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bioshock
games Posted 2007-08-23 21:50:58 by Jim Crawford
I know a lot of people who don't play video games any more, or who only play them every once in a long while. This post is for you.

I finished Bioshock today. I had been anticipating it, but it was getting incredible reviews and word of mouth -- the game's average score on metacritic is 97 out of 100. Average. I got caught up in the buzz and ended up not only buying it on the day it was released, but buying an Xbox 360 too.

It was worth it. I was mildly disappointed for the first few hours -- only compared to the hype, mind you -- because while the writing, atmosphere, music, and art design were all top-tier, I was expecting something transcendent, and it was merely excellent. Then, the writing really kicked in. I... can't really talk about it without giving away too much.

Play Bioshock. Play it as soon as possible, because I suspect this is one that people are going to be talking about, and spoilers will degrade your experience significantly. You so want to experience this story in the manner the developers intended.
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