Ok let's get this out of the way. Is it a good game? Yes. Is it as amazing as everyone says it is? Heeeeellll nooooo.
So spoilers ahead duuurrrrr.
Graphically the game is not something special. But aesthetically? Hooooly damn do some of the places in the game look freaking amazing.
Seeing Columbia go from such a vivid beautiful place to such an end is amazing.
Gameplay wise the game does it's job. It's a fps and you go around and shoot stuff. I still hate the two weapon system and the upgrades being plain numbers instead of seeing changes on your guns. Guns also lack the personality they had in previous games. But it there is one thing this game doesn't know how to handle is the gawddamn pacing. Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh did some stretches of the game feel like a chore. You want to see the rest of the story but they just keep spawning whole clusters of enemies at you. It feels like gears of war and not something like Bioshock.
The ending. So it's like omg this is the best thing ever. Not really. So the twist is that ellie can see all the timelines, and brings you at this root of all represented by the Bioshock lighthouse and that she is actually booker's daugther which he gave to the time traveling twins to erase his debt and they gave it to comstock. In some universes booker stays booker. In some he accepts the baptism and becomes comstock. And ellie to get rid of comstock must kill booker at the point he'd turn into comstock. It's a simple sci-fi story that's probably rehashed a lot but not in a game way-
Now what's bad about this is that it absolves the game of any character development. Your choices don't matter. The characters don't matter. All that this is a series of people living every decision, every moment, every possibility, always. The things you've done, the game you played, does not matter. The outcome is the same. Which renders playing the game and the choices in it useless.
The game is good but calling it a masterpiece it's just stupid. Once you find out what actually happened the whole game just made me go meh.
Because nothing you do actually matters. It's just a result of someone fucking around with space time continuum.
Also that Rapture shoehorned in. That's stupid.
Good game but the ending just ruins it. At least for me.
Rent it out or buy it later on a sale, you are not missing out on some kind of masterpiece.
5 years, 8 months ago
30 Mar 2013 16:34 CET