Having played Bioshock on Xbox, the minute I saw this game on sale
I hit buy!
And boy was I glad I did. This game was EPIC from the very outset. The
graphics are fantastic, the sound effects are superb and the storyline is
riveting from start to finish!
I remember during the first game, longing to have the armour of a Big Daddy,
well Bioshock 2 offers exactly that – in this one you play as a Big Daddy
and your goal is to rescue the little sister that you were bonded to, named
Throughout the game you find information about exactly what went down in
Rapture and how you came to be in your current situation. This game has all the
same shop/upgrade centres anyone familiar with the first game will be accustomed
to, however there are a range of new weapons, plasmids and tonics to help you
(and believe me you will need them!)
For me one of the most memorable moment was my first encounter with a new
type of enemy – the Big Sister. Think Big Daddy but twice as agile and
equipped with a range of different types of attacks. Also adding to the gaming
experience was the fact that before being attacked by one of these you would
hear a high-pitched screaming noise alerting you to the fact that you were about
to come face to face with one of these bad b#tches!
As with the first game, you have to make decisions and be aware that there
are consequences to your decisions, harvest a little sister to get max Adam or
save her and get less.
The levels are highly detailed and with the new weaponary it's fun to see
the kind of destruction that can be released on your foes. The levels are highly
interactive, with pools of water and oil found all over the place, making using
electricity and fire plasmids extremely effective.
Another great feature of the game is the research mode, where you use a video
camera to record the effects of various weapon and plasmid combinations on your
enemies to unlock bonuses.
It is definitely one of the greatest shooters I have played to date.
Overall this is a fantastic game and having finished it I can definitely say
I will be playing it again just so I can try doing everything differently.