So, despite what some of you had predicted, I am in possession of my PS3 copy of Bioshock 2. Also despite the weather, which proved not to be too obstacular to me nor to Best Buy's supply line, nor to their cute Asian cashier (who has to work till 4!)
So, I'm home now. I've finished the first segment of the game, the introduction if you will. I've got the drill, the rivet gun, and electro bolt. They've already begun to open your (the player's) eyes to the flipside of the Big Daddy-Little Sister relationship. (The flipside being that of the insider, making the entire thing much less grotesque.) So far the action is tightly wound and very focused, and 2K Marin is consistently throwing fresh, bold imagery at you.
On the Singleplayer Option menu, the only change I made was to disable Vita Chambers. There is a Framerate lock feature (sacrificing detail for smoothness) that I may opt for later. I kind of want to disable the directional arrow, too, as it seems really unnecessary at this point in the game's progression.
Yeah, and I'm playing on Hard, natch. (It did say, 'Played A Lot of Shooters.')
Looks great; OMG ESPECIALLY WATER FALLING ON YOUR HELMET. The first time you move yourself to get a clearer look at one of the colorful dramatic pictures they have composed, you will begin to appreciate the effort it takes to make an atmospheric game of this depth. (Get it, depth?)
Audio is still on the brink of stealing the show. Is excellent. The music playing during the install really got me in the mood, too.