NyQuil wrote:Is Bioshock worth playing?
I've heard it's great, atmospheric - I've also heard it's overrated - just a shooter.
Bioshock 1 is one of the last games that offered a demo on every platform it was on, so you can play that and get a feel for it.
It has an excellent story, but it's not a great work of philosophy or the video game equivalent of Citizen Kane that some people make it out to be. Also, if you are an Objectivist or neoconservative who likes to pretend they are an Objectivist, you'll hate the story. Game play wise, it's an average to above-average shooter. There is no cover or regenerating health and it plays a lot slower than COD/Battlefield or Halo. Enemies are fairly difficult to kill (especially Big Daddies) and ammo and whatever they call mana is limited, so it pays to plan your fights ahead of time. Oh and the final boss fight is terrible like something out of the late 90s.