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#121 slowdive21

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

Not even 24 hours has passed and I'm already second-guessing my Amazon order.

I wasn't necessarily interested in the game when it first came out, I don't know if I am now.

I think I'm gonna cancel it.


Not playing Bioshock is like not playing the Legend of Zelda. It is one of the greatest games of all time.

#122 Gamelore

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

Bioshock 1 remains one of my favorite games of all time, just incredible

Truly spoken like a gamer who hasn't played the System Shock series.

#123 MrBubbles

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

And for all the early adopters, the people that helped build the Bioshock enterprise, the fans of both games that bought them when they were made available...



I own both Bioshock 1, Bioshock 2 and even bought the DLC (during sale mind you). Why would I even be mad? This is a good for newcomers at a price that's competitive to the used market.

Bioshock 1 is the Metroid Prime of this generation and is a must-play.

#124 Perfect*Ending

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:49 PM

I would buy this if both games did not have huge install sizes. Having the disc for BS1 and 2, each game requires a mandatory 5GB install (this is not counting DLC). What would make me buy this is if we did not have to do those crazy installs.
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#125 WV Matsui

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

I would buy this if both games did not have huge install sizes. Having the disc for BS1 and 2, each game requires a mandatory 5GB install (this is not counting DLC). What would make me buy this is if we did not have to do those crazy installs.


That's what drives me crazy s out PS3 sometimes.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

I might get this and give away my vanilla copies.

I would encourage anyone who has not played BS2 to skip it. It's literally one of the worst gaming experiences i've ever had. Almost everything that made Bioshock special was stripped away or streamlined. No backtracking, no Super Metroid style progression, no self contained stories for different areas...and as if all that wasn't bad enough, its filled with monster closets rather than roaming baddies.

It took 5 studios to finish that that turd. That's why it feels like a hobbled together mess. The MP was made by yet another studio, and its fucking pitiful.


People would be missing a good game. Is it as good as the first one? Of course not. The biggest problem is that Rapture was essentially a character in Bioshock and it was impossible to replicate that in a sequel. People who hate on the second one simply had too high of expectations for a sequel that in no way could live up to the original and was made by different studios. And thank goodness they gave you the ability to weild a plasma and a gun at the same time, I hated switching back and forth all the time in the first one. Oh, I thought the multiplayer was fun because it put you in small maps, forced the action, and took out the things in hardcore multiplayer games that turn off the casual fan of the game. The Minerva's Den dlc was very good and was almost like Bioshock 2.5.

#127 maximumzero

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

Not playing Bioshock is like not playing the Legend of Zelda. It is one of the greatest games of all time.


Trying to reduce my backlog as it is, and I'm not 100% interested in a game, why bother?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

I might get this and give away my vanilla copies.

I would encourage anyone who has not played BS2 to skip it. It's literally one of the worst gaming experiences i've ever had. Almost everything that made Bioshock special was stripped away or streamlined. No backtracking, no Super Metroid style progression, no self contained stories for different areas...and as if all that wasn't bad enough, its filled with monster closets rather than roaming baddies.

It took 5 studios to finish that that turd. That's why it feels like a hobbled together mess. The MP was made by yet another studio, and its fucking pitiful.


U mad bro?

Bioshock 2 wasn't as good as the first one but its far from the worst game.

#129 WV Matsui

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

U mad bro?

Bioshock 2 wasn't as good as the first one but its far from the worst game.


Agreed. Bioshock 2 definitely didn't make me that mad...

#130 TopsideKracker

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

What is this craziness? BioShock 2 was a great game (even though it wasn't as good as the first, but people who were expecting that set themselves up for disappointment)

#131 Hemi

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

This is a case of people getting upset about hype and expectations, bioshock 2 wasn't the most amazing game in the world like you had expected/wanted, so you get upset and all of a sudden its the worst ever! Thats not how it works, judge a game on it's own merit, so WHAT if its essentially the same as the original, its called BIOSHOCK TWO expect the damn same... PERSONALLY I say its worth it if you dont have it.

#132 Corvin

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

Halo05 said it best, Bioshock 2 didn't have the "wow" factor going for it because we've already experienced Rapture, but that's hardly a reason to knock it. It was a fantastic sequel and definitely underrated.

I wouldn't say Bio2 had monster closets but I think it definitely had more areas where you could play with your weapons, plasmids & tonics, set traps and try shit out on enemies. I think Bio1 had such a strong difficulty curve that once you found a weapon/plasmid combo that worked you stuck with it. There wasn't really a reason to try out different options.

All that being said, I think Minerva's Den is the best DLC since DLC hit this gen.

I own both and all the DLC and will still probably buy this. :lol:

#133 jay_remedy

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

Man, you guys are makin me want to play Minerva's Den right away. I bought it awhile ago but put it on the backburner.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

Not playing Bioshock is like not playing the Legend of Zelda. It is one of the greatest games of all time.


If there was a thumbs up feature here on cag just like on youtube you would have a thumbs up from me.

