X360 Monday, August 20, 2007 | 6:00 PM

Q&A session about Bioshock

Q&A session about Bioshock

The XCN has once again given us a new great interview, this time with Paul Hellquist, Lead Designer of Bioshock. Inside you'll find more info about the start of the project, System Shock, Achievements, DLC and much more.


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Commented on 2007-08-20 18:27:56
sounds brilliant...and after playin the demo it is!
Commented on 2007-08-20 18:54:06
my CE should arrive on THU if all goes well ... the wait is unbearable ;(
Commented on 2007-08-20 18:54:51
The defining 6 months of the Xbox 360s life begins.

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?artic...1479&...

for reference:

Game Informer: 10/10
Games Radar: 10/10
PC Gamer UK: 95%
OXM UK: 10/10
Alternative Press: 5/5
PC Zone: 96%
Gamer.tv: 5/5
Eurogamer.net: 10/10
Commented on 2007-08-20 19:03:09
wow !! I just can't wait !!
Pre-ordered....it's arriving !!
Commented on 2007-08-20 19:35:29
sounds good, glad i got my order in a while ago, i will certainly play through it more than once
Commented on 2007-08-20 20:24:49
Killer game, getting my copie tomorrow.
Commented on 2007-08-20 21:35:18
tbh i think this game is overhyped...played the demo and i think its a good game but not something revolutionary
Commented on 2007-08-20 22:43:46 In reply to Dangerous
Posted by Dangerous
tbh i think this game is overhyped...played the demo and i think its a good game but not something revolutionary
Game Informer: 10/10
Games Radar: 10/10
PC Gamer UK: 95%
OXM UK: 10/10
Alternative Press: 5/5
PC Zone: 96%
Gamer.tv: 5/5
Eurogamer.net: 10/10

Its on its way to beating Zelda and becoming #1 ranked on gamerankings.com.
Commented on 2007-08-20 22:47:57 In reply to Dangerous
Posted by Dangerous
tbh i think this game is overhyped...played the demo and i think its a good game but not something revolutionary
Well Ur not wrong m8. I just finished it and it was really good but quite methodical. Over 50 skills are passive, only a few are actual fun to use. Hacking is a bit boring after a while. Big Daddys and Little Sisters are really cool and fresh idea but I was expecting Daddys to be more challenging to kill. Other enemies are rather similar to each other ( gunners, fireballz foes, walls walkin foes etc ) Graphic, music, sound effects, physics are great tho ( some small framerate issues ). Rapture looks good and it feels convincing. I'd say 8/10.

BTW. I think that actually You can get all achievements in single play ( maybe im wrong, i didnt found all stuff yet )

Good game afterall :D


PS. It feels really weird to see all those 10/10s. I didnt read any reviews b4 playing/finishing the game so I just dont get their point.
Commented on 2007-08-20 23:16:15
well some people dont like deeps storys in games and are more into killing things, everyones different. this game is already my favorite game just from the demo, i really enjoy single player games with a deep story the most. but people who are gears of war fans wont really enjoy a game like this since it has no multiplayer and it doesnt have as much action.

i say zelda was overhyped cause i really hate that game but a lot of people like it, everyone likes different things :D
Commented on 2007-08-20 23:50:17
I completed this today I do love how this shipped really early and its still not out yet, but theres loads of copies available.

Id say 10/10 without a word of a lie. Not many games hold my attention from start to finish, I litterly couldnt put it down and completed it in 2 days. Id say about 22 hours gameplay I did. I got 820 gamerpoints first run, didnt get all 53 tonic and upgrade all my weapons...oh and played it on medium.

But I can honestly say its the best game Ive played in years, the last game that I couldnt put down was final fantasy 7 and that was a long time ago.
Commented on 2007-08-21 01:40:45
i envy you's bastids who alreay have it!!!
Commented on 2007-08-21 01:50:59 In reply to GeRaLTo
Posted by GeRaLTo
BTW. I think that actually You can get all achievements in single play ( maybe im wrong, i didnt found all stuff yet )
No offence, but if the DEVELOPERS say you can't get all the achievements in one play through, then you can't. They'll know the game inside and out, and what is possible and what's not, after all.

Can't wait for the game. I'm so hyped!
Commented on 2007-08-21 03:46:23 In reply to mustacio
Posted by mustacio
but people who are gears of war fans wont really enjoy a game like this since it has no multiplayer and it doesnt have as much action.
Way to pigeon-hole a huge group of gamers with absolutely no real reasoning. My roommate and I both loved GoW, but we both thoroughly enjoyed the demo and agree that the game doesn't need mp.

