Classics and older games
There aren’t many games that suddenly can make me jump in the couch, but this one can. This is because 2K have made this horror game just like they should, with sudden action or something that isn’t supposed to be there just pops up in your face.
The story starts in a plane that crashes close to a light house, and it seems like you’re the only survivor. It’s not before you enter the light house, the story will truly begin and you will discover the first elevator down to Rapture City.
What’s interesting is how they’ve made it seem like it’s the 1950′s – 60′s with a little twist, and as soon as you get down to Rapture you will in a way get a heads up for what to come. One of the cool features in this game is that you can use the devices for your own defense / help. This means that when you come across f.ex. a security cam, you can hack it so when a enemy enter the sight of the cam, you will get a notification / alarm and a couple of bots will come to fight for you. This is also the thing with every other device you come across through the game. Hack it and make a strong defence / offence.
So… You came out of the elevator… did you?? Well that’s good for now you will have a great journey in front of you with DNA manipulation for your body, creating devices / items and ammo, and at least get to know the little sisters and their Big Daddies…
You have 6 different starting histories depending on which race you are and which class you choose when you start a new game.
Each history will influence your character in one way or another, f.ex: you choose to be a human noble, later in the history you will catch up with the history where it began and you will get your revenge.
The history are well formed and seem very solid throughout the game, and your jobb is to gather allies as a greywarden to fight the uprising darkspawn. What’s interesting is that when you’re supposed to gather your allies, you have to help them first so they will be able to help you in the “Blight”, but here’s the thing… In some places when you do this you will get a choice, help them or turn around and get sided with the ones you’re fighting at the moment. How this will affect your gathering of allies, I do not know as I haven’t tried this option yet.
You will not just gather tribes with your treaties, but you can also gather single party members to fight beside you throughout the game, not just for the end game. But be aware, each character will respond to your actions either bad or good depending on the character and the situation. If they get to angry with you will lose them as an ally, whether you have to fight them or not you have to find out.
Upgrading your stats will also depend on which class you are f.ex: a rogue will depend on dexterity and cunning rather that raw strength and magica and so on, unfortunately there are no potions that will regain you stamina like you do with magica/mana. It could have come in handy some times especially when you’re in a huge fight and you have to wait for your stamina to recharge.
Remember, if you’re planning to play further with the DLC’s, sell all your equipment in your chest at Soldiers Peak (DLC) before you go for the main fight as you wont get to it afterwards.
As I stated earlier, this game have a solid story and gave me about 30 hours of fun.
I thought as this is my favourite game ever, why not write a review of this too.
You might think “hey what’s so special about this game? it’s just another rpg game”… Well, in this game you have so much more options to work with than other rpg games. Take f.ex: when you start and are making your character, you can not just give it a name and colour and all the other regular features. You can also decide the size and shape of the head and tone, and design the size and shape of everything from the forehead to the chin. You can also decide what race you should be, this is not so different you think again, but, the difference between the races are noticeable f.ex: the difference between a Breton and a Argonian, the Breton: In addition to their quick and perceptive grasp of spell craft, even the humblest of Bretons can boast a resistance to magical energies. They are particularly skilled at summoning and healing magic. Argonian: This reptilian race, well-suited for the treacherous swamps of their homeland, has devolved natural immunities to diseases and poisons. They can breathe water and are good at picking locks. The plot of this game are just as every other rpg game, you are supposed to save the world from evil and monsters. That is ok, as the story are good and well formed, and if you don’t want to do the main quest chain, you can always search for side quests and other things to do f.ex: join a faction (I will come back to this later). In the beginning of the game you have to escort the emperor through your prison cell and through the basement down to the sewers. When you have completed that task you have to set your class (another part that I have only seen in this rpg game), here you can choose from already fixed classes or you can create one of your own. The class contains of 7 main skills that will make you level up when they do, at the end of the sewer you will be asked about your birth sign, the sign you choose will affect you with skills or other things.
The graphics and the work they have put down in this game are reflected throughout the game, with beautiful nature and cities. The fighting techniques are also pretty neat, as you have to swing your weapon, or block with your shield or weapon your self. When you’re using spells or a bow in the fight you have to aim to hit, this do not aim it self like in world of warcraft. Nothing goes by automatics in this game, even the repair of your armour can you do your self if you have a repair hammer (This is also a skill by the way) or you can go to a blacksmith.
To make this game even better is that the enemies (npc’s) are levelling up when you do, this make the game more fun so you don’t come to a point where nothing is difficult and you just sweep through. Of course some places are harder to complete than other as the some enemies have more health than other or they’re just attacking you together, so levelling up with night eye, invisibility and a summonable monster will be very effective. To the last, the factions you can join are; Mages Guild, Fighters Guild, Thieves Guild, Dark Brotherhood and fight in the arena for fame and glory, remember that joining a faction will give you more options and you can end up as the top dog if you do this right.
So all in all… This is a game that will give you hours and hours of both fun and headache, and you will not regret of buying this magnificent game.