13 Scares of Halloween – Day 4: Bioshock

Good afternoon, Boys and Ghouls! Wow that was bad.. I promise to never do that again.. Are you ready for Day 4 of our 13 scares of Halloween? I certainly hope so, otherwise this would be a waste of my time. So far we have covered the antics of a deranged penguin, to zombies, to ZOMBIES IN SPAACCCEEEE. Yeah, that’s everything.. it’s only Day 4. Moving on… today’s game is Bioshock in all of its dystopian, underwater glory.

Bioshock has quite a few scary moments in it; from the moment you arrive in Rapture you are greeted with violence and chaos. Whether it be a splicer jumping out at your face or a hulking Big Daddy coming to well… wreck your face, the game doesn’t disappoint. I have to say though, one moment has stuck with me ever since the first time I played the game. It’s not your typical “scare” but it definitely unnerves me every time. That moment is the intro, fight and aftermath of Dr. Steinman. Or as I like to call him Dr. Picasso.

I’m sexy and I know it.

Anywho, Dr. Steinman is a plastic surgeon gone bananas. After going the aforementioned bananas he sees apparitions of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite and complains to her that he keeps failing in his attempts to make his patients beautiful. Unfortunately for his patients his definition of beauty basically means mutilation.

After you fight him, you can find an Audio Diary on the corpse he was originally “operating” on. (I think.. it’s been awhile) Listening to the diary you can hear what is perhaps the first time he ventured off the dotted line and onto the rest of the patient. The desperation in the nurses voice is just perfect. It really makes you think, just who can you trust when you are under the knife?

I totally trust him.

-Jessica…Slice

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