Check out the review at Game Informer of next week's release, Bioshock for the PC and Xbox 360.
This game, from playing the demo, is pure awesomeness.
It draws you in and never let's you go. I got the chills at the part where the camera rises up and reveals Rapture. The pompous string music kicks in, and right there you know that games like Bioshock only appear once every ten years. R-r-r-rapture!
I definitely believe it deserves 10/10 because the graphics look spectacular, the environments are very well put together and the gampelay is extremely innovative. Being able to do the same thing 20 different ways is the way games should be because that's closer to real life.
I still will not be getting the game. I have a personal problem with some of the elements. Like seeing the little girl stabbing that dead guy in the head with the hypodermic and then having to decide whether you let little girls live or die is not what I want to be playing.
It's a personal decision but I still believe there is a lot good about this game and activities that other game developers need to start thinking about as they design "NEXT-GEN" games. Bioshock is next-gen.
I will give this game a 11 out of 10 and that's being rude. LOL !
This is not just another game, this is "THE GAME".
AAA indeed, everyone who got it yesterday from Toys R' Us are lucky.
i want this game now god damit, i dont think gears got this many 10 out of 10 and that was amazing, just imagine the treat us 360 owners are gona get with this, oh and pc
This game just seems unstoppable!!
Girlfriends everywhere beware!
yeah well im off to the carrabian 3 days after this is released with the gf, how do you think i feel
than going to a tropical destination with ya gf.
Depends what his girlfriend looks like! .....and just how hardcore a gamer he is. I bet you go scuba diving and pretend you see an underwater city! lol Jokes!
physical looks alone isnt enough unless you are a super flexible guy, anyone remember Brian from Family Guy
I think I would have to take my 360 with me to the Island and play it while my Girlfriend is sleep.
Hell, I sold my last 360 to have a lil' extra pocket money for a lil' vacation wit' my girl out in Chicago. Hell, I'd already completed Gears twice and everything else I wanted (Halo 3, Bioshock, n' GTA4) were a ways off. It all depends on the circumstances, that and how much you do or do not actually care for your significant other.
no no no, i ment it sarcy like, its all well and gd going on holiday wit the gf but what a time to be going thats how i ment it.lol
Well, have a good time.
i havnt played thruough the demo yet! but i need to see why this game is getting so much hype
your life is not complete until you play this game. as i was playing the demo tears of joy and amazement kept falling from my face. is there anything more beautiful than this game?
Says a lot when the demo by itself is better than about 95% of the full games I've played this year.
As nice as Game Informer is to most games, They dont give out 10's that much so this is a great review from them.
The only worry I have is that it is 20hrs long, but quality over quantity I guess.
20 hours for a game like this is perfect I think. Stretching it out would probably water down the plot like a lot of rpg's.
20 hrs is quite long for a fps.
and in comparison to many (not all) of the action rpgs coming out to day it's almost 5-10 hours longer
I'm actually happy to hear it has 20 hours in it. I was actually expecting them to say 8-10 hours.
So your definately gonna wanna play it again.
That adds up to 40 hours right there.
Games like this make you sad that industry goliaths like Halo 3 or GTA come out at all... if this doesn't sell well it'll be a damn shame, and it'll be Halo's fault.
Yep, i felt the same way about ico and shadow of the colossus. I don't think that'll happen to bioshock though since its the best looking console game i've ever seen. Eye candy generally = more sales.
This is one scary game! I love it!!
i watched one of the latest episodes of epileptic gaming ( www.epilepticgaming.com ) and they mention some things in Bioshock that i also noticed.
Don't know what it is, but the game's graphics doesn't wow me like Gears's or Motorstorm's did. Everything looks kinda plastic and flat and there's no "shine" on objects and characters like in GOW. And yes, i do own a HD-TV.
I will definetely buy this game because as i said before, the atmosphere is very cool - maybe the best ever created.
