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Somewhere, Beyond the Sea. Somewhere, waiting for me.

ShimShamShimSham Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Games and Technology
My lover stands on golden sands,
And watches the ships that go sailing.


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Set in an alternate history 1960, the game places the player in the role of a plane crash survivor named Jack, who must explore the underwater dystopian city of Rapture, and survive attacks by the mutated beings and mechanical drones that populate it. The game incorporates elements found in role-playing and survival horror games, and is described by the developers and Levine as a "spiritual successor" to their previous titles in the System Shock series.

BioShock is set during 1960, in Rapture, a fictional underwater dystopian city.[27] The history of Rapture is learned by the player through audio recordings as they explore the city. Secretly built in 1946 on the mid-Atlantic seabed, Rapture was entirely self-sufficient and powered by submarine volcanoes. Constructed by business magnate Andrew Ryan, Rapture was envisioned as the solution to what he saw as increasingly oppressive political, economical, and religious authority. The city was populated by those whom Ryan believed exemplified the best in humanity. It was revealed in an audio log that Ryan wanted Rapture to become an "Eden", a concept furthered by the resources ADAM and EVE, which are named after the biblical inhabitants of Eden. During the early 1950s, Rapture's population peaked at several thousand, though an elite emerged, discomforting many of the inhabitants.


Rapture is a great place though.

They have parties!
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Great Deals!
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Reliable Transportation System!
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A strict code of conduct!
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That is not to be challenged!
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Nope!
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So this is easily one of my favorite games... ever. And it's coming out on the PS3 on October 21st. So I figured I'd make a thread for people who have already played the game to talk about it again, and those who haven't (and possibly will play in October) to come and see what's up. So please mark your spoilers.

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  • scootchscootch Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I hope the added difficulty mode comes out as a download for the PC version.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Bought day 1 along with LBP. And then a week later, it's Fallout 3. And then two weeks after that it's Mirror's Edge >.< Glorious.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Chance wrote: »
    Bought day 1 along with LBP. And then a week later, it's Fallout 3. And then two weeks after that it's Mirror's Edge >.< Glorious.

    If your wallet needs some help, you can probably beat Bioshock in a rental's worth of time, and buy it later if you really really like it.

    I loved it up until the last act.

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    This was my favorite game last year. Had an amazing atmosphere

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  • XtarathXtarath Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I had fun with it, though I can proudly(or sissily?) say I don't even know what it looks like when you harvest the ADAM from a little sister.

  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Chance wrote: »
    Bought day 1 along with LBP. And then a week later, it's Fallout 3. And then two weeks after that it's Mirror's Edge >.< Glorious.

    If your wallet needs some help, you can probably beat Bioshock in a rental's worth of time, and buy it later if you really really like it.

    I loved it up until the last act.

    I dunno... I was so pumped for this game, when I heard it was coming to PS3 I went out and bought a copy of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. And I read it. 1168 pages of heavy-handed objectivist philosophy. Don't get me wrong, I actually enjoyed most of it - aside from the 70-page monologue which took me about a week and a half of bathroom breaks to muddle through - but the point is this:

    I am so dedicated to buying and enjoying Bioshock, I went out and read fucking Atlas Shrugged because a reviewer said something akin to "you get more enjoyment out of Bioshock if you're familiar with Atlas Shrugged."

    My wallet does need help. I'd love to get my hands on Dead Space, and I'm having trouble deciding between Fallout 3 and Mirror's Egde... but I'll be buyin' Bioshock. Have no doubt of that!

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I almost did that!

    But then I just looked up Objectivism on Wikipedia.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I almost did that!

    But then I just looked up Objectivism on Wikipedia.

    Fucking cheater. Lolz.

    ...just had to do things the fast way, didn't we Speed Racer?

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Man, I was dumb enough to read that shit back in high school. The whole thing. Worst ending ever.

    However, I must say, it did make Bioshock a bit richer when I played it last year.

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Good game, but overhyped to high hell and back. About a hour and a half too long for its own good, once the narative goes to shit, the core gameplay wasn't strong enough to support the last level or two

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    Man, I was dumb enough to read that shit back in high school. The whole thing. Worst ending ever.

    However, I must say, it did make Bioshock a bit richer when I played it last year.

    Wewt.

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  • EvangirEvangir Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Spoit wrote: »
    Good game, but overhyped to high hell and back. About a hour and a half too long for its own good, once the narative goes to shit, the core gameplay wasn't strong enough to support the last level or two

    A billion times THIS.

    And honestly, they could've cut five-ish hours out of the game without any damage to the central narrative. All the fetch quests and the entire last 1/3rd of the game were so painful compared to the rest of it. And the enemies were boring as all hell, and got much more boring later (Same AI/weapons/etc, more HP... *yawn*).

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I haven't played this. Should I get if for my 360 or PC?

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I haven't played this. Should I get if for my 360 or PC?

    FPS + Mouse and Keyboard = yes.

    ...if you can run it.

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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Chance wrote: »
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    Man, I was dumb enough to read that shit back in high school. The whole thing. Worst ending ever.

