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Do you agree with praisin' Bioshock?

I'd rather Praise the Sun. 21 8.54%
 
Yes, definitively one of the best games ever. 84 34.15%
 
Yes...but there are better games. 53 21.54%
 
Yes. 15 6.10%
 
Meh, it's indifferent to me. 10 4.07%
 
No, definitively not one ... 18 7.32%
 
No...there are better games. 10 4.07%
 
No. 12 4.88%
 
Bioshock 2 better? Are you fucking INSANE? 7 2.85%
 
Show me results! 15 6.10%
 
Total:245

DISCLAIMER: I did like the game.

 

I was chatting with some friends about this particulary game the other day, and to this day it stills amazes me.

 

Maybe it's because I played it too late, somewhere around 2010-2011, and not back in 2006/7 (don't remember now) when it released. But seriously, why is Bioshock 1 so praised?

No matter how I look at it, it's just an atmospheric FPS with a nice twist. But everything else is completely dull; sure, gameplay is good for the most part, and I kind of see why fighting Big Daddies is such a big thing, but atrocious boss battle and endings, illusion of choice for the most part of the game, plus some inmmersion-breaking moments (five minutes into the game and you're inyecting yourself some strange syringes in a machine? YES, I know why the character does that, but you can't expect me to understand it at that moment, right?). On a side note, the hacking mini-game was very cool.

 

Is it the twist? Is that it? It's certainly a good one, but I'll be damned if there aren't better plot twists out there. What is it, exactly? I honestly think there are far better FPS out there (Heck, I do think Bioshock 2 is still the best Bioshock of the franchise, yet this one got more bashing than 1 or Infinite), yet they receive less praise, when they achieve a much more smooth gunplay and inmmersive atmosphere/plot.

 

Or maybe I'm just a hipster.



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The atmosphere is the biggest draw for me at least.



I agree with you. I didn't like it very much, very mediocre. i play better FPSes every year



Cause your Wrong.



 

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SnakeDrake said:
Cause your Wrong.


You only say that because I kicked your ass in Demon's Souls.



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well told story
intriguing, atmospheric and well realized world, nothing like it that I had played before
gameplay was pretty good, and wasn't as simplified as Infinite
some really cool enemies like Big Daddy and splicers

I thought it was awesome



Raziel123 said:
I agree with you. I didn't like it very much, very mediocre. i play better FPSes every year

Really i want to know what FPS games you think is better every year. Im not discounting your opinion though.



 

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I liked it very much but Infinite is better in my opinion. haven't played 2 yet.



Wright said:
SnakeDrake said:
Cause your Wrong.


You only say that because I kicked your ass in Demon's Souls.

Your a pussy compared to me. I played the Asian version of the game >:D



 

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I enjoyed it but never got around to playing the others