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I was cruising around my local Best Buy today and noticed that every single "advance copy" (which is basically a rain check to guarantee the buyer a copy of the game when it's released) the box of Bioshock was gone! So, with Bioshock's release date a day away (8-21-07 in the US), I was wondering what the members of this site thought of the game... Here's a trailer for those who have never heard of the game (WARNING! SOME USERS MAY FIND THIS CONTENT DISTURBING/GORY): (Note: Ignore the Xbox thing at the beginning of the movie, this games for PC too) Synopsis
BioShock is a unique game that mixes a spine-chilling setting illustrated with art deco art and architecture, sci-fi themes of bio-genetic mutation and self-modification, a deep storyline with open-choice freedom to interact with the world as you choose, and first-person action that requires you to think every time you pull the trigger. After your plane crashes into icy uncharted waters, you discover a rusted bathysphere and descend into Rapture, a city hidden beneath the sea. Constructed as an idealistic society for a hand picked group of scientists, artists and industrialists, the idealism is no more. Now the city is littered with corpses, wildly powerful guardians roam the corridors as little girls loot the dead, and genetically mutated citizens ambush you at every turn. -provided by ign
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    I am so going to get this when it comes out, I can't wait. I was going to buy PREY, but then decided to wait for Bioshock.
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    Swifty's buying it tomorrow, I might see what it's about as well.
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    Woah, I have to get this.
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    Yeah, my bro pre purchased on steam.
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    Is there any multiplayer in this?
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    It comes out on my birthday.. :D

    I may go out and get it.
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    Posted by [$carface]

    Is there any multiplayer in this?


    No, and that's why I'm buying it.
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    This is a must buy for me so yes I am getting it but I am still wonder what the f is the game about.
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    Posted by h4mx0r

    Posted by [$carface]

    Is there any multiplayer in this?


    No, and that's why I'm buying it.


    Oh that sucks. Is the replay value any good?
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    You are a disgusting person, or the people you are talking abou are disgusting because, and I qoute...


    Here's a trailer for those who have never heard of the game (WARNING! SOME USERS MAY FIND THIS CONTENT DISTURBING/GORY):


    Those who do not plan to get Bioshock and call themselves great gamers are the lowest of the low. Those who have never heard of Bioshock have nothing to live for. Both groups should not exist.

    Put my love for the game this way. I usually get up around 2pm each day except on school days. On the 24th of August, I plan to get up at 8am so I can easily be at the local GAME store by 8:30.
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    Posted by [$carface]

    Posted by h4mx0r

    Posted by [$carface]

    Is there any multiplayer in this?


    No, and that's why I'm buying it.


    Oh that sucks. Is the replay value any good?

    Nay, that does not suck. It only pushes gaming forward as an art.
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    Ive heard that jack thompson doesnt like this game.
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    My GOD, must.....get.....this....ah my computer would die.
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    I've played quite a bit of the full version of the game at work and I have to say this game is one of the most kickass games I have played in a long time. The graphics are amazing and the level design/atmosphere is just stunning. If you have a system that can play this game I highly recommend you play through it, you will not regret it.
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    Why was the guy trying to kill that lil' girl?
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    Posted by SergeantMajor

    Why was the guy trying to kill that lil' girl?

    You can harvest them for "Adam" which gives your guys super powers in the game. Killing the Big Daddies is a bitch though. They take almost all your health if they hit you once.
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    Http://computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=170329

    Still need to learn HTML :/

    anyway, I think its gonna be a good game. Maybe Ill ''buy'' it some day
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    I played the demo on 350, it was AMAZING. It mixes the action of F.E.A.R. with the scary moments of Condemned.

    BTW- the Thompson in the game > all
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    Posted by Ralconn

    Posted by SergeantMajor

    Why was the guy trying to kill that lil' girl?

    You can harvest them for "Adam" which gives your guys super powers in the game. Killing the Big Daddies is a bitch though. They take almost all your health if they hit you once.


    Thats probably why there is a lot of health pickups in the game that you can use anytime.
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    That video was nasty, especially seeing it in first person.
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    That video, makes the lead character look like a dill-hole.
    I want it painted black
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    Posted by bob

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    That video was nasty, especially seeing it in first person.

    Hense the warning...

    Well, I could handle it, but it's like a Resident Evil stylish game, but... The movie was awesome too.
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    Is there a demo for PC?
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    Just got it, gamecrazy had a few in stock!
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    Just fyi, the pc demo is already out. It got leaked this morning, and well, you need to go to a 'bay' for that.
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    Damn, I wish I could play this, my graphics card and ram are too shit for it =[

    If system requirements lab say this about my pc:



    Will I still be able to play the game on very low....or does that mean very low?
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    I played the demo, and I had to clean myself up afterwards.

    I am most definitely buying this tomorrow.
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    Fuck! -_-'

    I may as well buy a whole new pc, seeing as the one I have is falling to pieces anyway :/

    Bugger...thats £1000 i gotta save up for. :[
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    The anticipation is driving me crazy, I want it so bad.
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    Yeah but no one seeds :(
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    Downloading on xbox live as I type, 1.3GB, 18% done.

    If its good i'll buy it, if I don;t get it now i'll get it on PC when I get my new PC.
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    It was a fun game, the demo rocked. There was a lot of parts where I was lost though, the game doesn't really help you on what to do like it tells you "Go kill that guy" and your like which guy? Or in the start of the game where you first get the wrench, very few people will actually know they have to break the wall with the wrench. It's a really confusing game, it's like HL2 X3 the confusion. O_O. Graphics are top-notch though and the plasmid stuff is also a great feature though for some reason I didn't get the fire plasmoid or some other stuff while my friend had that stuff on his demo which was weird. Though I gotta say the game itsself is good but not worthy enough for me to buy because I really want something with some multiplayer because when you beat the game's like 3 scenarios you'll get pretty bored. I mean, people still play Gears of War and Rainbow Six: Vegas because they have multiplayer. Bioshock would've been an semi-unique multiplayer experience, especially a co-op mode but I guess we'll stick with the good ol' singleplayer for now.
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    Posted by bob

    Posted by SergeantMajor

    Why was the guy trying to kill that lil' girl?

