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 Sep 20, 2007 - 09:02 AM - by Michael
* BioShock first impressions

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So I'm running BioShock (the Xbox360 release, as I don't want Sony's rootkit anywhere near my PC).

I have to say - this is one of the most fun and well designed games I've seen in a long while. The mechanics of the plasmids? Excellent. Amount of ammo vs number of enemies? Excellent.

Scare factor of the enemies, especially the Big Daddies? Great. And the audio? If you have 5.1 sound, this will be amazing.

But of all the mechanics in the game, the best absolutely has to be the camera. The mere notion of running into combat, not to attack the enemy but to take their picture, is great. It makes a foolhardy, reckless maniac into a true crazed lunatic. The added bonus of learning new plasmids and gene skills from the camera is what makes it worth it, but I think many players would do it just for the sheer thrill anyways.

Plus, it reminds me of the great Nethack days running a tourist: "himrdragoncanihaveyourpicturekthxbye! *click* *run*!"

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