History Headscratchers / BioShock1

20th May '16 7:05:21 PM nombretomado
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*** The sequel has already been announced, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj2hewPBQh0 teaser]] (featuring what looks like a pre-teen Little Sister) was even included on the PS3 port of [=BioShock=].

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*** The sequel has already been announced, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj2hewPBQh0 teaser]] (featuring what looks like a pre-teen Little Sister) was even included on the PS3 [=PS3=] port of [=BioShock=].



* The downloadable Challenge Rooms in the PS3 version bug me - they're fun and I can understand the developers' decision not to mess with the original story, but I wish there was some sort of story justification for the Challenge Rooms. The loading screen implies that they're all fictional comic stories within the [=BioShock=] universe, written by Sander Cohen, but are the locations canon? Who are you meant to be playing as? When are these stories occurring? For a game with such a rich storyline and universe as [=BioShock=], I'd have expected there to be at least a BIT of a storyline, rather than totally disconnected missions in never-before-seen, never-explained locations.

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* The downloadable Challenge Rooms in the PS3 [=PS3=] version bug me - they're fun and I can understand the developers' decision not to mess with the original story, but I wish there was some sort of story justification for the Challenge Rooms. The loading screen implies that they're all fictional comic stories within the [=BioShock=] universe, written by Sander Cohen, but are the locations canon? Who are you meant to be playing as? When are these stories occurring? For a game with such a rich storyline and universe as [=BioShock=], I'd have expected there to be at least a BIT of a storyline, rather than totally disconnected missions in never-before-seen, never-explained locations.
26th Apr '16 11:35:09 AM Ansongc2000
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** Maybe in theory, but considering caring about how your ideology affects other people goes against the core belief of objectivism (that only I exist/matter), you'd have better luck finding ears or a turtle that's been in a fight with Mike Tyson than finding people in Rapture who'd care what Fontaine was doing to those girls.
3rd Feb '16 8:37:47 PM mspears
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** They did, but only the music created specifically for the game; none of the licensed songs could be included, for obvious reasons. Everything but the licensed tracks was released in 2007 in MP3 format on 2K Games' website, but the last time I checked, all the links were broken.
3rd Feb '16 8:30:03 PM mspears
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**** They barely checked if you had a ''gun'' in the fifties the flight registry was probably just a list of names and seats they could just say the kids where children from the flight and say they wanted to adopt them all.

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**** They barely checked if you had a ''gun'' in the fifties the fifties. The flight registry was probably just a list of names and seats they seats. They could just say the kids where were children from the flight and say they wanted to adopt them all.all.
***** This. Even as late as 1971, there were no real security checks. You really COULD get a gun, or even a bomb, onto an aircraft with minimal aircraft. As long as Fontaine took steps to make sure the flight registry was lost, they could say whatever they wanted. 1971 was the year of the D.B. Cooper hijacking. He hijacked a Boeing 727 between Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington by saying he had a bomb. He then parachuted to an unknown fate after making off with $200,000 in ransom money, equivalent to almost just under $1.2 million after inflation. To this day, the FBI ''still'' maintains an active case file, which has expanded to more than 60 volumes.
30th Dec '15 9:41:57 PM CloverGoldngreen
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*** I'm not sure if acceptable is the right term for that level.
** Speaking of which, why is there no option to use one of your health packs on the injured little sister you're escorting?
28th Oct '15 12:01:59 AM anonymousdratini
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*** If you listen closely during the final fight with Fontaine you will note that Jack's voice (heard through grunts while jumping and various other cries of pain when you get hit) is back to being his original voice, as opposed to the Big Daddy's. I always assumed that when you are fiddling with the last Gatherer's Garden, or Gene Bank, his voice was reverted to the original via ADAM DNA healing mumbojumbo. Also I don't think that the Big Daddy voicebox ever replaced the original, it was just kind of stuck on top of it, which would make it easy for the mismatched cells to be dummied out, or just plain removed entirely.
17th Jul '15 9:04:24 AM littlebeeper
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* Andrew Ryan opposes the idea of regulating the sale and research of plasmids because it contrasts with his objectivist ideals of free market, but has no problem with children being used a guinea pigs.
Isn't that a violation of their individual rights, which are a pretty big deal in Objectivism?

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* Andrew Ryan opposes the idea of regulating the sale and research of plasmids because it contrasts with his objectivist ideals of free market, but has no problem with children being used a guinea pigs.
pigs. Isn't that a violation of their individual rights, which are a pretty big deal in Objectivism?
17th Jul '15 9:03:45 AM littlebeeper
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* Andrew Ryan opposes the idea of regulating the sale and research of plasmids because it contrasts with his objectivist ideals of free market, but has no problem with children being used a guinea pigs.
Isn't that a violation of their individual rights, which are a pretty big deal in Objectivism?
28th Apr '15 6:16:42 AM Polkaface99
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** Related question: How long does one have to use ADAM before they go completely off their nut or start developing deformities? Does stopping its use halt this process? Or is Jack doomed to go weird later on since he used plasmids so extensively during the game?
11th Apr '15 1:05:49 AM lazinesslord
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* Why do Atlas and Fontaine have two different voice actors? It can't be to ensure the player doesn't figure out the twist too early, since you don't even hear Fontaine's voice until after the reveal happens. With the number of voice actors out there, could they really not find one who could do both New Jersey gangster and charming Irish guy voices?

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* Why do Atlas and Fontaine have two different voice actors? It can't be to ensure the player doesn't figure out the twist too early, since you don't even hear Fontaine's voice until after the reveal happens. With the number of voice actors out there, could they really not find one who could do both New Jersey gangster and charming Irish guy voices?voices?
** One guy doing two characters and two guys playing two characters usually costs about the same. Any differences in the actors' voice can easily be dismissed as Fontaine being a good voice actor or something.
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