    However, I must say, it did make Bioshock a bit richer when I played it last year.

    Wewt.

    Yeah? I read the Fountainhead in middle school. Well, 8th grade. I didn't finish it until 9th grade. Then I read Far East of Eden by John Steinbeck. To this day I have no idea how I mustered up the patience for those books when I couldn't even pass basic algebra.

  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Food wrote: »
    Chance wrote: »
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    Man, I was dumb enough to read that shit back in high school. The whole thing. Worst ending ever.

    However, I must say, it did make Bioshock a bit richer when I played it last year.

    Wewt.

    Yeah? I read the Fountainhead in middle school. Well, 8th grade. I didn't finish it until 9th grade. Then I read Far East of Eden by John Steinbeck. To this day I have no idea how I mustered up the patience for those books when I couldn't even pass basic algebra.

    That's some cruel and unusual shit.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Fucking loved this on 360, and I will love it again on PS3.

    Hey guys...it has Trophies!

    It was also the only game I got 1000/1000 Gamerscore on, so it'll likely be the first game I get a Platinum Trophy on as well.

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  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I agree that the game was a little too long for the amount of content contained within (really could have used a few more enemy types), but until it started to get repetitive, it was one of the greatest games I had ever played.

  • darkenedwingdarkenedwing Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I was just thinking yesterday when I was reading the preperation secret santa thread, "I would love to give someone my bioshock collectors edition + big daddy figurine to someone who has wanted to play the game but hasnt yet". I still want to :D

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I haven't played this. Should I get if for my 360 or PC?

    If you can run it, $20 on steam is an absolute steal

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  • ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Spoit wrote: »
    I haven't played this. Should I get if for my 360 or PC?

    If you can run it, $20 on steam is an absolute steal

    It's 55$ over here :x

    Bioptic wrote: »
    Lemmings was pro-Communist propeganda. All are created equal, sorted into specific jobs and roles that they will hold for the rest of their lives by a higher authority, and must sacrifice continuously for the good of the group. Success is measured by meeting quotas and nothing else. Also, nuclear holocaust.
  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I actually thought Bioshock played a bit better with the 360 controller

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  • scootchscootch Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I played on 360 controller on my PC.

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  • ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User
    edited September 2008
    scootch wrote: »
    I played on 360 controller on my PC.

    Blasphemy.

    Bioptic wrote: »
    Lemmings was pro-Communist propeganda. All are created equal, sorted into specific jobs and roles that they will hold for the rest of their lives by a higher authority, and must sacrifice continuously for the good of the group. Success is measured by meeting quotas and nothing else. Also, nuclear holocaust.
  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    scootch wrote: »
    I played on 360 controller on my PC.

    hi5 so did I and I thought it played better that way

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  • GraviijaGraviija Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    An amazing game, of course. Except the very end. But it still had the atmosphere throughout, and I'd say that is easily the best part of the game.

    As for Ayn Rand - she is a terrible, terrible author. I say that having read all of her fiction (and part of a philosophy book). She certainly had big ideas, but all of her stories were thinly veiled diatribes on how much everybody except her sucked. I'm quite embarassed to admit I actually liked her for a period.

    ANYWAY. You in no way need to need to read any of Rand's stuff to enjoy Bioshock. In fact, I recommend against it.

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    This game is all about the racism. I hate to think about all the backlash that will be involved but the truth must be told. The truth about a man who kills people by dropping them from his crane. Political correctness be damned. Damned to the max.
  • PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Soooo excited for this. I have been told that there is an extra area of the game that wasn't put into the original that has been added to the PS3 version. Truth?

    I'm reading Atlas Shrugged right now. It's very well written but extremely heavy-handed. I don't think I have to believe in her philosophies to enjoy the story though.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Phonehand wrote: »
    Soooo excited for this. I have been told that there is an extra area of the game that wasn't put into the original that has been added to the PS3 version. Truth?

    I'm reading Atlas Shrugged right now. It's very well written but extremely heavy-handed. I don't think I have to believe in her philosophies to enjoy the story though.

    I'm not sure about that, but looking over the Trophies list, there is a new higher difficulty.

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  • El ExtremoEl Extremo Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Graviija wrote: »
    An amazing game, of course. Except the very end. But it still had the atmosphere throughout, and I'd say that is easily the best part of the game.

    As for Ayn Rand - she is a terrible, terrible author. I say that having read all of her fiction (and part of a philosophy book). She certainly had big ideas, but all of her stories were thinly veiled diatribes on how much everybody except her sucked. I'm quite embarassed to admit I actually liked her for a period.

    ANYWAY. You in no way need to need to read any of Rand's stuff to enjoy Bioshock. In fact, I recommend against it.

    Wait just one second thar. One of Ayn Rand's short stories was the basis for 2112. 2112 man.

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  • ftrftr Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I'm not sure if I should get this. My PC had a slight heart attack when I asked it to play it, and I'm not too keen on console FPSs. Also, I'm not a big fan of the 50's vibe...

