Sure fire way to make sure I say, "well, done with this game."


BioShock 2, go fuck yourself.  I vowed to finish the game today and I honestly thought that I would make it through, and that right there the idea that I have to "make it through" is pretty good sign that they fucked up the whole making a game thing.   
 
Anyway I was on the last area of the game, I was making progress, the completionist in me wouldn't allow for me to skip the little sisters and I've saved them all to this point so I wasn't about to give up on that.  I was on the second little sister of the area when as I was defending her second gathering session the screen got red.  I wasn't able to shoot my weapons or use plasmids.  I assumed that the game was testing to see how well I setup for the defense, at this point I was strong enough to not really bother with the traps but luckily I decided to use some turrets I just picked up and had a couple "upgraded bots" following me around. 
 
My defense stuff managed to take care of all the attackers while I just sort of sat there and watched.  Then it went to shit.  The littles sister finished her thing and I went to pick her back up.  My character just stood there looking, the screen still redish.  I could not do anything, just sit there gazing at her.  I paused the game and for whatever reason they decided you shouldn't be able to save during these sequences, they also decided autosaves don't really need to exist outside of the 7 loadscreens throughout the game. 
 
I am done with this game.  A shame because I was probably less than a couple hours away from finishing it.
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Posted by HatKing

BioShock 2, go fuck yourself.  I vowed to finish the game today and I honestly thought that I would make it through, and that right there the idea that I have to "make it through" is pretty good sign that they fucked up the whole making a game thing.   
 
Anyway I was on the last area of the game, I was making progress, the completionist in me wouldn't allow for me to skip the little sisters and I've saved them all to this point so I wasn't about to give up on that.  I was on the second little sister of the area when as I was defending her second gathering session the screen got red.  I wasn't able to shoot my weapons or use plasmids.  I assumed that the game was testing to see how well I setup for the defense, at this point I was strong enough to not really bother with the traps but luckily I decided to use some turrets I just picked up and had a couple "upgraded bots" following me around. 
 
My defense stuff managed to take care of all the attackers while I just sort of sat there and watched.  Then it went to shit.  The littles sister finished her thing and I went to pick her back up.  My character just stood there looking, the screen still redish.  I could not do anything, just sit there gazing at her.  I paused the game and for whatever reason they decided you shouldn't be able to save during these sequences, they also decided autosaves don't really need to exist outside of the 7 loadscreens throughout the game. 
 
I am done with this game.  A shame because I was probably less than a couple hours away from finishing it.
Posted by natetodamax

I'm confused...... what happened?

Posted by ApolloJ85

So game breaking glitch aside, would you recommend this game to someone who didn't really think the first Bioshock was all that great, i.e. me?

Posted by HatKing
@natetodamax: 
Basically a glitch that would not let me progress or save.  I can reload from the last autosave which is at the begining of the mission, which was about two hours previous.  I might suck it up and do it just so I can say I beat the game.  I mean I'd hate to have given up this close. 
 
@ApolloJ85:

Probably not.  I guess it depends.  It still has the great atmosphere of the first game, the story isn't as interesting but it isn't as prominent either.  The gameplay is mostly the same, despite what the critics claim.  I think if you did not enjoy the first one, you will not enjoy this one.  If you liked the first one because of the story odds are you won't like this one.  Pretty much the only people I could see really drawn to this game are those who were really enthralled by the gameplay of the first one.
Posted by Yummylee

Man that's some frustrating fesces =/. Had many a similair experiences with Dragon Age and sometimes losing out on 5 hours worth of gameplay because of it's unpredictable auto-save feature. I always assume that headin to camp is a reasonable place for it auto-save, no matter how many times dragon age will crash and the annoying trush will fall down on me like a falling...fat man... 
 
And BioShock 2...like i've said I just can't seem to get any further than like 2 hours into that ;P. It's not that I'm stuck or anything, just having a really tough time to stay stuck in. If I'm playing it, there's always a lingering thought in my head saying ''I'd much rather be playing bladdy blah''
Posted by emkeighcameron

BS2 wasn't great....I'm kinda pissed I spent money on it, really.
 
The ending totally sucked, so don't feel bad about not getting there.

Posted by Video_Game_King

Sounds more like a technical issue, probably with your Xbox.