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    Bioshock

    Anyone played this game? I was thinking of maybe buying it but would like to hear other peoples opinions on it first.

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    Re: Bioshock

    I absolutely LOVED the demo, downloaded it earlier this week from Fileplanet. I have to say that the water and fire effects , and the graphics overall in the game are fantastic (though admittedly I do have a very powerful gaming rig), the storyline seemed very good, and the music (which was 1920-1940s style) and sound were brilliantly atmospheric.

    Just popped out to Game a few moments ago and bought the full release of the game. Looking forward to giving it a play tonight

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    Re: Bioshock

    I too was very impressed with the demo. I ordered it on Steam almost as soon as I finished it.

    The copy protection that it comes with is somewhat harsh though :|

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    Re: Bioshock

    Its not too bad really..they give you 5 activations of the serial key. But thats simultaneous activations, so activate it once, then activate it again on another machine (thats 2 activations), then if you uninstall it off one, you get that activation back , which takes you back to 4 activations remaining.

    Cant really see what the hoo-hah is all about unless someone wants to install it on 6 machines simultaneously..and they shouldnt be doing that anyway of course

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    Re: Bioshock

    I have posted about the DRM/SecureRom/Activation shenanigans elsewhere. I also pointed out the cruddiness of the DX10 implmentation.

    Oh, there's no widescreen support either.

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    Re: Bioshock

    Hopefully it is sitting waiting for me at home. Thats the Bank Holiday sorted Though I'm menat to be up on the roof at some point. Whoops! Ahh well.

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    Re: Bioshock

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    I have posted about the DRM/SecureRom/Activation shenanigans elsewhere. I also pointed out the cruddiness of the DX10 implmentation.

    Oh, there's no widescreen support either.
    On the plus side, at least the plus side on a personal level , I just installed my copy, no problems, activated without a hitch. I love the graphics, they look fantastic and run ultra smooth all maxed out on my system, and I dont have a widescreen monitor so I am not fussed if it supports it or not

    As I say, thats just on a personal perspective though

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    Re: Bioshock

    I know I'm dragging this one up, but got it last day of the Summer Hols and played it to the end over a week of evenings. Loved every minute. Superb in every way, and not one crash. I got the SE Tin version for £22.99 on the PC from Morrisons.

    If you liked the old System Shock and System Shock 2 then this is a real treat for you.

    Only downside is that when you realise that you can't really die you lose the fear factor.

    Big Daddies rock.

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