History VideoGame / BioShock1

9th Aug '17 8:51:32 PM nightshade01
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## If you harvested more than one Little Sister for ADAM, Jack will [[spoiler:turn on the remaining Sisters and attack and take over a submarine with Splicers (which is revealed to be carrying nuclear missiles), planing on using them to take over the surface]]. If only some Sisters were harvested, Tenenbaum's voice-over sounds disappointed; but if they were all harvested, she sounds ''pissed''.

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## If you harvested more than one Little Sister for ADAM, Jack will [[spoiler:turn on the remaining Sisters and attack and take over a submarine with Splicers (which is revealed to be carrying nuclear missiles), planing planning on using them to take over the surface]]. If only some Sisters were harvested, Tenenbaum's voice-over sounds disappointed; but if they were all harvested, she sounds ''pissed''.
5th Aug '17 12:47:30 PM rjd1922
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* ObscuredSpecialEffects: Due to time and budget limitations, the only characters who have unique models are Ryan and Cohen; other characters like Atlas and Tenenbaum simply use re-skinned splicer models, hidden by either being kept in the dark or being kept at a distance.
16th Jul '17 5:42:55 AM bjex
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* GoodColorsEvilColors: If a camera or security drone [[RedEyesTakeWarning glows red]], it's under Ryan's control. If it's been hacked, it turns green and will follow you. If it's been sent out by a hacked camera, it'll glow yellow and kill enemies, but won't follow you. The same goes for the Big Daddies, who are originally yellow when neutral, turn green if they've been successfully hypnotized and turn red if provoked.

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* GoodColorsEvilColors: If a camera or security drone [[RedEyesTakeWarning glows red]], it's Red lights are hostile, Yellow lights are neutral, Green lights are friendly.
** Cameras searchlights are red if under
under Ryan's control. If it's been hacked, it turns control, and green and will follow you. If it's been sent out by a if they are hacked camera, it'll glow yellow and kill enemies, but won't follow you. The same goes for the Big Daddies, who are originally yellow when neutral, turn tracking splicers.
** Turrets have a red indicator light if hostile, or
green if hacked to attack enemies.
** Flying security bots glow red
if they've been successfully hypnotized summoned to an alarm you set off, or if a splicer is controlling it. They glow green if they're under your control. Yellow-lit bots appear whenever an enemy sets off an alarm from a hacked camera.
** Big Daddies have glowing yellow lights when first encountered, meaning they're not hostile towards you. Provoke them,
and they quickly turn red if provoked.red. If you use the Hypnotize Big Daddy plasmid, they will turn green to indicate they are following and protecting you.
16th Jul '17 4:50:35 AM bjex
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* BodyHorror: Almost all plasmids cause visible mutations on Jack's arm, ranging from glowing electric veins to pheromone-filled pustules that are thrown like water balloons. [[BeeBeeGun Insect Swarm]] takes the cake, though; [[{{Squick}} the bees spawn from honeycomb growths on his forearms]].
** This is also the ultimate fate of anyone who uses too many plasmids. Because the plasmids are basically raw stem cells injected into the body, using too many of them will result in a person getting large tumors, leading to disfiguring boils and tumors on the face and body.

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* BodyHorror: Almost all When Jack has plasmids cause visible mutations active, his left arm warps and changes depending on which plasmid is currently armed. In order from least to most horrifying:
** The force-based plasmids (Cyclone Trap, Sonic Boom and Telekinesis) and Target Dummy avert this -
Jack's arm, ranging from glowing electric arm appears normal, or with only some whirling force around his fingers.
** The Electro Shock variants produce
veins to pheromone-filled in the arm that glow with electricity.
** The Winter Blast variants show the left arm getting progressively icy, and Winter Blast 3 even has icicles protruding.
** Incinerate's variants show the arm gradually becoming more and more fiery and riddled with charred flesh.
** The mind/tech control plasmids (Enrage, Hypnotize Big Daddy 1 and 2, and Security Bullseye) has your arm growing
pustules filled with various fluids, that are thrown like water balloons. [[BeeBeeGun you throw at your targets.
** Finally, the winner is
Insect Swarm]] takes Swarm, where Jack's arm sprouts honeycombs from which the cake, though; [[{{Squick}} the weaponized bees spawn from honeycomb growths on his forearms]].
emerge from.
** This is also the ultimate fate of anyone who uses too many plasmids. Because the Since plasmids are basically raw stem cells injected into the body, using too many of them will result in a person getting large tumors, leading to disfiguring boils and tumors on the face and body.
16th Jul '17 4:30:16 AM bjex
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** In the DirectorsCommentary, Ken Levine mentions that he had to rewrite the pre-reveal script for the character mentioned above, ''and'' recast the voice actor for that part, because test players were getting suspicious of the character way too early.

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** In the DirectorsCommentary, [[DVDCommentary Director's Commentary]], Ken Levine mentions that he had to rewrite the pre-reveal script for the character mentioned above, ''and'' recast the voice actor for that part, because test players were getting suspicious of the character way too early.
16th Jul '17 4:28:16 AM bjex
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** In the DirectorsCommentary, Ken Levine mentions that he had to rewrite the pre-reveal script for the character mentioned above, ''and'' recast the voice actor for that part, because test players were getting suspicious of the character way too early.
16th Jul '17 4:14:38 AM bjex
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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:
** The Pistol is a Webley Mk VI, introduced in 1915 during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
** The Machine Gun is a Thompson M1921, designed during World War I and introduced in 1921. Both this and the revolver are not that anachronistic-likely, Fontaine sold them en masse to Rapture as World War II surplus, as both were used in the Second World War and afterwards. The shotgun made in 1882 however, is a straight example. Given the time, and Fontaine's business practices, a Winchester 1897 Trench Gun or Model 1912 might make more sense.
** 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).