But for me, graphics-wise, it didn't live up to the hype.
edit: @below: No, i'm not a PS3 fanboy. I played much more with my 360 over the last weeks because there's one demo after another. very nice.
So, why is it that the guys at epileptic gaming mentioned the exact same things?
I played the demo of Bioshock 4 or 5 times, even on hard. The game gives me goose bumps; it's so well done. I just think that the game looks way better in the trailers.
Sorry if i stepped on some (now 17) peoples feet with my opinion.
If you say some PS3 game looks better then BioShock, then you are a fanboy. I'm sorry but there is nothing, not even Gears of War, that looks better then BioShock. Nothing. Play the demo and you will see. They had a whole team work on the water alone.
The part I hated the most about Gears was the "shine", I'm glad they didn't go in that direction. I'm getting the PC version. My PC can handle it, and it is ten dollars less. Not to mention the mouse and keyboard for FPS is the obvious choice.
Reading your comment, I laugh at the fact that you have the nerve to call someone else a fanboy.
Bioshock bodyslams GOW graphically. You must have missed the water, lighting, attention to detail, ultra sharp floor textures and characters. Try playing it again, this time with both eyes open ;)
Just kidding, I get your point but I can't agree with you. Comparing it to Motorstorm is an insult. Motorstorm gets eaten alive by Flatout (best looking racer, second in graphics after Bioshock. Don't believe me? Play the full version) and Dirty Colins Dirty Dirt.
I ever played, but I do think Gears absolutely had better textures and more detailed characters than Bioshock. I did also see alot of jaggies in places where they shouldn't be in the demo.
Still, overall, these are the best graphics I've ever seen and they truly deliver the whole experience in a way that you really get sucked into the game.
Only thing I don't like is the hud, I could've done without it, and pulls me a bit out the game and the fact that when you die, you don't loose your progress, wich may make it a bit too easy.
wow I NEED to fix my 360 NOW! Worst score so far is a 9.4
I'm a GI fan now.
Let's not go to far...Game Informer feels like a ripoff even when included with the Gamestop membership. I think it might just be because I am on N4G.com all the time, so I already know everything that is in the magazine.
I know but I'm still angry at those PC magazines that gave it 9.4 and 9.6.
I just wonder if it`s possible for the game to get anything less than a 10/10 hehe ;) It almost dosn`t seem like there is no stopping this game critically. Hope it get`s the sales too.
I played through the demo almost twice. I am gonna try hard mode tonight I believe. Fantastic game and, to be honest, my most anticipated game in years if not ever.
hard is definately fun, if you are like me, you will find yourself without eve a few times and that means you cant hack much.
now this is the game that i can say "f*** halo"
It's very different from Halo. And why would you want to say f*** Halo when you can have both? =)
"Outstanding. A truly elite title that is nearly perfect in every way. This score is given out rarely and indicates a game that cannot be missed."
I only know
7 days left
When I finally get home with the game I can going to rock out with c0ck out!
you're killing me LOL.
is it just me or did the story suck u in, even while in the demo
for a moment I thought I was playing the real game but it ended
I can't wait for this game...I must have played the demo like 15 times or something.
Can you tell me how to unlock the hard mode then. I have beat it twice (the demo..not my..) and want to play again on that setting. Edit: Thanks
Here you go: http://n4g.com/News-58895.a...
Have fun! =P
Man, this game keeps pwning reviews. No surprize though, after playing the demo.
BIOSHOCK... HALO 3... MASS EFFECT... Three HUGE Exclusives for Xbox 360. Go buy Madden 2008 at Toys R Us & get 50% off Bioshock !!!
An eerie, creepy game that reeks of quality and production value and doesn't let you go - pulling you in from the first second.
This is the evolution that the FPS genre desperately needed!
It's nice that this thread hasn't been ruined yet by the PS3 fanboy brigade.
