Bioshock is 10yrs old! Would ya kindly celebrate...

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by Ste » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:49 am

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Ste wrote:Just about to complete this for the third time, just the last fight to do.

Please tell me you saved all the little sisters!?


I've saved all the ones I've found, don't think I've ever harvested one, but think I've missed one as the achievement percentage is only at 95%.

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by Pedz » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:54 am

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jawafour wrote:I've started to watch Ord's commentary on Bioshock... it's great and I will sit down with a cuppa tonight to watch the bulk of it :toot: .

It'll contain spoilers but you're never gonna play it through, enjoy


You trying to say that Jawa plays great games for 10 minutes and then puts them aside to play utter trash like Sonic Boom? HOW DARE YOU!

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by Photek » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:03 pm

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Ste wrote:Just about to complete this for the third time, just the last fight to do.

Please tell me you saved all the little sisters!?


I've saved all the ones I've found, don't think I've ever harvested one, but think I've missed one as the achievement percentage is only at 95%.

Ah Balls, mines at 90% I could have sworn I found them all. Not like I needed another excuse to delve back in.

Are you going to play 2 also?

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by Ste » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:15 pm

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Ah Balls, mines at 90% I could have sworn I found them all. Not like I needed another excuse to delve back in.

Are you going to play 2 also?


Can you not go back to mop things up? I'm on 98% research for one of the splicer types.

Yes but not straight away. Want to give myself a bit of time between them to stop fatigue.

My planned schedule is, Far Cry 4, Halo 2, Wolfenstein, then Bioshock 2.

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by jawafour » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:05 pm

Pedz wrote:You trying to say that Jawa plays great games for 10 minutes and then puts them aside to play utter trash like Sonic Boom? HOW DARE YOU!

I like to play a wide variety of games :lol: .

Anyway, I've got caught up in this anniversary hype and snapped up the Collection from the PS Store sale. Photek's enthusiasm was the deciding factor :toot: .

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by Victor Mildew » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:06 pm

Amazing game with an unmatched atmosphere.

I'd just come out of a long term relationship meaning I had to temporarily move back in with my parents in a hurry :dread: I had my pc crt monitor perched on a bedside table so it was a strawberry floater to use, but I was feeling sorry for myself so went to the shops and saw this on the shelf in safeway. Looked interesting so I took a punt and then spent the entire weekend just playing it. I had some shitty free headphones on but I was so engrossed.

Jumped out of my strawberry floating skin a few times too :lol:

One of the best games I've eve played. Damn sploicers.

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by jawafour » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:10 pm

Ad7 wrote:...so went to the shops and saw this on the shelf in safeway...

Safeway?!? In 2007?


Ad7 wrote:...Jumped out of my strawberry floating skin a few times too :lol: ...

I'm gonna grit my teeth and try to get through those aspects :lol: .

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by Photek » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:19 pm

jawafour wrote:
Ad7 wrote:...so went to the shops and saw this on the shelf in safeway...

Safeway?!? In 2007?


Ad7 wrote:...Jumped out of my strawberry floating skin a few times too :lol: ...

I'm gonna grit my teeth and try to get through those aspects :lol: .

Don't watch Ord's video then, but he mentions, like me, that he never seen it as a horror game but concedes some do.

Playing it on normal is easy enough to be honest, just look in every nook and cranny for ammo, health and adam. If want to take out a big daddy, plan for it, lay traps.

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by Ord » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:32 pm

Photek wrote:Amazing, love those podcasts, listen to them every few months, you really know the games to an almost forensic level. I've also watched the vid you posted about 10 times! :wub:

I'm slightly star struck. :oops:

:lol:
Thanks Photek!

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by Hime » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:32 pm

Brerlappin wrote:I think Welcome to Rapture is one of, if not the best, intros in any game. I really struggle to think of any intros that can top it. Its perfect, it sets the game up amazingly. everything up til the splicers break through the glass during Ryans first speech is just scene setting and atmospheric perfection. The gameplay has aged for the worst (tho the remasters help a bit), and the tail end of the game is a slog. The hacking minigames strawberry floating blow too, but Bioshock is definitely more than the sum of its parts. Its probably my most replayed game. I lost track of the amount of times I finished it on 360. I got the remaster for free on PC and started it this weekend, I knew it must have been close to its 10 year anniversary, but I didn't realize it was literally 2 days after I started it! As an aside, the remaster really does look lovely. Amazing that you got it for free on PC if you owned bioshock (because I probably paid about 2.99 for OG Bioshock for it on Steam!)

Agree with all of this although you could argue that the gameplay wasn't that great at the time and the ending was definitely gooseberry fool.

I'd recommend Alien Isolation to fans of Bioshock, far scarier but has the same intense atmosphere and OCD inducing drawers and cabinets that need to be checked.

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by Pedz » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:33 pm

Yeah, I don't really get the horror game angle.

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by samoza » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:46 pm

Ord wrote::shifty:


Excellent video! Really enjoyed your analysis, but also gave the game time to breath. Need to do some work now .....

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by Lex-Man » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:17 pm

I still haven't completed it. It just didn't hold my interest.

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by The Watching Artist » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:36 pm

Pedz wrote:Yeah, I don't really get the horror game angle.

Early on it kind of does. But I say the horror is more in its art and story then the game design itself.

Wish I could say its one of the best games I've ever played. It sort of is but so much of it dragged and bored me. Which is pretty shocking for a game that really isn't that long anyway.

Oh and Ord :wub: :wub: :wub:

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by jawafour » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:02 pm

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Pedz wrote:Yeah, I don't really get the horror game angle.

Early on it kind of does. But I say the horror is more in its art and story then the game design itself...

I'd go along with that; the art and design is so lusciously eerie. I love the setting and the style but I do find it to be creepy. I probably only played about half-an-hour of Bioshock, none of Bioshock 2 and maybe six or so hours of Infinite (which I really enjoyed). It feels like a good time to return to Rapture.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:18 pm

One of my favourite games ever. Staring at the water for a good few seconds before you realise the game has started, the first plasmid*, the first Big Daddy, Fort Frolic and Sander Cohen, that twist. Such a shame it went downhill from there, but the style of the thing still lives up to it's lofty reputation today.

*Still the best use of vibration in any game, ever.

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by captain red dog » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:57 pm

Bioshock 1 is a weird one. I absolutely loved the opening few hours but the middle of the game became really repetitive and I remember there was one more decent section later on with the theatre, but the rest became rather dull. I felt the Press Start review had it spot on.

The weird thing is, I haven't played it since and remember it much more fondly than I did when playing it. I preferred Infinite if I am honest as I felt the game world was much more detailed in terms of back story and analogies to past and current events, but I have fond memories of thoae month spent playing Bioshock as I'd just moved into my first house. :wub:

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by Gemini73 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:37 pm

Last time I played this was on the 360. Loved it. The sequels not so much.

Suddenly feel the need to experience it again...

strawberry float it - just bought the remaster on PC for £3.29. :toot:

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by KingK » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:01 pm

I plat'd the remastered Bio 1 as part of the collection earlier this year, great game to play through again.

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by Buffalo » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:12 pm

Bioshock 1 is way better than 2 because of the sense of place. And it didn't have that exceptionally annoying, drawn out mechanic of - kill big daddy, get little sister, look for corpses 2/3 times, the whole defensive thing going on. Bioshock 1 was more immediate, which was better at driving the narrative forward. I mean, with this little sister harvesting mechanic in BS2, one level could take hours. Back tracking and traipsing about.


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