I finished the game a couple of weeks ago so I thought I’d post a few thoughts about it. I’m still not convinced the game lived up to all the hype it got, sure it was a good game and well  worth playing but it was nothing earth shattering. The story of Rapture was well told and I enjoyed listening to the voice recordings strewn across the city, though other parts of the game let it down for me.

The intro was one of the best I’ve ever seen and the whole setting of the game and it’s atmosphere was well done.  However, I felt that the different areas of the game were too disjointed, I think it would have been better if there was some foreshadowing of where you were headed next such as glimpses seen out of windows to future sections of the city.

The gameplay seemed to consist mainly of fetch quests and backtracking through areas I’d already been to, along with obligatory enemies that weren’t there before.  I can’t say there was any part of the gameplay I was impressed with at all and at times I decided to stop playing purely because it was so dull and repetetive.

So yeah, I’m rather disappointed in it considering all the hype. A good story with solid atmosphere but let down by dull gameplay. Perhaps the sequel will be an improvement, though I’m not convinced of the merit of sequels for their own sake, BioShock seemed too self-contained for any real kind of sequel to be viable. I guess I’ll have to wait and see.


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