Ahh, BIOSHOCK 2 multiplayer…a FPS I actually enjoy. Why do I like this game so much? I generally despise FPS in general, but this just seems “different”. The combat in this game is basically more “rock, paper, scissors” than highly refined combat. It must be the plasmids. Yes, plasmids; “magic” to put it more simply. Each player has the option to choose two plasmids of his or her choosing, and they vary from being able to stun your opponent, to setting them ablaze, to agilely running away! It gets repetitive playing, of course (we’re talking on the hundreds of hours scale), but it’s always fresh enough fighting new people that it becomes very addicting. I guess that’s nothing new for online games, but…it is for me. The most recent FPS I put a lot of time in before this game was Perfect Dark. I was an N64 kid. I despise PC games, so it was natural.
I’ve somehow made this game a priority in my life unintentionally. When I come home, a lot of the time all I want to do is play online multiplayer. At this moment, I’m ranked #7 in the world on PS3; I’ve been as high as #3. Do I think I’m good at this game? Yes. Do I think I’m the best? No. There are so many different strategies people use (well, to be honest, it’s really maybe three), that it’s hard to compare players because of the general “rock, paper, scissors” dynamic. Although you’ll know when you encounter a skilled player. What I’m really proud of is my efficiency. I can get more points than anyone in the top tier…oh, I mean ADAM. ADAM is basically a way to tell the player how “good” they did in a game. I’m the best in the top ten; by far. Here I’ll share a little of my tactics, and how I play.