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2K Lead Programmer: 'BioShock Should've Failed,' Marketing as a Shooter Key to Game's Success

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"The very first failure was that we wanted to base this whole thing on System Shock 2," said Kline, according to Gamasutra.....

In fact, even after the game's intriguing 2006 E3 demo, BioShock wasn't building much interest amongst gamers. It wasn't until the company began selling it as an exciting action game that the project really gained steam.

"What's interesting is that even though it was the same game, when we presented it as a shooter people started getting more excited about it. Even the team."

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To of my top five games are single player action/RPG hybrids, so I found this quite depressing.
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people like cheap thrills. Shooting endless horde's of nameless lackeys seems more enticing then a deep and intriguing story/rpg.
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people like cheap thrills. Shooting endless horde's of nameless lackeys seems more enticing then a deep and intriguing story/rpg.
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Except that it IS a shooter. A brilliant, deep, expertly crafted and all-around excellent shooter with RPG and action influences and a tremendous story arch... but still a shooter.
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Mmmmm, I love Berserk, and Bioshock =)
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I couldn't even make it through the BioShock demo - it felt like every other shooter I've played in the past 10 years...I never understood the hype over it.
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I couldn't even make it through the BioShock demo - it felt like every other shooter I've played in the past 10 years...I never understood the hype over it.
That's because you wouldn't even play it through the demo.


I hate when people write off a game (especially one on the Bioshock-level, which to me is up there with HL2) after playing it for 10 minutes. Give it a chance, man.
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That's because you wouldn't even play it through the demo.


I hate when people write off a game (especially one on the Bioshock-level, which to me is up there with HL2) after playing it for 10 minutes. Give it a chance, man.
Nah I'm not writing it off - its a good game since so many people loved it but I just wasn't able to get into it.

I couldn't bring myself to pay $50 for it...I still don't want to pay whatever price its going for *shrug*
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I couldn't even make it through the BioShock demo - it felt like every other shooter I've played in the past 10 years...I never understood the hype over it.
you obviously didn't pick up the story then.
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ahh thank you sir, first anime I ever watched when I thought I would NEVER EVER watch one. It was a good start . Miura's artwork in the manga is absolutely stunning though. The amount of detail is just ludicrous. But that's a for another thread.
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