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MaUiLoCaL
08-17-07, 09:50 PM
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Here are the Xbox 360 Reviews posted so far:

-EuroGamer (http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=81479)
BioShock is the ultimate rarity: not only does it live up to its lofty promise, but exceeds it through simple, old fashioned talent and imagination - not to mention verve, style,class, wit, and sheer bloody-minded ambition. It takes the tired, worn-out FPS genre by the scruff of the neck, reinvents and bend it out of shape in such a breathtaking fashion that it's going to take something very special to top this in the months and years ahead.

-Game Informer (http://www.gameinformer.com/NR/exeres/41497688-5BCB-4C0A-B952-A1B1440E2139.htm)
Itís ingenious, enthralling, and a masterpiece of the most epic proportions. So without further delay, would you kindly enter Rapture so that you too can experience the best that video games have to offer?

-1up (http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3162017)
Taken as a whole, as an experience that's richly and utterly complete, and one that engages the player in a constant dialogue, BioShock is virtually unassailable. And that makes you feel good.

-GameSpy (http://xbox360.gamespy.com/xbox-360/bioshock/813243p1.html)
An unparalleled achievement. No other game comes even remotely close to it in terms of raw emotional connection.

-Games Radar (http://www.gamesradar.com/us/xbox360/game/reviews/article.jsp?articleId=2007081511272150653077&sectionId=1000)
Really, though, the only glaring weakness we can find in BioShock is that it may be too unusual, too original, too artistic and too genius to be embraced by the general public. Please don't let this game become that forgotten, one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

-GamePro (http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/reviews/129608.shtml)
What if a game's narrative was as intricate and as immersive as its graphics? What if as much attention went into dialogue and atmosphere as went into pixel shaders and high-resolution textures? What then? Ladies and gentlemen, the answer is BioShock, one of the most playable, thought-provoking, and just downright impressive games to emerge on a home console since, well, ever.

-IGN (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/813/813214p1.html)
There is art here, despite what many would say isn't possible with games, from Roger Ebert to game designers like Hideo Kojima...BioShock stands as a monolithic example of the convergence of entertaining gameplay and an irresistibly sinister, engrossing storyline that encompasses a host of multifaceted characters. This is an essential gaming experience.

-Team Xbox (http://reviews.teamxbox.com/xbox-360/1368/BioShock/p1/)
It's inventive and entertaining, with a number of twists and unexpected situations that'll have you on the edge of your seat...It's rare to find a game that has both quality in its engineering and quality in its gameplay.

-Xbox World 360 Magazine UK (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=170293&site=xbw)
Bioshock leaves you to figure things out for yourself. It's a gruelling game of resource management, and as the ammunition dries up, you end up having to improvise. And more often than not, Bioshock will reward you heavily for thinking outside the box.

-Atomic Gamer (http://www.atomicgamer.com/article.php?id=453)
BioShock is one of those games that goes down in history as a shining example for other developers to learn from.

-GameSpot (http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/bioshock/review.html?sid=6176947)
Its weak link is its unsatisfying no-skill-required combat, which might aim this one just over the head of the average Halo fan. But if you want to get a little fancy, there's a lot of fun to be had with some of the game's more indirect fighting methods. It builds an amazing atmosphere by using terrific graphics and sound to set a creepy mood. But BioShock's real strengths are as a compelling work of interactive fiction, and as a unique ride through a warped world with some great payoff built into its mysterious plot. If that description has you even the least bit interested, you won't be disappointed one bit.

PC Game Reviews:

-PC Gamer UK (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=169983&site=pcg&skip=yes)
A dark and astonishing masterpiece...I spend my career, and my gaming life, waiting for a moment when a game just astonishes me, when I can't believe what I'm seeing, what I'm doing. BioShock has five.

-IGN UK (http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/813/813641p3.html)
This isn't merely an evolution of System Shock 2, but a wake-up call to the industry at large. Play this, and you'll see why you should demand something more from publishers and developers, more than all those derivative sequels forced down our throats year after year with only minor tweaks in their formulas. It's a shining example of how it's possible to bring together all elements of game design and succeed to the wildest degree.

CaptNKILL
08-17-07, 10:12 PM
:drooling:

esir
08-17-07, 10:19 PM
This early review things,turning to torture :headexplode:

crainger
08-17-07, 10:21 PM
Come on guys... You knew it was gonna be awesome. After all, it's most Aussies behind it all. :D

MaUiLoCaL
08-17-07, 10:38 PM
Come on guys... You knew it was gonna be awesome. After all, it's most Aussies behind it all. :D

:wonder:

Tork64
08-17-07, 10:55 PM
here is the pc review from IGN. Says it looks better and better controls.

http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/813/813641p3.html

MaUiLoCaL
08-17-07, 10:56 PM
To save Little Sister or not....http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3162017

While there are unique splicer characters that provide the traditional "boss" fights, the Big Daddy is BioShock's adversarial centerpiece. But what makes them unique is also the game's moral centerpiece: He doesn't choose to fight you; you have to make the decision to terminate him. And since the end result is an increase in Adam, it's a decision ultimately driven by your own greed. You may fear him, but you have no reason to hate the Big Daddy. When he's defending a Sister from a pack of splicers, it's hard not to root for his rivet gun. And when he bends to one knee to allow her to retreat to the safety of her hiding hole in the wall, it's a legitimately touching moment.

But what must be done must be done. You set some mines, load your shotgun with explosive buck, wait until the Daddy's back is turned, and then you kill him. Defenseless and heartbroken, the Little Sister doesn't see you approach. You grab her, violently, and then...then you have to answer this question: "Can a videogame really make me feel guilty?"

