Monday, October 20, 2008

BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams YouTube Teaser Trailer

Admittedly, a very poor trailer, but I am pumped for this release. For those of you unfamiliar with Bioshock, here is an excerpt from the wiki page:

BioShock has received wide critical acclaim: mainstream press reviews have praised the immersive qualities of the game and its political dimension. The Boston Globe described it as "a beautiful, brutal, and disquieting computer game ... one of the best in years," and compared the game to Whittaker Chambers's 1957 riposte to Atlas Shrugged, Big Sister Is Watching You. Wired also mentioned the Ayn Rand connection in a report on the game which featured a brief interview with Levine.

The Chicago Sun-Times review said, "I never once thought anyone would be able to create an engaging and entertaining video game around the fiction and philosophy of Ayn Rand, but that is essentially what 2K Games has done ... the rare, mature video game that succeeds in making you think while you play."

The Los Angeles Times review concluded, "Sure, it's fun to play, looks spectacular and is easy to control. But it also does something no other game has done to date: It really makes you feel." The New York Times reviewer described it as: "intelligent, gorgeous, occasionally frightening" and added, "Anchored by its provocative, morality-based story line, sumptuous art direction and superb voice acting, BioShock can also hold its head high among the best games ever made."

I played it on the Xbox 360 and it was one of the most atmospheric, submersing, enjoyable game experiences I've ever had. Alone with the lights dimmed and the sound blasted is the way to go. I dare you not to shiver the first time you hear a Big Daddy wail like some forlorn mammoth sea creature. For the Ayn Rand fans, there are a ton of themes and references for you.

Hat Tip: 21st Century Paladin.

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