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The second release of this title I had high hopes for and to be honest I felt slightly disappointed and here's why.

I get the feeling that they are trying hard to be more successful than the last one, and then there is plain trying too much but failed. The developers for Bioshock 2 have done it all: better controls, detailed level designs, improved combat mechanics, and a multiplayer mode to captivate the target audience. The only problem is that despite of all these major improvements, everything quite feels the same. The atmosphere of the game is surely downright terrifying, but it just doesn’t send down shivers down my spine like the old Bioshock.

Rapture, that’s the world Bioshock is centered on, is an underwater world filled to the brim with things that go bump at the night as it has been ravaged by war and mutilated by a self destructive genetic mutation. Little has been done to change and add to the element of spookiness to the game despite the fact that it has taken 10 years to create the sequel.

In terms of game play, Bioshock surely has improved a lot. Combos are now more powerful as you use both the powerful plasmids and heavy weaponry to blast off the monsters around Rapture. This was not possible in the original game; it was either... or not both.

ADAM is collected throughout the game, and often through slaughtering Little Sister after you have dealt with Big Daddy. Whether you will kill Little Sister and have a ready source of ADAM or rescue her and put her gently into your arms is your call. But if you pick the latter, be ready for the consequences. You have been warned.

The inclusion of the multiplayer mode will satisfy fans of the game as it is a full featured multiplayer experience. Ranks, unlockable weapons as you level up, plasmids, and various boosts exist. There is wide array of maps too, that way you and your friends can fully explore Rapture in different areas.

The underwater world of Rapture is full of magnificent wonder that relies heavily on the graphics of the game. And as mentioned above it, indeed, has been too much. The developers failed to create a semi original material that could have made Bioshock 2 standout and get its place in fame that it deserves. I do prefer the first one over this one though.