Combat balances tactics and outright chaos.
Excellent level design.
Rapture still looks good.
Improved gameplay mechanics.
Dual wielding weapons and Plasmids.
Visuals and Audio are superb.
Dual Wielding Plasmids FTW.
Gathering moments are intense.
Big Sisters are challenging.
Overall solid shooter.
Story doesn't quite live up to the original.
Underwater sequences could be better.
Multiplayer is a let down.
Novelty factor is lost by returning to Rapture
The initial awe of finding and exploring Rapture is gone.
The game looks rough at points.
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