    But still... a lot of positive things said about it. I would be missing out, no doubt.

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  • ftrftr Registered User
    edited September 2008
    El Extremo wrote: »
    Graviija wrote: »
    An amazing game, of course. Except the very end. But it still had the atmosphere throughout, and I'd say that is easily the best part of the game.

    As for Ayn Rand - she is a terrible, terrible author. I say that having read all of her fiction (and part of a philosophy book). She certainly had big ideas, but all of her stories were thinly veiled diatribes on how much everybody except her sucked. I'm quite embarassed to admit I actually liked her for a period.

    ANYWAY. You in no way need to need to read any of Rand's stuff to enjoy Bioshock. In fact, I recommend against it.

    Wait just one second thar. One of Ayn Rand's short stories was the basis for 2112. 2112 man.

    Sorry for double post >_<

    God I love 2112! Anthem is quite a good book, but it has room for improvement. It's the only Rand book I've read though.

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    You really would be missing out it's a fantastic game and you should at least rent it if you have a 360 or PS3

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Phonehand wrote: »
    Soooo excited for this. I have been told that there is an extra area of the game that wasn't put into the original that has been added to the PS3 version. Truth?

    I'm reading Atlas Shrugged right now. It's very well written but extremely heavy-handed. I don't think I have to believe in her philosophies to enjoy the story though.

    You certainly don't. They're only relevant because the bad guy believes in them.

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  • Mr PeepersMr Peepers Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Amazing game, but 3 problems stuck out to me:

    1) Cutscenes are letterboxed. Completely threw me out of the experience and ruins the semi-nonlinear feel.

    2) The final boss. After creating such a realistic atmosphere, it's a shame that the final boss feels like a generic video game boss.

    3)
    Spoiler:

    Still, one of the best experiences around in modern gaming. Just a couple of tweaks could have made it so much better.

  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Mr Peepers wrote: »
    Amazing game, but 3 problems stuck out to me:

    1) Cutscenes are letterboxed. Completely threw me out of the experience and ruins the semi-nonlinear feel.

    2) The final boss. After creating such a realistic atmosphere, it's a shame that the final boss feels like a generic video game boss.

    3)
    Spoiler:

    Still, one of the best experiences around in modern gaming. Just a couple of tweaks could have made it so much better.

    So you don't think you deserved the good ending because you killed mutants that were trying to kill you? Doesn't really seem like that much of a problem.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Mr Peepers wrote: »
    Amazing game, but 3 problems stuck out to me:

    1) Cutscenes are letterboxed. Completely threw me out of the experience and ruins the semi-nonlinear feel.

    2) The final boss. After creating such a realistic atmosphere, it's a shame that the final boss feels like a generic video game boss.

    3)
    Spoiler:

    Still, one of the best experiences around in modern gaming. Just a couple of tweaks could have made it so much better.
    Spoiler:

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  • ftrftr Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Mr Peepers wrote: »
    Amazing game, but 3 problems stuck out to me:

    1) Cutscenes are letterboxed. Completely threw me out of the experience and ruins the semi-nonlinear feel.

    2) The final boss. After creating such a realistic atmosphere, it's a shame that the final boss feels like a generic video game boss.

    3)
    Spoiler:

    Still, one of the best experiences around in modern gaming. Just a couple of tweaks could have made it so much better.

    So you don't think you deserved the good ending because you killed mutants that were trying to kill you? Doesn't really seem like that much of a problem.

    He also violated and mutilated them just for kicks.

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The only reason anyone should ever, ever, read Atlas Shrugged is so they can make fun of Ayn Rand and objectivism without people going "you didn't even read it did you"

    And even then, it's not really worth it

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  • GraviijaGraviija Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    El Extremo wrote: »
    Graviija wrote: »
    An amazing game, of course. Except the very end. But it still had the atmosphere throughout, and I'd say that is easily the best part of the game.

    As for Ayn Rand - she is a terrible, terrible author. I say that having read all of her fiction (and part of a philosophy book). She certainly had big ideas, but all of her stories were thinly veiled diatribes on how much everybody except her sucked. I'm quite embarassed to admit I actually liked her for a period.

    ANYWAY. You in no way need to need to read any of Rand's stuff to enjoy Bioshock. In fact, I recommend against it.

    Wait just one second thar. One of Ayn Rand's short stories was the basis for 2112. 2112 man.
    Be that as it may (I do actually like 2112), Rand was way too outspoken for my tastes. My disliking her may have more to do with being continually exposed to better, more realistic writers (I'm an English major).

    Again, ANYWAY. I may have to get the PS3 version at some point down the line, since my 360 is dead.

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    This game is all about the racism. I hate to think about all the backlash that will be involved but the truth must be told. The truth about a man who kills people by dropping them from his crane. Political correctness be damned. Damned to the max.
  • Mr PeepersMr Peepers Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Some of them you could avoid, turn against each other, freeze and ditch, etc.

    And I'm thinking you'd have to be a pretty fucked up individual to be able to get through Rapture.

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