Official Demo Parasite-Free Thread of Positivity and Awesomeness
*Looks at several of the threads in this forum*
What's that look? You don't like it, do you? This demo doesn't need to be judged by you ... by anyone! Screw you! Screw all you ****ing doubters! Here's what I say to all of you!!
*Ahem* Forgive me, but I could never stomach doubters. In any event, I thought this forum could use some positivity to try to balance out some of the nonsense being spewed right now. I have played through the demo about four times (including a no health pack/no eve hypo run, I rule!) and I am more impressed each time I play it. There has been some FUD that this is in some way a bad port or objectively inferior to the 360 version. Here are some positive impressions that I can share.
-The graphics look truly outstanding and in many places actually look superior to 360 version due to what seems like some superior lighting.
-The sound is uncompressed unlike the 360 version. It sounds awesome and more rich than the original version. It is a full 20-30% better I would estimate.
-The new interactive loading screen rocks, veteran players really have to see it.
And these were just the impressions that are pertinent to long-time "shockies". New players will find a demo that is impeccable in giving them a taste of the rich universe that earned the game more GOTY awards last year than any other. How soon we forget that Bioshock was once a fairly low-profile game. that was expected to sell a few hundred thousand units at best. However, The game's outstanding demo gave it some amazing word of mouth and it went on to sell over two million. It is maybe the greatest example of a good demo dramatically increasing a low profile game's sales.
The demo is really good at giving the player a chance to sample a lot of the aresenal that is available to them including multiple plasmids and weapons along with a unique security system that can be hacked by the crafty player.
And who can forget their first time entering the lighthouse and hearing Andrew Ryan's speech? Or seeing the ransacked Kashmir restaurant and wondering just WTF happened here?
Let's not get caught up in a lot of technical minutia and be unable to see the wolves in the woods. Bioshock has possibly the greatest demo of any game ever made and the new PS3 version is a totally respectable representation of the 360 original. There are some small bugs that can stand to be fixed, but the PS3 version also brings some unique benefits that might make it superior for some players.
Of course this is only discussing the technical merits of the demo version. I haven't said anything about the extra content we will eventually see in the PS3 version including the challenge rooms, survivor mode, new music and doubtless several other surprises. Bioshock PS3 is going to be an outstanding piece of software and I hope the devs are well-rewarded for their incredible work.
Last edited by Kyburz; 10-05-2008 at 03:00 PM.
When I first turned on the demo, I was floored, as I've said before. The game is vibrant and rich in both color and atmosphere, with the latter having enough to pour into a cup, drink it, and ask for seconds.
Sure, I noticed a snag or two in my multiple playthroughs, but I hardly think they are big enough to have multiple, multiple threads on multiple, multiple gaming sites.
This game is, was, and will be amazing. And THAT......is all.
I have to say that I'm with you guys. I am absolutely stunned by the reaction of all these people on the back of the demo release.
I never gave this game any attention while it was on Xbox. Not for any particular reason other than plain ignorance. I was waiting for the pro evolution demo on Thursday and saw Bioshock. Obviously I'd heard all of the GOTY and other such awards so downloaded it.
My initial reaction was that I was absolutely stunned by just how incredibly gorgeous everything looked. While the demo progressed I became more and more hooked and I immediately put aside the money for this game. There was the odd snag here and there. I hadn't even noticed the pixelated problems until I literally had to search for them. And even then it seemed so out of place (not a cemented in-game bug) and something which could easily be fixed.
Now I guess that with all the hate for the "lack of effort" and "****ting on ps3 users" that has appeared everywhere; I'm wondering whether with the sheer size of the download and time it has taken in some cases, some of the demos have bugged in a sense. Increase in time = increase in possibility of problems during download. My download personally took around half and hour and the demo seems close to perfect. There is no real explanation for such a split on the way the demo looks.
Either way, I absolutely love it. Bring on the full game.
please try not to spam this forum by creating multiple threads about the demo. add to the existing ones. if you have a complaint or a compliment, there are already existing places for those comments. thanks.