Bioshock Completed - Finally!!

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Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

I started Bioshock on it's UK release date in August 07 and really enjoyed working through it. Then I hit a brick wall with a part near the end.

I tried and tried but couldn't get past it. In the old days I would have kept at it until I'd got past this barrier but I've realized that nowadays my attention span is much shorter and when I hit a game stopper I rarely have the appetite or patience to get past it.

Now, I'm not advocating that games should be easy - that would be dumb. I just wish that play-testing made some of these difficulty spikes a thing of the past. 

Last week I went back to Bioshock and managed to make it past the part I'd previously been blocked at and made it to the end with little difficulty. The ending was really great, but I'd have enjoyed it even more if I'd experienced it back in Aug 07 when the plot and characters were fresh in my mind.

It also made me think that the announced sequel seems a little unnecessary.

Anyway, a great game that only took me 17 months to complete. For shame.
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#1 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

I started Bioshock on it's UK release date in August 07 and really enjoyed working through it. Then I hit a brick wall with a part near the end.

I tried and tried but couldn't get past it. In the old days I would have kept at it until I'd got past this barrier but I've realized that nowadays my attention span is much shorter and when I hit a game stopper I rarely have the appetite or patience to get past it.

Now, I'm not advocating that games should be easy - that would be dumb. I just wish that play-testing made some of these difficulty spikes a thing of the past. 

Last week I went back to Bioshock and managed to make it past the part I'd previously been blocked at and made it to the end with little difficulty. The ending was really great, but I'd have enjoyed it even more if I'd experienced it back in Aug 07 when the plot and characters were fresh in my mind.

It also made me think that the announced sequel seems a little unnecessary.

Anyway, a great game that only took me 17 months to complete. For shame.
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#2 Posted by A Likely Story (1022 posts) -

Don't feel bad, I haven't beaten it yet and have had it since day 1 (US). >_>

Maybe I'll find the motivation to go back and beat it now, though I'll probably start over so I can get the full experience.

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#3 Posted by Psynapse (1084 posts) -

I'm in the same boat really, i'm most of the way through but got to a bit where i died several times and just gave up... I always say that i'll get back to it, but with so many games to play, its hard to make that commitment...

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#4 Posted by Claude (16667 posts) -

I have ADHD pretty bad and I'll let a game go like that... if it doesn't keep me entertained or becomes frustrating. You hear that GTA IV, sorry.

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#5 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8663 posts) -

Well, it wasn't that hard was it? I mean, the auto respawn mechanism while keeping the enemy's health should have helped right? Still, glad to hear that you beat one of the finest games of this console generation.

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