Fictional Friday: BioShock

Courtesy of gametrailers.com
Courtesy of gametrailers.com

With the recent release of BioShock Infinite, let’s take a journey back to where it all started: BioShock.  Now, I know that this isn’t a book by any means, but this game definitely has a great story amidst all of the action. 

BioShock is a first person shooter video game where you take the role of Jack.  Jack’s plane crashes in the ocean near a bathysphere terminal that leads to the underwater city of Rapture.  The city was intended to be an isolated utopia but the discovery of ADAM, a DNA that grants superhuman powers, the city soon falls into decline.  Jack is contacted by Atlas, who guides the player to different objectives in order to survive the city of Rapture.  I don’t want to get too much more into what happens, as you should really find that out for yourself.

The city of Rapture is huge.  There are so many areas to explore and things to collect that it’s part adventure game, while also being the survival game that it’s meant to be.  The player is pursued by some pretty interesting enemies including Big Daddies and the Little Sisters.  When engaging the Little Sisters, the player always has a moral choice of whether to spare them or to kill them; sparing them ultimately leads to a better ending.  The graphics in this game are also really good.  There are so many textures and really cool images in this game that it’s easy to forget that you’re supposed to be scared of this place. 

BioShock is a uniquely good game that not only gives players the fight that they want but an amazing story as well.  From what I’ve seen of the new BioShock Infinite game, players that enjoy the franchise will not be disappointed and I can’t wait to play it for myself.

-Lauren Pirc, Assistant Blog Editor

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