Originally Posted by pcweber111
Aside from the ending I kinda enjoyed Bioshock 2. It wasn't that bad although it was more of the same. You're right though it was definitely a money grab. Hopefully Infinite provides an original enough story to get me interested.
I'll actually go one further and say that Bioshock 2 was better than the original. Once I got past the underwater setting (admittedly an original touch), I found the rest of the first game underwhelming. Most levels were simple fetch and assemble quests, you only really needed 3 or 4 of your special abilities (the rest were superfluous), the underwater setting almost never factored into the gameplay and the ending was beyond disappointing. Bioshock 2 addressed a lot of those problems and while the ending was still somewhat weak the game at least made use of the underwater environment and allowed you to actually leave Rapture for brief periods. The gameplay was also more interesting to me with a better balance of action and puzzles.
As for Dishonored, I haven't followed the game closely but my main concern based on what I've seen so far is that while the kill mechanics seem interesting, the story seems to be on the thin side (at least it hasn't been the focus of the promo materials for the game I've seen so far).