The BioShock demo has been out for a few days and several stores have broken the street date and starting selling the game a week early. BioShock is one of those few titles that is absolutely cleaning up with reviewers while managing to dodge criticism from just about everybody that has had a chance to get some time with the game. I see several of my buddies in the industry playing the game for review as I check my Xbox Live friends list and I can’t help but be a little envious. After all, I’m working on Brain Age 2 right now while they’re uncovering the secrets of Rapture.
As I’ve played through the BioShock demo I’ve found myself taking tons of extra time in each room just admiring the detail, the art style, and the sheer beauty of Rapture. The use of the late 1940s decor mixes well with the failed Utopian theme of the game and makes for one of the most unique and attractive games to ever to hit consoles or PC.
BioShock hits next week on the PC and 360. I think at this point if you own a 360 or a PC capable of running the game, you should be forced to play BioShock or face a ban until you learn to appreciate the great achievements in game design that our hobby has to offer.