Excerpt: Since the fall of Andrew Ryan, the underwater city of Rapture is deteriorating and is being ruled by Sophia Lamb who has tried to kill you; and if that isn’t bad enough, she has also taken away your daughter.
Pros: Excellent story told through audio diaries found in the city of Rapture.
Cons: Multiplayer is still active, but you have to wait a little bit to gather enough people to play.
Conclusion: The story is as good as the previous one - and the ending is certainly improved - avoiding the previous extreme polarisation by adding neutral endings which draw on moral choices other than the little sisters (of which there are several - but no spoilers here) The multiplayer is functional, yet...
Excerpt: The first BioShock managed quite a feat: It was that rare game that both opened and closed the book on a strange, new environment. For the most part, it left very few questions unanswered, and despite its flaws, the general consensus was that gamers’ first go-round on the bathysphere should also...
Excerpt: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". That was a favourite phrase of my computer studies teacher back in the early nineties, clearly displaying his complete lack of the pioneering spirit that brought us pretty much every scientific innovation between then and now.
Conclusion: While it doesn't quite have the same penetrating, vivid experience as the original, BioShock 2 spins a thrilling tale of Sofia Lamb, "The Family," and their maniacal ideals of Utopian society. Multiplayer does have its' high points, but pales in comparison to the finely crafted single player.
Summary: BioShock 2 is a worthy follow-up to the critically acclaimed odyssey in Rapture. While there is only a modest amount of updates, the game stands well on its own through a new and exciting story, online multiplayer, and tremendous presentation.
Pros: How the story is presented through audio diaries, spray-painted messages, and flashbacks, The still intriguing world of Rapture, The new and exciting multiplayer
Cons: Some of the missions are repetitive, While the story is told well, it is not quite as captivating and interesting as the first game
Excerpt: had enough retail success that it wasn't destined to be one of those games. When publisher 2K announced a sequel, though, people were a little wary, as it seemed like a new game would never live up to the first.
Excerpt: BioShock unquestionably changed the world of first person shooters by setting a new bar for storytelling in video games. With an epic story that pitted sanity versus insanity, gamers played Jack , a plane crash survivor who stumbled upon the underwater city of Rapture.
Conclusion: It’s hard to describe exactly what makes BioShock 2 so good: the combat is fantastic and the setting is genius, but more importantly the juxtaposition of the fast, high-octane action and the detailed and melancholic story segments create a perfect balance of gameplay and narrative.