BioShock Impressions Thread

Phaethon360 - Mr Pant<s>s</s>ies
Phaethon360
Since 5497 Days
Go for it.
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Phaethon, the forum Spectre.

GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Since 5652 Days
Good impressions!
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TheBeagle
TheBeagle
Since 5257 Days
I'll be playing tomorrow morning. I'll do my best to write some detailed impressions. God I've been looking forward to this game for so damn long. Bring on tomorrow.
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Phaethon360 - Mr Pant<s>s</s>ies
Phaethon360
Since 5497 Days
Posted by TheBeagle
I'll be playing tomorrow morning. I'll do my best to write some detailed impressions. God I've been looking forward to this game for so damn long. Bring on tomorrow.
Amen to that. I should be playing it tomorrow as well. Then I'll edit my original post to give Grift's post some merit!
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TheBeagle
TheBeagle
Since 5257 Days
Well my collectors edition arrived early this morning. Nice surprise waiting for me when I woke up :). Bid daddy figurine looks awesome but I dont wanna take him out of the box. Its got a nice little viewing window. The steelcase box that the game comes in is very nice. Its like the dead rising one. Game comes with a "soundtrack" and a making of DVD, but I've yet to delve into those. I say "soundtrack" because its actually just an EP. There are only 3 tracks. Done by Moby strangely.

Onto the game. I've played for about an hour and Im just a little bit past where the demo ends. I tell you now. The way to play this game is on hard. It makes it so much more intense but also enjoyable. There are plenty of health packs around so it never feels hopeless, and employing the right strategy will get rid of bad guys so much quicker. There are a few changes from the demo but I'll let people discover those on their own.

That brings up an important point about this game. I can't stress how much it is important to make sure you have seen every room before you move on. There is so much you could miss. The part in the demo where you are supposed to move through to the theatre has a whole section that I completely missed downstairs. The rewards for exploring these areas are worth your time.

Im so overwhelmed with the quality of this game that its hard to stop playing but at the same time its so incredibly tense that it makes you wary of moving forward. This is already my GOTY.
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TheBeagle
TheBeagle
Since 5257 Days
Just a BTW : http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/814/814960p1.ht...

Sorry for double post just thought some people might wanna know. As IGN said its really great that they resonded so fast.
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Phaethon360 - Mr Pant<s>s</s>ies
Phaethon360
Since 5497 Days
Well its official, no Bioshock today. I had this whole week off too, and because of a shipping error, Saturday at the earliest. That is lame. I'm getting tired of waiting too, definitely hard to keep my anticipation up with the other stuff being shown at GC. Ah well.
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mt_sabao
mt_sabao
Since 5083 Days
Posted by Phaethon360
Well its official, no Bioshock today. I had this whole week off too, and because of a shipping error, Saturday at the earliest. That is lame. I'm getting tired of waiting too, definitely hard to keep my anticipation up with the other stuff being shown at GC. Ah well.
eheh :P
here it only comes out tomorrow but at amazon uk they list it as shipped yesterday. Man, i would be terribly pissed off if it would arrive tomorrow. you see, normally this would be a good thing (specially after friday being, you know, weekend), but the thing is i agreed to go for a weekend with friends and girlfriend as im only expecting it monday. Damn, that would be ironic.
hm. this is a bit off topic now that i think of it, this being the impressions thread and me not having any well, impressions...
But, on the other hand pretty neat of Irrational, addressing this widescreen drama. I mean, duh, they were not cropping the widescreen users horizontaly but increasing the standard screen vertically!
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Isomac
Isomac
Since 5419 Days
Yay got mine today. Too bad I can't play it yet...
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Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2
Give a guy a gun, he thinks he´s Superman. Give him two and he thinks he´s God!

GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Since 5652 Days
http://sheogorad.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15

A little more smoke.. DX10 is really convincing so far :/
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TheBeagle
TheBeagle
Since 5257 Days
Ugh, the pics are gone. mt_sabao you should pre-order your games at GAME. You get them a day early. I got my Bioshock today. I also got The Darkness and Forza 2 a day early. Its great.
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Eddy186
Eddy186
Since 5598 Days
I finished BioShock, I must say it's a great game. I got 930 score with 47 out of 50 achievements first time throut on hard without a guide and with the compass turned off. :p I wonder what secret achievement I did not get.
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TheBeagle
TheBeagle
Since 5257 Days
I got to my first big daddy encounter. Playing on hard I thought I'd just go for it and try and kill him. I didnt last a minute. This is something you really need to consider before trying to take him on. Its really damn hard.
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Panzer83
Panzer83
Since 5587 Days
Just beat the game on medium. Easily ranks among my top 5 games. Game of the Year so far. Proof games can be art.

