Pros The Best Art Direction since Gears of War
Cons No skill shot rewards, No Multiplayer option
Summary In a world that needs a little artistic flare in video, this one has pulled it off in spades. It may less than 12 hours for a hardcore gamer to beat this game, and for those people I feel sorry because this game requires you to open your EYES AND LOOK! This truly is a high definition experince, and since we take our eyes for granted so much, rushing through the game just doesn't satisfy me. I think the game should have put acheivement points in for consecutive head shots, as they are hard to pull off. If you waited for a game to appeal your aquatic senses, this is your game. Wait until the game vendors have enough for everyone and buy it, you won't be disappointed.
"Entrancing"on by joemyers
Pros Good graphics, good story line.
Cons Mediocre skill level, no saves.
Summary Being a hard core gamer used to Halo and Gears of War I can only give this game an 8, because it lacks some of the challanges I am used to. I do think it is going to be a great game in its own right though.Updated
I just started the full version last night, I have finished the welcome level, knocked off 3 Big Daddies and harvested both little sisters, my opinion is still the same as when I played the demo, this is a good entertaining fast paced game, but does not measure up to Gears or Q4. I am 68 years old and have been around gaming from the beguinnig, starting with the first FPS, Wolfenstein 3D, which came on a floppy, I have played just about every shooter in the last 20 years or so and am somewhat knowlegable about gaming. Like I said, yes, it good, is it great, not quite.Updated
I retract the no saves remark, it is still a mediocre but fun game.
Pros Graphics, Gameplay, Story
Cons No Multiplayer
Summary If you have a 360, don't listen to all of the PC whiners lowering the score of this game. This is truly one of the most enthralling games I've ever played...and I've been playing since the late 80's. The graphics are excellent (comparable to GOW), the gameplay is outstanding (much better than GOW), and the story/presentation is top notch (blows GOW out of the water). Now, there's no multiplayer, but I've been tired of all the foul-mouthed teenagers polluting Live since the days of Halo 2... I've been looking for a great single player game for a while now, and I've definitely found it.
Pros Story, you can feel the environ in your living room!
Cons Some of the sounds are repetitive, hard to see at times.
Summary This is how it should be done. This is what happens when a company puts though and passion into a game instead of throwing money at and idea or a superhero movie.
Not as scary as Doom III. More real than Doom III. Every room and every halway is different...no repeated sections. This makes it easier to find your way around. Every corner of the game is creative. The bad guys talk to each other and if you listen is entertaining. The little girls are cute and demented at the same time. You are given choices that will test your "game morals" and .... thats all I can say about that. The game is a big mystery with a couple of twists and I really didn't see some of it coming.
POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT:
One tip for everyone that plays this game. Make sure to read the Acheivement list before you start...trust me, there are no re-dos and you will miss big points if you don't follow my advice!
Pros Many different weopons and powers to test.
Cons Dull sequences, easily guessed plot twists, and terrible objectives.
Summary SPOILER ALERT!!!
Bioshock. Thats the word on the mouth of all gamers currently. You'll hear many claims of the games "amazing depth, and scope." All of these claims are overexagerated. They claim you cant beat the game without "creatively blending plasmids and weapons." Thats because near the end enemies are basically immune to all weaponry, leaving plasmids as your only option. Though, many of your plasmids are terribly undereffective as well, use the "Insect Swarm" ability and you'll see what I mean. I will admit there were a few things to do which were just overwhelmingly fun which keeps this games review as high as it is. The trip wire bolts from the crossbow are a good time, along with telekenesis. Though we've seen a better version of that in the Half-Life 2 gravity gun.
I now move on to the stoyline of the game. It's told through a series of voiceovers which while vaguely interesting, can be hard to pay attention to when in combat or when too many are found in quick succession and your interest fades. The big plot twist at the end is so blatant if you do pay attention to these tapes, that it isnt even worth mentioning. I'll give you a hint: Peach Wilkins tells you outright what it is.
The game for all it's polish and flair is surprisingly unrefined. Why does water run down the vision of this main character and even leave specs on his bare eyes? Why when you become a big daddy do you still fight with basic weoponry instead of a big daddys rivet gun, or drill arm? Why arent you wearing gloves as a big daddy?
The objectives too are terrible, all you do is search for the next plasmid or weapon you need to do your next painfully obvious objective.
All around one playthrough will suit you. just to see what all the hype is about, but you'll be left unsatisfied and ready for the next mediocre shooter to tied you over.