Bioshock…7 Hours In

by Ed Lau on August 22, 2007

Bioshock

The last seven hours have gone by so quickly…that’s how immersed into the world of Rapture I was. It’s hard not to be with the gorgeous graphics, disturbing atmosphere and oh-so-creepy gameplay. I’ve been anticipating the release of Bioshock for months now and I’m very glad to say it’s well worth the price tag.

I already wrote an article on my first impressions of Bioshock at hardCOREware so head over if you’re interested in one of the best games to come out so far this year. It’s seriously awesome…I’m only not playing right now because I’m a bit to creeped out to play it at night with no lights. Here’s a snippet of my article explaining why:

While there are certainly games with more violence, the violence in Bioshock is extremely disturbing. You see doctors slicing up their patients as they scream in terror on the surgery table. NPCs write cryptic messages on windows in their own blood as they gargle in it. Bodies are nailed against walls by scalpels. There’s blood on nearly every wall and corpses of mutants and humans alike everywhere. Splicers scream tortured phrases as they shamble towards you in their bloody rags and some of the audio diaries will seriously give you shivers. The world of Rapture is amazingly creepy and like System Shock, you feel alone and abandoned in the dark corridors of the city. The developers did a great job of making things look old…like something very, very wrong happened there. There are several jump-out-of-your-seat moments scattered throughout the gameplay. Read the full article here.

Anyone with an Xbox 360 or a PC that can handle it (the requirements are pretty high, though), do yourselves a favor and grab a copy.

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Stephen August 22, 2007 at 11:10 am

The PC Version crashes constantly and doesn’t actually support widescreen monitors. It crops the 4:3 image. As soon as I get out of the bathysphere and walk around for 30 seconds, it dumps me to the desktop. Nice huh?

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Leo August 24, 2007 at 2:44 pm

I played the demo on my 360 and almost threw up from motion sickness :(

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