History YMMV / BioShock2

29th Dec '17 3:04:29 PM rjd1922
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*** After many long years, ''VideoGame/BioShock: The Collection'' fixes this long standing glitch. While the vending machines' did add to the danker atmosphere of VideoGame/BioShock2's locales in the original, the remastered version does at least have the compromise that the machines are overall less talkative than VideoGame/BioShock's prior to interacting with them.

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*** After many long years, ''VideoGame/BioShock: The Collection'' fixes this long standing glitch. While the vending machines' did add to the danker atmosphere of VideoGame/BioShock2's ''[=BioShock 2=]''[='s=] locales in the original, the remastered version does at least have the compromise that the machines are overall less talkative than VideoGame/BioShock's ''VideoGame/BioShock1'''s prior to interacting with them.
27th Dec '17 10:17:57 AM rjd1922
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The hidden sequence with the Unstable Teleport Plasmid in Fontaine Futuristics. It teleports away when you try to collect it, forcing you to play hide-and-seek, before teleporting ''you'' to multiple points in the level, with the plasmid itself floating around chasing Splicers, eventually taking you to a dark room with statues basking in the glory of the Vending Export 2 Gene Tonic. After getting it, you're teleported back to where you started this madness, as if nothing happened. Doubles as an EasterEgg as the sequence pays homage to an actual plasmid that had been planned for the first game, but abandoned due to it not only being impractical, but it would have allowed players to bypass large swaths of the game.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The hidden sequence with the Unstable Teleport Plasmid in Fontaine Futuristics. It teleports away when you try to collect it, forcing you to play hide-and-seek, before teleporting ''you'' to multiple points in the level, with the plasmid itself floating around chasing Splicers, eventually taking you to a dark room with statues basking in the glory of the Vending Export Expert 2 Gene Tonic. After getting it, you're teleported back to where you started this madness, as if nothing happened. Doubles as an EasterEgg as the sequence pays homage to an actual plasmid that had been planned for the first game, but abandoned due to it not only being impractical, but it would have allowed players to bypass large swaths of the game.
7th Dec '17 11:23:40 AM rjd1922
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The hidden sequence with the Unstable Teleport Plasmid in Fontaine Futuristics. It teleports away when you try to collect it, forcing you to play hide-and-seek, before teleporting ''you'' to multiple points in the level, with the plasmid itself floating around chasing Splicers, eventually taking you to a dark room with statues basking in the glory of the Vending Export 2 Gene Tonic. After getting it, you're teleported back to where you started this madness, as if nothing happened. Doubles as an EasterEgg as the sequence pays homage to an actual plasmid that had been planned but abandoned due to it not only being impractical, but it would have allowed players to bypass large swaths of the game.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The hidden sequence with the Unstable Teleport Plasmid in Fontaine Futuristics. It teleports away when you try to collect it, forcing you to play hide-and-seek, before teleporting ''you'' to multiple points in the level, with the plasmid itself floating around chasing Splicers, eventually taking you to a dark room with statues basking in the glory of the Vending Export 2 Gene Tonic. After getting it, you're teleported back to where you started this madness, as if nothing happened. Doubles as an EasterEgg as the sequence pays homage to an actual plasmid that had been planned for the first game, but abandoned due to it not only being impractical, but it would have allowed players to bypass large swaths of the game.
6th Dec '17 1:20:11 PM TheSaddleman
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** Delta pretty much qualifies as a Woobie too. All he wants is to get his "daughter" back but he has to go through hell -- and Big Daddy conversion -- in order to do it.

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** Delta pretty much qualifies as a Woobie too. All he wants is to get his "daughter" back but he has to go through hell -- and Big Daddy conversion -- in order to do it.
6th Dec '17 1:19:50 PM TheSaddleman
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** The KingMook Subject Omega, a.k.a. Alpha [[spoiler:Sinclair]], only has the benefit of a longer health bar, a triviality to anyone who's maxed out on their research of the Alpha series. It's not an exaggeration to state that a single shot from Incinerate 3 can potentially kill him on the highest difficulty, in tandem with the hazards in the room (though this is unlikely). Even conventionally, the battle won't last much longer than 30 seconds. Heck, since you have the Summon Eleanor plasmid by this point, she can kill him for you before you ever enter the room. The dual Big Sisters fought one level earlier are the real ClimaxBoss of the game.

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** The KingMook Subject Omega, a.k.a. Alpha [[spoiler:Sinclair]], only has the benefit of a longer health bar, a triviality to anyone who's maxed out on their research of the Alpha series. It's not an exaggeration to state that a single shot from Incinerate 3 can potentially kill him on the highest difficulty, in tandem with the hazards in the room (though this is unlikely). Even conventionally, the battle won't last much longer than 30 seconds. Heck, since you have the Summon Eleanor plasmid by this point, she can kill him for you before you ever enter the room. It is also possible to quickly kill him by simply hacking a gun turret found in a neighbourhood room and then hacking a security bot nearby and letting them do the job. The dual Big Sisters fought one level earlier are the real ClimaxBoss of the game.game (although there is also a very tough battle royale involving multiple splicers at the very end, that battle is not very difficult if one uses Summon Eleanor or even just has two security bots operational).



