Original Bioshock beats TLOU hands down

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#1 Posted by always_explicit (3379 posts) -

So I wiped the dust off Bioshock today. To be honest I was surprised how well the game had aged, sure some of the gunplay was slightly unrewarding at times but in terms of overall game mechanics, immersion and story it beats TLOU hands down. It might be the case that such a long time has passed that I simply cant remember Bioshock getting as much hype as TLOU but I am pretty sure it didnt.

Dont get me wrong im not bashing TLOU its one of the 7 awesome games I own for my PS3, I was just so impressed with Bioshock for the second time in my life, I think if it was a new IP released tomorrow it would be just as competitive with any current titles.

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#2 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

I like oranges, but I guess apples are okay too.

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#3 Edited by Doom_HellKnight (12217 posts) -

The story, atmosphere, setting and art of Bioshock are all fantastic. Unfortunately, I simply don't find it that fun to play through. The Last of Us hits all of those marks, but is also plays incredibly well. So in this instance, I have to say The Last of Us is superior. They are very different games though, so it's hard to do a fair comparison.

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#4 Posted by OneInchMan99 (1248 posts) -

Thats an opinion,I guess.

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#5 Posted by PS360Wii4eva (297 posts) -

What the hell has bioshock to do with the last of us? You just making up random shit cuz ya can't stand the hype well okay my turn. Damn MGS4 beats TLOU hands down

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#6 Edited by JangoWuzHere (19032 posts) -

I have no love for the gameplay in Bioshock. I honestly stopped caring about the story halfway through Bioshock. The broken balance and unsatisfying gunplay was just too much for me to care about the world or it's characters.

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#7 Posted by Elitro (578 posts) -

Tried Bioshock got bored, never really understood what people like about that game.

Oh right, it's a fps...

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#8 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

lol ! Perhaps one day we will look back on TLOU dissapointed the same we are doing with Bioshock now.

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#9 Posted by ManInFlames-77 (300 posts) -

lol no. Bioshock is boring and clunky.

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#10 Edited by Basinboy (13187 posts) -

Ok

In other news, Frogger > Bioshock because, ya know, it's older

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#11 Edited by CleanPlayer (9822 posts) -

I don't even know how you compare the two....both have great stories, but TLOU connected with me a lot more. Rapture was an awesome setting, but seeing the detail Naughty Dog put into its post-apocalyptic world was chilling alongside the giraffes and all those depressing letters. I just have to give the nod to TLOU.

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#12 Posted by remiks00 (3794 posts) -

@always_explicit: lol.., They both are 2 completely different types of games that were both equally awesome. Why you chose TLOU to compare it to blows my mind. Cool opinion though.

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#13 Edited by jake44 (2085 posts) -

I'd have to disagree with that.

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#14 Posted by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

systemshock 2 owns both, lol console kids

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#15 Posted by Ballroompirate (25896 posts) -

Remember just cause people have an opinion, doesn't mean it's correct or even good. While Bioshock is a great game, it is not even in the same league as TLOU.

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#16 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

you people are Toxic

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#17 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

I like oranges, but I guess apples are okay too.

na apples are much better.

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#18 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (14779 posts) -

While I absolutely love both games, Bioshock is my 2nd favourite game of all time. The level of immersion in that game is only second to Half Life 2.

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#19 Edited by UnrealLegend (5888 posts) -

I haven't played TLOU, but I thought BioShock was a real chore to finish. The gameplay was really weak and although the atmosphere was great, it didn't really offer a whole lot of variety.

I thought Infinite was vastly superior in every way.

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#20 Posted by BlbecekBobecek (2928 posts) -

@always_explicit said:

So I wiped the dust off Bioshock today. To be honest I was surprised how well the game had aged, sure some of the gunplay was slightly unrewarding at times but in terms of overall game mechanics, immersion and story it beats TLOU hands down. It might be the case that such a long time has passed that I simply cant remember Bioshock getting as much hype as TLOU but I am pretty sure it didnt.

Dont get me wrong im not bashing TLOU its one of the 7 awesome games I own for my PS3, I was just so impressed with Bioshock for the second time in my life, I think if it was a new IP released tomorrow it would be just as competitive with any current titles.

If you liked Bioshock so much, I STRONGLY recommend to buy System Shock 2 (it is available cheap on gog.com and works flawlessly on any Windows 7 PC). It does everything Bioshock did, but is much more immersive and does not have certain gameplay issues Bioshock had (i.e. infinite free respawns). You will even learn to love the graphics despite being dated by todays standards.

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#21 Posted by dobzilian (3365 posts) -

@Basinboy said:

Ok

In other news, Frogger > Bioshock because, ya know, it's older

Pong >>>> All Games this Generation.

Ball in a cup >>>>>>>>>>>> All Games ever created.

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#22 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@ UnrealLegend

I think you need to lie down, you are clearly not well in the head.

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#23 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@ BlbecekBobecek

Sounds like Nostalgia has got you by the balls !

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#24 Posted by Terrencec06 (4014 posts) -

both great games. Still prefer TLOU. Bioshock was indeed an awesome tale.

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#25 Posted by cainetao11 (32714 posts) -

Always love first Bio. Great game, TLOU is great as well. Not comparing is fun

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#26 Posted by BlbecekBobecek (2928 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu: Not really, I played System Shock 2 a few months ago for the first time. ;)

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#27 Edited by drekula2 (3349 posts) -

@Doom_HellKnight said:

The story, atmosphere, setting and art of Bioshock are all fantastic. Unfortunately, I simply don't find it that fun to play through. The Last of Us hits all of those marks, but is also plays incredibly well. So in this instance, I have to say The Last of Us is superior. They are very different games though, so it's hard to do a fair comparison.

