Welcome to Rapture
I first heard of Bioshock at X06 and It has peaked my interest ever since. Every gamer should do himself a favour and experience Bioshock. The game is a breath of fresh air amidst all the similar games out there. The emphasis on BioShock is awesome storytelling combined with amazing gameplay. This is the first TRUE next-gen experience because it pushes the envelope in every way!
Gameplay: The gameplay is the best thing in BioShock. You basically choose how you want to defeat your enemies. You can use the traditional shotgun or freeze them with Ice then destroy them. Plasmids adds an amazing element to the game. The only issues I have with the gameplay is that it stutters some times, it's not really a problem but it's very annoying.
Graphics: The graphics are the best on the 360. The artstyle looks retro and futuristic at the same time. The colors are very vibrant and diverse not like your average FPS, then again Bioshock isn't your average FPS. With the help of UE3, Bioshock easily has the best graphics so far this gen. Irrational hired special programmers just for the water effects, and man do they look amazing.
Sound: The sound is the best part in Rapture. You hear all the leaks, footsteps, voices and everything else in between. If you have a Surround Sound system then you will be fully immersed in Bioshock, it will feel like you are there facing off against a Big Daddy. Irrational hit the nail on the head in the sound department.
Story: Usually we don't expect FPS games to have an intriuging story but guess what....Bioshock did and went past that. The story is easily the best part in the game. The story might be a little complicated if you don't pick up the audio diaries but that is okay. There are HUGE plot twists in Bioshock that will have you on the edge of your seat!
Characters: The characters in the game are nothing you have seen before. The Hunter and Gatherer mechanic is used to perfection with the Big Daddies and Little Sisters. You will meet alot of interesting characters during your stay at Rapture
Conclusion: If you own a 360 this is a must buy. Gamers, I can't stress this enough, You NEED to purchase/rent Bioshock. Ken Levine and everyone at Irrational (now 2K Boston) has delivered again with this masterpiece. I hope you enjoyed reading my review.