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* AnachronismStew: Despite Rapture's advanced biotechnology, its architecture (which is technically (technically period-correct since the city was built back in TheForties) and ads hark advertising harken back to an earlier era. As for its conventional weapons:
[[JustifiedTrope Justified:]] This can be explained by Rapture's isolation from the rest of the world causing stagnation in the culture.
** The Pistol and Machine Gun are [[SubvertedTrope subversions:]] The Pistol is a Webley Mk VI, introduced in 1915 during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
**
UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. The Machine Gun is a Thompson M1921, designed during World War I and introduced in 1921. Both this and the revolver are not that anachronistic-likely, Fontaine sold them en masse to Rapture as World War II surplus, as both were used in the Second World War and afterwards.
**
The shotgun Shotgun made in 1882 however, is a straight example. Given the time, and Fontaine's business practices, a Winchester 1897 Trench Gun or Model 1912 might make more sense.
** 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 TheSeventies. It's also plural, not singular as the gossip-rag cameraman uses it; and the it. [[note]]The correct term would be Paparazzo.[[/note]]
** The term
"XXX" to denote depictions of sexual contact (as used in the Eve's Garden sign signage) was inspired by the MPAA movie rating system that did not come into existence topside until 1969 was first devised and employed in 1968. It also 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).



* ArmoredVillainsUnarmoredHeroes: The Big Daddies' armored diving suits make them so unrecognizable that there are people in the [=BioShock=] universe ''and'' people in reality who don't immediately realise they're at least partly human. Then there's Jack, whose has no armor other than his ''sweater'', and relies heavily on ADAM and first aid kits.

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* ArmoredVillainsUnarmoredHeroes: The Big Daddies' armored diving suits make them so unrecognizable that there are people in the [=BioShock=] universe ''and'' people in reality who don't immediately realise they're at least partly human. Then there's Jack, whose has no armor other than his ''sweater'', ''sweater''. His defenses rely solely on damage prevention/resistance tonics and relies heavily on ADAM and first aid kits.getting out of the way.
16th Jul '17 3:57:15 AM bjex
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** Mariska Lutz's first audio diary is a note pleading for her daughter to come to her parent's room in the Fighting [=McDonaghs=]. Her daughter was taken by Ryan's men, and for the longest time she and her husband donít know where she is. You find the diary near one of the Little Sister portholes in Fontaine Fisheries. [[spoiler]] The second diary notes that later she finds her little Masha. Masha has been transformed into a little sister, harvesting the plasmid-strewn blood of a corpse. She neither recognizes nor acknowledges her parents. You find the second diary in the hotel room, by the bodies of the adult Lutzes. They committed suicide out of grief, their daughterís picture is found near their bodies. [[/spoiler]]

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** Mariska Lutz's first audio diary is a note pleading for her daughter to come to her parent's room in the Fighting [=McDonaghs=]. Her daughter was taken by Ryan's men, and for the longest time she and her husband donít know where she is. You find the diary near one of the Little Sister portholes in Fontaine Fisheries. [[spoiler]] [[spoiler: The second diary notes that later she finds her little Masha. Masha has been transformed into a little sister, harvesting the plasmid-strewn blood of a corpse. She neither recognizes nor acknowledges her parents. You find the second diary in the hotel room, by the bodies of the adult Lutzes. They committed suicide out of grief, their daughterís picture is found near their bodies. [[/spoiler]]]]
16th Jul '17 3:56:29 AM bjex
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** You might find some audio diaries belonging to a Mrs. Lutz. Her daughter has been kidnapped and for the longest time she and her husband donít know where she is. One day she finds her little Masha. Masha has been transformed into a little sister, harvesting the plasmid-strewn blood of a corpse. She neither recognizes nor acknowledges her parents. The Lutzes are later found in a hotel room, they committed suicide out of grief, their daughterís picture is found near their bodies.

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** You might find some Mariska Lutz's first audio diaries belonging diary is a note pleading for her daughter to a Mrs. Lutz. come to her parent's room in the Fighting [=McDonaghs=]. Her daughter has been kidnapped was taken by Ryan's men, and for the longest time she and her husband donít know where she is. One day You find the diary near one of the Little Sister portholes in Fontaine Fisheries. [[spoiler]] The second diary notes that later she finds her little Masha. Masha has been transformed into a little sister, harvesting the plasmid-strewn blood of a corpse. She neither recognizes nor acknowledges her parents. The Lutzes are later found You find the second diary in a the hotel room, they by the bodies of the adult Lutzes. They committed suicide out of grief, their daughterís picture is found near their bodies.bodies. [[/spoiler]]
16th Jul '17 3:50:17 AM bjex
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Aside from its layered story and eye-popping visuals, the player's ability to use the environment, weapons, and plasmids together made ''[=BioShock=]'' the most inventive shooter since ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': you can light a splicer on fire, electrocute the poor soul after they leap into the nearest body of water, or use the grenade launcher to glue proximity mines onto an {{Exploding Barrel|s}}, then lob it at a group of enemies. Verily, if [[TheJoysOfTorturingMooks torturing mooks]] is an art, ''[=BioShock=]'' is a virtuoso.

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Aside from its layered story and eye-popping visuals, the player's ability to use the environment, weapons, and plasmids together made ''[=BioShock=]'' the most inventive shooter since ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': you can light a splicer on fire, then electrocute the poor soul after they leap into the nearest body of water, or use the grenade launcher to glue proximity mines onto an {{Exploding Barrel|s}}, then lob it at a group of enemies. Verily, if [[TheJoysOfTorturingMooks torturing mooks]] is an art, ''[=BioShock=]'' is a virtuoso.
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