Bioshock 2 is an underrated gem

I held off on getting Bioshock 2 at the start, and then kind of forgot about it.  Seeing the price had dropped to around $20, I gave it a shot, and I can't believe how well done it is.  So many improvements to the first game, plus it has that awesome MP (very deep MP combat system IMO).  How is it that such a great game ends up with a bargain bin price so fast?

 

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It's been out for like a year and a half guy lol Isn't that reason enough for a price drop? But yes, seriously underrated. I try to suggest it to everyone because I find it a lot more entertaining than other shooter MPs. But maybe that's just a personal preference. I played it pretty much non-stop last summer and I can still go back and have a good time and see familiar faces. Lately Assassin's Creed:Brotherhood has taken the front seat for favourite multiplayers but there will always be a special place in my heart for Bioshock 2. Nothing quite like the satisfaction one gets from stomping on people as the Big Daddy when they try to revive or coming out of a battle with someone with just a sliver of health, just that close to an added number in the deaths column and just when you're patting yourself on the back for a good kill, someone throws a homing grenade your way. Makes me laugh every time. It's a keeper that's for sure XD

I gotta agree with Galen.  Though the campaign wasn't as good as the first, the multiplayer is almost the only thing I ever play....for over a year now.  Now thats dedication.  Dedication comes easy to such a great game.  I just can't get in to blackops or brink.  I've had AC brotherhood since last christmas and its still in the plastic...haha.  I tried playing AC 2 but just couldn't get into it.

You should give brotherhood MP a shot corpulent, I think it would be right up your alley once you got to the point where you've unlocked most of the abilities. A lot of people try it and stop because the higher levels are beating up on them, but it's the same thing with Bioshock multiplayer... until you get to the higher levels and get the better perks for your loadout, you're going to get your a** kicked. But once you have those abilities and perks? It's a hell of a lot of fun. It's got single player MP like survival of the fittest with wanted mode and MP modes like civil war and capture the sister with the manhunt and chest capture modes. Don't write it off just yet.

I don't know Galen. If he doesn't like AC2 I doubt much will change with AC Brotherhood.

Perhaps not about the single player, but the multiplayer is different. It has a lot of the same principles, sure, like free running, being stealthy to get better kills and what not but it's a solid MP. I'm just saying... if you already have the game, why not give the multiplayer a chance as he seems to really like the bioshock MP. It would be cool to see some familiar faces from other MPs in the brotherhood one is all. I guess I just like to promote it because I'm a big fan. He obviously doesn't have to touch it if he doesn't want to. Just a suggestion from a fellow bioshock gamer. :)

On that note... I've totally taken this off topic. Bioshock 2 = awesome. Discuss.

Although the campaign didn't have the wow factor that the original did (no sequels ever do), I really thought that some of the tweaks to gameplay really improved things.  I absolutely loved the Drill Specialist tonic, which essentially gave you a mage class.  Combine this with Decoy, Hypnotize, and Winter Blast, and it was total mayhem.

Just out of curiosity, what are some of the great MP perks, etc to aim for at higher levels?

Resurrection and Death trap are some of my favourites as far as high level perks go. Once people have you figured out, they wait around to shoot you or don't wait around to get blown up as is the case with death trap, but it's pretty satisfying when one of your team mates saves you right when you think you're screwed. I believe you get them at levels 38 and 39, or maybe it's 39 and 40. They're the last ones in any case lol

How is something "underrated" when it got good reviews? It currently has a metacritic score of 88. I think you mean unappreciated by some gamers, then maybe you have an argument.

mp is epic. i'm on everynight if you wan tto play!

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