BioShock has finally been released to universal praise, most calling it the game of the year, and that can only mean one thing: it's time for Mr. Cynic of GameAlmighty.com to rain on the parade and set the record straight.
They can make a game about let's say....Paris Hilton and her dog tinkerbell and slap a exclusive xbox 360 logo on it and everyone and their mother calls it a Masterpiece!!! That's BS this game is NOT that great!
It is one of the slowest FPS without online. and it is boring too. I played for 3/4 hour then gave up on my PC version BIOSHOCK reviews that count 8 ---EDGE 9 ---GAMESPOT MY PSN ID :-wasim007 MY LIVE ID :- BAXTER007
10 10 9.7 10 9.5 10 10 10 No, bioshock isnt a good game. Its a great game!
Nasim, I think you have a nice warm spot in hell reserved for you because your a f*cking liar.
welcome to my specially selected list
nasim is right played it on my friends 360 and it was slow and boring and even my friend admitted it stunk and he loves warhawk splitscreen
Nasim/Larry007 does not even have a PC, or a PS3 he is alway raving on about. Nasim, it is about time you do the world a favour
I just sent a friend request to your "account" BAXTER007, Nasim. It doesn't exist. What do have to say about that? >_>
send me a friend request on psn lebaneseprince1
i gotta say, the game is a lot of fun, but I'm having trouble getting into it. Is it a wonderful game? Hell yeah. Does it deserve a 10 from anyone? Hell, no. EDIT: @CodeMonkey (below) if that was directed at me, I can assure that I have BioShock for the PC, in fact i bought the Limited Edition the day it came out. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it isn't one of the best games to come out this year, but I think games should be rated based on the history of gaming as a whole, not just is it good compared to the games that have come out around it. I would honestly rate the game, from a completely unbiased standpoint (I play the games for the games, not for some company) at an 8.5 or 9, and I think any higher is from someone who's either a.) happy to finally have a good, original FPS to play in the recent months, even years of generic FPSs, or b.) rating with their fanboy goggles on. Also, assuming that it was directed toward me, the fact that you had enough free time and motivation to look up my posting history to "check which side I'm on lawlz", tells me that you need a more constructive outlet for your time.
so I have to question how you've played this. Perhaps on the PC, but I don't give you that much credit... Ignored.. gCM
Lol @ the haters. Now before you start calling me an Xbox 360 fanboy, let me state that I AM NOT. I am a fan of both the PS3 and 360 and actually like the PS3 better (my opinion). But, I must defend the game that I LOVE. The fact that you said "slap a 360 logo on it" shows that you probably have never even played the game, and that you are just bashing it because it's only on 360. Please, lay off the hatorade and give credit to where it is due.
even though I think your a total f*cking idiot. The beginning of the game is a little slow getting started, but stay with it a little longer and it get's really good. I don't know if it deserves a 10, but it shouldn't go below 9 on anyones score card. If it does, your a moron. That's not an opinion, that's a fact.
Do any of you not recognize satire?
but even though it was quite linear, it was very immersive and had an interesting setting. i found it to be a lot more fun than game i have played recently. Edit: and yeah the lack of dying kinda made it a little easy.
Bah most action/fps games can be classified as a "Disney Ride" For the entire article he was reaching for reasons to hate Bioshock. If you can basically do that with every game. IE: In (enter action title here) how come the grunt bad guys take only a few shots but your character can take up to 20. It's a game, it's not supposed to realistic.
People will dig for inconsistencies in the Bible, too. If you seek the truth, however, it is there. Bioshock does things that no FPS has done before, and it does them well. It's a good game.
Excuse me tplarkin7 what s does bioshock do that no other game has?? Please explain, and show me a video link if possible, thank you
Is that true? You feel real short in this game?
this would be reviewed by him as the greatest game ever. :P
was quite humourous but he seemd to forget the fact that games are about having fun which other reviews suggest bioshock delivers in bucket loads.
All I am going to say is: Saucer of milk, table two please.
This game was left alone when people thought it could come to PS3 and once again left alone when people thought the PS3 line-up would be AAA's aswell now the only thing to do is attack Bioshock to level the playing field, its a great thriller with some extra's added to its genre done in a solid way nothing more nothing less.
Please don't be a fanboy, Tom. You're making us look bad.
I'm a PS3 fan and I'm just about finished with this game. Good game no question. But I was expecting a lot more after see all those review scores. The worst part of the game is hacking stuff. Seems like such a waste of time after you hacked the first 20-30 times.
take pictures! once you fully reaserch anyhing you can hack...you just go to it and press A eassyyyy
tom, that was pretty bad, im a ps3 owner, and i know this game is good, and im not going to bash it, how could i, its a good game and everyone i heard has loved it, but really dont start a stupid fanboy war
Just havin a little fun. edit; your post below...... 9.1 - That's okay but try to practice tolerance for other people who have bought other consoles. Like you did with Nasim............. 1.3 - Nasim, I think you have a nice warm spot in hell reserved for you because your a f*cking liar. Now don't get me wrong,I believe Nasim deserves far worse than what you said to him. Just wanted to share my thoughts.
