It’s been hard the past two weeks to go a day without reading about Bioshock. Whether it’s the rave reviews the title has been receiving, or the people upset with PC version limitations, it’s big news, and rightfully so.
The environment and mood of the game are what sell the game for me. These two elements really help immerse you into the world of Rapture, an underground civilization created by a visionary, Andrew Ryan, a man who’s lost his mind. Set in the 1960s, the plot is rich, though it’s a little slow to start. You’re pretty much thrown into this world left to fend for yourself with a little guidance from Atlas, a dweller of Rapture that communicates via radio. It’s up to you to go after Ryan and take down the society gone mad.
The graphics are amazing. I’ve never played Gears of War, but I hear the graphics are comparable. To think that about 15 years ago we were playing Wolfenstein 3D and now we’re seeing things like this is pretty amazing.
Then, of course, there are the plasmids, which are your special abilities. Shoot electricity from your hands, set foes ablaze, or even pickup and hurl objects at your enemies with telekinesis.
If you enjoy FPS games, definitely check this one out. It’s probably the best game to be released on the Xbox 360 this year.