By the time I finally managed to get my hands on first Bioshock, the hype surrounding it's release was long over and I could play through the game without too many preconceptions. I'm glad about it because this game is not perfect. It certainly wouldn't get a place in my personal TOP 10 (my gaming experience started in the 80s, so I guess it doesn't mean much). Sure, BioShock has a combat system that allows so much creativity, a truly worthwhile story, great mood, impressive setting, amazing visuals and fantastic sound design. Thing is, it still manages to be boring a times. Don't really know how, but it does.
That said, I believe it's a title every gamer worth their salt should play. Simply because it's unique, one of a kind that stands out from the crowd of lookalikes. It's a rare thing, game that gives you trouble when someone asks you to recommend others that are similar. BioShock is such game.
One more thing. BioShock might have been tedious from time to time, but completing it gave me that little pinch in the heart. Part of me felt disappointed it's over.
Bioshock Infinite Contest