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First official Bioshock image

First official Bioshock image

Irrational Games finally released the first official screen of Bioshock, the spiritual successor of the fabulous System Shock 2. Nothing incredible visually, but nothing really bad either. And as long as the atmosphere and the gameplay are there, everything will be fine.

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Commented on 2006-04-27 13:05:35
What is this game all about, im a bit confused.
Commented on 2006-04-27 13:06:24

WTF?! :P
Commented on 2006-04-27 13:07:09
SS2 was great... let's see how this evolves
Commented on 2006-04-27 13:30:19
I've been waiting for a sequel to SS2 for YEARS. That game had the best atmosphere ever.

Looking forward to this one :)

(kids probably won't have played SS2 to understand the masterpiece it was)
Commented on 2006-04-27 13:32:11
Yeah, if you haven't played system shock 2 you really missed out. Bioshock is an autopurchase from me.
Commented on 2006-04-27 14:00:08
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Commented on 2006-04-27 14:14:18 In reply to usr666
Actually looking at the games coming out, id rather have a low polygon count, with good bump/parallaxmapping and good HDR with realtime selfshadows than the other way around. So I think that looks good
Commented on 2006-04-27 14:17:06
This looks absolutely fine to me. Especially if it contains the same great atmosphere from SS2 then I'm not complaining. It's nice to see the extra detail in this official screen, there have been scans scattered around the net, really low res ones. Can't wait to see more of it when E3 hits.
Commented on 2006-04-27 14:30:35
That isn't a gun, it looks like a fire hose, which aren't always perfectly round anyway.

Awesome looking game and the plot sounds just as freaky as System Shock, evil little kids being protected by these giant retro-styled divers? Eviiiil
Commented on 2006-04-27 14:55:49
This one is going to rule. Loved System Shock 2...
Looking forward to more information about the game. (Hopefully @ E3 2006) :)
Commented on 2006-04-27 15:12:06
I loved SS1 and SS2. Both had a great feel and some (for a niave little 7 year old boy) truly scary moments... and no, I'm no longer 7 -- just when I played SS1, peed my pants.
Commented on 2006-04-27 15:14:03
Interestingly I believe this is a UE2.5 title. It looks quite good imo... if not creepy!
Commented on 2006-04-27 15:43:03
Yea uses UE2.5, looks ok, not really a good screen to judge from though.
Commented on 2006-04-27 15:47:55
I recently read a long preview in a mag and now it really is in my top 10 list, the images, the story, everything looks promising, I hope this gets a 2006 release, and if this one gets to SS2 level, it will be amazing.
I don't know about you but in my case only HEARING the sound effects of the menus in SS2 got me scared after a while, it was the most frightening game ever.
Commented on 2006-04-27 15:57:44
Here are some more images
sorry, you linked to some scans :/
Commented on 2006-04-27 16:16:39 In reply to rjcc
Posted by rjcc
Yeah, if you haven't played system shock 2 you really missed out. Bioshock is an autopurchase from me.
Truer words have never been spoken. SS2 is without a doubt one of the best games of all time. This buy is a no brainer!
Commented on 2006-04-27 16:50:59 In reply to QuezcatoL
This screenshot doesn't show shit. If you want to see screenshots that make the game look REALLY good check out that Game Informer from a couple month's back. I hope we get a movie at E3, this title look sick sick sick!
Commented on 2006-04-27 17:21:40
indeed, a good atmosphere can make or break a game.

haven't played any of the two earlier games but the plot and the setting is nice and sound really good
Commented on 2006-04-27 17:28:53
Game looks a little creepy to me.
Commented on 2006-04-27 17:36:08
System Shock 2 and Deus Ex are in my top five of favorite games of all time. I've been salivating for something along the lines of System Shock 2 for quite some time. I hope this game delivers in a big way. It is one of my most anticipated titles this gen. If you haven't you owe it to yourself to fins and play a copy of System Shock 2, the first game that literally had me so freaked out, I nearly cried on several occasions. The story and gameplay were outstanding!
Commented on 2006-04-27 18:47:30
I don't care about the screenshot, it's just really nice to hear that there's a SS2 sequel in the works!
Commented on 2006-04-27 18:51:08 In reply to Goat
Posted by Goat
I've been waiting for a sequel to SS2 for YEARS. That game had the best atmosphere ever.

Looking forward to this one :)

(kids probably won't have played SS2 to understand the masterpiece it was)
I agree. There are alot of games these kids have never played or even heard of that truly were ground breaking at the time of their releases.

And I too have been waiting for a System Shock sequel. We can't tell to much by this screenshot, but if the game has even one tenth of the atmosphere of SS2 it will be a compelling game experience.
Commented on 2006-04-27 19:16:37
This game sounds and looks amazing. It should get some nice PR too from the crazy US politicians.
Commented on 2006-04-27 19:24:09 In reply to VibratingDonkey
Posted by VibratingDonkey
It should get some nice PR too from the crazy US politicians.
explain please.
Commented on 2006-04-27 19:45:15
I think that screen looks good, I haven't played the other games, but I'm looking forward to seeing this one.
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