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Author: Lewis
Posted: October 28, 2008 (03:10 PM)
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I recently wrote yet another piece on BioShock for Art Fist magazine. Each time I return to it, largely for journalistic reasons these days, I'm equally stunned. It's simply magical.

I'm glad to see a review focus so heavily on Rapture itself, because it's clearly the starring character in this wonderful videogame. I worry if you may have undersold it, though - you tell the story and describe the experience nicely, but on paper it sounds kind of lacking, which is the last thing BioShock was. Practially the only discussion of the game's quality comes in the final paragraph.

Maybe it should be common knowledge how essential this masterpiece is by now, though.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: October 28, 2008 (03:26 PM)
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I definitely took some risks with the review, and purposefully avoided direct discussion of the game's overall quality because to me that cheapens what BioShock was for me. Instead, I tried to describe the intricacies that make Rapture so interesting--and absolutely worth visiting. My hope is that it will lead the reader to say "Hmm, I should check it out." So yeah, I'm aware that the review is likely to be hit-or-miss but sometimes I like to take risks with my reviews rather than fall into an all-too-familiar pattern. I really couldn't think of a better time to do that than the present.


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: October 28, 2008 (03:49 PM)
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BioShock, you say?

I do believe I own this game. Hmmm...


For us. For them. For you.


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Author: Halon
Posted: October 28, 2008 (07:31 PM)
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This game is getting way too much praise around here.


IF YOU WANT MORE BEATS FOR YOUR BUCK THERE'S NO LUCK.


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Author: Lewis
Posted: October 29, 2008 (02:23 AM)
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Gary: Don't you darestart.

Sportsman: *sigh*


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Author: psychopenguin
Posted: October 29, 2008 (02:00 PM)
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This game is getting a lot of praise EVERYWHERE.


http://backloggery.com/main.php?user=psycho_penguin


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Author: Lewis
Posted: October 29, 2008 (03:16 PM)
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And DamnHellYeah it should.

I am really, really hoping that Friday will bring a time when I have a new pet game to ramble on about. Until then, BioShock is the essential current-gen videogame, for me.


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