Qore: Bioshock 2 Single-Player Quest Is At Least 10 Hours
Every once in a while, we download the latest Qore episode and see if we can find some interesting little details. And we're especially interested when one of our most anticipated titles of 2010 is part of the show.
Bioshock 2 is right around the corner and for all those who enjoyed the stellar original, it's bound to be a Day 1 purchase. However, because the FPS genre has been a proven multiplayer haven, some are often skeptical about purchasing these games for the single-player campaign. We can easily point to the four-hour campaigns in titles like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. But there are two things you should realize about Bioshock 2: firstly, like the first title, there will be a heavy emphasis on a well-written storyline. Secondly, just because 2K has decided to implement a multiplayer mode this time around, that does not mean the single-player quest has suffered. Thankfully, according to what we heard in Qore, you spend the "first 10 hours" in the dark; everything about you remains a mystery for quite some time. Now, I suppose they could wrap it up quickly with a big ol' climax right after that 10-hour mark, but even if that's the case, you're looking at an adventure that is of a satisfying length.
We have to keep a close eye on how developers approach the single-player aspect in games where multiplayer may be insanely popular. But perhaps we should never have worried about this game; the storyline and plot was guaranteed to be crucial.
Related Game(s): Bioshock 2
1/12/2010 9:00:59 PM Ben Dutka