That's okay but try to practice tolerance for other people who have bought other consoles.
When I said the same thing about this game people nearly lost their minds. I personally think its average with no multiplayer it lost a lot of points with me.
Someone has to a cynical like come on he's giving it a bad review just to get site hits and frankly PC gamer gave it 95/100 And to be honest they are a far more trust-worthy publication. Also I've played a lot of Bioshock and It is FUN yes FUN not Ultra-Realistic and Frustrating F-U-N and i hope there are a lot more games like bioshock realeased in the near future.
I agree with basically all the points he made. But, (this is a big but) The game was totally fun for me. I loved all the different ways you can dispense of your enemies. Going around and doing all kinds of stupid stuff without any care of dying, since you can't, was quite satisfying. Oh, and yes you are a midget *spoiler*
I won't be thinking about the opinions of the cynical folk when every game awards show and online GOTY awards section nominates this stunner...now back to reality...
*Selling like hotcakes *Cry me a river
keep it up...and when Justin Timberlake sings the song, cover your ears...but it was meant to be a joke, that's what the (lol) is for...and I'm certainly not being defensive; in fact, i'll say it again on another post...just to push your buttons...you like bubbles, or no? in other words...don't tell me what should or shouldn't come out of my mouth...people seem to just ignore you instead of trying to change you...you can go ahead and ignore me if you please...ain't no love lost here...
def a good game, but a little over hyped at this point.
some of these late reviews/opinions, they just have to do something r*t****d to feel different from all the rest(this time I am serious compared to what I said about Ripten, those guys reviewed the game as a whole)
This article was very funny and very sad though! This guy is taking gaming way too seriously! Talking about why the world in the game being stupid because being underwater and having rocket launchers etc. This is a game which is supposed to be fun isnt it? Its fiction not real. I have alot of experience in gaming as ive been gaming for over 15 years and played alot of games and this is a great game with loads and loads of atmosphere. Having said that if its not to a persons taste and someone doesn't like it then fair enough its their personal preference!
Actually give the game a 9.7, this guy just digs into game and scores it on it's negatives.... that's why it's a feature, he does it to get attention/laughs....so don't take him seriously he don't expect you to.
I always keep getting punked(I mean cr*p mtv style, no pun intended)
you got punked lol
It doesn't change the OUTSTANDING reviews this game has gotten and will continue to get. Choose not to play this game at all and it's YOUR loss. I could care less. It's worth OWNING. And with Halo3, Cod4, to name a few...it's gonna be VERY tuff to name Game of the Year. This is surely a contender.
If given the chance I could spin any game ever made into a negative. I'm not bothing to click on the source of this link because I don't want to give this jackass another hit. Bioshock has the best atmosphere I've ever played in an FPS. It is not perfect but NO game is perfect and it deserves the praise it is getting. At the end of the day I am %100 satisfied with my purchase of this game.
Interesting what you said....if no game is perfect, should we ever see 10/10 scores? I'll pick up bioshock when I can install it more than twice on my PC since I format more often than most people. -CadDad
I take the scale of 1-10 as 10 being the best experience a game can deliver and I think Bioshock hit's that. There hasn't been a game designed, a book written or movie made that was perfect in all sense of the word. 1 bad pixel would immediately make it not perfect, 1 bad frame, one mispelled word, etc. I think perfect can be open to interpretation and what you might find perfect I might not. I've not looked at every review score and what they define a 10 as, if they actually say "perfect".
Is he just trying to be funny? or is it true? Do you feel really short in Bioshock? That's weird.
It is funny how people fail to see the difference between a "rant" and a "review" Its not a review, get over it, its a text focused on the strange/bad parts of Bioshock, and in a strange way he is right in his points if you look at the story from a serious standpoint. In a movie people would have laughed, its like them vampire films where conveniently sharpened stakes and lotsa garlic just happens to be handy in a storeroom 10 yards across your room. Or local store clerks who solve military strength cypher codes in 2 minutes while being shot at and burning. To open a door to a huge ass armory only to emerge as god of revenge and beat thousands of special forces singlehandedly. All his "points" have a sound reason for being there, thats called playability. Without them the game would be less fluid to play, and hence they are in. Quoting him: It is SHORT: that is suddenly good cause its Bioshock? It is illogical: An utopia place of peace and love with Ammo vending machines for nades and rockets every other room, in an UNDERWATER world ? You respawn like as if thats normal while your foes can't? Bottomline: the devs sacrificed some logic to reach better playability, is that bad? For a game,no, but its still there and in a movie you would feel cheated. Don't get all uptight because someone pointed out the "flaws". The game is still great and i bet its gonna get GOTY07, and it deserves to.
It stops being a rant when you apply a SCORE to the game. If his SCORE changes even ONE person's mind about buying this game then that is damn near a criminal act. I understand the purpose of a rant, but if your website's purpose is help people decide which games to buy, then you don't RANT. And I leave you folks with these final thoughts of mine, as I just used up my last bubble :) **EDIT** You are absolutely right. This IS a RANT. not a review. The "Score" I saw was for the article itself not the game. MY BAD :) Ignore everything else I said.
