"WHERE'S THE SOUND?"on by USAFVet1
Pros Great graphics, story, action.
Cons Once you're plane crashes, it's like playing in a silent movie...but there should be sound!
Summary I really like this game, it compares well with my PS3 version of Bioshock. The only difference is you really miss a lot not being able to hear any game sounds. Ths seems to be a Vista problem on some machines, and I have a very new HP Pavilion Elite with a NVidia 9500GS (New quiet fan version), but it doesn't seem to help the sound problem.
Pros It has a really creepy atmosphere.
Cons Too much hand holding going on.
Summary . I've been playing PC and video games for more than twenty years and there are specific things that kill a gaming environment for me and Bioshock does most of them.
After playing the game for a few hours I got the feeling that I was in a totally manufactured environment with a carrot dangling in front of my face every step of the way. In real life when I go to the store, there isn't a floating arrow hovering above my head indicating which direction I should take. When walking by a Bus Stop, there isn't a popup stating [Homeless Person, click X to search]. If I get hit by a car, I can't expect to arise from the dead nor can I expect criminals to respawn after being executed. This is the problem that Bioshock holds for me. How can I be afraid of something if I never feel as though anything I'm experiencing is real? If something kills me, so-what, I'll just be reincarnated. If I get lost, so-what, I'll just follow a floating arrow or a disembodied voice to my destination. If i don't have enough money, so-what, I'll just hack a vending machine and get it cheaper. Being led around by the nose and getting hints every step of the way just doesn't give me any excitement or satisfaction to what I'm doing. Imagine going on an exciting deep sea fishing trip and once you get there, the fish just jump into the boat waiting to be picked up. What would be the point of going and how soon would you get bored with the whole idea of fishing? Bioshock does that in a way that prevents me from the true experience of adventure. It's all done for you...why bother?
Pros really sucks you in
Cons a little short in the first shooter realm
Summary Great game, and my pc ran it fine. Needs a little higher end computer. But you don't need a CRAY computer to run it.
Pros deep story, great gameplay and best of all, EXPLOSIONS!
Cons fairly taxing to a graphics card
Summary this is a great game, espicially for a new pc, i ran this game useing the bottomline 8400 Geforce from Nvidia, and still this game ran smooth with amazing visuals, i ask you to try the demo, this game is amazing
"Amazing Game"on by BradPois
Pros Great Graphics, Sweet new abilities, Amazing Story
Cons No multiplayer, Minor graphics glitches
Summary This is an amazing game that takes FPS games to another level. With great graphics, gameplay, and an awesome storyline, everyone should try this game.
It also runs amazingly on computers that arent high end.
My specs are: P4 2.66Ghz, 1.5Gb RAM, ATI Radeon X1600 Pro, Windows XP Home. I am playing this game on HIGH settings at 1024x768 and the graphics are amazing. Surprisingly I am playing at a decent FPS, my game never slows down, hangs, or starts chugging. It runs great!