Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Back to Rapture.

"I'm Andrew Ryan...and I'm here to ask you a question.
Is Man not entitled to the sweat of his brow?
No, says the Man in Washington, it belongs to the poor.
No, says the Man in the Vatican, it belongs to God.
No, says the Man in Moscow, it belongs to everyone.

I rejected those answers. Instead I chose something different...I chose the impossible."

Those words are the first bits of information you hear from Andrew Ryan as you descend in a submersible pod to the collapsing city of Rapture in the first Bioshock for the X-Box 360 in 2007.

Today marks the release of its sequel and I am happily counting down the hours before I can leave work and get home to play the game. I have been hesitant this afternoon to read anything about the game as I fear it might contain spoilers but I know that unlike the previous offering you fill the shoes of the original Big Daddy, the hulking gene-spliced giants whose sole charge is to protect the Little Sisters as they wander through the ruined retro city to gather ADAM from the corpses that litter a once shining beacon for artists, poets, musicians, and inventors.

The topmost picture I believe is the first time in BioShock 2 that you see your image, which will probably come as a mighty shock to whomever you must be playing story-wise. I also know in the game that you will encounter a counterpart to yourself entitled the Big Sister...and she seems from the commercials I've watched to be able to really hand your hat to you.

This new offering also has an online multiplayer element that lets you play as a character during the fall of Rapture...I'm kind of a solo player at heart but I'm interested to see what bits of story I might be able to uncover while playing.


Amelyn said...

I've bought the first BioShock game last week and I've already beaten it. But, I'll have to wait to buy the sequel because I had to sacrifice my gaming money on a pair of winter boots. Damn Canadian winters!

Vic Sage said...

Well, Amelyn, I was only able to play about 15 minutes of it when I made it home last night, but I had a smile on my face the entire time.

Let me know what you think of it. :)