BioShock Collection: No Gods, No Kings, Only…Pissing Yourself On-The-Go (Switch)

“There’s always a lighthouse, always a man, and always a city.”

The infamous first-person shooter BioShock is finally out on the Nintendo Switch! The Bioshock Collection includes all three games which include all the DLC.

BioShock: The Collection has been out since 2016 on Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. And now here we are, BioShock playable on-the-go… Big Daddy… Chasing you…on-the-go…

Oh lord.

Everyone knows the story by now. Though if I’m honest, I’ve never finished the Rapture-based games because I always chickened out… They’re sitting in my Steam library, unfinished.

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A man chooses, a slave obeys…

Since the current pandemic has made it difficult to go out with my Switch, I only played the BioShock in handheld-mode, for this review to get a better feel for it. Docking it makes the experience the same as any other console, after all.

And holy crap do you get into it this way.

I’m curled up on my couch for hours, deep in Rapture and engrossed like never before. My neck ached but I kept going. I still chickened out a few times, but I kept coming back. The experience of playing BioShock on a handheld device

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I chose Rapture!

The Switch’s 1080p capabilities can handle the remastered games and Infinity almost perfectly.

Since the remastered games are about 4 years old now and the Switch being only a year younger, the little hybrid console manages to hold its own while playing. Summer has just arrived, where I currently am. “Hot” isn’t coming…It’s here, and my Switch seems to be fairing a lot better than I am.

The little hybrid’s fan hasn’t made a single peep throughout my week of playing and it amazes me. The Collection is only a year older than Breath of the Wild but the latter makes my Switch go like it just had a glug of Devil’s Kiss. Not with BioShock, not at all!

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In the end, our choices make us

I can’t remember how far I had gotten during my previous attempts at completing BioShock and most of the motions don’t seem to click in my head. It’s as if I’m playing the game for the very first time.

If you’ve never played BioShock and would like to, I would highly recommend that you get the Switch version. Playing the games in handheld mode seems to draw you in a lot more compared to on console or PC. I’ve realised that the reason why I couldn’t finish the Rapture games on the PC is that I have so many other things I can do for entertainment. Not on the Switch, nor on the PlayStation or Xbox, but you won’t be able to play the games anywhere in the house or anywhere else in the world with the latter two consoles.

Blaise gib dis game…

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FOUR PLASMID INFUSED STARS!

Now, my personal mission is to complete the games first hand. I’ll see yous in a few weeks, folks.

…JK, I don’t have that time.

Originally written for The AU Review. Review code for the Nintendo Switch kindly provided by the publisher, the game is available now on the Nintendo Switch, previously on Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Screenshots are all mine tqvm 🙂


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Blaise

I'm a freelance photographer and writer. I'm using this blog to give myself a platform for the creative freedom in games and tech writing without the fear of analytics.

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