History VideoGame / BioShock1

15th Apr '17 2:45:35 PM rjd1922
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* UselessItem: There's some crafting materials that are only used for a few gene tonics, and can't be used again. By far the most infamous is the empty Hypo, where there's beyond plenty of them hanging around Rapture, but only three of them are required for crafting those three tonics.
7th Apr '17 7:07:39 PM ThePocket
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* AnachronismStew: Despite Rapture's advanced biotechnology, its architecture and ads hark back to an earlier era. As for its conventional weapons:

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* AnachronismStew: Despite Rapture's advanced biotechnology, its architecture (which is technically period-correct since the city was built back in TheForties) and ads hark back to an earlier era. As for its conventional weapons:



** Also of note are a couple of terms that are too recent and are misused to boot: "Paparazzi" didn't come into use in the English speaking world until TheSeventies and is plural, not singular as the gossip-rag cameraman uses it; and the "XXX" in the Eve's Garden sign was inspired by the MPAA movie rating system that did not come into existence topside until 1969 and would never refer to a mere strip show at any rate (or even one that doubled as a brothel, as the bed in Jasmine's dressing room implies).



* AwesomeButImpractical: Winter Blast is very useful for fighting splicers [[spoiler: and a mutated Fontaine in his fire and electrical form]] as the player can freeze them into place and get into a better offensive position or kill them while they are frozen but when the enemy is killed while they are frozen then the loot will be destroyed and the player will not be able to collect it, making Winter Blast only being used as a last resort or when they are testing the plasmid.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Winter Blast is very useful for fighting splicers [[spoiler: and a mutated Fontaine in his fire and electrical form]] as the player can freeze them into place and get into a better offensive position or kill them while they are frozen but when the enemy is killed while they are frozen then the loot will be destroyed and the player will not be able to collect it, making Winter Blast only being used as a last resort or when they are testing the plasmid. (It's useful against machines, though, as it slows the flow of the gel during hacking.)
2nd Apr '17 1:52:50 PM Silverblade2
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->''"I am Andrew Ryan, and I'm here to ask you a question: Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? 'No!' says [[{{Eagleland}} the man in Washington]], 'It belongs to the poor.' 'No!' says [[ThePope the man in the Vatican]], 'It belongs to God.' 'No!' says [[DirtyCommies the man in Moscow]], 'It belongs to everyone!' I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose... '''RAPTURE'''. A city where the artist would not fear the censor. Where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality. Where the great would not be constrained by the small! And with the sweat of your brow, Rapture can become your city as well."''

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->''"I am Andrew Ryan, and I'm here to ask you a question: Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? 'No!' says [[{{Eagleland}} the man in Washington]], Washington, 'It belongs to the poor.' 'No!' says [[ThePope the man in the Vatican]], Vatican, 'It belongs to God.' 'No!' says [[DirtyCommies the man in Moscow]], Moscow, 'It belongs to everyone!' I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose... '''RAPTURE'''. A city where the artist would not fear the censor. Where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality. Where the great would not be constrained by the small! And with the sweat of your brow, Rapture can become your city as well."''
7th Mar '17 7:23:04 PM superslinger2007
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** In Cohen's house, there are two splicers dancing while some music is played on a phonograph. If you didn't killed Cohen in Fort Frolic, he'll tell you that you can stay unless you disturb the dancers. The phonograph is lying on an unstable pile of items including a shotgun shells ammo box... Of course, picking it up makes the phonograph fall on the ground and is one of the way to piss the dancers (and Cohen) off[[note]]Or you can just attack the dancers, which has the same effect[[/note]].

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** In Cohen's house, there are two splicers dancing while some music is played on a phonograph. If you didn't killed kill Cohen in Fort Frolic, he'll tell you that you can stay unless you disturb the dancers. The phonograph is lying on an unstable pile of items including a shotgun shells ammo box... Of course, picking it up makes the phonograph fall on the ground and is one of the way to piss the dancers (and Cohen) off[[note]]Or you can just attack the dancers, which has the same effect[[/note]].
25th Feb '17 7:26:13 AM Turrican
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* EarlyGameHell: On Hard and [[HarderThanHard Survivor]] difficulties the Medical Pavilion is one of the hardest levels in the entire series. Trying to kill the Big Daddy is practically suicide, but fortunately you can backtrack to fight it after getting the camera and grenade launcher.
12th Jan '17 4:43:02 AM Yukianesa
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Mainly of ButThouMust and MissionControl, though the setting turns the game into a deconstruction of "Galt's Gulch" from ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'', and potentially the concept of {{utopia}} in general.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Mainly {{Deconstruction}}:
** A [[WhamLine famously brilliant]] deconstruction
of ButThouMust and MissionControl, though the MissionControl.
** The
setting turns the game into a deconstruction is one of "Galt's Gulch" from ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'', ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'' and potentially generally of {{Objectivism}}. Without proper regulation, the concept of {{utopia}} laissez-faire capitalist utopia becomes overrun by {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinists]] and turns into a WretchedHive where even breathable air is commodified and fitted with a price tag. And the big libertarian visionary who forms the Gulch? Somebody with more acumen and ruthlessness outcompetes him in general.the market, [[{{Hypocrite}} so he turns to state power to get rid]].
26th Dec '16 7:27:48 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** A perceptive player looking around Fort Frolic might notice [[spoiler:posters advertising a musical called "Patrick and Moira", which are the names of Atlas' son and wife respectively.]]

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** A perceptive player looking around Fort Frolic might notice [[spoiler:posters posters advertising a musical called "Patrick [[spoiler:"Patrick and Moira", Moira"]], which are the names of Atlas' [[spoiler:Atlas' son and wife respectively.]]



