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BioShock: The Shooter

The BioShock Q&A on IGN.AU talks with Jon Chey about Irrational's upcoming action/RPG, um, no wait, it's a shooter: "Actually, this is pretty simple: BioShock is a shooter. It's true that it is doing things that no other shooter has done before, and that gets people confused about what genre it is. It's funny how genres work. They certainly help people figure out what games are and help them decide whether or not to pick something up and try it out. But at the same time, they often act like straightjackets. Developers get lazy and just follow conventions. I mean, why does every shooter have to go in a straight line from where you enter the level to where you leave? GTA asked questions about what it means to be a driving game ("why do you have to go round and round a closed track?") and that turned the genre on its head. We're trying to do the same thing for the shooter genre by adding non-linear exploration, choice of tools, deeper interactions with AIs and so on. But at the end of the day, you've got to be able to aim and pull the trigger. This is a shooter."

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8. Re: No subject Apr 30, 2007, 11:51 4D-Boxing
 
Sixis

My reaction exactly. I did my best to stay optimistic but It's starting to smell like another Oblivion/GRAW/R6-Vegas debacle.

This comment was edited on Apr 30, 11:53.
 
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  1. Apr 30, 10:40 No subject Sixis
>> 8. Apr 30, 11:51  Re: No subject 4D-Boxing
  2. Apr 30, 10:49 No subject Masa
  3. Apr 30, 11:03  Re: No subject Squirmer
  5. Apr 30, 11:16   Re: No subject Masa
  4. Apr 30, 11:13 DX anyone? wonkawonka
  7. Apr 30, 11:30  Re: DX anyone? Parallax_
  39. Apr 30, 22:45   Re: DX anyone? Creston
  6. Apr 30, 11:27 No subject Sho
  10. Apr 30, 12:00  Re: No subject Masa
  11. Apr 30, 12:11   Re: No subject Morgan19
  16. Apr 30, 12:58    Re: No subject Cabezone
  18. Apr 30, 13:28     Re: No subject Stolk
  23. Apr 30, 15:06      Re: No subject Cabezone
  24. Apr 30, 15:40       Re: No subject Stolk
  26. Apr 30, 16:44        Re: No subject Kedyn
  27. Apr 30, 16:48         Re: No subject sir
  12. Apr 30, 12:16   Re: No subject Bhruic
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  9. Apr 30, 11:59 No subject Cabezone
  15. Apr 30, 12:51  Re: No subject AhrimaaN
  17. Apr 30, 13:25 No subject Cabezone
  19. Apr 30, 13:42 Why the concern? The Raven
  21. Apr 30, 14:24  Re: Why the concern? Krovven
  20. Apr 30, 14:06 SS2... Ant
  22. Apr 30, 14:31  Re: SS2... PHJF
  25. Apr 30, 16:30  Re: SS2... Hump
  28. Apr 30, 19:22 Well said! Icewind
  29. Apr 30, 19:46  Re: Well said! Jerykk
  33. Apr 30, 21:16  Not so well said! Asmodai
  34. Apr 30, 21:46   Oh really? Good for you... Halo
  35. Apr 30, 21:51    Re: Oh really? Good for you... Kxmode
  36. Apr 30, 21:53   Re: Not so well said! Jerykk
  37. Apr 30, 22:01    Re: Not so well said! Kxmode
  40. Apr 30, 22:57   Re: Not so well said! Creston
  41. Apr 30, 23:20    Re: Not so well said! Jerykk
  42. May 1, 00:26     Re: Not so well said! Halo
  43. May 1, 00:42      Re: Not so well said! Beamer
  47. May 1, 15:52       Re: Not so well said! CJ_Parker
  45. May 1, 08:40     Re: Not so well said! Ecthelion
  48. May 1, 19:49      Re: Not so well said! Creston
  50. May 6, 08:53       Re: Not so well said! IQ
  51. May 7, 10:06        Re: Not so well said! Ecthelion
  30. Apr 30, 20:00 No subject Bone43
  31. Apr 30, 20:29  Re: No subject Overon
  32. Apr 30, 20:55   Re: No subject Beamer
  38. Apr 30, 22:23 PR Lev Arris
  44. May 1, 02:57  Re: PR Kxmode
  46. May 1, 08:58 Jump to Conclusions Mat Buttercup
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