BioShock is bringing the awesome

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.

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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.

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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.

mcmark18

After watching countless videos of the gameplay, I was a little concerned that it was going to be too complicated. But after playing the demo my worries were alleviated. The demo played awesome, and looked awesome, and I am awesome. The first time I played it through, I was a little too scared to explore everything, but the second time I went through it, I took my time and explored everything… even the women’s bathroom (finding the fire ball plasmid – and a crazy pervert hanging out in one of the stalls).

chrisbg99

I don’t want to sound like I’m bashing it or any game but is it me or do 360 and PS3 games seem to have a weird glossy shine to them?

Jeff Rivera

I think that’s the Unreal tech showing through. I’ve always thought that lighting in the Unreal engine kind of had a Vasoline look to it. It looks great…but just a little off.

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