When I played the Bioshock remaster at Gamescom 2016, I wasn’t all that impressed. I was expecting a major graphical overhaul, and my first impressions weren’t great. Upon closer inspection, however, and after paying attention to the recent comparison trailer, I’m actually pretty happy.
That’s the problem with playing a remaster of a title you haven’t player in years; when you first clap eyes on its spruced up graphics and improved controls, you don’t fully appreciate the enhancements. You think to yourself, “oh, that hasn’t changed much” or “it looks a little cleaner, but pretty much the same”. It isn’t until direct comparisons wherein you finally realise, “ah, I guess the original was rougher than I thought”.
The original Bioshock was, and still is, a magnificent game. Its unnerving atmosphere and beautiful design presented a fascinating world, and its one I’m all-too-keen to dive back into.
Take a look at the comparison trailer to make up your own mind.
All three games Bioshock games are headed to retail on September 16th, for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. If you do pick up the title, you’ll also have the chance to unlock a host of bonus episodes, detailing Bioshock’s inception and development, which is pretty neat.