Hindsight can really change a perspective, even that of an entire fanbase, and BioShock 2 deserves more praise than it originally got.
The story isn’t as good as the original Bioshock’s and it has a tacked on, subpar multiplayer. However, in my opinion, Bioshock 2 has better gameplay than its predecessor.
BioShock 2 felt like an imitation. I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as 1 or even 3
This. It felt like a cash grab. Not bad, but nothing really good about it. It was a paint by number sequel.
Playing as a fallen, prototype Big Daddy after Rapture was wrecked in the first game? Great story.
I enjoyed the MP. Got to rank 40. Minerva’s Den DLC was good. Got to escape Rapture.
The problem with Bioshock 2 is that it was very derivative from the first. It was more Bioshock. Not a bad thing, but it didn't push many boundaries. So at the end of the day it was a competent yet somewhat forgettable sequel.
It was fun, but not as good a game as the first.
I liked the story better. One of the few media takes that target communism.
I agree. People are hating on the new bioshock already because Levine isn’t in the picture but I always bring up bioshock 2. Is it as good as the first? No, but it is worthy of the bioshock name and I enjoy it. I think they did a great job.
Even then, there's apparently a fair few Bioshock veterans within the new studio.
Yup. Levine’s writing is on another level, probably my favorite but I have no doubt it will still feel like bioshock.
It isn't as good as the first or third, but I did enjoy the second. One of my favorite gameplay moments in the series is in this game, when I found Fontaine's secret lab and office
my favorite of the series tbh.
Minerva's Den is probably the best content in the series.
1 > 2 > infinite
It's where I sit, though I honestly feel 2's Minerva's Den dlc is the best content in the series. Personally, upon retrospect, I really didn't like Infinite that much. I did back in the day, but it seems to be the only one I struggle actually finishing once I start it nowadays. I prefer the standalone dlc over the main game quite a bit, actually.
I kind of agree. I enjoyed Bioshock 2 for what it was. Would have got a plat trophy if it wasn't for the mulitplayer trophies.
I like playing Bioshock 2 more than its predecessor
My personal favourite out the 3.
its not underrated, its a redundant sequel with better gameplay but way less innovation and a far less interesting story.
I enjoyed it, but it felt more like an extension of the first game than anything really new. While the first and third games really did something creative, the second game kind of just piggybacked off of the first game’s creativity. That’s not to say it’s a bad game, but it really feels more like Bioshock 1.5 than anything.
How? I actually wished it to be on par with infinite and 1st bioshock but it's not unfortunately.
I feel like everyone knew it was 2K rather than Irrational and that made ppl go into it in a very cynical way. The original game was an all-timer, but the sequel was still very strong. Combat was dramatically enhanced, no question, and ppl do not give it enough credit for it's excellent gameplay. B2 introduced duel wielding, more plasmid options, and a fantastic "tower defense" mechanic complete with extremely inviting gadgets like the rivet mines. Big Sisters were a nice twist on enemy types as well. I also enjoyed playing as a Big Daddy. Hearing the metal clank as you move, using the drill, and wielding powerful abilities. Ppl act like the story was s*** but it really wasn't. Playing as a decommissioned Big Daddy with a driving attachment to your Little Sister was intriguing. Flashbacks of the old Rapture, Fontaine, Lamb, and Minervas Den. All good. It wasn't as groundbreaking as the original, but sequels rarely are. Bioshock 2 was a very good game.
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