I'm sorry, BioShock 2.


So my last blog I complained about BioShock 2.  I had suffered a fatal glitch and had to load up from several hours back.  While I won't contridict the ideas that I presented then(that glitch is bullshit and autosaving once every three hours is useless) I will say that I was impressed by the ending of the game.   
 
Clearly I decided to give it a second chance and replayed the two hours or so that I had to, which went much quicker the second time.  I got a little further into the game and found the back half very interesting.  I would also like to say that the ending of the game is far more satisfying than the awful ending to the first game. 
 
So I'll say it.  I judged too quick and I spoke out of anger.  I feel good about BioShock 2 now and although the story wasn't necessary to the "franchise" it did work and it did create a viable opening for another sequel.  This game is less of a sequel to the story and more of another view of the universe.  If you are a fan of the series and interested in the idea behind the Big Daddys then you might want to play this, just be warned the first several hours are very slow going. 
 
Alright, I just wanted to say that.
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Posted by HatKing

So my last blog I complained about BioShock 2.  I had suffered a fatal glitch and had to load up from several hours back.  While I won't contridict the ideas that I presented then(that glitch is bullshit and autosaving once every three hours is useless) I will say that I was impressed by the ending of the game.   
 
Clearly I decided to give it a second chance and replayed the two hours or so that I had to, which went much quicker the second time.  I got a little further into the game and found the back half very interesting.  I would also like to say that the ending of the game is far more satisfying than the awful ending to the first game. 
 
So I'll say it.  I judged too quick and I spoke out of anger.  I feel good about BioShock 2 now and although the story wasn't necessary to the "franchise" it did work and it did create a viable opening for another sequel.  This game is less of a sequel to the story and more of another view of the universe.  If you are a fan of the series and interested in the idea behind the Big Daddys then you might want to play this, just be warned the first several hours are very slow going. 
 
Alright, I just wanted to say that.
Posted by FlamingHobo

I'm sure BioShock 2 will be as willing to kiss and make up. 
 
Don't worry. I suffered through a few major glitches throughout my play-through of the game and was equally as annoyed as you were.

Posted by HatKing
@FlamingHobo:
Did you make it to the ending?  What did you think, specifically compared the end of the first game?
Posted by FlamingHobo
@HatKing said:
" @FlamingHobo: Did you make it to the ending?  What did you think, specifically compared the end of the first game? "
I've completed both of the games and I believe that the final battle of BioShock 2 was superior to the original, as was its endings. BioShock's endings felt too specific. There was an evil and there was a good ending, that was it. However, BioShock 2 had a "middle" ending which felt more realistic and had more effect on me as a player. Also, the endings themselves feel as though more thought was put into them.
Posted by HatKing
@FlamingHobo said:
" @HatKing said:
" @FlamingHobo: Did you make it to the ending?  What did you think, specifically compared the end of the first game? "
I've completed both of the games and I believe that the final battle of BioShock 2 was superior to the original, as was its endings. BioShock's endings felt too specific. There was an evil and there was a good ending, that was it. However, BioShock 2 had a "middle" ending which felt more realistic and had more effect on me as a player. Also, the endings themselves feel as though more thought was put into them. "

Oh I didn't see any of the other endings, I just did the good one, I'll have to youtube the others.  And I totally agree the endings feel way more thought out.  The endings in the first felt like they just sort of slapped together, to me.