    You have a choice, you can look for Adam in the debris (the hard way) or you can kill the kids, which are engineered to harvest Adam from the corpses.

    Obviously, I'll be looking through the rubble... I don't think I could kill a kid... even a virtual one...


    Serious man, anything but a infant even if I had no choice, I would just shot her. I'll be getting this when my new computer arrives 2m.
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    Hmm, the graphics are nice, even in not full graphic demo. It's got a sloppy combat system but the ironsights are a nice touch, power ups and traps have been done before so it's nothing new.

    There are at least alot of them though. The hacking bots system is a real action breaker as it takes quite a while to hack a bot to make it an ally.

    It's has a good story at least but predictable linear gameplay and is not the least bit scary.

    Good - Interesting story and concept, good graphics, ironsights and lots of powerups and traps, upgradeable weapons.

    Bad - Sloppy combat system, nothing new, felt very linear and predictable.

    That's my honest opinion of this game

    7/10.
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    I need $200 bucks by the end of next month!!! BioShock, Stranglehold, Halo 3.
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    Seems as though everyone is downloading the demo and not the game :)
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    Posted by D3vin

    I need $200 bucks by the end of next month!!! BioShock, Stranglehold, Halo 3.


    Same here. I need to make some cash fast.
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    Just bought it off steam :)

    exept the servers are "to busy" to pre-load...... making me angry.....
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    Posted by Hitman407

    Damn, I wish I could play this, my graphics card and ram are too shit for it =[

    If system requirements lab say this about my pc:



    Will I still be able to play the game on very low....or does that mean very low?

    You might still be able to play it. I failed on a bunch of games (I.E. World in Conflict Beta) Yet I still played them just fine. It might have had a few graphical glitches (Flickering trees...) but that didn't stop me from playing.

    I'm not going to get this game mainly because it's a new game and I have a 4-5 year old computer that can't play any of the new games. Like Oblivion (Managed to pull it off though with Oldblivion), Company of Heroes and some others.

    Another reason is I have yet to see any in-game clips.
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    Posted by Outcast

    Hmm, the graphics are nice, even in not full graphic demo. It's got a sloppy combat system but the ironsights are a nice touch, power ups and traps have been done before so it's nothing new.

    There are at least alot of them though. The hacking bots system is a real action breaker as it takes quite a while to hack a bot to make it an ally.

    It's has a good story at least but predictable linear gameplay and is not the least bit scary.

    Good - Interesting story and concept, good graphics, ironsights and lots of powerups and traps, upgradeable weapons.

    Bad - Sloppy combat system, nothing new, felt very linear and predictable.

    That's my honest opinion of this game

    7/10.


    Sloppy? How is it sloppy?

    It wasn't predictable either, no two scenarios are supposed to be the same, so its supposed to be unpredictable.

    I saved this one for last, because its outrageous. How can you say that Bioshock is "nothing new?" It is a truly unique story that has never been done before, the plasmids are unique as well. There is such a variety of them, over 60 of them(According to the credits at the end of the demo).

    All of the review sites are giving it 9.5+

    As for it being so non-linear, I'll link the IGN Review + Score here

    Score

    I'd much rather take the opinion of a review site with credibility.

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    I haven't played it but I think what Outcast is saying makes sense. EVERY game says it's "completely different" second time through because of their "spectacular AI". Gamespot gave it a 9.0, not a 9.5+ and the average user score on Gamespot is 9.0 as well.
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    Posted by Anthrax15

    I haven't played it but I think what Outcast is saying makes sense. EVERY game says it's "completely different" second time through because of their "spectacular AI". Gamespot gave it a 9.0, not a 9.5+ and the average user score on Gamespot is 9.0 as well.


    Except that this game actually is. Your basing your opinion off of what another member said. Play the demo and form your own rather than use someone else's.
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    I didn't say it didn't have good replay value, I said I didn't think it would. It's not like a demo actually conveys the feel of the whole game anyways.
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    Outcast, have you played through the game?
    if so, then your opinion is valued
    if not then STFU, until you play it, you have no right to criticize (or compliment for that matter) k?
    and playing the demo dosen't count, i mean the GAME....
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    You don't even have to meet recommended to play this game on high. I played all on high only passing minimum according to systemlabs

    1.8ghz CPU 1.5GBram geforce 7600GT 256VRAM. Played on high with 20 fps 1024-768 resolution. The gameplay is awesome and it looks AMAZING
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    Outcast, have you played through the game?
    if so, then your opinion is valued
    if not then STFU, until you play it, you have no right to criticize (or compliment for that matter) k?
    and playing the demo dosen't count, i mean the GAME....


    /win

    My brother bought the game for 360 and will be home at 5:30, I can't wait.

    And Anthrax you are correct, which successfully proves Outcast's argument wrong.

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    I'm going to rent it, then play through it all, then play through it all again, then make a lengthy review post. And just for the record I'm going to rent it on xbox360 so I don't have the issue of bad graphics on my PC.
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    Posted by Anthrax15

    I'm going to rent it, then play through it all, then play through it all again, then make a lengthy review post. And just for the record I'm going to rent it on xbox360 so I don't have the issue of bad graphics on my PC.


    Thats the way to do it good job.
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    I just went through the demo. And it looks great, but I'm not so sure if I'll pick it up just yet.
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