It's impossible to wipe your memory and go back and truly experience, for the first time, BioShock's iconic opening and supremely intense on-boarding missions. A high-definition remaster will have to suffice.
Here are the first 14 minutes of the original BioShock, updated for modern consoles, which is part of the BioShock: The Collection, coming Sept. 13 to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.
Host GhostRobo, playing at 2K Games' Novato, Calif. headquarters, calls out some updates and differences — such as the bioluminescent jellyfish on approach to Rapture that weren't in the original game. Sharp-eyed BioShock fans should be able to spot other subtle differences.
But high-def or low-def, it's damn impressive to see that introduction to Big Daddy's power all over again, drilling through that wretch's guts and then jamming him through a grate for hitting Little Sister.
BioShock: The Collection includes all three games — this 2010's BioShock 2 and 2013's BioShock Infinite — in full current-generation presentation. All downloadable content from the original series is also included. Director's commentary videos with creator Ken Levine and host Geoff Keighley will also be featured.