The first BioShock 2 reviews have arrived, via both PSM3 and PC Gamer magazines... and it's good news.
Added it to the PC channel. zonetrooper5
Patiently awaiting February 9th.........
The first was one of the best games I ever played....looks like this one is gonna be just as great.
if i don't get mag... :( but maybe i won't get either money woes coming left and right nowadays
a work of art...such a brilliant design that game has. The only game so far that I can think of that gives it competition is UC2...as far as art direction goes.
still feel this was a guy that didn't need a sequel. Maybe a prequel (play as a rapture citizen right before the city goes crazy).
and have been sad because of the delay but so far it seems to be worth the wait. Ill play it no matter how good/bad the reviews are, but im glad to see it getting goood ones. This game is gonna need some good attention after being delayed, as there are ALOT of great games coming out early this year too. Glad to hear, as long as it feels the same im really excited to play BS2.
Great news. I was a bit apprehensive as Ken Levine was not involved and the direction of the sequel didn't seem to have the same allusions to real world themes that the first game did. Glad to know the writing is still on point. Still, no mention of the multiplayer?
The first Bioshock was a good game. The plasmids truly made the game, they gave you a huge amount of flexibility that 90% of shooters don't have (I consider Bioshock a FPS/Adventure like Metroid). The setup and location of the game was very refreshing, and the story was good (the story was not as brilliant as people make it out to be). So I guess I'll be returning to Rapture once again, to kick Big Sister's ***
I'm not terribly interested in playing this game anytime soon (way too many other games to play), but enough positive buzz may make me change my mind.
Damn - look out for news of my wallet in the obituaries These guys and bioware are leaders in console videogame storytelling - cant wait to see the latest efforts.
Awesome to hear. Can't wait.
Hopefully a demo comes out - preferably multiplayer.
I would add Braid, and while I haven't played it yet, I have heard great things about Muramasa's art direction.
Bioshock, and Heavy Rain feb. Awesome, good thing SCC got moved back.
Can't wait I have the special edition ordered.
That's all I needed
Good news about Bioshock 2. I loved the first one and was hesitant about the sequel. As its not being developed by the original team. I am suspicious about the comment that "Tops the original in terms of storytelling and combat.", Though I will happy to be proven wrong.
I think people ran with the "its not being developed by the original team" thing. It really basically is. Only Kevin Levine, the Creative Director, didn't come back. Pretty much every other major major player worked on the sequel. The studio was just renamed.
True, except the studio was moved as well. The first game was developed in Boston, and the new one is being made in Marin County, CA, which is right next to the mecca of U.S. video game development - San Francisco. As for the review, great news. This game is a first day buy and I can't wait to play through the new story. The philosophy is just so thought-provoking.
i dont no why i couldnt get into bioshock 1, hopefully two sucks me in and does not require me to have played the first
I think it was because the shooting was too simplistic and noobish. Had a great atmosphere though.
Well you should at least be able to get into the multiplayer on this one. And now you know on the sequel to put it on its hardest difficulty.
If you think BioShock is about the gameplay, then you should stray away from it and go play a mindless shooter, like mag or mw2.
I played the first one about a third of the way through, the environments were interesting if a little linear but I didn't like the respawning of the screeching irritating enemies and weakness of the weapons. The hype over the moral choices did not live upto expectations either as there was just a 2 way choice of kill girl animation or save animation, and I didn't care either way.
I didn't get why Bioshock was as well liked as it seemed to be, I never really got into it anymore than the cool premise. Everything I've seen about Bioshock 2 seems like it's no different from the first game, the environments seem to be identical. Positive buzz about this game wouldn't effect my decision because that seems to be thrown around too much for it's own good, and the fact I felt the first game was way overrated. Reviewers won't bomb this game cause they gave the first one high marks, and it seems to be the same thing - doing so would make them seem like a hypocrite. It will need 10/10s to prove something.
I wonder how the multiplayer will play out.Hopefully its something new and refreshing,the usual war fps is getting a bit ehhh dull.However without a doubt this is a definite buy and an amazing way to kick off 2010 for gamers.
As long as the multi isn't some online only 6 months of support before the servers are dropped type deal, then i'll give it a go. I still love bioshock 1 and I personally don't feel that the game needed any kind of multiplayer, but if it turns out decent, then why the hell not
Yeah thats a good point I remember The Darkness,fun game but its main attraction was single player.Hopefully we see a lot of activity online.
Online is what I'm most excited for on this one! Yeah a game like BioShock doesn't need mp, but from what I've seen it doesn't look like a tacked on mp.
Ya..the Multiplayer is definitely not tacked on. It had its own development team for it.
Not that graphics are the most important thing about a game, but no one has mentioned whether the graphics are improved over the first at all, 1 for one would like to see improvements seeing as it was close to 3 years ago that Bioshock came out. I haven't seen any videos that would make me think the graphics have been improved at all either :S @Umbrella Corp I don't expect 'exclusive' level graphics, but they could definitely use an improvement. If it needed to stay the same for art design reasons then i could understand...
Even if the graphics are not AAA the art direction is what made me fall in love with the original,trailers have shown some beautiful level design and character design.We all know as well the gameplay will be solid if its anything like the first. @Dchalfront Good sense mate I feel the same,bubbles for you :D.
Numerous previews from different sites have mentioned improved graphics.