* LetsYouAndHimFight: It's possible to engineer a one-on-one Big Daddy battle to the death by taking advantage of three facts: 1: Enemies are not immune to damage from other enemies. 2: A Big Daddy that has been attacked [[ImplacableMan will not stop pursuing the unfortunate soul that attacked it until one of them is dead]]. 3: Hypnotize Big Daddy applies the same logic to anything that attacks you, no matter who started it. And it's surprisingly easy too. Just hypnotise a Big Daddy, and find another Big Daddy and aggravate him. Stand back and watch the two of them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2gNzQaAwTs go at it]], with your camera in hand and a Little Sister in the background shouting "Hit him, Mr. B!".

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* LetsYouAndHimFight: It's possible to engineer a one-on-one Big Daddy battle to the death by taking advantage of three facts: 1: Enemies are not immune to damage from other enemies. 2: A Big Daddy that has been attacked [[ImplacableMan will not stop pursuing the unfortunate soul that attacked it until one of them is dead]]. 3: Hypnotize Big Daddy applies the same logic to anything that attacks you, no matter who started it. And it's surprisingly easy too. Just hypnotise hypnotize a Big Daddy, and find another Big Daddy and aggravate him. Stand back and watch the two of them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2gNzQaAwTs go at it]], with your camera in hand and a Little Sister in the background shouting "Hit him, Mr. B!".



* LetThePastBurn: Possibly a villainous example that is more in the spirit of [[IfICantHaveYou If I Can't Have It]]: When the government threatened to nationalize a forest he owned, Andrew Ryan burned it down. This marked the beginnings of his plan to secede from the world.

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* LetThePastBurn: Possibly a villainous example that is more in the spirit of [[IfICantHaveYou "[[IfICantHaveYou If I Can't Have It]]: It]]": When the government threatened to nationalize a forest he owned, Andrew Ryan burned it down. This marked the beginnings of his plan to secede from the world.



* LineOfSightName: The names of [[spoiler:Atlas' family]]. Their names come from posters of a play by Sander Cohen and the posters can be found in [[spoiler:Atlas']] abandoned headquarters, proving he isn't what he appears to be.



* MadArtist: Sander Cohen, Dr. Steinman. The former was so effective that just seeing his name on a billboard in the sequel was enough to spook some players.

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* MadArtist: Sander Cohen, Cohen and Dr. Steinman. The former was so effective that just seeing his name on a billboard in the sequel was enough to spook some players.



* MissionControl: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. [[spoiler:The guy on the other end of the radio telling you what to do? [[MissionControlIsOffItsMeds He isn't helping you]], he's ''[[MindControl controlling your actions]]'' and ''your choices are illusory''.]] After TheReveal, Tenenbaum serves as this.

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* MissionControl: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. [[spoiler:The The guy on the other end of the radio telling you what to do? [[MissionControlIsOffItsMeds [[spoiler:[[MissionControlIsOffItsMeds He isn't helping you]], he's ''[[MindControl controlling your actions]]'' and ''your choices are illusory''.]] After TheReveal, Tenenbaum serves as this.



## If you save all the Little Sisters (or kill only one), it shows them [[spoiler:returning to the surface with Jack, living full lives under his care, and ends heartwarmingly with all five with him at his deathbed]].

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## If you save all the Little Sisters (or kill only one), it shows them [[spoiler:returning to the surface with Jack, living full lives under his care, and ends heartwarmingly with a heartwarmingl scene of all five of them with him at his deathbed]].
27th Oct '16 8:36:32 PM DastardlyDemolition
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Bioshock and its sequels, ''VideoGame/Bioshock2'' and ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''[[note]] Console users get a PC port of ''Infinite''[[/note]], received an UpdatedRerelease in ''[=BioShock=]: The Collection'' for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows in September, 2016. It includes the all of the singleplayer content in exclusives and DownloadableContent, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the Museum of Orphaned Concepts]], a developer commentary called '' Imagining [=BioShock=]'', and an upgrade to 1080p resolution and 60 fps on all platforms.

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Bioshock ''Bioshock'' and its sequels, ''VideoGame/Bioshock2'' and ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''[[note]] Console users get a PC port of ''Infinite''[[/note]], received an UpdatedRerelease in ''[=BioShock=]: The Collection'' for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows in September, 2016. It includes the all of the singleplayer content in exclusives and DownloadableContent, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the Museum of Orphaned Concepts]], a developer commentary called '' Imagining [=BioShock=]'', and an upgrade to 1080p resolution and 60 fps on all platforms.
27th Oct '16 8:35:39 PM DastardlyDemolition
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Bioshock and its sequels, ''VideoGame/Bioshock2'' and ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''[[note]] Console users get a PC port of ''Infinite''[[/note]], received an UpdatedRerelease in ''[=BioShock=]: The Collection'' for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows in September, 2016. It includes the all of the singleplayer content in exclusives and DownloadableContent, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the Museum of Orphaned Concepts]], a developer commentary called '' Imagining [=BioShock=]'', and an upgrade to 1080p resolution and 60 fps on all platforms.
17th Oct '16 9:31:29 PM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* FissionMailed: Jack is knocked out after injecting the Electro Bolt plasmid, who observes that his "cherry's just been popped" (i.e., he's just injected his first plasmid). He wonders if Jack has any ADAM on him before being chased away by a passing Big Daddy. However, in the future, Splicers still have unique dialogue whenever the player dies.

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* FissionMailed: Jack is knocked out after After injecting the Electro Bolt plasmid, who observes Jack falls off a balcony and is knocked out. A Splicer goes up to him, comments that his "cherry's just been popped" (i.e., he's just injected his first plasmid). He plasmid) and wonders if Jack has any ADAM on him before being chased away by a passing Big Daddy. However, in the future, After this point, Splicers still have unique dialogue whenever the player dies.
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