I'd personally say great gameplay trumps a great story any day. GoW had great gameplay that more than made up for the simplistic story because it was fun to play. Shitty gameplay can pretty much break a game and make wading through the deep story a huge chore. If Bioshock supposedly has both, then I don't see why GoW fans would be inclined to dislike it.

Note: not finding a game revolutionary does not equal disliking it
Commented on 2007-08-21 04:32:10 In reply to Ronsauce
Posted by Ronsauce
Way to pigeon-hole a huge group of gamers with absolutely no real reasoning. My roommate and I both loved GoW, but we both thoroughly enjoyed the demo and agree that the game doesn't need mp.

I'd personally say great gameplay trumps a great story any day. GoW had great gameplay that more than made up for the simplistic story because it was fun to play. Shitty gameplay can pretty much break a game and make wading through the deep story a huge chore. If Bioshock supposedly has both, then I don't see why GoW fans would be inclined to dislike it.

Note: not finding a game revolutionary does not equal disliking it
gears of wars gameplay was fun but got very repetative. the only thing good bout it was the multiplayer. wat i was talking about was the diehard gears of war fans, not just people who loved(past tense) gears of war. i bought gears of war and loved it then quickly got bored of it, but people who still play the game and still say its the greatest game ever obviously prefer multiplayer more or like playing the singleplayer story over and over because they just like shooting things, cause i think we all know gears didnt have a story good enough to keep playing the single player game.

so like the people who bought the game from launch and are still playing the game are probably just playing now for the multiplayer, and if you like multiplayer that much on games it already obvious that a game like this wont interest you that much. but if you're the type of person who buys games for the single player experience then something like this is wat interest people. theres my reasoning.

i wasnt saying they wont like the game but simply they wont enjoy it as much as the people who just buy a game for Single Player first and Multiplayer second.
Commented on 2007-08-21 04:53:07
I disagree about the mp being the only thing good about Gears. I honestly believe the sp is damn good. The story was pretty thin, but the action was superb.

I think you are better off saying that people who are mp fans may not enjoy this as much as people who are story-rich, sp fans.

When it comes to games with deep, engaging stories, I will NOT play them multiple times for the story(I mean, hell, I already know what's going to happen...). The story will carry me through the first time, but the game's fun-factor is what will warrant another play-through.

So saying that "gears didnt have a story good enough to keep playing the single player game" doesn't hold much merit...with me anyways, as the story isn't what would make me keep playing it. Ninja Gaiden is another example...shitty story, but I'm sure that didn't stop tons of people from replaying it.

Anyways, my point is Gears of War fans, even ones who still play it, can like this game despite your view that they're only into mindless shooting. Multiplayer fans that really only like mp games probably won't like it as much, but they probably shouldn't be playing it in the first place(unless they're trying to broaden their horizons).
Commented on 2007-08-21 05:26:22 In reply to Ronsauce
Posted by Ronsauce
I disagree about the mp being the only thing good about Gears. I honestly believe the sp is damn good. The story was pretty thin, but the action was superb.

I think you are better off saying that people who are mp fans may not enjoy this as much as people who are story-rich, sp fans.

When it comes to games with deep, engaging stories, I will NOT play them multiple times for the story(I mean, hell, I already know what's going to happen...). The story will carry me through the first time, but the game's fun-factor is what will warrant another play-through.

So saying that "gears didnt have a story good enough to keep playing the single player game" doesn't hold much merit...with me anyways, as the story isn't what would make me keep playing it. Ninja Gaiden is another example...shitty story, but I'm sure that didn't stop tons of people from replaying it.

Anyways, my point is Gears of War fans, even ones who still play it, can like this game despite your view that they're only into mindless shooting. Multiplayer fans that really only like mp games probably won't like it as much, but they probably shouldn't be playing it in the first place(unless they're trying to broaden their horizons).
yeah you're right but mainly my point was why people hype this game so much since Dangerous thinks this game is overhyped. some people hype this game for gameplay, others for story. i am doing it mostly for story since i like that kind of thing but some people dont really care much for story (like i said in my other post) and care more for gameplay. some people arnt interested in the whole plasmid thing but other people are.

what i'm trying to get at is u really have to enjoy both story and gameplay to realise why people are hyping this game so much. if i didnt like both i know for sure i wouldnt buy this game since i cant like one without the other.

i think this is mostly towards Destroyer from his post but yeah Ronsauce i do agree with you, i think though mostly i worded everything wrong in my post and was trying to say that people who like this kind of stuff are the people who are excited for this kind of stuff. so like me, i love the story and the gameplay so i'm pyched for this game and waiting 15 hours before i can get it just feels like to long despite how close it is!
Commented on 2007-08-21 09:54:05 In reply to mustacio
Posted by Slique
No offence, but if the DEVELOPERS say you can't get all the achievements in one play through, then you can't. They'll know the game inside and out, and what is possible and what's not, after all.

