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So let's get this out the way and say that both Bioshock 1 as well as it's sequel are incredible games, in my opinion they are maybe a few of the best games ever made, this review it's now about the games as much as it is about the "remastered status" of this games.
For starters both of this remasters have very few options, even less options than the original pc releases, there isn't a way to configure the fov of Bioshock 2 remastered, as of now, i've tried using the console (which you can open with tab) i've tried using "Flawless Widescreen" and i've tried to search for an option in pretty much every menu that the game offers, including the "gameplay options".
That being said the menu was locked to only using my gamepad when i started it, i had to navigate the menu using the arrows on my keyboard in order to disable the gamepad on the controller options and then configure a couple of the key bindings in order to actually get to play the game, after that i also had to recheck to have mouse acceleration disabled on the controller options given the fact that there's apparently a bug, or something strange happening with the mouse when it comes to the menus of the game, it feels as if my "dpi" or the sensitivity is separate from the in-game sensitivity, i've tried changing the sensitivity without luck.
The graphics while being good, are also not insanely improved, i'd expected to see more enhancements when it came to the textures and the lighting, but so far it's clear that they are pretty much just games with minor graphical enhancements.
This remastered, it's sadly the best option that you have to revisit this games, it's frankly a shame that they release this in this state, the whole point of remastering a game it's to make it better, the graphics, the menus, the bugs, fix things that affected the game in a negative way, this sadly doesn't do any of this, instead it just gives the game functionallity without going to hoops in getting the original ones started, something that should've been fixed since a very long time, something that's been bad enough that you have the first stickied post on the forums of Bioshock being how to get that game to run on windows 7/8.
This is simply a review to inform people as to what they're getting for Bioshock 2 Remastered, it's frankly a very good game, but not that much of a re-release, i wish steam had a "mixed" option so i could give the game the score or the recommendation that i think it deserves, it's not bad, it's not terrible, it just could have/should have, been better.