If you are a gamer then you are sure to know the Bioshock title. This game was the product of the remnants of Looking Glass Studios
. Looking Glass Studios created such games as System Shock [and System Shock 2] as well as the popular Thief series. Bioshock
took you under the ocean on a journey through a utopia gone wrong, called Rapture. As you moved through the game you are given choices that not only shape your character but also shape the actual direction of the game. You also had an antagonist that was able to provide you with constant taunting [in the beginning of the game you are led to believe he is an ally]. This combined with an immersive game world dragged you into the game and made the original Bioshock a hit. Now the sequel to this great game is out in the form of Bioshock 2. We are going to take a look at the setup, configuration and our normal 30 minutes of real time game play. Let’s see if Bioshock 2 can drag you beneath the waves like the original did.Buying the game
Bioshock 2 comes in a few different flavors [like most AAA titles do] in addition to being available for the Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3. The versions increase in price as do the number of ‘goodies’ inside the box. For most the stock Bioshock 2 box will suffice and will run you the now typical $50 for the PC version.
If you are one of those that needs [or likes] to have a lot of stuff bundled in with your games then you can shell out an additional $40 and get the Limited Edition. This comes with a few extras that are nice on the surface but in the end are not much more than fluff.
The Limited Edition comes with;
Vinyl 180g LP with BioShock orchestral score
Audio CD with BioShock 2 orchestral score
Three vintage Rapture advertisement posters (rolled)
BioShock 2 Art Book, 164 pages and hardcover
BioShock 2 game
For those of you that do not need [or want] to deal with a DVD-ROM or box then there is the ever popular Steam variety. This allows you to install the game on more than one system [but you can only play on one at a time] and also offers an easier method for reinstallation if needed.
However, if you do chose this method bear in mind that Bioshock 2 is a HUGE game. The download is over 7GB and will take some time to get it down to your system and installed.
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