Can't wait for this game...demo blew me away.
u know i am a ps3 owner but bioshock gives me a reason to own a 360, i reacently played the demo and its one of the most amazing game ive ever played and i give props where props are due, the story and expereince is just amazing (also what button u press to block thats the one part ive not figured out during the demo........anyways just a great experience
Another review that’s been struck by the hype train; no game in my opinion is 10/10, there’s always something that could have been done better or something it’s missing. I played through the demo a couple times and sure it was pretty but I just couldn’t shake the feeling that it’s the same game I’ve been playing for years just slowed down and with better water effects. Please don’t take my bubbles for stating my opinion!
One of those disagrees is mine but I'll throw you a bubble for being honest.
Game Informer is full of xbots!
there being paid off by M$!
the world is out to get me!!!
About time we saw an AAA game on any console tbh.Some really competent games out there like Gears , Gods of war,Zelda ,Shadow Colossus,Okami,Crackdown, etc etc but nothing earth shatteringly great.
Trouble is for me ,i'm getting a little bored of merely competent games and i predict that if games don't start to improve past using these tired old templates (ratchet anyone),eventually people will also tire of them.Slight incremental advances are proving just too slow and i might even skip the next gen altogether if it proves as disapointing as this one.Most devs are a joke in this respect,having no ambition it seems and not being able to deliver worthy experiences.
Bio is where most games should be aiming for and it's for this reason the industry is a bit of an embarrassment if you look at it where they could and should be by now.Games like Lost planet prove this point very well.Games are obviously hard to make but that's no excuse for poor delivery on ones vision.
Same old same old , a waste considering the power we now have.AI ,character interaction ,chaos theory , is all stuff that should have been approached on lesser systems.
When a game like Bio comes along that is beautifully crafted and shoulders above the competition, it rightfully gets the attention but we should be at this stage and past it already.
That's not to say that every game should be massively in depth and using all recourses available - we need immediate games as well of course
Make what you will of my rant.
Their are too many games with 3, 4 5, and even 13 and 14 in the title. It's good to see developers making brand new game franchises.
Have a bubble.
I played the demo last night..The graphics are alright (spots missing highrez textures), its super linear, that huge neddle that you have to use is questionable esspecially when in a battle. They need to fix the time it takes to stick yourself and switch back to zapping them. The game plain and simply isnt perfect. I thought this was the game that would make me run out and buy a 360, but will wait and see how halo will end up. I can care less about Mass Effect, Blue Dragon, but I did like Eternal Sonata alot so theres a few points.
your a gamer who really has high standards.
I just hope you don't own a PS3 cuz that would make you a hypocrite.. cuz Lair, Warhawk, HS are really a mixed bag of reviews. Cuz we all know PS3 owners have low standards of gaming.
but anyways... you don't like Bioshock?? then maybe Halo3 will do it. If not,,, Mass Effect,,,.
Update of all the reviews that I saw:
PC Gamer UK: 9.5
OXM UK: 10
Game Informer: 10
Alternative Press: 10
Xbox World: 9.4
AP Mag: 10
And a link of the total 20 min XBL demo for those that missed it...
I dont see a PS3 game that will have atleast the same scores as Bioshock..
Maybe MGS4....and..... Ratchet???nawww... Lair?? NAWWW.... HS??...NAWW........Afrika??? NAAWWWWW.....
I played the demo and was blown away with the textures/water. A brilliant game, however I don't know if I'd be entertained with the kind of gameplay and weapons. I want to play the game, but for 60$?? Perhaps I'll just wait for Halo 3.
I'm on the fence, I still agree this game is amazing.
However this game looks really good, i'll give the game it's due, i guess MS saw the potential in it and swiped it, PS3 still has a better libne up however you scummy MS fanboys lol.
when your beloved ps3 gets some 10/10 rated games. Until then, your words have no meaning.
survival/horror type game I've layed since RE4. It is cool to see this type of game in the FPS genre.
I guess Bioshock could be a whole new genre on it's own.
I am just glad that a much hyped game is finally able to live up to it. With all the high scores it is receiving from various publications it seems to be right on the money.