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January 10th, 2007, 12:23
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
SS1 had some cool gadgetry for sure, but it was mostly an early FPS with strong story elements. SS2 had more RPG features, and I'm hoping BioShock will carry that further.

However, given recent coverage, I'm not expecting that to happen. I think they're going for the FPS crowd to increase sales, and it most likely won't be an entirely worthy spiritual sequel.
This is one of those cases where it is hard *not* to get your expectations set unrealistically high … and part of me cynically expects it to be released and be all bright and shiny and have cool stuff that will have PC Gamer emblazoned with a 95% 'GOTY' label with their 'exclusive' review - only to realize after playing that it is all flash …

… and I'm using that cynicism to temper my expectations … I'm just hoping for a decent shooter, perhaps with some RPG-lite elements and a tight and linear and heavily scripted story that pulls me by the nose from gorgeous set-piece to gorgeous set-piece …

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