Going to run it again on hard and get some achievements I missed and try some new tactics and tonic builds.
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Phaethon360 - Mr Pant<s>s</s>ies
Phaethon360
Since 5497 Days
I'm playing it on hard right now. So far, its definitely more challenging than it was in the demo, because you don't have incinerate or the machine gun, or a security camera to hack. Low on cash, eve, ammo, and first aid. Good times ahead.
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TheBeagle
TheBeagle
Since 5257 Days
It is a really tough game on hard. I save often though and I re-try a fight if it went badly so I can try and save as many med packs and such. Its never gotten boring or frustrating though. One thing I didnt expect though is how freaky it would be. Its damn tense at times.
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anm8rjp
anm8rjp
Since 6349 Days
Via IGN


BioShock Score Available for Free Download
Did you hear that?
by Ryan Geddes

August 24, 2007 - As if the eerie, underwater world of BioShock isn't immersive and creepy enough, developer 2K Games today released the game's original score for free download on the title's official Web site.

Now you can switch off the game, turn on your iPod and rush late to work/school with the sounds of Rapture still ringing in your ears.

The BioShock soundtrack features a combination of early twentieth century writing, aleatoric elements, musique concrete, traditional tonal and late romantic styles. Sounds fancy. All twelve tracks of the string-based orchestral score by Garry Schyman are downloadable as a single compressed file on the Cult of Rapture Web site.

Remember, if you start looking around for Little Sisters at the mall, it's probably time to take the headphones off.
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TheBeagle
TheBeagle
Since 5257 Days
Yes !!! I was so dissapointed with the cd that came with the CE and I was wishing that it had the score on it. This is great news.
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Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Since 5518 Days
Well I got the soundtrack and I am a bit dissapointed that the true main theme that keeps playing the background flash site of the official site for BioShock, or even the CG X06 trailer wasent in it.

That was the only track I really wanted while the others was a bonus.
But playing the demo my favorite track is "Welcome to Rapture".
The only track that kind of reminds me of that is called "The Engine City".

I wanted this track :(
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/13583.html

Hopefully Mr Schyman will release it. The other tracks I got that has a very excellen 50-60's to it called "Voyuer" is awesome, so hopefully he releases more tracks from the game.

But overall the soundtrack is very good, I like it, Creepy even if you turn off the lights, it really feels like a splicer is crawling on the sealing of the room you are in *shivers*
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TheBeagle
TheBeagle
Since 5257 Days
The music when you choose the destiny of your first little sister is beautiful.
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Isomac
Isomac
Since 5419 Days
Wow nice first we got art book and now musics.

I like how the enemies aren't always at the same places. One enemy killed me and I loaded game and was surprised when he wasn't behind the door anymore. Nice is that they just don't stand still and wait you. They walk around, talk and whistle. Respawning enemies doesn't bother me. Those actually comes to areas you have left and I think it makes the game better when you have to be carefully all the time. I don't scare normally when I play games but this game has some moments when you think WOW that was awesome. Then I just use my Wrench :P

I recommend Hard difficulty too!
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Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2
Give a guy a gun, he thinks he´s Superman. Give him two and he thinks he´s God!

Eddy186
Eddy186
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Spoilers

/ Later in the game some of the splicers lay down as if they are dead then attack you. Your weapons become less effective on hard as you progress except for the crossbow. The crossbow is also the best way to eliminate big daddies especially with the trap dart. Click on my name and look at my gamer card check out my achievements.
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Sheps
Sheps
Since 5593 Days
I was going to get it on the PC but i played the demo on it and the FPS was so poor when i got into heat, and it dont feel right playing it with a controller, so i guess i'll leave it untill i get a new PC
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TheBeagle
TheBeagle
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Posted by Sheps
I was going to get it on the PC but i played the demo on it and the FPS was so poor when i got into heat, and it dont feel right playing it with a controller, so i guess i'll leave it untill i get a new PC
:|. Buck up man you missing out on something special : )
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anm8rjp
anm8rjp
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http://www.gametrailers.com/bonusround.php?ep=10&p...

Another Bonus Round featuring the creative team behind Bioshock... just posted.

Part 1 of 2.
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