Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Bioshock 2 Review


"For every choice, there is an echo. With each act, we change the world. One man chose a city, free of law and God, but others chose corruption and so the city fell. If the world was reborn in your image, would it be paradise or perdition?" - Sofia Lamb

Lately, I have been posting many Call of Duty related game reviews and so I wanted to change things up a bit. Although, I do play other games, I tend to always go back to the Call of Duty games as they are my favourite kind. In the past couple of months, I have been really interested in the Bioshock games and have started to play the second one. 

Honestly, before playing the game, I never understood how people could get so scared of a game, but now I do. It is not that Bioshock 2 are 'scary' per se, but it is really creepy!  

The game is city in an underwater city known as Rapture that was built in a bid to escape "the tyranny of governments". This did not work as class ranks were established and the creator of the city, Andrew Ryan, mass-produced ADAM by implanting it in orphans, now known as 'Little Sisters'. As attacks on Ryan increased, he tried to counter them by creating 'Big Daddies' which were psychologically wired to protect the Little Sisters.

In Bioshock 2, you take on the role of Subject Delta who was as prototype for the Big Daddies. During the game, you fight other Big Daddies and have the choice of either protecting or harvesting the Little Sisters for their ADAM. All of this is in a bid to recover the Little Sister, Eleanor, you were bonded to before Sofia Lamb (Eleanor's mother) took over Rapture.

The backstory is so interesting and makes for a really unique and engaging gameplay. Personally, I loved the game! The only thing I did not like about it were the graphics and the 'darkness' of the game, but for when it came out, the graphics were really good! In the second game, there are more weapons you can use, some of which you see the Big Daddies of the first game use, and there are more calculated enemies you have to beat.

All in all, the game is really intense and I love how you actually have a say in how the story plays out: would you save the Little Sisters or would you harvest them? It kind of hits your morally at times! Stay tuned for next week where I will be reviewing World of Warcraft for Supernova week!


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