If it can, then you save the girl. If it can't...well, then the game changes according to what you've done.

The Big Daddy, the soul of BioShock, isn't a pure moral mirror. Saving the girl for less Adam doesn't make you a saint, and harvesting her for more Adam (killing her in the process) doesn't mean you need to look into counseling. Not by any means. But it's the interaction that's interesting: Do you actually feel guilty or sympathetic? By saving her life, are you as protective of her as the Big Daddy was? Do you just not care because it's only a videogame? What's remarkable about BioShock is that, however you answer these questions, it's legitimate. If you allow it, the game can get into your head as much as you can get into the game.

And then, just as you're doing what you are "supposed" to do ever since you swam through the airplane wreckage but were never really told why...the game really gets into your head. You feel something different entirely.

MaUiLoCaL
08-17-07, 10:59 PM
here is the pc review from IGN. Says it looks better and better controls.

http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/813/813641p3.html

:drooling:
The PC version definitely outclasses the Xbox 360, mostly because of the ability to crank the resolution to 1920 x 1200. If you've got a Vista rig with a DX10 card, you can expect some heightened particle effects, crisper real-time shadows, and more dynamic water, but the game looks gorgeous regardless. On our gaming PC running a Core 2 Quad processor with a GeForce 8800 GTX, and 4 GB of RAM, it ran very well, with only a few occasions of seemingly random framerate hitches. We also couldn't find an option to switch between DX10 and DX9 modes, the game just seems to default to what's in your system, unlike Lost Planet.

Tork64
08-17-07, 11:06 PM
drool indeed cant wait mang

MaUiLoCaL
08-17-07, 11:10 PM
drool indeed cant wait mang

I would really like to see some benchies between Dual Core and Quad Core and 4GB RAM vs 2GB RAM.

We can only hope the Nvidia drivers will be primed and ready to go.:D ;)

jAkUp
08-17-07, 11:31 PM
Played the 360 demo, probably the best gaming experience I have had in over a year.

Desperately awaiting for some DX10 action of course :D :D :D

MaUiLoCaL
08-17-07, 11:35 PM
Played the 360 demo, probably the best gaming experience I have had in over a year.

Desperately awaiting for some DX10 action of course :D :D :D

And as we can see BioShock has even won you over to a new avatar.:D

hirantha
08-17-07, 11:37 PM
i knew this game is gonna rock the moment i saw it last year.. Kudos to 2K!

jAkUp
08-17-07, 11:37 PM
And as we can see BioShock has even won you over to a new avatar.:D

Yes, the first game in years that is worthy of an avatar change for me :D I think the last one I did was HL2.

MaUiLoCaL
08-17-07, 11:46 PM
Yes, the first game in years that is worthy of an avatar change for me :D I think the last one I did was HL2.

With Crysis, COD4, and UT3 among many others I believe at least for some gamers BioShock has kinda flown under the radar. It's nice to see that it is already being so well received.:) The hype ever since the 360 demo has been incredible it seems.

(nana2)

nrdstrm
08-18-07, 12:30 AM
With Crysis, COD4, and UT3 among many others I believe at least for some gamers BioShock has kinda flown under the radar. It's nice to see that it is already being so well received.:) The hype ever since the 360 demo has been incredible it seems.

(nana2)

I agree, and I have to admit it was under my radar...I knew about it of course, but for some reason, I thought it was a 2008 or later game...I saw the XBOX Demo at Jakup's house, but I didn't want to play until the PC version is released (or I buy the game, whichever comes first)...

crainger
08-18-07, 01:02 AM
I've been waiting for Bioshock a lot more than Crysis etc. I'm pretty sure Crysis is going to be like Lost Planet. Nice looking, but not much more than that.

Bioshock on the other hand is the complete package, graphics, sound, horror, amazing art, deep story, gameplay choices.

MaUiLoCaL
08-18-07, 01:06 AM
I've been waiting for Bioshock a lot more than Crysis etc. I'm pretty sure Crysis is going to be like Lost Planet. Nice looking, but not much more than that.

Bioshock on the other hand is the complete package, graphics, sound, horror, amazing art, deep story, gameplay choices.

Horror is right....:headexplode:

WeReWoLf
08-18-07, 01:06 AM
I found Lost Planet quite entertaining thank you very much. (BTW the new fur effects are stunning compared to the old crap)

crainger
08-18-07, 01:07 AM
I didn't say Lost Planet wasn't entertaining. It was very entertaining, but just felt a little flat, mainly due to the awful telling of the story.

WeReWoLf
08-18-07, 01:11 AM
Fine Mr Storyteller, you make Lost Planet the best game in the world with your inexplicable ability to spin a yarn.

crainger
08-18-07, 07:33 AM
Fine Mr Storyteller, you make Lost Planet the best game in the world with your inexplicable ability to spin a yarn.

LOL with the way they show of cleavage in that game do you want me to alter the story?! :D It'll be banned before I even started.

WeReWoLf
08-18-07, 10:52 AM
Point being?

Jonelo
08-18-07, 11:09 AM
In Spain already there is someone that has ended the game. 9 hours. Will have been played in Doom3 style ,, without exploration and without using the hacking . Maybe the boy is a hyperactive and frenetic (lee63) :D

crainger
08-18-07, 11:26 AM
Point being?

Point being I installed the latest update, turned on the new DX10 effects and my performance is right down! I'm using the WiC drivers though. Turning shadow res down to medium helps a bit.

I thought this update increased performance...