The editors at Bit-tech.net have put together their own five-page preview of BioShock, after checking out the game firsthand at this year's E3. Some bad news:
The biggest problem which we suspect Bioshock will face though is in the little differences which place it apart from the much lauded System Shock 2, primarily in that the focus of Bioshock is very much on combat and not on traditional RPG elements.
These differences may not be of any concern to the casual gaming market, but frankly nobody from that market is likely to pick up a twenty hour long, RPG/FPS hybrid with a serious subtext like Bioshock anyway. Bioshock gamers will be more of the hardcore crowd and many of those will have heard the comparisons to System Shock 2 before and may well eagerly be anticipating a revisit to those old themes.