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BioShock Remastered review
by Elia Mercatanti

Grande capolavoro del passato che ancora oggi affascina per la sua ambientazione e per la trama. Il gameplay purtroppo è invecchiato un pò male rispetto al resto, con dei controlli e sistema di shooting un pò troppo meccanico e legnoso. Ma la piaga che affligge di più il gioco, sia nella versione Remastered che originale, è la presenza di troppi e frequenti crash del gioco, che interrompono inesorabilmente l'azione e minano il coinvolgimento dell'ambientazione. Purtroppo ad oggi non esiste una soluzione efficace per rimuovere o anche solo alleggerire questo problema, nonostante su alcune configurazioni i crash non si verificano o sono più rari, e dubito che verranno risolti nel prossimo futuro dato che la casa di sviluppo è stata chiusa anni fa. A rendere il tutto ancora più frustrante è la quasi assenza di un salvataggio automatico, che avviene solo quando si accede ad una nuova area, evento purtroppo troppo sporadico per farci affidamento. Nonostante i problemi di crash è senza dubbio una pietra miliare dei videogiochi e per quelli che se lo vogliono recuperare ho un solo consiglio da darvi: salvate manualmente il più possibile almeno ogni 10 minuti, per evitare di perdere troppo progressi in caso di crash, almeno una ventina riscontrati nella mia run.

Al netto dei crash:

Voto 9/10
«Time-tested»

Other reviews5

the remaster is bad, but it comes with the original game if you didn't already own it and i'm pretty sure most of the drawbacks of that one have mods to help it out
even modded, the remaster suffers from random (not omnipresent, but prevelant enough to note) crashes and really odd sound compression that's never consistent

the game itself is excellent up until the end, where after its
frankly
amazing twist, something still effective all these years later
even if you already know exactly what's going to happen (because you've played the game before, like me)

the game just shits the bed
everything about the game gets suddenly worse because they just have to wrap this shit up
they go full ham to where
the game whose central antagonist throughout the majority of its run time has the name of a genderbent Ayn Rand
turns its true villain into The Wise Guy, the alpha and omega of all evil 20's gangster stereotypes

i don't feel the need to talk about how great the game is outside of that because it's something that pretty much everyone agrees with
but if you don't know, it's a great balance of master class immersive sim style level design melding with streamlined shooter gameplay that is still unique all these years later
this is a prestige title for many reasons - i don't think it's one of the best games ever made, but i do think it's one of the most important
there are few settings in games quite like Rapture
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«Time-tested»
The original game is easily a masterpiece, but the remaster is so sloppy. It was painfully difficult to maintain the drive to finish the game from all the bugs and glitches, and it's especially frustrating considering how much I adore the Bioshock series.
«Buggy as hell»
«Oh God i managed it»
Blue Screen Of Death on Win10.

This alone should be a big warning, especially in times where Win10 tends to cause even more problems on top of the BSOD issue.

Game combat mechanic is good, not great, with the questionable choice of why we cant wield magic in the left hand and a one-handed weapon on the right at the same time, causing unnecessary frustration during the fights.

Too many small rooms connected to eachother feels like a map slapped together with no sense of the magnitude of what an underwater city could offer.
Gameplay 6/10. Graphics 8/10. Soundtrack 9/10. Storyline 10/10. OVERALL 8.25/10. (A 8.0)
«Time-tested»
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Product received for free Bioshock is and has been one of the best Games of all Time for me and that hasn't changed to this day. The Game: The Game simply shows how harmoniously you can integrate a Shooter into a great Atmosphere with a great Story. The whole Game feels like a great Adventure, not least due to one of the most interesting Cities in Video Game history. Rapture is a magnificently designed city where so much of its History can be found. How was the City built? What happened to Her? etc., these are all Questions that you ask yourself during the Game and that make you be tied to the Game. The Story is told through Narratives of many Characters, which makes it all look back somehow and you also have to gather a lot of Things together. The incredibly good Characters and their Story also inspire. Also the relationship of the Little Sister to the Big Daddys and what exactly they are, how they are finished, etc. pp is simply touching and thoughtful at the same time. The beautifully designed Levels, as well as the very beautiful Graphics complete the Game and make it a Masterpiece of the Shooter Adventure. The Remasterd-Is it worth it? : The remasterd is not a bad Thing in itself, it also contains the old Part of the Game. What stands out, however, is that the real Revision of the Game can only be easily seen. You can see here that this was designed for the New Consoles. I think it's great that you, like me, received the Game so free if you already owned Bioshock. Since I was already playing the Game damales, I was able to see some Improvements, albeit slightly. The Graphics in themselves feel the same, but through better Rendering, Textures could load better with me and I had less blurry Textures, unlike my Predecessor. This was especially due to the outdated Direct x, which was not still well compatible. Often it crashed darway, not once. The Game also features a Museum and Challanges, which I did not test, as well as long Commentary films of the Entelwickers, which were included in the Game but did not cause Replay value. These are all beautiful Ideas to give Lovers like me more Insight into the World of Bioshock. Nevertheless, the remasterd is only partially worthwhile. Whoever has it schoin for free due to the first Part can have as much Fun as back then. If you are only concerned with the Game and who knows that the Game is also running well with his calculator, you can also fall back on the old version. For me, this Remaster Is aimed at fans or just those who couldn't play the Game before. Verdict: It's Bioshock as it lows and lives. Great Story, exciting Characters, good Atmosphere and a beautiful Szetting and Bioshock is one of the best Shotters of all Time. The Remaster is not a bad Thing, but you could have invested a little more Time especially in game graphics and textures, as well as Gameplay, and not optimize the Game just for Consoles and newer Hardware. Imagine Bioshock in Unreal Engge 4 or so, haachhh you can still dream!
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