alongside HS. Atmosphere in droves!!!!
While I like HS, the demo sucked ass! You get to kill like 6 guys and it's over, it's way too short!
First demo that I have finished more than once. Will play it at least couple of times more, even if it is short demo you can find new things and test different tactics. The mood and feeling makes you want to play it again and again. Incredible! Can't praise this enough :D
Every PS3 owner should consider themself lucky if this comes to PS3. I doubt it, but we shall see.
I played this Demo like 6 times yesterday. I am only playing Bioshock Demo and Heavenly Sword Demo on the PS3 right now until these two games come out. These are my two most anticipated games of the year so far and show the most innovation so far. Don't feel sorry for PS3 only Owners because Heavenly Sword is just as good or better than this game. You can't really compare the two because it like apples too oranges but they both satisfy. Bioshock is definitely a good break from your average shooter and the environment is the best I ever seen in a game and Heavenly Sword innovates the Action game in ways I never seen before with the animation, acting, and some of the best combinations I have ever seen in a game. So if you are a PS3 only owner you still have great games coming but yes you still might want to get Bioshock on the PC or wait for it to come to the PS3 which it will soon.
It didnt do anything new instead it ripped off another game we all know that did extremely well...Also the demo was like around 10mins at best.
Bioshock lasts much longer and can be played over and over also it beats Heavenly Sword hands down in the graphics department.
Oh and I am sure PS3 only owners will disagree I mean why agree when you have no amazing games like the 360?
Killzone 2 also looked complete cack that will probably be a flop.
You have your opinion and I have mine. like I said its like comparing apples to oranges and both of them are similar to other games but they both do alot of new things and you are wrong to say they don't. If you don't like games like Heavenly Sword Im sure you would say it's just like GoW and if you don't like shooters I am sure you would say Bioshock is just another FPS. I like both types of games so I believe I can make a unbiased opinion and say they are both great for there genre and I am not comparing the two. I am just saying if you own a PS3 you are still getting a great innovative game on Sept. 14 that really pushes the genre to new heights just like Bioshock does for FPS games. I have play both demos several times and learn something new everytime so thats how they are similar. The both offer alot.
First of all, don't let the hype and hysteria cloud your judgements about a game. I've played the demo and I thought it was another damn FPS with cool graphics and a wacky artistic style. Granted, its only a demo. I'll reserve my judgements for later. I had more fun shooting up people in the Stanglehold demo. Now, I know I'm going to get about 30 disagrees but this is my opinion. I have the same reservation about Heavenly Sword. I guess its the theory that all games suck until proven worthy.
For those that have played Bioshock multiple times, could you explain to me why its so 'different'? Why is this FPS any different than Condemned or Darkness at the core?
What made Half-Life different from Quake? What made Halo different from all other fps's released at that time?
Bioshock has a much deeper atmosphere to it than The Darkness and Condemned. It's enemies, and ways to take them down, are far from as obvious and repetitive as in the aforementioned. It's useless to try and explain it to you. If you don't get it after 5 minutes into the demo, you don't get it. I thought Stranglehold was great too, but nowhere near as polished and solid as Bioshock. If that's your cup of tea, go for Stranglehold.
Bioshock is not run and kill ratatatata mayhem FPS like 90% of the current FPS games. It has a deep storyline and if you RUN it through, it gives you nothing. Listen what there is around you, listen all the diaries, hack and sneak around the security systems avoiding cameras instead of making alerts and building up huge mayhems. Listen what NPCs speak when they can't see you. The world feels like it was real. Pay attention to detail, live it. Don't rush it.
Of course we all play how we see the best, but I have seen so many people actually play games without fully appreciating the world in the game or it's potential and details. Rushing through everything yelling boooring.. next!
Anyhow this is just my opinion and in my childhood, imagination was 90% of the game leaving 10% for graphics.. or should I say ascii ;)
I completely agree wit you. That's the case in all too many FPS's. You just run through the worlds killing blindly.
you probaly won't like the game. Condemned is hardly a fps, and at the core Bioshock isn't that different as other fps, otherwise it wouldn't be a fps.
To me, the things special about Bioshock are the story, the art style and atmosphere and the plasmid/weapon combos, but at the core, it is a fps.
I didn't say I dislike it but more thayt I'll reserve my judgement on the full game. I classify FPS into 2 categories.
1. AFPS - atmospheric FPS (very heavy on story, character dev, etc)
2. FFFPS - Frag Fest FPS
Bioshock is certainly not 2. I was hoping that these guys would somehow expand the FPS genre. After playing the game, it doesn't look like they are. Now, this doesn't mean that its a bad game. If there is any team that could have done this, its the System Shock team. Just disappointed in that. We need more evolution than revolution.
A perfect example of evolution is the Portal demo from Valve.
Look at the powers you have and what you can do, you can use the environment objects to hurt the enemy, so much so that you can even put bombs on the objects and then throw them - also using little robots as Kamakazi.
The game is very different to anything out there and its been given the best reviews.
Again with Heavenly Sword it does nothing new its a PS2 game with a female on the PS3 similar weapons very similar fighting style and feels VERY weak not as solid as God Of War.
I see the fanboy is strong in this one!!! They will both be great games imo....That is what is wrong with gaming now fanboys!
talk about ripping off your own product.
you should be kicked in the nuts.
crack kills man.
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