Bioshock PS3 Just Like Bioshock 360
Here's a general rule of thumb: if a multiplatform game is developed simultaneously with the appropriate dedicated time for each console, the final result for each console will be nigh-on identical. However, if the game is developed entirely on one console and then ported to another at a later date, the ported version is almost never as good. On the surface, this rule means bad news for Bioshock PS3, which releases next month.
But have no fear, PS3 owners. Unlike the situation facing most other Xbox 360-PS3 ports, 2K Games had always planned to bring this game to Sony's platform, and they've actually worked hard all year to make the experience no less thrilling for PS3 users. To cement this point, the MTV Multiplayer blog said that Bioshock on the PS3 feels exactly like Bioshock on the 360, and that's most certainly not a bad thing. Furthermore, with the added content - Trophies, Survivor difficulty mode, the new puzzle rooms, etc. - this means the PS3 version should be the best option available for all those who have yet to play this stellar title. Thankfully, we won't be sacrificing technical accomplishment for bonus goodies, which is what some were initially concerned about. Don't worry; 2K won't let us down, and we appreciate the work they've done to keep Bioshock as fantastic as it was last year.
Essentially, it all boils down to this- in the MTV article, the author said that after playing the PS3 version, "all it did was make me want to play Bioshock again." And in reality, that's all we can really ask for. Can't wait!
Related Game(s): Bioshock
9/16/2008 Ben Dutka