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archaica
Aug. 24th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
That's what I'm told. At least, by the Internet. And hey, the Internet never gets its collective Spider-Man underoos in a twist over a game I don't like.

I did play Gears of War recently, though, and it was pretty awesome.
rxgreene
Aug. 24th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
oh MAN ALIVE you do not want to get me started on this game.
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME...
TEN MINUTES LATER
I took Weds off work for a personal day and pretty much made it all the way to Arcadia. I am considering getting some Provigil and playing until the 360 dies. More linear than Crackdown(not a bad thing, that), better controls and story than Gears of War. Great design ethic, voice acting, and gameplay. Repeat above message.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 24th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
I am a pansy and can't even play Resident Evil because those games are scary and make me want to pee myself but this game has me seriously thinking over my budget and whether it can allow for an Xbox360 purchase. Srsly.
solipsiae
Aug. 24th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
I am a pansy and can't even play Resident Evil because those games are scary and make me want to pee myself but this game has me seriously thinking over my budget and whether it can allow for an Xbox360 purchase. Srsly.
ludickid
Aug. 24th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
spinooti reports that it brings out the girly-scared in her, but for real, it's goddamn great. Also, if you get an Xbox, you can play Guitar Hero II, and Dead Rising, and GTAIV if it ever comes out.
fiberpunk
Aug. 24th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
I'm only past the plastic surgeon. I have been letting the robots do all the killing for me. I wander from place to place with my wrench, hacking.
ludickid
Aug. 24th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
I have been letting the robots do all the killing for me. I wander from place to place with my wrench, hacking.

So, much like real life, then.
fiberpunk
Aug. 24th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Yes! Actually, my new job is to write processes that give robot-like instructions to people. "Walk here." "Grab this item from this bin." "Put it in a basket and put the basket on the conveyor." Once my employees are properly conditioned, I can throw in, "Draw pistol," and "Fire at Leadhead."
_sydlexic_
Aug. 24th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
So fucking excited for this game.

Too bad the PC version's DRM has put kind of a damper on people legitimately installing it.
fiberpunk
Aug. 24th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
Not that I mean to make any excuses for copy protection, but they're apparently lifting the restrictions on installs from 2 to 5.
rjwhite
Aug. 24th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
So, Patty- what's the most rewarding thing about being a member of the Defenders?
ludickid
Aug. 24th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
HELLCAT: "I suppose it's the fact that, since we're a 'non-team' with no watch duty or regular meetings or stuff like that, I have the time and the freedom to play Bioshock, the awesome new first-person shooter."
hipsterdetritus
Aug. 24th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks to Fallout, I'm somewhat accustomed to the usage of Art Deco/'50s iconography in the context of a ruined wasteland with blood everywhere and people going batshit, but the fact that BioShock gets every single period detail down to a T (Tinkly music-emitting vending machines! Ashtrays everywhere! Cheery whitebread billboards!) makes it feel like the darkest recesses of James Lileks' mind, complete with free-market jerkoffery run amok.

And it creeps me the hell out. Stop turning the lights out, waurgh omigod omigod
ludickid
Aug. 25th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
I have to say, creepy as it is, the lighting effects and the realism of the water effects are some of the best I've seen in a game.
autobotsrollout
Aug. 24th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
I have Civilization IV with both expansions. I do not believe there are other games; there are simply fever dreams, invented by the collective unconscious. You only think there is a game called "Bioshock," but that's merely the name of one of the proposed future infantry units in the next Civ IV expansion.
andrewlevine
Aug. 24th, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
Never having heard of this game, I turn to Wikipedia:

The architecture and society of Rapture was strongly inspired by the works of Ayn Rand, especially Atlas Shrugged

So, um... How much does all this figure into the game, Leonard? They don't keep stopping the action for thirty-minute cut scenes extolling the primacy of the individual, right?
ludickid
Aug. 24th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
Well, it informs the plot (the city was founded as a Randroid utopia), but it's not propaganda -- clearly, everything has gone awry by the time you get there. There's elements of the philosophy in the gameplay (all your actions and game choices have consequences, and you're forced to consider the whole free-choice angle unhinged from normal moral circumstance) but the guy who wrote it clearly isn't trying to convert anyone, and probably isn't even an Objectivist -- it's all too messy and ugly to be real Randroid propaganda. It plays to me like he just used the whole philosophy and culture of Objectivism as the trappings for his nightmare-fuel game.
rxgreene
Aug. 24th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
Also - Big Daddys/Little Sisters - best Miniboss combo EVER.

The Audio messages/journals are great as well, really adding depth to the game world.
moondispatches
Aug. 25th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
Bioshock is not awesome.
ludickid
Aug. 25th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
Prove.
moondispatches
Aug. 25th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
I'm apparently the only person alive who doesn't love this game. The gameplay didn't grip me. The game rests on the strength of the atmosphere, and I just didn't get pulled into setting. “Horror” games rarely grip me, although I guess what it is doing, it is doing well. It is a pretty solid game actually. Ok, fine. Bioshock is awesome. It just ain't for me.
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