Even though it is my favorite game of all time, I forgot just how amazing BioShock truly is.
I forgot how nearly every new plasmid, tonic, and weapon was cause for celebration. I forgot how beautiful everything was.
And I forgot just how lethal Big Daddies could be.
I figured with my familiarity with the series that I’d be just fine diving back in. Ha! I’ve died three times overall, and each time it was because I got too impatient and ran into a fight where I should have hung back a little. Oops. I can’t help it, though. I love this game so much!
As per usual, I only ever rescue the Little Sisters (except for once on a previous playthrough, I accidentally hit the wrong button and yelled, “Nooooooooo!!!”), and I feel good about that. I can’t imagine doing it any other way (intentionally).
I had wanted to play much more of it this weekend, but I’ve been quite under the weather since Friday, and gaming has been out of the question. Boo…
One thing that sticks out to me this time (as opposed to earlier playthroughs), is that the aiming isn’t always as precise as I’d like it to be. I’m sure I can alter it in the settings, but I was trying to just go with the default. I may set about remedying that.
Another thing that causes me some problems (and silliness) is the in-game camera. I tend to put myself in ridiculous situations just to get a better shot so I can be done with the whole camera mess, thus causing myself more harm than I should be. It may not be safe, but my stats are up!
I am taking my time and thoroughly enjoying it in Rapture. I’m already looking forward to coming back in BioShock 2, and then finally in Burial at Sea.
And between those two is still BioShock Infinite!
So much goodness, I almost can’t take it.
Aside from the monthly challenge, I’m still really hoping to finish well ahead of time so I can start in on Bloodborne. The game, difficulty and all, is enticing me with each passing day, even pushing me to check out more Lovecraft. With all the reading I do (and it’s considerable), I’ve never read any Lovecraft.
Hard to believe, but true.
I’m also itching to finally play a few other games, namely some indie finds on the PS4. I’ve yet to start White Night, Never Alone, or Axiom Verge, and all are looking good to me. I also still want to go back to Far Cry 4 and Dying Light to pick up the few remaining trophies I haven’t gotten yet. I feel the platinum for Far Cry 4 in my grasp.
And I would be remiss if I thought I wouldn’t be playing a little Handsome Collection here and there. I hope to be able to connect with my brother so we can work our way through Claptrap’s Claptastic Voyage. What we played so far was great fun.
On that note, I bid you each a good start to your respective weeks, and cherrio, old fruits!