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IGN has a preview on 2K Marin's upcoming title, BioShock. New gameplay features are being polished, and the game's plot will expand as you return to decaying Rapture, this time as a pimp Big Daddy.

Click here for IGN's first look.
Click here for new trailer.

Since as a Big Daddy you're a more imposing presence, you'll also find splicers have a somewhat different reaction to you. They tend to attack in larger groups in BioShock 2, and if you happen to corner a single enemy, it might just pull a quick 180 and flee.

It's not just the enemies that'll be treating you differently. Little Sisters will still be wandering around in Rapture, and after taking out their Big Daddy guardians, they'll regard you with more of a degree of trust. They'll still serve as the primary means of accumulating Adam, the stuff you use to upgrade your powers. If you're feeling particularly greedy, they can also still be harvested if you wish, a process which essentially destroys them but nets you a larger quantity of Adam. A new option in BioShock 2 is to choose to bring them along with you, in which case they'll hop up onto your shoulder and ride around.

Clad in armor similar to the Big Daddy, the Big Sister is responsible for a lot of the activity in BioShock 2's version of Rapture. Encounters with her will trigger every so often as you interact with the Little Sisters, at which point she'll launch an attack. Being much more agile and powerful than any of the splicers running around the world, Big Sister encounters will be sure to challenge you to utilize weapons and plasmids creatively, much in the same way battles against Big Daddies in the first game often drained your ammunition reserves.

That said there was this giant 'sploit smack-dab in the middle of the Vita-Chamber system that was sort of sad. It was like 'hey look, I've got a wrench, I've got infinite lives, therefore I am going to whittle down this Big Daddy in the least fun way possible.' We called it Vita-thrashing. So in Bio 2 specifically, while you don't ever lose quest progress, the world does kind of move on without you while you're regenerating. We're not really talking about the fictional treatment of how you are brought back each time, but I can say the Vita-thrashing thing no longer works. If you want to take out a Big Daddy you're going to have to invest. Meanwhile, if you've completed an objective as part of the progress gating of that level, you never lose it."

There is also talk about multiplayer.

Set of screens here.

Somehow I can't put images right now in my post.

Edited: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 15:19:12
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So Steel, you gave up on Gamespot? What was your breaking point? The "did you ever play games with your feet" thread?
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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 16:02:01
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Looks good.  This is one of the few games out there that make me wish I had an HD system.
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Big Daddys, Little Sisters? Rapture? And people say Animal Crossing is for pae....

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Iga_Bobovic said:
So Steel, you gave up on Gamespot? What was your breaking point? The "did you ever play games with your feet" thread?

No, I wanted to make this thread over there as well, but was in a hurry. Although that thread did give me the willies.

Thanks for the screens, haptic hottie.


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Big Daddys, Little Sisters? Rapture? And people say Animal Crossing is for pae....

LOL

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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 19:55:56
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I wish I could muster up excitement for this. I hear that Take two have been working hard on a multiplayer mode for the game. Is that something you guys are interested in?

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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 19:58:57
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Ehhhh screw the multiplayer.  I just think the game is pretty.  Underwater Art-Deco for the win.
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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 20:03:59
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Ugh. No multiplayer. Here's a game that doesn't need a MP mode. Then again, pub/devs have been clinging for years now to the preconception that every action oriented game NEEDS a multiplayer mode, no matter how shitty or tacked on it might turn out. Perhaps that does lead to higher sales. *shudders*
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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 20:31:02
So I didn't finish this game. I gave up a little bit after taking pics for that dude. What happened after that. Spoiler me up!

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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 21:51:32

gamingeek said:
I wish I could muster up excitement for this. I hear that Take two have been working hard on a multiplayer mode for the game. Is that something you guys are interested in?

Since I just recently discovered XBL, I would be slightly interested in MP.  This game is gorgeous, but I'm afraid it could be more of the same.  Not necessarily a bad thing though.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 21:58:05

So this will be a sequel.  I thought it was rumored to be a prequel at one time.


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So I didn't finish this game. I gave up a little bit after taking pics for that dude. What happened after that. Spoiler me up!

You had to fight Steel's hairy ass.

"Is a man not entitled to the sweat off his ass?"--Andrew Ryan.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:24:09

Check out the Eurogamer Preview

Bioshock 2 Preview

Wow we have the same ammount of replies as Gamespot. Go VGPress!!

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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:38:03

This game is looking great. I really enjoyed the first game so my interest in this one is a given. I love online multiplayer so I'm really looking forward to this aspect, it could be a lot of fun and will likely add to the play value.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:42:56

Archangel3371 said:

This game is looking great. I really enjoyed the first game so my interest in this one is a given. I love online multiplayer so I'm really looking forward to this aspect, it could be a lot of fun and will likely add to the play value.

We'll have to get a MP game going once this is released.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:49:26

travo said:


Archangel3371 said:


This game is looking great. I really enjoyed the first game so my interest in this one is a given. I love online multiplayer so I'm really looking forward to this aspect, it could be a lot of fun and will likely add to the play value.

We'll have to get a MP game going once this is released.

 

Most definately.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2009 02:56:18

travo said:

So this will be a sequel.  I thought it was rumored to be a prequel at one time.


gamingeek said:
So I didn't finish this game. I gave up a little bit after taking pics for that dude. What happened after that. Spoiler me up!

You had to fight Steel's hairy ass.

"Is a man not entitled to the sweat off his ass?"--Andrew Ryan.

NO! Says Iga; it belongs to the HAPTICMASTER. 

NO! Says Archangel; it belongs to THE DUMPSTERS. 

NO! Says Leo; it belongs to ME.

I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose... 

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Fri, 24 Apr 2009 03:01:01
Archangel3371 said:

travo said:


Archangel3371 said:


This game is looking great. I really enjoyed the first game so my interest in this one is a given. I love online multiplayer so I'm really looking forward to this aspect, it could be a lot of fun and will likely add to the play value.

We'll have to get a MP game going once this is released.

 

Most definately.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2009 03:05:57

SteelAttack said:

travo said:

So this will be a sequel.  I thought it was rumored to be a prequel at one time.


gamingeek said:
So I didn't finish this game. I gave up a little bit after taking pics for that dude. What happened after that. Spoiler me up!

You had to fight Steel's hairy ass.

"Is a man not entitled to the sweat off his ass?"--Andrew Ryan.

NO! Says Iga; it belongs to the HAPTICMASTER.

NO! Says Archangel; it belongs to THE DUMPSTERS.

NO! Says Leo; it belongs to ME.

I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose...

THE VGPRESS.

LOL perfect.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2009 03:19:42

SteelAttack said:

travo said:

So this will be a sequel.  I thought it was rumored to be a prequel at one time.


gamingeek said:
So I didn't finish this game. I gave up a little bit after taking pics for that dude. What happened after that. Spoiler me up!

You had to fight Steel's hairy ass.

"Is a man not entitled to the sweat off his ass?"--Andrew Ryan.

NO! Says Iga; it belongs to the HAPTICMASTER.

NO! Says Archangel; it belongs to THE DUMPSTERS.

NO! Says Leo; it belongs to ME.

I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose...

THE VGPRESS.

LOL

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