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#135 sleepy180

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:26 PM

ok i've never played bioshock 1 and 2 or really seen anything about them. I know there are big daddy characters and little girls and the 5 minutes i played of the demo way back in the day i know you start off in like a plane crash or something. I know your in some underwater 50's era thing.

Thats everything I know about these games.

Now i own both these games on PC steam (picked up from amazon with spec ops last week).

Which would be the better way to play this? buying this for xbox 360 or playing my pc version. Is the pc versions better in anyway? my PC is a beast so it can handle super texture packs or whatever if there are some. I also have a 360 controller for my pc.

But i would like to play on the couch with my 65" plasma. Unless the PC is just a better experience with better resolution/graphics/mods or whatever.

So which version should I play?

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#136 chunlirocks

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

and so this bullshit full retail thread continues
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#137 TKSJOHN

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:16 AM

Really wish this came as a steelbook, kind of like the oblivion 5 year anniversary edition was!

#138 InvaderZim

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:27 AM

and so this bullshit full retail thread continues



You sir... are a very angry man.


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#139 LD_Helix

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:43 AM

ok i've never played bioshock 1 and 2 or really seen anything about them. I know there are big daddy characters and little girls and the 5 minutes i played of the demo way back in the day i know you start off in like a plane crash or something. I know your in some underwater 50's era thing.

Thats everything I know about these games.

Now i own both these games on PC steam (picked up from amazon with spec ops last week).

Which would be the better way to play this? buying this for xbox 360 or playing my pc version. Is the pc versions better in anyway? my PC is a beast so it can handle super texture packs or whatever if there are some. I also have a 360 controller for my pc.

But i would like to play on the couch with my 65" plasma. Unless the PC is just a better experience with better resolution/graphics/mods or whatever.

So which version should I play?


So you know nothing? Good play the first one first, since you already have it on PC I wouldn't recommend buying it again for the xbox, but imagining it on a 65 inch TV sounds really good. I got this day one on release for the xbox and I think there was one or two time that it freeze, but as far as I remember it runs great on the xbox. Specs wise I read that it runs better on PC, but go with what you feel comfort playing on.

Oh and you dont really have to play the second one in my opinion, its one of those games thats good but not necessary.

#140 sephiroth61787

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:07 AM

Nice to see this set coming out since I sold my 360 and had both games on that. I'd pick it up on PS3, but I'll wait to see if it goes down to $20.

#141 Tsnake617

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:15 AM

Trying to reduce my backlog as it is, and I'm not 100% interested in a game, why bother?


Because the first Bioshock is THE best FPS made this generation and can be beaten in about twelve hours from what I remember. It has perfect level design, it's extremely fun to play and has a good story. (Not as good as some people make it out to be, but still good.) No excuses for not playing it. If you're pressed for time, pick up the first one on its own and forget about the second one. It's very good, but it's not going to be considered a classic in ten years.

#142 n00bie

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:03 AM

8 hours? Slow down man, no wonder you didn't enjoy it.

#143 thrinn

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:58 AM

Anyway, I just wanted to point out that my issues with the game were with the annoying shortcuts the devs took that ruined the feel of it for me. Monster closets and refusing to let me backtrack were choices they made to speed up development and cash in on the name.

If anything the inclusion of backtracking is a means of speeding up development time. Rather than making a linear game with 10 areas, they can make a game with 7 areas, force the player to backtrack, and achieve the same amount of gameplay time.

Not everyone enjoys wasting 8 hours on a game thats "good enough". It's a poor sequel and it should be called out on that.

I immensely enjoyed the story and atmosphere of Bioshock 1, but I'd still rather play Bioshock 2 any day of the week. While the story of Bioshock 2 was weaker its shooting mechanics just felt far more satisfying and there was a reason to use more than just your melee weapon throughout the entire game. Both are great games with their own strengths and weaknesses.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

Anyone still playing MP on BS2? I would imagine it a barren wasteland...

#145 GirlsRscandalouz

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:58 AM

http://www.amazon.co...rapture edition

#146 Wompdevil

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:23 PM

http://www.amazon.co...rapture edition


Thanks for link. Kind of weird how Amazon has it listed as coming out this past Nov. and that there is a 1-3 week wait on orders. I'm guessing the date was pushed back on this release and they never updated the placeholder or something

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#147 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

Still not up at gamestop. That's where I have gift cards, so I just have to wait and pick it up in store.

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#148 GamerDude316

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

Still not up at gamestop. That's where I have gift cards, so I just have to wait and pick it up in store.


thanks for the reminder, I have $30 in GS credit and this seems like the perfect item to use it on.

#149 Quagmilion

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:24 AM

Going to sell my copies of 1+2 on eBay ASAP and hopefully break even. Want all of that DLC.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

I apologize if this has been asked before, but does anyone know if this will be split onto two discs for the 360 version?

I already have Bioshock 2 (picked it up for $10 last summer) but never got around to finishing it as I got into other games. I stopped at Fontaine Futuristics if I recall correctly. Would this be worth the $30 if i already have the second?