When Tenenbaum told me I'd have to suit up and be a Big Daddy, I shit my pants. "Sweet!" I thought, "I get to be one of those badass Bouncers with the drill that strike fear into the hearts of everyone and sent me to the Vita Chambers countless times." So I went over to the helmets, the first one said, "Rosie." On to the next one, "Rosie." "Rosie. Rosie. Rosie." Okay, so I can't be a bouncer but hey at least I get that huge rivet gun and can beat the shit out of people. Wrong again! Turns out all you get is a small damage decrease and an obstructed field of vision...
Much to my disappointment, I continued on to the evil ending (since I am a greedy bastard) and overall loved the game.
A couple weeks later I was ready to start up Bioshock 2. I had high hopes this time, since you were a big daddy the whole time it couldn't possibly be as lame as the big daddy part from the last one, right? Right! As soon as I get control of Subject Delta his starting weapon is the drill. Awesome! Okay, so it has fuel, but I wasn't looking for a game that's too easy anyway. But one thing I noticed is there was no charge attack like the Bouncers have, which poses a slight problem since the drill could only be used very close range, I was pretty slow, and actually took decent damage from splicers. I soon discovered a remedy to that
The third drill upgrade reflects bullets! Insane and unrealistic, right up my alley. As if it being (in my opinion) the most badass weapon in your arsenal wasn't enough of a reason to upgrade it, not it could be effective at range. To make it even better, you DO get a charge once you get the research camera, and needless to say that was pretty much the only thing I used throughout the game, since it was basically overpowered with tonics and so much fun to watch.
Overall I liked the story even better than the first one, which is not to say that it is bad but that this one was spectacular. The graphics vastly improved, and I like the changes they did to the mechanics, especially the hacking, combat and plasmid systems. Its particularly nice when you get Electro Bolt 3 and can shock your enemies with a constant electric bolt while unloading .50 cal rounds into them.
I highly recommend these two games to anyone who hasn't played them.