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Originally Posted by Namrac View Post
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.
Excellent. I feel that same way.

To each his own.

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Honestly i thought Bioshock was shallow, i regretted buying it immensely. They focused too much on constant combat and goal-based gameplay and less on immersing you in the story.
I found the story very easy to follow along, and loved it. The story was far from shallow.

But again... To each his own.
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post #32 of 50
Everyone has their own opinion. Except that most of them are rubbish.
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I have friends that claim its one of their favs of all time but i played the game for a couple hours and got bored. I had more fun playing Doom 3 and FEAR.
   
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I personally thought BioShock was excellent and one of the best games I have ever played. That being said, I can see how some people don't care for it too much. If you expected and tried to play the game as a "shooter", I think it'd be horrible. I was playing it for the story and the philosophy behind it and I think that's what ultimately lead to my enjoyment of it. If this isn't what you wanted or expected from a game, then yea, BioShock is nothing special.
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I guess if you expected only a shooter out of Bioshock then you probably wouldn't have liked it. IMO Bioshock is the best game I've ever played.
    
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I personally thought BioShock was excellent and one of the best games I have ever played. That being said, I can see how some people don't care for it too much. If you expected and tried to play the game as a "shooter", I think it'd be horrible. I was playing it for the story and the philosophy behind it and I think that's what ultimately lead to my enjoyment of it. If this isn't what you wanted or expected from a game, then yea, BioShock is nothing special.
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I guess if you expected only a shooter out of Bioshock then you probably wouldn't have liked it. IMO Bioshock is the best game I've ever played.
I expected an all new type of experience from the reviews i read. It seemed like much of the same in terms of shooter performance. The story even seemed pretty good. IDK what it was exactly but it just didn't pull me in.

I'm really a strategy fan anyway. Rome Total War !
   
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^ (off topic) that game OWNS! still playing it, since M2TW isn't my cup of tea... downloading a bunch of mods for it too... know of any, besides EB? i'm looking for a visual enhancement mod, mainly...

how do people not like the variety in Bioshock? i mean, it IS linear, but much less so than say, CoD4, and much more choice-based. You get to invent your own items, and upgrade your own weapons, and chose how you fight off the citizens of Rapture, or try and leave them be, if that is your kind of thing... it's atmospheric and that atmosphere is SO well crafted, and you actually have to live with the consequences of your actions... how many shooters can make that claim? it shows you what can happen if capitalism, the base of most of human societies on earth today, is left to proceed unregulated or unabated. then there's the plasmids, leaving you with these ultra-cool combos you can use... and then there's the story... i could go on and on, but i don't want to bore people

call me crazy, but i think the way one plays Bioshock shows you what kind of a person you are...

signed: Bioshock fanboy
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I never thought it as a first person shooter. I loved the story and to me thats the most important thing to a game. Games should leave you thinking about the ending for days.
    
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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.
And this is coming from a guy with the name "BonnJovi" and his Avatar is his picture. lol
    
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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.

i agree and disagree at the same time. i agree that you shouldnt disregard a game without playing through 100% of it; yet, i disagree that BioShock is anywhere near the HL2 level.

BioShock was ok..i found the story wasn't nearly intriguing enough, nor did any of the characters really stand out and help the game make any sense whatsoever. i played through the entire game once, ive tried several times since then to replay/rebeat the game - to no avail.

it is no doubt still a fun game, but it lacked a great story from start to finish

IMO.
    
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