Summary: I deleted the game after about 1/2 hour. Walking around staring out a helmet face plate was too boring and limiting. Plus the UI was dirt slow. The action sequences also were repetitive From what little I played it was no where near the quality of the original. I bought it on sale cheap which was good. The game was not fun.
Summary: Okay, so I bought this awesome looking game along with four other awesome games, problem is that out of the five awesome games that I bought, this single awesome game Bioshock 2 must stay in the CD ROM Drive and keep it occupied and spinning while playing this awesome game, while also connected to Windows Live, so that my laptop cannot be unplugged and taken anywhere without the battery going dead much faster because the CD ROM Drive needs to keep spinning while also...
Summary: Installation was problematic on Win 7 x64. Machine is higher-end, 16GB/500GB hd/1GB ram HD video. Did not prefer connection to Steam. Returned/refunded product code, re-ordered DVD copy, removed Steam files/account, installed ok from physical media correctly.
Short and dumbed-down FPS - not worthy of the name "Bioshock"
3 June 2010
Summary: I just finished playing Bioshock II (BSII) and I must say, after playing and loving Bioshock I (BSI), this was a disappointing experience. The story line takes place 10 years after the events in the first game and makes references to the events that occur there. Here are my thoughts on the game: Pros: 1. Slightly more rivetting story than the first. 2. Get to play as a "Big Daddy" (BD). While it is cool, it really isn't as great as it sounds.
Summary: You get the impression that the developers really wanted to get back at users for something. First, the DRM on this game is a pain, requiring an active connection to play unless you don't mind losing all your progress every time you stop playing. Next, the game is short. Very short. I completed what I thought was a fairly good end of level battle and the next thing I knew the end of game movie starts. It's like 2/3rds of a game at best.
Summary: Bioshock 1 hinted at beauty, even though it was the beauty amidst ruins. Bioshock 2 doesn't. It's just a depressing walk that gets more and more sad with many needless and sad deaths. I can't tell you too much, but the ending is depressing too and if you're someone who likes to win at the end of the story, sorry.. You have no chance to be much of a hero in this one as you could decide before. Twice you have to kill friends, and there's no real reason you should.
Summary: I am a huge fan of the original Bioshock and by no means expected the followup to meet or exceed the previous high standards. I expected a fun game that reminded me of the brilliance of the first. I'd like to tell you that's what I've found, but I wouldn't know as the game crashes every 10-15 minutes. The trouble started after installation. I was asked to register for a GFWL account, which I had no desire to do.
Feels more like an expansion pack than anything else.
14 February 2010
Summary: Taken in tiny chunks Bioshock 2 is, on a purely superficial level, almost indistinguishable from the first game. The graphics and fast-twitch combat are just as good as the first game, it's a competent shooter with an inherently cool setting, and it does make a handful of tangible improvements over its predecessor - like being able to wield plasmids and weapons simultaneously, and some improved water effects.
Summary: The bottom line is this: They shipped a severely broken game. The creators claimed to have dropped controller support to focus on making the mouse/keyboard controls shine. I have no problem with lack of controller support, but the mouse sensitivity is through the roof. Very not cool. Every time I die or load a game, the mouse resets itself to super-sensitive. Also, making the game run through Games For Windows Live is really annoying.