I started playing BioShock on my computer. I'd been looking forward to this game for a while, but only now managed to get around to it. I got a new computer about half a year ago, and this is a good chance to finally see how pretty the graphics are... Recently, they decided to update the graphics, and were nice enough to give the updated version to all people who already had the game on Steam, so it's the BioShock Remastered version I will be playing.
I'd played 10 minutes or so from the regular version, not to mention the PS3 demo way back in the day. These updated graphics don't look that different... Which shouldn't be a surprise, as the game didn't come out so long ago... Wait, it's been out for nearly 10 years already? And I thought I was late playing FFVII in 2004... Well, whatever.
Here we go. My guy is looking at his parents' photo during a plane ride, and surely enough the plane crashes the next moment. In the middle of the ocean, no less. Miraculously, I not only survive, but see a small island with a tower on it right near the burning wreckage... Am I just hallucinating? I swim there anyway, and enter the tower. I enter some strange sphere and am transported underwater... I look at some pretty and colourful fish swimming around, and finally I arrive to Rapture, an undersea city a visionary called Andrew Ryan built to escape from the Cold War bullshit of capitalism and communism. I can understand. There are plenty of neon signs, skyscrapers... I suppose that isn't the right word in this context.
The short propaganda film that's projected for me explains his goals - in short, he wanted people to be entitled to the fruits of their labour. Fair enough. How he found the funds to build an entire city under the sea, I suppose I'll find out later. Two dudes are talking on the radio, wondering about me. One of them, Johnny, is right near me. Then, some monster attacks him, and I can't even try to save him because I'm still trapped in the sphere... He gets killed. The monster tries to open the sphere and get to me, but the other guy, Atlas, saves me by manipulating some drone thing to chase the monster away.
The monsters are apparently called "splicers." After it's gone, I get out and pick up some radio. Atlas will be guiding me from now on, it seems. Kinda like Comix Zone, except it's not a hot chick, but some dude guiding me over the radio. I pick up a wrench and smack some other splicer, then loot his corpse. Lots of items scattered all around, in trash cans and what not. Some you eat/drink immediately as you pick them up. I even got drunk after picking up a whiskey bottle, but blurry vision and stuff only lasted a few seconds.
Then, I proceed forward and find some weird "Plasmid" propaganda with some parents and their child with lightning at her fingertips? What? I find a machine right nearby and pick up something... Then my dude decides to just inject himself with it, and it's some strong substance that overwhelms and knocks him unconscious. I wake up to a couple of these splicers about to eat me for breakfast. But then some noise is heard and they run away, scared from "Big Daddy"... And the Big Daddy arrives, a huge spacesuit (kinda)-wearing robot-like entity. A little girl is with him, and she takes a liking to me, saying I was an angel, before realising I was still alive. "He'll be an angel soon enough," she says, and the two leave.
Atlas tells me that I apparently injected myself with this Plasmid thing, and now I can shoot lightning. Well, that can't be good for my health, but alright. My guy has some ugly chain tattoos on his wrists, btw. Atlas then tells me that his wife and child are trapped in a place called "Neptune", and asks me to help get them out. Of course, I want to help him, and make my way in that direction. Then a part of my plane's wreckage busts some windows open and water starts pouring in... I shoot lightning at the water to see if I'd get electrocuted, but nothing happens. Lame.
I destroy a bunch of splicers and Atlas explains these were normal people once, but Plasmids fucked them up. Oh, NOW you're telling me? Fuck you. Then, I watch a cutscene of a Big Daddy destroying some splicer who killed a Little Sister (that's what the little girls are called). Atlas explains that these girls collect "Adam", the substance that makes Rapture what it is, whatever that should mean.
Then, I reach a "boss fight," which is like 5-6 splicers coming out in a few groups of 2-3 at a time. One of them managed to kill me somehow - I suppose I didn't use First Aid in time. Kinda stupid because when I run out of Eve (BioShock's MP - I consume it when I shoot lightning), the game uses an Eve-restoring item automatically, but it doesn't for health. I also have 2 weapons now - found a revolver, too, a female splicer pushing it in a baby cart and singing to it like it was her baby. Sad.
Then, the road to Neptune gets blocked, I head to the other direction, "Medical", I am treated to a nice Andrew Ryan greeting intended for KGB/CIA agents infiltrating his city. He thinks I am one, I suppose? Well, I don't think so. That's it for today.