I finished BioShock last night. I won’t spoil the game by revealing its secrets, but the ending was…a let down.
Don’t get me wrong: BioShock still has my strongest recommendation- I really enjoyed the game, and my rating is unchanged. But endings are always hard, and it seems that the better an entertainment is, the harder it is to end well.
It was a great relief on a lot of levels to play BioShock after my rant about checkpoint saves the other day. In addition to being an XBox 360 game (also available on the PC) with unlimited saves, it is probably one of the best computer games I’ve played in a long while.
BioShock has it all: a fantastic and original story, brilliantly realized game mechanics, and stunning use of visuals and audio. The story is set during the post WWII era: your passenger plane plane crashes and you, the only apparent survivor, discover the entrance to a secret oasis…or what might have once been one. Rapture, an entire underwater city founded by a wealthy man with a passing resemblance to Howard Hughes, was founded on principles of moral and scientific freedom. Unfortunately, it seems as if something has gone terribly wrong…