Power trip with superpowers in an underwater city. Game starts somewhat difficult, but then keeps giving player more and more options and powers. It eventually stops being about survival and becomes into a playground. There are several hard parts during last level of game however.
Great ending, many interesting story points, but are mostly on a sidetrack. Exploration of the underwater city and it's lore is what game seems to focus on primarily.
Though not lead by the same team that made Bioshock 1, Bioshock 2 somehow surpasses its predecsessor in many aspects. Little annoyances from Bioshock have been fixed, and core pieces of the gameplay have been expanded upon to deliever a more fufilling overall experience. Things like the Hack Gun, which allows for long distance hacking, and the much needed duel wielding of plasmids and primaries smooth out kinks and polish the Bioshock formula to a shine. The little sister/big daddy system from the original has also been expanded, and the gameplay and story integration really hits a peak here. You are the big daddy now, and these little girls are yours to protect. No other game has been able to match the sheer burst of primal anger you get when the sound of that child crying for help echoes through the room.
Pitty the poor fool who dared to lay a hand on Your little sister.
Not spoiling anything here, the story is quite heartfelt: Your role as a big daddy delivers some crucial context to the lives of these hulking protectors, and the relationship they have with both the little ones and the city as a whole. You'll come out of the experience (assuming you didnt harvest the girls like a complete monster) feeling, for lack of better words, like a dad. A proud one at that.
Though not anything really new in relation to the first game, Bioshock 2 delivers what I personally believe to be Bioshock at its smoothest and most polished. Worth every penny.
tldr: Its Good, You're a Dad Now. Congratulations.
Unfortunetaly this game is heavily unstable and performance differs from computer to computer, I was one of the poor saps that crashed after hitting the 'new game' and although I've tried several times looking for fixes and such, it never worked. I recommend getting the original (non-remastered) version as I was able to play through the enitre campaign. Purchase at your own risk.
Bioshock 2 is definitely the weakest game in the series but still enjoyable if you really like the story of Rapture. My biggest fault with the game is the mechanics and the fact they radically changed the keys from the first game, it's a bit of a mess really but the storyline is enjoyable if a little weak and the scenery is still very pretty. It's a good game but don't expect it to be like Bioshock 1 because it isn't. Take it for what it is and don't compare it to the other titles to much and you'll enjoy it more.
Like BioShock 1, this was beautiful game with interesting storyline.
Only negative thing what I must whine about is the difficulty. It didn't felt well balanced. Medium settings was too hard and easy was a little bit too easy. I had to play this on easy difficulty, but at least it was not as easy than it was on BioShock 1. Still something between easy and medium would have been good for casual gamer like me. Surely for better players difficulty can be just fine.