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Bioshock gameplay vid: Whoa Big Daddy


IGN scored 15 minutes of "exclusive" BioShock gameplay video with commentary by Creative Director Ken Levine. See creepy little girls harvest genetic material the hard way under the watchful eye of monsters wearing diving helmets. Hey, this is what the next generation is all about! Levine says Irrational Studios aims to avoid every FPS cliche with this long-awaited would-be masterpiece. According to him, that means no long hallways or waves of retarded enemies. What else do you hope doesn't show up in BioShock?

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1. This looks pretty interesting. The narrator sounds uber-pretentious, but the entire idea behind it is a solid one. I'll definitely give it a rent when it's released. Is this YET ANOTHER 360 exclusive?

Posted at 1:35AM on Sep 21st 2006 by Xavier 0 stars

2. After all I've read about Bioshock I wasn't convinced this could be a compelling game.

Happily I stand corrected. This looks pretty sweet I must say!

Posted at 1:35AM on Sep 21st 2006 by james f. 0 stars

3. Wow, looks great. Except for those hideous UI icons. I really hope those aren't final for the game. Such an eyesore over a gourgeous environment.

Posted at 2:03AM on Sep 21st 2006 by Les Doodis 0 stars

4. That video looks amazing!

Posted at 2:22AM on Sep 21st 2006 by Bryan Thumme 0 stars

5. Cliche I hope they avoid: exploding barrels/crates/boxes/whatever.

Should be pretty easy considering it's set underwater, but that's what I thought about Doom 3 and Mars...

Posted at 2:30AM on Sep 21st 2006 by plaidspeed 0 stars

6. They've still got 2 FPS cliches there: guns, enemies and the first-person perspective.

I want a third-person swords-only FPS with noone to fight. That's called innovation!

Posted at 6:16AM on Sep 21st 2006 by Azerael 0 stars

7. I win at numbers.

=B

Posted at 6:19AM on Sep 21st 2006 by Azerael 0 stars

8. I love the style of art and story thus far. I'm really looking forward to playing it.

Posted at 9:57AM on Sep 21st 2006 by beardsly43 0 stars

9. I was waiting for a gameplay video to decide whether I was truly interested in this game. this has definately sealed the deal. The atmosphere, the tone, my god THE WATER EFFECTS! It's all so engrossing.

Posted at 11:15AM on Sep 21st 2006 by footlong! 0 stars

10. Care to explain why the picture link leads to some stupid myspace page?

Posted at 1:52AM on Sep 21st 2006 by Jason 0 stars

11. Hmmm... maybe it's the narrator, but I was hoping to be more blown-away than this. Yes the art is gorgeous, but it still get a little feeling of, "real-time weapons switching!"

That is, there are nice innovations but not a HUGE leap forward from say, Half-Life 2. I mean, HL2 had very stylized universe and antagonists that you could later use for protection (Antlion bugbait), and lots of games have genetic modifications.

Entirely 'non-scripted' is pretty ambitious though - could be a huge selling point.

Posted at 2:27PM on Sep 21st 2006 by intRvenous 0 stars

12. This game just looks better and better... It almost looks like a mix between Condemned (one of my favorite games) and Deus Ex (another great game).

I don't know how much longer I can wait for it.

Posted at 9:39AM on Sep 21st 2006 by ragtimepianist 0 stars

13. OH, I second the "hideous UI icons" motion. PLEASE DO BETTER ICONS.

I couldn't put my finger on it at first, but something looked horribly out-of-place...

Posted at 2:34PM on Sep 21st 2006 by intRvenous 0 stars

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