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5.0 out of 5 stars holy hefty install, batman!, January 18, 2013
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This review is from: BioShock Ultimate Rapture Edition - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
there are comprehensive reviews for both games elsewhere, so i will limit this review to this edition and its contents.

but that being said, both bioshock 1 and 2 are truly amazing gaming experiences.

this edition is a stellar value, no question. some of the dlc was previously available, some was not, but one thing that is totally new is the addition of STICKERS!

first off, all dlc is ON DISC. this is great news for those folks who are not fans of psn codes.

here is what is included:

bioshock1
plasmid pack
challenge room pack
bonus museum level

bioshock2
sinclair solutions tester
rapture metro
kill 'em kindly
the protector trials
minerva's den

3 stickers from the upcoming bioshock infinite

the stickers are a little lackluster, to be honest. i was really hoping for some of the vigors (murder of crows, anyone?) or even the beautiful concept art, however what we get are three stickers (about three inches by four inches) showcasing the following:

monument island
the first lady's aerodome
hall of heroes memorial giftshop

the real silliness involved in this set is the amount of time it takes to install. if both games and all dlc's can fit on one disk, i mistakenly thought install for everything would be a one-step snap. WRONG. just about every item must be installed separately, with some things taking an inordinate amount of time to do so. bioshock one took about twenty minutes (not a huge deal), however bioshock two took nearly an HOUR. this is easily the longest install i've ever seen...which is odd, because i already owned both games, and neither took so long to originally install. that being said, i recently upgraded to the 500gb ps3, so i know it isn't the system.

the box says the game/s require 4997mb of space...however looking at my ps3 i am more than a little confused. bioshock 2 installed to my ps3 game folder, and that game alone states 9343mb. and if bioshock2 installed directly to my hard drive, then why didn't bioshock1? color me confused on this one for sure.

all technical installation nonsense aside, i am super pleased to have the new content, and i will certainly be playing through both games again to experience as much as i can. bioshock1 holds the honor as my personal favorite gaming experience of all time.

i will update my review after i have seen how all the new dlc plays out. be warned: some of the dlc is multiplayer only. my only experience with the multiplayer aspect was not such a fun experience. i guess i was late to the multiplayer experience and was killed literally seconds after entering the game by other folks. that happened three times in a row before i decided that maybe it wasn't for me. i will probably give it another try in hopes that the online community has gotten less kill happy with the newcomers.

you really can't go wrong with this set. i would pay full price for bioshock1 all over again, let alone to get all this new dlc, PLUS the second game and the new dlc available with that. if you are on the fence at all, i'd encourage you to sieze this opportunity.
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Initial post: Jan 18, 2013 1:42:33 PM PST
D. CO says:
You should give multiplayer another try. I felt the same way at first. After leveling up with different upgrades/weapons I was much better and kills weren't so few and far between. The only online multiplayer game i have ever played(only played it for the Platinum), but i must admit it was fun after a while. Hope you give it another try.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2013 4:04:20 PM PST
d. co,

i have full intention of giving multiplayer another try (or several tries, as it were) when i finish my playthrough of the first game and move on to the second. i loved both so much, i want to give them my full attention before i attempt the multiplayer aspect. and your comment cemented that i will! thank you!
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