History YMMV / BioShock2

21st Sep '17 6:36:15 AM CosmicFerret
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** Despite being the star of [[AlternateRealityGame Something In the Sea]], [[HeroofAnotherStory Mark Meltzer]] wasn't originally going to be in the game. However, the fandom's intense love for him motivated 2K to add him into ''[=BioShock=] 2'' and wrap up his story.

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** Despite being the star of [[AlternateRealityGame Something In the Sea]], [[HeroofAnotherStory Mark Meltzer]] wasn't originally going to be in the game. However, the fandom's intense love for him motivated 2K to add him into ''[=BioShock=] 2'' ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' and wrap up his story.



** The Winter Blast plasmid is also overpowered if [[BoringButPractical kind of repetitive to use]]. It's relatively cheap to use, works on ALL enemies, and health gets drained faster than it did in [=BioShock=]. Combine with Security Bots and/or Decoy to distract other enemies and you can essentially knock off enemies one by one staying completely safe.

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** The Winter Blast plasmid is also overpowered if [[BoringButPractical kind of repetitive to use]]. It's relatively cheap to use, works on ALL enemies, and health gets drained faster than it did in [=BioShock=].VideoGame/BioShock. Combine with Security Bots and/or Decoy to distract other enemies and you can essentially knock off enemies one by one staying completely safe.



*** After many long years, BioShock: The Collection fixes this long standing glitch. While the vending machines' did add to the danker atmosphere of BioShock 2's locales in the original, the remastered version does at least have the compromise that the machines are overall less talkative than BioShock 1's prior to interacting with them.

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*** After many long years, BioShock: ''VideoGame/BioShock: The Collection Collection'' fixes this long standing glitch. While the vending machines' did add to the danker atmosphere of BioShock 2's VideoGame/BioShock2's locales in the original, the remastered version does at least have the compromise that the machines are overall less talkative than BioShock 1's VideoGame/BioShock's prior to interacting with them.



** [[spoiler:Subject Delta's death was just the beginning of the many protagonist fatalities in the ''[=BioShock=]'' series.]]

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** [[spoiler:Subject Delta's death was just the beginning of the many protagonist fatalities in the ''[=BioShock=]'' ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series.]]



* ItsEasySoItSucks: Some people are accusing ''[=BioShock=] 2'' of being this due to the abundance of money, ammo and healing items. See also ComplacentGamingSyndrome above.

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* ItsEasySoItSucks: Some people are accusing ''[=BioShock=] 2'' ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' of being this due to the abundance of money, ammo and healing items. See also ComplacentGamingSyndrome above.
27th Aug '17 12:19:54 PM rjd1922
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** '''Instead:''' "I wonder what I can use to offer the job? Kids like candy, right?" His unrecognizable corpse is found with signs of Big Daddy damage on it, and he is reported to have attempted giving a Little Sister a lollipop when the Daddy noticed and [[BerserkButton flipped out]].

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** '''Instead:''' "I wonder what I can use to offer the job? Kids like candy, right?" His unrecognizable corpse is found with signs of Big Daddy damage on it, and he is reported to have attempted giving a Little Sister a lollipop when the Daddy noticed and [[BerserkButton [[PapaWolf flipped out]].



** Gil Alexander, believe it or not, at least before he [[spoiler: became Alex The Great]]. His audio diaries show his admiration for Sofia Lamb, her intelligence and her philosophy, but there are subtle hints that he's also in love with her, even though he knows she doesn't reciprocate. He's perfectly willing to volunteer to be made into a monster for her, and when [[spoiler: she abandons him as a failed experiment]], he never shows any resentment, only a regret that he failed her. There's even some fan speculation that he might be [[spoiler: Eleanor's biological father]].
** Poor Eleanor Lamb. She spent her entire life being raised by an emotionally distant mother who fully expected Eleanor to further her own ideals by [[spoiler: getting turned into a HiveMind that would only serve society]]. Depending on the player's moral choices, she can also become [[spoiler: a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.]]
** C.M. Porter from ''Minerva's Den''. He couldn't handle the death of his wife, so he spent all of his time uploading as many memories of her as possible into Rapture's central computer in the hopes of recreating her. And when he finally finished [[spoiler: he was horrified by what he had done, because it wasn't really his wife, and had the computer shut the whole thing down. Then he was captured and turned into a Big Daddy.]]

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** Gil Gilbert Alexander, believe it or not, at least before he [[spoiler: became [[spoiler:became Alex The Great]]. His audio diaries show his admiration for Sofia Lamb, her intelligence and her philosophy, but there are subtle hints that he's also in love with her, even though he knows she doesn't reciprocate. He's perfectly willing to volunteer to be made into a monster for her, and when [[spoiler: she abandons him as a failed experiment]], he never shows any resentment, only a regret that he failed her. There's even some fan speculation that he might be [[spoiler: Eleanor's [[spoiler:Eleanor's biological father]].
** Poor Eleanor Lamb. She spent her entire life being raised by an emotionally distant mother who fully expected Eleanor to further her own ideals by [[spoiler: getting [[spoiler:getting turned into a HiveMind that would only serve society]]. Depending on the player's moral choices, she can also become [[spoiler: a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.]]
** C.M. Porter from ''Minerva's Den''. He couldn't handle the death of his wife, so he spent all of his time uploading as many memories of her as possible into Rapture's central computer in the hopes of recreating her. And when he finally finished [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he was horrified by what he had done, because it wasn't really his wife, and had the computer shut the whole thing down. Then he was captured and turned into a Big Daddy.]]
1st Jul '17 5:34:44 PM rjd1922
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* ThatOneLevel: The third folly of Dionysus level in ''The Protector Trials''. You've got no weapons or money, just a bunch of fully upgraded plasmids and gene tonics. It's ''much'' harder than it sounds.