Can't wait for the game. I'm so hyped!
I just miss few tonics and few diaries to get 1000/1000 after a first play and im going to find'em b4 last boss fight ( got a save just b4 it ). Read achievemets list and play the game Urself before U believe in devs words
Posted by mustacio
well some people dont like deeps storys in games and are more into killing things, everyones different. this game is already my favorite game just from the demo, i really enjoy single player games with a deep story the most. but people who are gears of war fans wont really enjoy a game like this since it has no multiplayer and it doesnt have as much action.

i say zelda was overhyped cause i really hate that game but a lot of people like it, everyone likes different things :D
Trust me m8. I love deep stories ;]

Im not trying to be original by saying that Bioshock aint that great, im just sharing my pov with You. Like it or leave it. Cheers
Commented on 2007-08-21 13:07:58
I have this game and I can confirm you CAN NOT get all the achievements in one go. There are 2 endings for the game, you get 100 gs for each one and you obviously can't get both endings in one play...

As for the game itself, this is the best game in recent times for me. It ticks all the boxes to get a legendary game status. The story twists and turns, the gameplay is not that of your average FPS, the graphics are simply stunning, the voice acting and sound effects are top notch. Just simply amazing.
To think that 360 already has a potential GOTY before Halo 3 is even out speaks volumes about the console.
Commented on 2007-08-21 13:19:09
I suppose its way to early to ask whether there will be a ps3 port, or not.

Anyway, nice interview
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Commented on 2007-08-21 17:54:26 In reply to GeRaLTo
Posted by GeRaLTo
You have no idea wot U talkin bout man. If I were bloody noob i'd post those 2 x 100gs achievements here but im not, they'd spoil the game for You. Get a game, play it, finish it and then send me pm saying " Sorry, I was wrong" Untill then..enjoy Bioshock kid.
Whops. Just realised I made a mistake with my original statement but you are still wrong. You can't get all the achievements in one play through.
There are 2 endings but you only get one 100gs achievement for the 'GOOD' ending. Now if you take the route of the good ending it means you get very little Adam, meaning you can't purchase all the upgrades etc that are related to the other achievements.
WARNING! CONTAINS SPOILERS!
For the full run down on the achievements for this game check this link: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/achievements.ph...

And for your information I have enjoyed and completed the game achieving the 'GOOD' ending. Im now in the middle of my second playthrough to achieve the 'BAD' ending and gain the rest of the achievements.
Commented on 2007-08-21 20:26:38
There isnt an achievement for being BAD ( harvesting all sisters ). When U save all of them U still can afford all TONICS ( Collect or Invent 53 Tonics in the Physical, Engineering and Combat tracks ).

Tell me then plz which achievement U get after being "BAD" ( And remember that U CAN afford buying Tonics and Slots without harvesting sis' and You dont need all Plasmid to get an achievement ).

Peace.
Commented on 2007-08-21 20:55:24 In reply to GeRaLTo
Its fairly simple. One of the achievements is to beat the game on HARD mode. Now from what you are saying, I gather you are playing on hard mode and are trying to save the Little Sisters? If so, which it must be if you think you're getting all achievements in one go, then you simply don't know what you are talking about.
When playing on HARD mode you get even less ADAM than from playing EASY or NORMAL mode. Add into the fact you are saving the Little Sister meaning less ADAM and that leads to the fact you CAN NOT afford to purchase all the slots required to get this achievement;
Maxed All Tracks - Purchased every slot in all four Plasmid and Tonic tracks.
Commented on 2007-08-21 23:07:30
I have played the game twice and it is a masterpiece. I can say that second run was even better than the first time and you can play it in completely different ways which is great. It took me about 20 hours first time and 12-13 the second time.
By the way, I didnt know there was two endings, I saw the same ending both times. How the hell can you see the other ending?
Gonna play it again anyway. Once you enter Rapture you cannot escape!
It´s really wonderful, honestly.
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