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Old 02-12-10, 05:40 AM   #121
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there is something missing that made the original so compelling and unique
It's not new . That's the trouble with sequels, they need to better in some way or it's just more of the same. They've change a few things, but you're right, it's not different or improved enough to be anything too special. Still, I'm enjoying it .
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Old 02-12-10, 05:54 AM   #122
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I have just completed this on medium difficulty, and whilst I thoroughly enjoyed it I felt it was missing the creepy level design from the first, whereas for example the Medical level in Bioshock oozed creepiness, there was none of that at all in Bioshock 2, not once was the environment scary, which I felt was a shame.

Those saying it was fairly short, yes if you charge through the game not appreciating the messages scrawled on the walls and not collecting the tape recordings yes you could well complete the game in sub 5 hours. If you do this I would say you are missing out, as these things provide a brilliant insight into the world of rapture and are a pleasure to listen to, too many games these days have sub par voice acting, so its very refreshing for this to not be the case in Bioshock 2.

My first playthrough took ~10h. I only have a couple of single player achievements left to earn. I searched every nook and cranny for the tape recordings so I am fairly sure I found and listened to them all.
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Old 02-12-10, 07:40 AM   #123
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@Mullins1060 : Did you notice that at the start of the game it said that there are additional Achievements on 'Hard' setting? So even though you nearly have them all, you will be missing the 'Hard' achievements at the moment also. Just a heads up in case you want them all

Am enjoying the game so far and on my second Little Sister. Playing on Medium and the game seems a lot harder than the first (or maybe I'm just getting older). I get through amo and med kids at an alarming rate and the Splicers seem a lot more vicious!

The graphics are looking a little dated now and think a more 'realistic' look would have been better than the very colourful and more 'cartoony' look of BioShock 1. I did manage to AA working though and that has improved the overall look somewhat.

Maybe this is my age (again), but I fond it really confusing that the left mouse button uses the drill etc. (in your right hand), and the right mouse button uses your Plasmids (in your left hand) :P I know I can swap them over, but did take a minute or two to get it into my head... must... press... left... button... for... thing... on... right... I used a lot of Eve before I eventually got it into my thick skull.
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Old 02-12-10, 08:52 AM   #124
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page 6 halfway down slawter posted an nhacer profile that works.
Are you guys playing the game in DX9 mode? Because in DX10, both this SLI profile and the default one give me horrible artifacting. (Running 196.34 betas). And other games work fine in SLI so its not my second card.
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Old 02-12-10, 09:51 AM   #125
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Yeah, DX10. It wasn't right at first; I was only getting 30FPS with that profile. I disabled v-sync and the frame rate shot up. I then re-enabled it and it was a solid 60fps. I suspect it just needed a restart. But that's with the latest 195.62 WHQL drivers.
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Old 02-12-10, 11:19 AM   #126
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For those that like a walk option, here it is.

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In Windows, type %AppData% into the run dialog box (Winkey + R), then navigate to and open:
Bioshock2\User.INI

To Enable Walking:
go to the [Default] section and bind whatever key you want to "Walking" without the quotes.

To Make the Walk Button a Toggle:
find the line "Aliases[17]=(Command="Button bRun",Alias=Walking)" under [Engine.Input] and change it to "Aliases[17]=(Command="Toggle bRun",Alias=Walking)"
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Old 02-12-10, 01:38 PM   #127
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I have just completed this on medium difficulty, and whilst I thoroughly enjoyed it I felt it was missing the creepy level design from the first, whereas for example the Medical level in Bioshock oozed creepiness, there was none of that at all in Bioshock 2, not once was the environment scary, which I felt was a shame.

Those saying it was fairly short, yes if you charge through the game not appreciating the messages scrawled on the walls and not collecting the tape recordings yes you could well complete the game in sub 5 hours. If you do this I would say you are missing out, as these things provide a brilliant insight into the world of rapture and are a pleasure to listen to, too many games these days have sub par voice acting, so its very refreshing for this to not be the case in Bioshock 2.

My first playthrough took ~10h. I only have a couple of single player achievements left to earn. I searched every nook and cranny for the tape recordings so I am fairly sure I found and listened to them all.
i thought sirens alley was far too creepy than anything in bioshock1.
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Old 02-12-10, 02:10 PM   #128
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Anybody help with turning off or increasing the time it takes to display the text when you hover over signs or notes left on walls? Initially I thought it was quite handy but it just gets in the way now and is getting annoying. I think maybe 3-5 second delay would work really well.
It's in the options menu silly!
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Old 02-12-10, 03:31 PM   #129
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Just played the first level of the original BioShock to compare them. There is no comparison, the original is a ten times better designed game.
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Old 02-12-10, 03:35 PM   #130
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well the first one started off really cool thats for sure, and to tell you the trust, the graphics dont look that great for its time.
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Patch released... God knows what it does.
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