Bioshock- Game Review

Bioshock- Game Review

Viktoria Zarate, Writer

Hello Wonderful Readers! For the past year, I have been trying to find new ways to entertain myself, because this year has made everything you do normally boring and so because of that, I tried playing video games. When I was a kid, I grew up with Spyro, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Crash Bandicoot but it was my brothers and sisters who were obsessed with playing video games. I, personally, never really got into them as much as my siblings. Of course, I love to play Minecraft, I would sometimes play shooter games and I always got excited when the new Five Nights at Freddy’s game came out, but I would get quickly get bored for whatever reason it would be. So, when I found a videogame that I really like, keeps my attention, and one that I have fun while playing it AND I want to play over and again. I think that is an impressive game in of itself. And this game is known for being my favorite videogame and many, many people can agree with it. So, let me take you the depts of the sea where a city of Rapture with No Gods Or Kings, Only Men. This is Bioshock.

BioShock - WikipediaBioShock is a 2007 first-person shooter game developed by 2K Boston (later Irrational Games) and 2K Australia and published by 2K Games. BioShock is set in 1960. The player guides the protagonist, Jack, after his airplane crashes in the ocean near the bathysphere terminus (lighthouse) that leads to the underwater city of Rapture. You as the player team up with a man named Atlas and he guides you through the city of Rapture but everyone in Rapture is genetically modified with a chemical called Eve. Everyone has powers in them and they have become violent and they will kill anyone on sight. You are trying to get out of Rapture alive and you find out the twisted secrets that lie in Rapture.


BioShock: The Collection review: An exemplary return to the unforgiving depths | Windows CentralOne reason why I love this game so much is the game is the artwork and game mechanics that came with Bioshock. This game is thriving with an atmosphere of the 60s but with such a twisted vibe around it. Rapture is supposed to be this paradise but when you come to Rapture everything is grimy and in ruins. People around have all lost their minds with power, it sets this tone of tense, anxiety-inducing, and dread throughout the game. At times it can be very creepy. There are also in Rapture these machines that are called Big Daddies and they need to protect the little sisters (it’s not weird) who harvest a chemical called Adam. I really love the art-deco aesthetic of this game, and how well the Big Daddys, Little Sisters, and the various items you collect in the game go along with the art. BioShock remastered editions on PC sound worse off than the originals (update) - PolygonI also have to give credit to the powers as well. Each person you fight has a different power that can help you get through the game. There’s an electric bolt, incinerate, winter blast, insect swarm, and so much more. This gives players variety on how to get through different courses throughout the game. And with a load of different weapons and many different places to explore, it really is hard to not admire this game. I also want to say that this has fantastic music in the game. It may not be a big deal but the music really helps Bioshock what it is. With the radios playing old 1950s songs, by the epic boss fight music to make the fights more intense, and the music swelling up and it implies how dire the situation you are in living in Rapture for so long. It really has a fantastic score and I think it is underrated.

Steam Community :: Screenshot :: BioShock Remastered - Andrew RyanOkay, and another reason why I love this game so much is the story behind this underwater city. You see you can’t understand the story of this game if all you do is shoot-shoot-bang-bang. You have to kinda pay attention to this game and listen to the tapes you find all throughout the map of Rapture. The tapes act as recorded diaries for the people of Rapture, and they reveal the secrets behind Rapture, document its downfall, and give you as the player finding new tips that might help out of your situation. They help set up the world-building about this world, explain the stories of the people you eventually have to fight, and how a place this becomes an underwater H E double hockey sticks. It seems all point to one person whose fault it is which is the person who created it in the first place, Andrew Ryan. Andrew Ryan is one of the main antagonists of the characters and he immediately doesn’t like you. He tries to get kill you before you destroy Rapture itself. But it is revealed not everything is not so black and white.  I am not going to give as many spoilers of this game because I really think it is so much better when you see the twist happen because it is really is that good. When I and my older sister played this game and the big twist happens, we were both in shock at how it made so much sense to the story and I like how we both thought of the same thing but we were wrong. I like that, a good twist in a story is having all those bits and pieces come together but you do not suppose to know how they all interconnect.  And I also like that you have a few choices that you can choose from in terms of the story that has happened, and you can get a few different outcomes in the end.

This game is known for being one of the people’s favorite games of all time and I personally couldn’t agree more. I really enjoy the gameplay, the style, and the overall story it all comes together with being a fantastic videogame. I highly recommend this game to people to people who love shooter games. Bioshock is really a legendary game