Post-E3 2009 Bioshock 2
Players: 1+ Player Game | Genre: First Person Shooter
The original Bioshock was shown behind closed doors and although I still contend Mass Effect was a better game during that show, I was eagerly awaiting to get my hands on Bioshock 2. Unfortunately, Bioshock 2 did not come in playable form and we were left with only a trailer of the game. But what we saw leaves us eager for more.
Taking place 10 years after the first Bioshock, the world of Rapture is even more of a mess than it was in the original title. You play the original Big Dadd in this sequel and you have the ability to move faster than what the Big Daddy could move in the first title. Bringing the grey area of using the Little Sisters continues in Bioshock 2 as you can protect them or just take their Adam directly from them.
In an interesting move, the multiplayer component of Bioshock 2 takes place as a prequel to the original game. You are participating in in the war that led to Rapture falling to chaos and ruin. Players can mix and match several different abilities to customize how their character will be equipped in a session--before joining the match. After the match ends, players will then be given ranking on how well they did. This will allow you to be promoted, upgrade and receive new weapons, and upgrade/add new skills. While this is yet another take on the system first created in Call of Duty Modern Warfare, it does appear to add quite a bit of depth and fun to the multiplayer mode
The best part of the multiplayer game is the ability to actually become the Big Daddy. If you are able to find his suit, you will gain massive strength and can completely destroy other players. However, this does come at a price as players will have greatly reduced speed and fewer abilities. The addition of the Big Daddy adds another fun element to the multiplayer mode and gives it some real depth over the single player experience. Hopefully, if all goes well, Bioshock 2 will be able to give us an incredibly fun single and multiplayer experience when it releases later this year.