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* ThatOneLevel: The third folly Folly of Dionysus level in ''The Protector Trials''. You've got no weapons or money, just a bunch of fully upgraded plasmids and gene tonics. It's ''much'' harder than it sounds.
1st Jul '17 5:34:14 PM rjd1922
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** A glitch in Pauper's Drop will cause the Big Sister battle music to play throughout the whole level if the game is saved and loaded after beating the Big Sister. This gets irritating ''very'' quickly, but was unfortunately never patched, meaning you either have to mute the music in the audio settings or just deal with it.

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** A glitch in Pauper's Drop will cause the Big Sister battle music to play throughout the whole level if the game is saved and loaded after beating the Big Sister. This gets irritating ''very'' quickly, but was unfortunately never patched, patched even in the remastered version, meaning you either have to mute the music in the audio settings or just deal with it.
1st Jul '17 5:33:20 PM rjd1922
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** A glitch in Pauper's Drop will cause the Big Sister battle music to play throughout the while level if the game is saved and loaded after beating the Big Sister. This gets irritating ''very'' quickly, but was unfortunately never patched, meaning you either have to mute the music in the audio settings or just deal with it.

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** A glitch in Pauper's Drop will cause the Big Sister battle music to play throughout the while whole level if the game is saved and loaded after beating the Big Sister. This gets irritating ''very'' quickly, but was unfortunately never patched, meaning you either have to mute the music in the audio settings or just deal with it.
29th Jun '17 12:03:17 PM rjd1922
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** A glitch in Pauper's Drop will cause the Big Sister battle music to play throughout the while level if the game is saved and loaded after beating the Big Sister. This gets irritating ''very'' quickly, but was unfortunate never patched.

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** A glitch in Pauper's Drop will cause the Big Sister battle music to play throughout the while level if the game is saved and loaded after beating the Big Sister. This gets irritating ''very'' quickly, but was unfortunate unfortunately never patched.patched, meaning you either have to mute the music in the audio settings or just deal with it.
24th Jun '17 8:53:33 AM rjd1922
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%% * TheUntwist

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%% * TheUntwistTheUntwist: Considering Augustus Sinclair's CorruptCorporateExecutive attitude and [[spoiler:Atlas's betrayal from the previous game]], it's more of a surprise that he ''doesn't'' betray you. [[spoiler:At least, not willingly...]]
14th Jun '17 7:46:49 PM RainingMetal
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** The Freeze plasmid is also overpowered if [[BoringButPractical kind of repetitive to use]]. It's relatively cheap to use, works on ALL enemies, and health gets drained faster than it did in [=BioShock=]. Combine with Security Bots and/or Decoy to distract other enemies and you can essentially knock off enemies one by one staying completely safe.

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** The Freeze Winter Blast plasmid is also overpowered if [[BoringButPractical kind of repetitive to use]]. It's relatively cheap to use, works on ALL enemies, and health gets drained faster than it did in [=BioShock=]. Combine with Security Bots and/or Decoy to distract other enemies and you can essentially knock off enemies one by one staying completely safe.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Security Bullseye was likely the worst Plasmid in the first game, given its limited use. Security ''Command'', however, allows Delta to summon Security Bots to his side immediately when upgraded, no need to mark any targets or rely on limited resources anymore!



** They Wasted A Perfectly Good Game Mechanic: The U-Invents don't return. Especially unfortunate since the Gathering process invokes much more use of things such as Trap Bolts (or Trap Spears, in this case).

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** They Wasted A Perfectly Good Game Mechanic: * UnderusedGameMechanic: The U-Invents don't return. Especially unfortunate since the Gathering process invokes much more use of things such as Trap Bolts (or Trap Spears, in this case).
2nd Jun '17 10:56:36 PM rjd1922
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** [[spoiler:Subject Delta's death was just the beginning of the many protagonist fatalities in the Bioshock series.]]

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** [[spoiler:Subject Delta's death was just the beginning of the many protagonist fatalities in the Bioshock ''[=BioShock=]'' series.]]]]
** In ''Minerva's Den'', Air-Tite Archive's outrage at Ryan Security searching people's possessions and records for subversives brings to mind the reveal of NSA surveillance in the name of national security and attempts by companies like Lavabit and Apple to fight it.
8th Apr '17 10:14:21 PM rjd1922
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* MostAnnoyingSound / WelcomeToCorneria: The splicer dialogue, after a while. Since they have only so many lines of dialogue and they constantly spawn to attack you, in some levels you end up hearing the same lines repeated endlessly. The worst of these is arguably Siren Alley, where the sheer number of Baby Jane splicers there mean you'll hear screams of "Not again!" and "Hack!" almost every minute.

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* MostAnnoyingSound / WelcomeToCorneria: MostAnnoyingSound:
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The splicer dialogue, after a while. Since they have only so many lines of dialogue and they constantly spawn to attack you, in some levels you end up hearing the same lines repeated endlessly. The worst of these is arguably Siren Alley, where the sheer number of Baby Jane splicers there mean you'll hear screams of "Not again!" and "Hack!" almost every minute.minute.
** A glitch in Pauper's Drop will cause the Big Sister battle music to play throughout the while level if the game is saved and loaded after beating the Big Sister. This gets irritating ''very'' quickly, but was unfortunate never patched.
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