The reviewer is entitled to his opinion, but he's taking some of the game's minor molehill issues (linear gameplay, no online, etc) and turning them into Everests. Sour grapes? Did he once have a bad experience with a guy in a diving helmet? Or just someone who doesn't appreciate a good--nay, GREAT--game?
its all a joke explaining the 3% out of 100% they didn't give to the game edit: credit goes to ps3gogetit, I made own rant about this rant before being corrected, as for bubbles, thanks and you get one too
Would be, if it WAS a review. But it is a "rant" hence he focused only on the "bad" parts, as is normal for a RANT, cause the good parts have been covered already, multiple times, all over the net ;) @22.1: FINALLY someone who understands the concept, i was fearing the worst already. Another bubble 4 you :D
and dang bro, you have enough bubbles for a bubble bath...I don't think i've seen 10 bubbles...one more to go...
On second reading, I think I get it...sort of a Denis Leary of the gaming sect, eh? Sardonic/sarcastic/caustic...b ut all in good fun... So maybe my original post could instead be redirected towards negative fanboys who've been knocking this game for weeks? Appreciating a great game--even if it's not for your system--is the mark of a true gamer. I mean, I would have killed to have God of War on my Xbox. (I've seen ten bubbles on another account before, but it didn't last long. Fanboys are like cacti when it comes to bubbles)
LOL, +bubble for the cactus reference
bioshock is the game of the year to me if super mario galaxy & resident evil U.C arnt as good
a friends house. Although it does look nice, but it has the gears of war stigma attached to it, but its even more prevalent in this game. That is, THERE IS NOTHING GOING ON in the game. Its like watching still pictures. The game was nice to look at for a while, but then it just got BORING!!
your opinion is invalid.
Speaking of Disneyland, I wish I could let a Big Daddy go mad at Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the whole gang. if I watched them just a year or two more, mine and many others' mental development would have been very different
i don't know;mickey,donald and goofy were pretty tough(in their own way) in kingdom hearts
There can't be one person who rules over gamers minds, where if he says is sucks/is awesome all must agree. But considering that me, thousands of other people and every single review site agree that this game is very kick ass and more than worthy of game of the year... I'm gonna go with "The games awesome, some people have bad taste, or are fanboys" :D
This punk idiot did it for aknowlegment only, as such. The arrows have to be opptioned in to use this, it's only for people who find all that's going on to be over there limits and need extra help, I personally don't use/opt. for the arrows as I don't want help, I'm loving the game and find it very challenging and beautiful to play. This loser is either a sony fanboy or a attention grabber no matter what the lies he tells. Maybe he'll make up a story and tell us what it was like when he gets his first period too. Very sad.
I still like Gears more than this one.
Marcus Fenix thanks you for it...
The gameplay is so different between the two that I have a hard time determining which I like better. GOW does what it does so incredibly well but it doesn't ADD anything new to the style of gameplay. It is just one of the most well done games I've ever played. But at it's core it's just "shoot the other guy more times than he shoots you." Bioshock requires planning. How do you handle certain areas. What is the best combination of plasmids to take with you. Choose one set of plasmids and it makes hacking turrets and cameras REAL hard (if not impossible) so you end up having to use different tactics to handle splicers ... Bioshock is so incredibly deep and varied in what it does. It's not the best SHOOTER I've ever played, but you don't have to play it like a shooter. If your goal is to just run around and kill everything with a wrench and shotgun then you are A) A retarded chowder clown like the knob gobbler who wrote this review B) Cheating yourself out of an incredible experience.
Some may disagree but the game could have been harder. What I mean is most games get a little easier as you beat levels and gain weapons but this game gets really easy as the story unfolds. At first the levels seem really big too, but after playing thru the whole game and going back to find more objects the levels dont seem nearly as large. I really dug the graphics and the game did a great job at giving you weapon choices but I wouldnt have given it a 10, 8.5 to 9.Multiplayer didnt bother me though because it could have been very unbalanced. I know people will flame but this is only one opinion of many and everyones entitled. To JokesOnYou I have no need for a 600 dvd player, oops i mean blu-ray....Maybe next year at xmas when the price drops Ill scoop but You cant afford 600 dollars when your like me and live in a van down by the river
sonykids dont think it deserves a 10= reality is it got a 10 from many different reviews= it has some flaws(like every game) but those flaws didnt bother the reviewers enough to score it lower= ITS A GREAT GAME and better than anything on the ps3, which is why its predictable that sonykids dont think its worth a 10= envy= JOY Ok let me clear that up a bit, I can understand "sony fans" or even "360 fans" if they say hey I played the game and its great but I wouldn't give it a 10 for some good reasons, but "sonykids" like nasim are just too of course will not recognize anything great on the 360= predictable even if 100 reviews scored it a 10 they would still say its a terrible game.