I'm not the best at FPSs nor are they my prefered game type , I normally skip them when in the game store. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised when I picked up a used copy of  Bioshock over a year ago. Awesome story, good gameplay and  great graphics that showed up even on the SDTV I owned at the time. 

Fast-forward to now with Bioshock 2. I had read the review in GI and was mildly disappointed to see that not much had really changed gameplay-wise. But, as I really liked the first game I decided to give it a shot.

I do agree that the plot did drag at times, but overall is a  very good continuation to the story. Some of the plot twists and discoveries had me thinking "Now that's just messed up!". The gameplay was more of the same, which was familiar (good) but didn't add much new stuff (not good). The Graphics were great, though I turned the Helmet view off as I found it distracting. The Sea Levels where fantastic if far too short, it was also a shame that there wasn't any combat in them. The music is just plain sweet and captures the feeling of the game perfectly. In fact, I had purchased the LE version because it included the soundtracks for both Bioshock games, which for me, made up for the extra cost entailed, (The Art Book is no slouch in quality, either)

The Multiplayer portion of the game is interesting and I played a few rounds of it. Though like I said, FPSs aren't really my thing so I'm really not too into that part of the game.

Overall, I give it a solid 8 out of 10. It plays more like an expansion to the first game rather than a true stand-alone sequel, which It really should have been, to be honest. It makes up for it somewhat by delivering a solid gameplay experience and a just plain creepy atmosphere and plot.  

If you're a story fiend like me, I do recommend playing the first game before taking a stab at this game. If not, try the first one out anyway, you wont be disappointed.

It was hinted at a continuing story in Bioshock 2 and I look forward to seeing what they come up with.