In Response to "BioShock: Review" from The Escapist Forum: I would strongly disagree that the first 20 minutes are the best 20 minutes of gaming ever. While a clever intro and very atmospheric other games are also learning how to put in a great beginning (The Darkness).
Good review, I'm about 6-7 hours in I reckon and enjoying it very much. I'd play more except Blue Dragon seems to have grabbed my attention somewhat.
Everyone talks about this game as if it's some kind of messiah for the next-gen consoles, a beacon of light under which the new era is ushered after a two year false start. Coming away from it, I realize that it was probably the best game I've played all year, but I can't help but feel a little empty after the experience.
The game is masterfully told and is the closest thing to a movie (or real life) a game has gotten since a Metal Gear game. My point is that if a game that does everything right is unable to really change anything on an evolutionary (which is admittedly yet to be seen) or even personal level, is there really anything more meaningful here than hardwire and pixels. I will say this though; the first time I killed a big daddy, I knew from the moment I saw the little sister crying by it's corpse that there was no way I could kill that kid.
In Response to "Zero Punctuation : BioShock" from The Escapist Forum: I wish I could say this "review" was funny, or that it was even a "review". The game was originally going to be a successor to the System Shock Series, but later turned into a "spiritual successor". The game stole from both the original games. Why would that matter ? A revamp of a game like System Shock 2 , the most underrated FPS in history that maybe 5 people including myself in the Western Hemisphere even bought. The fact that people now know what it is and want to jump on its bandwagon to bitch or praise , they can all suck my hairy balls.
The fact that you state no real review of the use of the weapons that perform better than any other game out now that tries to use similar ones, but only stammer on the fact that you think it copies System Shock 2 , when it was originally supposed to be a successor of the game, shows that you are a jackass trying to push his opinion with propaganda tactics.
This "review" makes no sense and would be like anyone attacking Super Mario Bros 3 for being like Super Mario Bros 1 or Metroid 1 being like Metroid 2 or Castlevania 1 being like Castlevania 2. The whole thing was terrible and uninformative. I read a better review that knew that the game was a successor from an article in Stuff Magazine. That's just sad. Both the fact that I read it, and that this couldn't compete with it.