Its true, I am both tight fisted with my cash and have little time to play of late. so when a fiend lent me Bioshock 2 I devoured it over my weekend off.
Now I played the first Bioshock the week it was release, it was the Xbox release of the game and as my achievement time stamps can prove, I finished it in a single sitting, from start to finish I played it without a break.
So, then i say the following sentence you will be surprised. I thought it was over rated.
Yeah, I mean it, and I brought it twice, X-Box 360 and then PC (granted in a steam sale). The game was missing some obvious things, under water scenes for one thing. the game was set in an epic under water renaissance city and not once did you get to bounce about in the wet stuff or see the city from the out side (other than the opening) and there where no sea critters to murder.
The sequel to the game was however awesome, fantastic and brilliant. It had epic battles, well timed ambushes and characters that where not obviously going to betray you.
The game progressed at a wonderful speed with gradual plot layers that where easy to follow unlike the first game where about half way through it went, lets be honest, a bit bonkers.
What Bioshock two has is those bits splashing about in the water as well as some nice use of plot lines. i never got to kill a sea monster but at least i felt like there was a chance it was going to happen. The game was creepy without the wondering around lost feeling that tainted the first one.
so, without babbling on any more, the game it great, much better than the first one in most ways (lacks that sense if discovery that the first one gave me)
so, go and play it.