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Windows 7: BioShock 2

07 Mar 2011   #21
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

I've never seen one of these 'gamers', though I hear so much about them and how awesome they all are. I'm quite certain I would be blinded by the light that emanates from them were I ever to meet one. As I was slowly deafened by their obnoxious mating call "BOOM HEADSHOT!"


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07 Mar 2011   #22
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I know what you mean..... I hear those obnoxious people belittling gamers all the time

At any rate were getting off point of this thread - opinions on Bioshock 2
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08 Mar 2011   #23
Hellriser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
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If you haven't played it, you can't consider yourself a gamer.
End of review.
Where in the OP's post did he claim to be a so-called 'gamer' ?

Oh, and bollocks.
Do you guys not see the joke in that post? It's worrying.
Anyway, play the damn game, it's awesome
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08 Mar 2011   #24
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hellriser View Post
Do you guys not see the joke in that post? It's worrying.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hellriser View Post
If you haven't played it, you can't consider yourself a gamer.
End of review.
Where in the OP's post did he claim to be a so-called 'gamer' ?

Oh, and bollocks.
C'mon smarteye he bacame a gamer when he posted in this forum
Where'd he go?! What did I miss!?


Anyway agree, give the game a try
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08 Mar 2011   #25
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

thanks for all your comments so far !!!! im not a hard core *gamer* i work for IBM and run my own offshore business i enjoy games as a recreational treat to escape the hard work i put in to earn a living (and to give my GF a happy time!!).
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08 Mar 2011   #26
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
thanks for all your comments so far !!!! im not a hard core *gamer* i work for IBM and run my own offshore business i enjoy games as a recreational treat to escape the hard work i put in to earn a living (and to give my GF a happy time!!).
No apology needed for gaming. Contrary to popular belief they do stimulate the mind. It’s what you get of it that’s worthy – sort of like a book…. There’s good ones, and bad ones. Games just happen to be interactive

Anyway enjoy. And do let us know what you think when you finish the game.

Peace
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08 Mar 2011   #27
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post

BTW You plan on giving Dragon Age 2 a go?
Tbh, I don't think so if the opinions of the demo are anything to go by.

Not to mention the fact that I still haven't finished the first one

It's on my 'get back to it' list. Just like the first Dead Space - and quite a few others...


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hellriser View Post
Do you guys not see the joke in that post? It's worrying.
Ahh, not really


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
I've never seen one of these 'gamers', though I hear so much about them and how awesome they all are. I'm quite certain I would be blinded by the light that emanates from them were I ever to meet one. As I was slowly deafened by their obnoxious mating call "BOOM HEADSHOT!"
I have and it made me feel ashamed for even knowing what games are, let alone playing them.

They need a new sub-category for the likes of us who have played games for eons, continue to play a lot of games yet don't consider themselves a 'gamer'.

Truth be known, I wasn't a fan of the label when it first became popular. But at least back then it was initially a self-coined phrase by game players.

I like it even less now since it's become a marketed target demographic with ambiguous rules and classes.

Yes, I play games but I'll never call myself a 'gamer'.


*Stretches legs after climbing down from soap box*


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
thanks for all your comments so far !!!! im not a hard core *gamer* i work for IBM and run my own offshore business i enjoy games as a recreational treat to escape the hard work i put in to earn a living (and to give my GF a happy time!!).
Then you should enjoy Bioshock2 - enjoyable, not too demanding nor time consuming
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11 Mar 2011   #28
Julio Cortez

Windows 10 1703
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
If you compare it to the 1st game it doesnt hold up. The first was the better game IMHO
More or less, this.
Bioshock 2 is by NO means worse in terms of quality compared to the first one, but probably it just lacks the "new gameplay" fashion.
I mean, it's a very good game which keeps you really engaged and which atmospheres look wonderful, but if you have played Bioshock you'll sometimes experience that "already been here, alredy done this" that makes you think that the first was better.

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Some changes were for the better. Like hacking for example, I like better in 2.
Of course you're right.
Have you ever seen an electrical device that can be hacked by properly redirecting a water flow in it?
Electricity? Water? Electricity AND water? TOGETHER?
AAAAAAAAARGH!



In my opinion these are the pros and cons:

PROS
+ It's more "tactical" than the first one. When you have to keep your little sister safe from splicers, you'd better study where to place miniturrets and trap rivets or you'll be struggling a lot to keep them away.
+ Also, hacking cameras and turrets is more useful (in the first episode I destroyed most of them because I quite didn't care about having them on my side, now it's quite vital).
+ The art deco/steampunk atmosphere of the first one is still there, and if possible has also been improved.
+ You can use plasmids and weapons together (and I can tell that the effect of setting enemies on fire and then finishing them with a headshot is great).
+ Big sisters, which are way more tough than big daddies.

CONS
- Gameplay is just a copy of the first, and in the long run it becomes kind of repetitive (go looking for another BD, kill him, adopt his little sister, go looking for adam, go finding a vent, repeat this 2x or 3x per level then face the BS). At least, the situation in which you'll have to wait for the LS to gather the adam are a little various (hall, little room, stairs).
- It leaves you with the impression that something is lacking, I can't explain why though.

So, I would give Bioshock 2 a fair 8.5/10, while I'd give a 9/10 to the first one.
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11 Mar 2011   #29
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

keep the comments coming im liking the game so far *DADDY* !!!!!!
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11 Mar 2011   #30
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Julio Cortez View Post
PROS
+ The art deco/steampunk atmosphere of the first one is still there, and if possible has also been improved.
No way. In BS1 the artwork, and atmosphere, was much more vibrant and alive. BS2 everything seemed dulled.

Now we can argue that the environment has been aged due to the time lapse between the two games (events in BS2 happen years later) but to me I thought the overall graphics of the game were a little dull, epecailly the underwater scenes.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Julio Cortez View Post
CONS
- It leaves you with the impression that something is lacking, I can't explain why though.
Exactly my thoughts. The game just feels like it's missing something. You definitely come away thinking WTF!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Julio Cortez View Post
So, I would give Bioshock 2 a fair 8.5/10, while I'd give a 9/10 to the first one.
I'd actually give BS1 a full point over BS2.

The story and atmosphere is definitely what made BS1 such a great game. BS2 doesn't live up to that success. It's OK, but....
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