Posted: June 24
I don't know how to write this review without giving out spoilers, but I shall try.
I bought this game after playing Bioshock Infinite, of course expecting the same beautiful visuals, story-line and characters.
Wasn't disappointed, but... since the city of Rapture is underwater as opposed to suspended in the sky, there were some stark differences, one of which is obviously the lighting and atmosphere, it's all so eerie and creepy, with a decent number of jumpscares.
The first 5-6 hrs of the game were an utter bore to me, I was struggling with my Eves and First Aid Kits, kept running out of ammo, it was tricky to switch between the plasmid and your weapon mid-fight, and the freaky atmosphere wasn't doing anything to make me feel better. But after that, it was all uphill, I started seeing the reason why I bought this game in the first place, the story picked up, it was paramount to solve the current mission and move on to the next ASAP.
Gameplay wise, it is decent, but what really is the heart and soul of the game is the story and the morality of your choices. I chose badly, thinking there was no other option and will always be haunted by my choices. The ending was quite emotional and a real kick in the gut.
The game did crash a couple of times though...
The Bioshock franchise has a knack for brilliant story-telling, and now, would you kindly buy the game and see for yourself. =)