* DisappointingLastLevel: Inner Persephone is this for some. While the level is still fun to explore, there isn't any real final boss [[spoiler: unless you count Sinclair as Subject Omega, who fights like any other Alpha Series but with a longer health bar]], the [[spoiler: summon Eleanor]] plasmid makes every enemy encounter trivial, and there isn't any other encounter with Sofia Lamb beyond her shouting more of her philosophy at you over your radio.

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* DisappointingLastLevel: Inner Persephone is this for some. While the level is still fun to explore, there isn't any real final boss [[spoiler: unless you count Sinclair as Subject Omega, who fights like any other Alpha Series but with a longer health bar]], bar and can be defeated without the player having to lift a finger]], the [[spoiler: summon Eleanor]] plasmid makes every enemy encounter trivial, and there isn't any other encounter with Sofia Lamb beyond her shouting more of her philosophy at you over your radio.



* 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).

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* 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).case) that were in-demand items for creation using a U-Invent.



** Delta pretty much qualifies as a Woobie too. All he wants is to get his daughter back but he has to go through hell -- and Big Daddy conversion -- in order to do it.

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** Delta pretty much qualifies as a Woobie too. All he wants is to get his daughter "daughter" back but he has to go through hell -- and Big Daddy conversion -- in order to do it.
5th Dec '17 8:27:23 AM TheSaddleman
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* {{Squick}}: Eleanor, in her [[spoiler: Big Sister outfit]], is really sexy, bordering on MsFanservice, and her tendency to BadassBoast while fighting sounds amazing in voice actor Sarah Bolger's Irish accent. Which is all fine and all until you remember that she's supposed to be ''your daughter''; the fact she continually refers to Delta as Father doesn't seem to make a difference.

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* {{Squick}}: Eleanor, in her [[spoiler: Big Sister outfit]], is really sexy, bordering on MsFanservice, and her tendency to BadassBoast while fighting sounds amazing in voice actor Sarah Bolger's Irish accent. Which is all fine and all until you remember that she's supposed to be for all intents and purposes ''your daughter''; the fact she continually refers to Delta as Father doesn't seem to make a difference.
5th Dec '17 8:15:36 AM TheSaddleman
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* {{Fanon}}: Subject Delta's suit-machinery includes a built-in can opener.

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** The Big Sisters also qualify, although they are not so much evil as conditioned.
* {{Fanon}}: Subject Delta's suit-machinery includes a built-in can opener.opener (since it's assumed he doesn't down the food cans he finds whole).
5th Dec '17 8:14:09 AM TheSaddleman
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The hidden sequence with the Unstable Teleport Plasmid in Fontaine Futuristics. It teleports away when you try to collect it, forcing you to play hide-and-seek, before teleporting ''you'' to multiple points in the level, with the plasmid itself floating around chasing Splicers, eventually taking you to a dark room with statues basking in the glory of the Vending Export 2 Gene Tonic. After getting it, you're teleported back to where you started this madness, as if nothing happened.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The hidden sequence with the Unstable Teleport Plasmid in Fontaine Futuristics. It teleports away when you try to collect it, forcing you to play hide-and-seek, before teleporting ''you'' to multiple points in the level, with the plasmid itself floating around chasing Splicers, eventually taking you to a dark room with statues basking in the glory of the Vending Export 2 Gene Tonic. After getting it, you're teleported back to where you started this madness, as if nothing happened. Doubles as an EasterEgg as the sequence pays homage to an actual plasmid that had been planned but abandoned due to it not only being impractical, but it would have allowed players to bypass large swaths of the game.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Alex the Great is very popular among the fanbase. Owing in no small part because of his memorable dialogue and being batshit insane, even when placed among Rapture's inhabitants.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Alex the Great is very popular among the fanbase. Owing in no small part because of his memorable dialogue and being batshit insane, even when placed among Rapture's inhabitants.inhabitants (he is B2's equivalent of Sander Cohen from the first game).
5th Dec '17 8:11:41 AM TheSaddleman
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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 even in the remastered version, 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 even in the remastered version, meaning you either have to mute the music in the audio settings or just deal with it. Making things worse, experienced players by this point will have become conditioned to expect danger upon hearing this type of music, making for a very tense gameplay experience.
** The Big Sister screech is very irritating to those sensitive to high-pitched sounds (especially when playing with headphones on).


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** Delta pretty much qualifies as a Woobie too. All he wants is to get his daughter back but he has to go through hell -- and Big Daddy conversion -- in order to do it.
5th Dec '17 8:08:13 AM TheSaddleman
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* {{Squick}}: Eleanor, in her [[spoiler: Big Sister outfit]], is really sexy, bordering on MsFanservice, and her tendency to BadassBoast while fighting sounds amazing in voice actor Sarah Bolger's Irish accent. Which is all fine and all until you remember that she's supposed to be ''your daughter''; the fact she continually refers to Delta as Father doesn't seem to make a difference.
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