Exactly. Bioshock is a game I really want to praise as art because of it's beautiful sylized graphics, cohesive atmosphere and the issues and concepts it takes on, but in the end, I just don't have many fun memories playing it. All I remember is getting lost in a maze of needlessly confusing (and claustrophobic) level design.

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#28 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6960 posts) -

I wouldn't say so. IMO the best games this gen:

1. MGS4

2. The Last of Us

3. GTAV

4. Uncharted 2

5. Bioshock

Runners up: Skyrim, Arkham City, Oblivion, SMG1/2, Obvlion

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#29 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@ BlbecekBobecek

You're not helping ! D:

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#30 Edited by foxhound_fox (96793 posts) -

9 > 8

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#31 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite=TLOU>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Bioshock

The first Bioshock was a pretty mediocre game apart from the cool twist.

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#32 Edited by Macutchi (5720 posts) -

@always_explicit said:

So I wiped the dust off Bioshock today. To be honest I was surprised how well the game had aged, sure some of the gunplay was slightly unrewarding at times but in terms of overall game mechanics, immersion and story it beats TLOU hands down. It might be the case that such a long time has passed that I simply cant remember Bioshock getting as much hype as TLOU but I am pretty sure it didnt.

it pretty much did tbh. that was the golden era of 07 when bioshock, halo3, crysis, modern warfare, the witcher, mass effect and gears (pc) launched in the space of about 3 months.

good times...

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#33 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@ mems_1224

Looks like the only critetia you used to compare those games was their Stories.

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#34 Edited by punisher1 (3264 posts) -

@always_explicit: fail troll topic

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#35 Edited by xh117 (142 posts) -

Bioshock - Best Story

Bioshock 2 - Best Gameplay

Bioshock Infinite - Best Graphics

Bioshock 2 > Bioshock > Bioshock Infinite

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#36 Posted by blamix (367 posts) -

Bioshock is good, but not same level as TLOU

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#37 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

^ too different too compare ! Actually these games are more different than you think. You just like TLOU more.

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#38 Edited by monsterpuncher (177 posts) -

Bioshock 1 WAS a great game. It use to be one of my favorites from early this gen...

But lets be real here, Bioshock 1 doesnt come CLOSE TO the level of quailty in the Last of Us' gameplay, story, characters etc nor is it as cohesive of an experience.

Hell, Bioshock 1 still doesnt even surpass Uncharted 2..never mind The Last of Us lol.

1. Last of Us has MAGNITUDE superior combat and gunplay.

In Last of Us you actually feel like a survivor too, whether it be scavenging for items, that actually matter to the gameplay, or in the combat -where you have so many options of attack, and enemies who react to you...making for many dynamic encounters.

Encounters with the Infected play out much different to human encounters as well... each have their own nuances..So there is a lot of depth to the combat in Last of Us - also due to the fact its backed by item resource management gameplay and real time crafting.

There is so much more strategy then meets the eyes involved in the gameplay of Last of Us

-Do you craft for offense or defense/ when is the right time to craft / do you stealth or do what you need to do provided you have the resources etc / do you set traps with bombs or play cat and mouse with enemies...

And if you got caught in stealth, Ok improvise now -brawl/run/shoot or combo of each, lose enemies then give stealth another go etc.

You can do so much with the combat in Last of Us. Its sandbox like. You play combat encounters in Last of Us how ever way you want!

Just to make it simple...

Playing cat and mouse with enemies as you pick them off one by one is pure exhilaration....getting caught in stealth and improvising on the run is exhilarating....losing enemies after getting caught and re-strategizing is exhilarating...getting by on the skin of your teeth while on low resources is exhilarating....I can go on and on...

The Last of Us has the GREATEST combat gameplay of any game PERIOD. I have never played combat more intense, brutal, and dynamic in my life.

Where as Bioshock 1 plays like your average generic FPS with magic(plasmids etc)

2. Last of Us has such a amazing characters too. Bioshock had NONE last time i checked lol

3. Its not even close in the story department either.

Last of Us has one of the greatest stories ever in gaming - the beautiful yet dauting JOURNEY of Joel and Ellie who you deeply cared for....The story was mature, deep and thought provoking on its own merits too....

NOT forced like In BiosShock 1 (we have socialist undertiones, we are so cool and mature)

And this has been a problem with all Bioshock games...they have ridicilous twists just for the sake of trying to appear complex/deep...

The whole thing with Ryan at the end etc. The story in Bioshock 1 went to SHIT towards the end.

Not to mention that in The Last of Us, gameplay and story which are both excellent in Last of Us, come together so perfectly like two halfes into one. No game even comes close to managing that, on the level of the Last of Us etc.

Bioshock is just as much of a mess between story and gameplay as any other big FPS or action game

Even though I liked Bioshock 1, The Last of Us DESTROYS IT in every way...and thats real talk

In fact, the Last of Us is ONE of the greatest games I have ever played BAR NONE.....NOTHING EVEN COMES close to topping The Last Of Us for me. Naughty Gods indeed!

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#39 Posted by Pitbulllova (798 posts) -

@Jankarcop: shutup lol

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#40 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@ monsterpuncher

Why can't you be just like normal person and admit you like TLOU And Uncharted more. The two games are different, theres very little to compare them with. no need to get all Fanboy up in here.

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#41 Posted by chocolate1325 (33009 posts) -

Played Uncharted 2 last week beats them both.