Says Kotaku ...
The freshly-released PS3 version of BioShock has a little treat tucked away within; it (seemingly) includes the first trailer for BioShock 2. Watch it above (though be warned, it's in s-s-s-s-s-hhhaky cam). If legit, the game's called BioShock 2: Sea Of Dreams, and if we were forced to give our $0.02 worth, we'd say that little sister doesn't look so little anymore. We'll no doubt see a better quality version of this sometime soon (or can at least confirm this is real, since there's always an element of doubt when it comes to s-s-s-s-haky cams); we'll update when we doVideo, of course, is included up there.
*shudders* for some reason that gives me the heebie jeebies watching that, but it does look like the sequel.
Bioshock 2 would probably work a lot better if they'd reused System Shock for Bioshock, then they could use System Shock 2 for this one :)
I smell a prequel though :(
Ahh!, good old trailers that tell nothing but create expectations and attention to a game that usually never deserves it. I'm already expecting the
- second non-revealing trailer.
- first 4 screenshots.
- first gameplay video.
- first how the new enemies look like video.
- next 10 screenshots, many mini-games and interactive action scenes revealed.
- first "experts'" analysis of all the revealed bits.
- first beta trial for all those who played 24 hours in a row to the first game.
- next 20 screenshots, community considers too much action and good graphics, less interesting features.
- DRM features revealed.
- controversy on DRM.
- DRM softened because producers hear what gamers say.
- next 30 screenshots revealed, a praised character of the previous games appears, does his/her thing and everybody applauds with joy.
- No release in Germany, Australia, United Kingdom or some country with some exotic believes (non-Christian, that is) due to the game letting the player shoot a cute sheep or hurting believes of exotic-believes countries.
- Specs revealed: Your PC can't handle it on Vista, it runs smooth and nice on XP.
- Sony CEO says it's better in the PS3, Microsoft CEO says it's not.
- Release day news: It's delayed indefinitely, 2 times indefinitely for the PC version.
- Real release day (not for PC, and only in USA).
- Every medium is excited about the game in proportion to the quantity of ads in their site.
- Week 1: Critical bug prevents playing. Patch 1.1 released.
- Week 3: Patch 1.5 released. Now the game is stable for most.
- Week 4: 90% of the potential players know already all the plot twists thanks to the infinite videos, screens, reviews and forums on the game.
- Week 20: PC release day.
- PC week 1: Critical bug prevents playing. It is revealed the game is exactly the same first version for consoles, with the same features everybody have complained about, but artificially delayed.
- PC week 2: DRM prevents enjoyment for at least 30% for legal gamers, eMule gamers enjoy longer and healthier lives, say scientists. DRM is softened slightly.
- There are still many issues with the game, but everybody is talking about the sequel to the prequel, so nobody cares anymore.
Summarizing: You spend more time expecting a game than playing it, and you also enjoy more the expectation than the actual game. Conclusion: Don't buy the games, the expectation is free, ;)
Excellent summary. That really applies to a lot of games.
...and people are still puzzled why I whine? :p
Today's comic would also be a good one.