Sweet, the first of many games I'll be getting this year.
Awesome, we all expected high reviews I'm sure.
No suprise, Bioshock is a masterpiece. You can't overhype it.
Higher reviews then MAG guarenteed.
What a desperate fan boy you are bringing up games that aren't even related. Besides, Bioshock is multiplat. I'd rather have Bioshock and MAG, even if MAG has a lower rating, than just Bioshock. Agreed though, Bioshock 2 will probably be a better game thanks to the SP experience and the awesomeness of plasmids. But in terms of multiplayer, MAG is so different from Bioshock, you can't even make comparisons.
Leave your fanboy BS at the door. Please and thanks.
This is the open zone last I heard digital horror. I could care less if MAG was on the ps3, 360 or pc. And Im just throwing it out there boys. Dont get on my back.
Lower bubbles than N4G user: Metal Gear Rising, confirmed.
But it doesn't mean you should make an ass of yourself by comparing it to something that isn't even mentioned. You want me to show how much of a PS3 fanboy I can be? Because I can do that just as well. The difference is, I have class and you lack it.
It's upsetting to think that a masterpiece like this will sell so much poorer than quick cash in games like COD and Halo, people need to get some gaming taste. There are too many people obsessed with multiplayer and achievements than there are artistic minded people who want games with awesome narratives. I don't know about anyone else, but I think when the "would you kindly" revelation dropped, so did my jaw.
I agree, nothing beats a good story. And the Bioshock one was great, the point in the game you're talking about was expertly done, I for one didn't see it coming at all. Although I think it lost its momentum towards the end, it remains one of my favourite games of recent years. I loved the claustrophobic feeling and the pace of the game, and the choice of how you played it.
Games like Bioshock, system Shock, Deus X, Mass Effect, Half Life are steller because of the fantastic story lines. More games need to be like this
Word. The team tackled radical individualism in the first game and now they're going after collectivism. Can't wait to see the philosophizing.
What did you expect ??...this are the first exclusive reviews !!
1 of the few good titles coming for the ps3 this year thoits multiplat.
nothing wrong with multiplat, we also have Brink, Fallout: New Vegas, Crysis 2, Aliens Vs. Predator, BFBC2, possibly Dead Space 2 I'd go so far as to say that the multiplats of this year will be better than the exclusives. For reasons unknown people are obsessed with exclusives now, it really doesn't reflect anything other than idiocy on the developers part because they sell less.
You can count on multiplat to always keep you good company. And there is nothing wrong with that. MS depended on Multiplats last year and it served them well. Some multiplats are low quality, while others set the bar really high
So Bungie making the original Halo on Xbox only was idiotic? Seems to have turned out well for them. GT series being only on PS seems to have served them well. Lets see, do sales equal better games? Nope not at all. You are asking great devs like those at Bungie and NaughtyDog to be more like the devs who brought you GH and it's 10 sequels? Making more money means we get a better product? RockStar made loads off of San Andreas on the PS2. Did them going multi with all that cash give us a better GTA4 or would we have gotten a better game had they just focused on one platform? Oh wait you must not care about the games. Gamers are a dying breed.
as for the ps3 exclusives they are the best games this gen no one can can say no to that
:'( brings a tear to my eye full of joy! I LOVED bioshock and was worried, now OK stoked. I'm so ready to enter rapture again. I love the first game because the world felt so alive and the underlying theme and connection to real life and moral choices really made me think.
Uh.. It sounds nuts but I almost wanted this to get bad reviews. I loved the first game and now it's going to break my heart trying to find the money to get this one! -_-
I bought the ps3 version later with all its content for 20 bucks . The game suck balls . I played that shlt for couple hours and return that shlt to get my 20 bucks back. I have also talk to many ps3 owners cause i thought i was crazy to not like it . But everyone told me the same thing . They play it for a minute and return that shlt.
agreed there will be great multiplats and exclusives *for ps3 and 360* great year to be a gamer, but a bad year to release any game that does not have brand recognition.
sweet , this or/if dead space 2 comes out this year, are my multiplats of the year :)
Gonna be sweet.
may have to rent this one, my wallet isn't up to the raping it received over the holidays, or i may just wait till tax refunds come in.
I purchased Bayonetta, Darksiders, MW2(used), a new Dualshock 3, and MGS4!
+ GOW Collection
that they didn't fcuk this one up, cuz I loved the first, and will be getting this also
What did those mags give the original Bioshock? Because, even though those are great scores, the original recieved high 9's almost everywhere. For Bio 2 to be better, shouldnt it be receiving higher than a flat 9 or 9.3?
unfortunately game scoring scales are relative to time. Uncharted 2 redefined what the perfect score means. I mean doom got great scores back in the day but now?
Best multiplat this year
Very good news. I was wondering how they were going to top the masterpiece of a game the first was. Good to hear that they did in terms of storytelling.
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas sold over 17 million copies on the PS2 and it's easily the best game in the series. GTAIV was graphically better but it's gameplay pales in comparison to that of San Andreas. Multiplatform did nothing but make Rockstar alot of money.
I'm more surprised people didn't expect this than anything.
So excitied to play this :D
i dont give a flyin _FILL _IN_DA_BLANK _ bout mp sp is gonna b raw im still mad im over here wit yall retarded folks well some of u