Monday, March 01, 2010

BioShock 2 - The Aaw factor

It's possible to play both BioShock's as straight-forward shooters zoning-out whenever the storyline protrudes or you have to listen to one of the voice-recordings, but you miss out on so much depth if you do.

The first BioShock had the emotion tugging thoughts of the parents of Sasha that pulled you into the world of Rapture, BioShock 2 has the entire storyline of Eleanor, but there was one voice recording that still brings a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye just to think about it.

I won't spoil things for those yet to reach it, but near the beginning of Dionysus Park you'll find a recording from Billy Parson entitled "A Gift from Billy" that starts "Dear yellow eyed girl" it's just so sweet and so out of place in the current situation particularly harrowing when you come across his father's.