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August 15th, 2011, 16:08
I've tried getting into Bioshock 2 more than once, and it just gets stale very fast. Maybe it's because I think the gameplay formula is at best mediocre, and at worst quite boring and bland. It lacks a certain precision or finesse that I've come to expect from shooters, and since I don't like the genre in the first place - the Bioshock gameplay really doesn't work well at all for me.

The premise of the first game was fantastic, but they failed to carry it through and the story wasn't anywhere near as engaging as the "idea" of the setting and the universe.

Bioshock 2 seems to emphasise the shooter gameplay even more than the first game, and though the characters seemed somewhat less over-the-top and wrapped in not quite-so-pretentious writing, they just weren't enough to maintain my interest.
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