Pros: Nice looking graphics...at least for a while.
Cons: It's a shooter with no autoaim or mouse support. Downright annoying soundtrack that repeats so frequently that you will be tired of it before the install completes. Weapons are cartoonish at best.
Summary: Bioshock is an OK game. My mistake was to play it after putting 60 hours into Fallout 3. All Bioshock's good points - of which there are some - are in Fallout but Fallout much improves upon them. It's just far too linear and repetitive. You do get choices to make but not to the extent that your game completely changes like can happen in Fallout. It's worth a fiver but only if you've already played Fallout. If you have, I doubt you'll find Bioshock has anything to offer.
Summary: I purchased this on the back of the rave reviews and rewards the game received. Refreshing and original setting? Unique-ish storyline? Yes! However, I really could not get into the game at all. Despite patiently waiting for one of the longest install processes I've come across on a PS3 game (I made a cup of tea and had a shave... It still hadn't finished!
Excerpt: Bioshock is not one of my highest ranked games but it is an intresting and different game. It is a horror shooter game set in alternate history 1960 when you play the role of a suvior of a plane crash now the game is all about surviving and is challenging. As you have to explore an underwater city that is home to many enemies such as mutated beings and mechanical drones. To me this game is just a bit too wacky for me the graphics are half way decent but not great.
I'm in a minority...but I think it's very overrated
R. Clarke, amazon.co.uk
30 March 2010
Summary: I know that most people here will disagree, but I found Bioshock a real chore to play. I'm not a hardcaore gamer, but I love FPS horror games, and this lacked one important characteristic - it wasn't fun to play. There are a number of things wrong with this game, in my view. Firstly, it's very hard to see around your environment, which means enemies are impossible to detect until they're right on you - by which time they'll have shot you several times.
Summary: I couldn't get into this and found it tiresome. Nice graphics don't make a game. The Big Daddies are too hard. You end up attacking them, then they kill you, then you regenerate, then you attack them some more, then they kill you and after perhaps more repetition you kill them. Now that is a little bit tedious. When you've played the number of FPS i have you tend to know what to ditch quick. HalfLife and Halflife 2 are far superior games to this.
Summary: In terms of atmosphere, graphics and imagination this game is amongst the best. Unfortunately, the game is severely hampered by the gameplay which soon becomes annoying and repetitive. Although the story is good, it is very difficult to care as it is hard to feel empathy for any of the characters. Finishing the game is a chore rather than a pleasure as it seems to drag on interminably with very little reward in terms of fun gameplay or narrative.
Conclusion: I purchased this game having read the numerous 5 star reviews posted for it. On a positive note, it is diificult to dispute either the originality of the concept or the graphics, but scratch beneath the surface of these two facades and you are presented with little more than a bog standard linear shooter, albeit situated a few fathoms under the sea. The game is widely touted as being one where moral decisions need to be made.