Dutch site J?rg Spielt has interview Irrational Games Australia's Joe McDonagh, senior designer on Bioshock. J?rg seems to be quite the fan of System Shock 2, drawing upon many similarities of the two games. But Joe quickly makes the point that Bioshock is something new to be amazed by, which is an easy reaction to what's becoming the most anticipated game this year.
We wanted to do something which looks very beautiful. With dystopias it's always very interesting to contrast what could have been with what is. In Bioshock, you can see the contradiction of the initial beauty of Rapture with the hellhole it has become.