Welcome to Rapture!
brandon1028 wrote this review on .
Your character has access to all kinds of gene mutations and weapons that will help you survive. These gene mods can be found all around the environment challenging you to find them all. You can also buy some of these upgrades by spending ADAM, which is a substance that can be obtained from the Little Sisters who are the little girls roaming around under the protection of the giant metal bodyguards, BIG DADDY. In order to get the Adam from her you must first deal with him. This can lead to some very exciting moments that allow you to get creative with your battle strategy. When you beat him, you have a decision to make that can later shape the game. Will you kill the child for maximum Adam or save her and receive a smaller amount. The choice is yours. Once you have access to Adam, you can buy plasmids, active powers that you use in combat, or Tonics, passive abilities that help you in a less obvious way but still vital. Since there are so many of these, you may only have so many at any given time. This is where your specific play style comes in handy. Will you focus on making your character very stealthy or will you focus on sheer brute force for your character.
There is one aspect of this game that in fact takes away from the experience that I have to warn you about. You have the ability to take pictures of enemies in return for advantages over them. The problem is that this process is the most painstaking and annoying process in video games. There I said it. I cant help but feel that if this didn't exist, the game would be perfect. It just feels like the developers were sitting in a room and said, We have something really special here. Lets fix that.
Its not that research ruins the game because it doesn't. Bioshock is still one of the most fun and exciting games I've ever played and if you haven't played it yet, I strongly advise you to give it a try.