Posts Tagged ‘Bioshock’
Lack of FPS Excitement
I happen to notice the “This Time Last Year” post mentioning Bioshock and I realized that we’ve not been hit with very little exciting news on the FPS gaming front this fall. At this point last year we had a few titles already hit (ET: Quake Wars, Medal of Honor: Airborne and, as mentioned, Bioshock) with quite a few on the horizon for late fall (UT3, Crysis, Call of Duty 4, Timeshift, Hellgate: London, F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, Painkiller: Overdose and an initial Frontlines: Fuel of War demo). So that was 3 titles already out and 8 demos available by mid October.
So far this year we have Far Cry 2 scheduled for October and Crysis Warhead coming next Tuesday. Call of Duty: World at War is coming complete with Kiefer Sutherland lending his voice with a November release but I’m not sure where this game really treads new ground. I guess I’m happy to see another WWII installment but the Pacific theater doesn’t ever seem to be that popular in gaming. The addition of bushido rules and the reinsertion of vehicles may work out. Throw in Jack Bauer barking out orders and maybe it’s a more exciting release than I’m expecting. Battlefield Heroes is suppose to hit as a free
Bioshock [PC], Post 1
So when I first started playing the game I thought, wow this is a bit creepy and just generally weird. It felt kind of like a Half-Life mod but it’s bulit on the Unreal engine. So I played off and on for a few days since it came out and thought, “it’s a great game but 10/10 on some sites, 9.5/10??”. That was before tonight. I started playing even deeper into it and it really is a great game. It’s not your shoot’em up FPS game but for what it lacks in that sub-genre it makes up for, in all I can call, a new sub-genre of FPS. I like strategy FPS and some shooters but I despise the “sneak” type games. This really isn’t any of the above. It has a lot of elements of strategy with the lack of hard core shooting which many of the strategy FPS games still employ but it truly is it’s own genre of game play.
Anyway, this is post 1 of I have no idea how many. If you’ve been hesitant I hope that I’ve shed a little light on the game. The one thing that it lacks is multi-play, so if you buy games for MP you’ll probably not like this but it is a very in depth story and looks like it will last a while. Of course for me I have started to take time in games and do reloads for nice screen shots and videos of the game play. I’m still working on getting my YouTube videos up for the game that will include some walkthroughs.
Again for screenshots, take a look here!
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I’ve started adding to my Bioshock screenshot area. You can check them out here. I also have some videos that I want to get up to YouTube that I’ll post later.
I also added this to Xbox 360 since much of it’s the same in terms of feel and game play.