questionsdoes anyone here play bioshock?

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..... i'm sure there will be plenty of scary hallways and suspenseful moments and creepy characters, but i feel like i sky city isn't going to be able to be nearly as creepy as the underwater city. anyone else have any thoughts on this?

P.S. one of the creepiest moments in the first ones, was when you were walking around the area that was full of Mancunians (no idea how to spell that). i kept getting the feeling that any minute one would come to life and attack me. you end up playing the entire area without one coming to life, so eventually i settled down and said "oh well, if one was going to come to life it would have by now". next thing i know i turn around and mannequins that were there just a second ago were now gone. my heart jumped up into my throat and i desperately started spinning in circles trying to find them. they end up attacking you which is great, and one of the times i almost pooped my pants. just thought i'd share. (Keep in mind its dark the whole time)

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I played the first one. Surround sound + lights off = too scary!
I play games to unwind, not stress myself out!

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Original Bioshock games? Hehehehe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iZMD_eCpEo

If you haven't played either of the System Shocks, you really don't know creepy as far as the -shocks go. Not to say that Bioshock was bad--I loved the first one, amazing atmosphere and plot but it's well-recognized as a spiritual successor to System Shock 2. I played SS2 for my first time a few years ago and was pretty amazed at how well it aged for what its graphics look like. SS2 came out in 99 and IMO it's still better at building ambiance and tension than pretty much anything that has come out recently.

Can't say much for the new Bioshock but I highly recommend you go give System Shock 2 a try if you love the series.

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@bsmith1: being scared out of your mind is a perfect way to get your mind off our jackass boss or, impossible deadline or whatever other kind of stressful stuff you might have on your mind. i love games that scare the hell out of me

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@poopfeast420: never tried SystemShock but now i may have to give it a try. speaking of scary games, i never played the original, but Silent Hill 2 was enough to make me turn the lights on sometimes. soooo many creepy sounds, and half the time they weren't followed by an actual event. so it kept you on the edge of your seat all the times. "i just heard a moaning and what sounded like an ax scraping across the floor...... where is the monster....WHERE IS THE @&*#^# MONSTER!?!?! and then he'd never show up. that is one of the few games where the stuff that DIDN'T happen was what actually scared you. sort of like the Paranormal Activity movies. the lack of activity and the waiting and the constant suspense really starts to grind on you sometimes.