If you haven’t played or finished BioShock yet, skip this post. That is, unless you have no plans whatsoever of playing or finishing said game. In that case, continue reading, please!
I stayed up until nearly 1 a.m. on Thursday night/Friday morning last week playing BioShock, and if I could have stayed up later than that, I would have. I ended the night with the revelation behind who Atlas was and who Jack really was. I walked away after impaling a golf putter in Andrew Ryan’s brain while he was demanding I figure out if I was a man or slave. Spoiler, Mr. Ryan…I’m neither as I’m a girl.
I was seriously blown away. I had theories in my brain, but I was way off. I never truly saw any of this coming, including the hints behind the phrase, “would you kindly.”
That said, the game was a bit of a let-down from that point on. The only revelation after that was learning of the demise of the awful Dr. Suchong. Even the boss fight was a massive disappointment. I beefed myself up and carried as many health and EVE packs as I could…and I didn’t need even half of them. Even my ending was just okay. If you’re curious, I got the unicorns and rainbows ending. I saw the evil ending on YouTube, and it barely made sense to me. After saving himself, just because he harvested a Little Sister or 10, he automatically becomes so evil he hijacks a nuclear sub? Huh? At least my rainbow ending made sense.
I’m very glad that I played through BioShock, and I can’t wait for BioShock Infinite next year. But now, I need to get my ass in gear. It’s time to focus on The Witcher 2, Prototype 2, and most likely, Game of Thrones and Dragon’s Dogma. I’ve made a dent in my stack of shame, but I’ve sacrificed my to-do list in the process. And game devs, ya ain’t helping by releasing all these good RPGs.
This is a horrible problem to have, I know, but we will get through it.