Reviews by EKS666

85

A very unique game

EKS666 | Oct. 4, 2013 | Review of BioShock (NA)

Even though this game is an action FPS, it really doesn't seem like it. It goes beyond the expectations of the genre, adding so much in terms of RPG elements, ability combinations, and skill building that it becomes more like an RPG than an FPS, but not as much as games like Borderlands of Fallout 3. The custom engine that this game runs on takes a lot to get used to, which makes the beginning half of the game pretty frustrating, but the extremely original and immersive world and the good storytelling is enough to keep you invested.

There are a few things that drag this game down though, such as the weird custom engine that I mentioned, and also a few other things. The system of vita chambers and having no penalty for dying, plus the hard difficulty when trying to kill a big daddy seems very odd, especially when trying to kill a big daddy. I've never played a game where you can basically go though the entire game on the hardest difficulty, without building any skills or learning how to play the game properly, and still make it to the end.