BioShock Demo Preview

IGN has cranked out yet another hands-on preview of BioShock, though this time it's based on the game's new Xbox 360 demo.
Though the wrench is mightier than the sword in BioShock, I quickly found more tools of destruction. The most interesting was a bolt of electricity able to be fired from my palm. I don't want to spoil anything for those who want to go into the full game completely fresh, so instead of explaining how the main character comes by this power, allow me to instead gush about the ways it can be put into practice. Blast a Splicer with lightning, then put it down with the wrench. Given that Rapture is in a state of disrepair and is settled underwater, it would make sense to assume that there will be plenty of instances where water can be found flooding formerly beautiful areas. Sure, water and lightning aren't normally a safe combination, but when a Splicer is splashing toward you, ankle-deep in H20, a blast of electricity is exactly what is needed.