[31][32][33] In January 2013, Minerva's Den and the rest of BioShock 2 were rereleased in a bundle with BioShock as BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition. Minervas Online (Fall 2020) Our world has become more complex, and the big questions we face are increasingly difficult to answer. [11] Porter's "instructions" throughout the game actually come from the Thinker, which is imitating the voice of one of its creators. Porter attempted to recreate Pearl by emulating her personality with the Thinker, while Wahl believed he could program the computer to predict the future. The game was updated to support Steam achievements, Big Picture mode, and controllers. Minerva's Den is an all-new single-player focused downloadable game add-on for BioShock 2 that introduces new characters, locations and mystery to the world of Rapture. [47], The game's twist ending was positively received;[2][9][11] VanOrd called it "surprising from a plot perspective and thematically consistent with prior BioShock revelations"[40] though Engadget said that while the twist applies a retroactive motivation for the characters, it comes at the expense of the player's link to Subject Sigma. Reaching the main entrance in complete darkness, he finds that Wahl has posted several Splicers to stop him. When developing ideas for what would become Minerva's Den, Gaynor suggested merging the ideas, using a story about Rapture's computer core and a "steampunk" A.I., drawing from SHODAN's multiple identities and impersonations. Media: Porter, on the other hand, was using it for a more personal purpose: to have The Thinker emulate the voice and personality of his long-dead wife Pearl, his grief for whom he was never able to overcome, even after coming to Rapture. However Wahl, as a final act against his foe, shuts down The Thinker, putting in jeopardy the whole city which needs the machine's control to stabilize its many vital functions. Once all those tasks are done, Sigma can finally continue on his way to Wahl and The Thinker. [17][18] The names of the development team were given to slugs scattered around the game's levels as an Easter egg. [3][9][39] GamesRadar's Andrew Heyward said the story makes Minerva's Den a "must-play extension" of the game's universe,[6] and GameSpot's Kevin VanOrd wrote that while the setup for the expansion is familiar to BioShock players—voices on the radio telling the player where to go—the appeal lies with its "personal nature" and Porter's character. No Minerva's Den is a DLC (DownLoadable Content) for Bioshock 2, it cost $9.99 on the Playstation Store (Its also available in the Xbox Live Arcade) It adds a new story that includes: 3 new levels, several new weapons, and a … "[11] Several reviewers felt the expansion's story stronger than that of BioShock 2. BioShock 2: Minerva's Den is a single-player downloadable content (DLC) campaign for the 2010 first-person shooter game BioShock 2, developed by 2K Marin and published by 2K Games.The player assumes the role of Subject Sigma, an armored human or "Big Daddy"; Sigma must travel through Minerva's Den, the technological hub of the underwater city of Rapture, to download a schematic of … Revealed in the epilogue, Porter and Tenenbaum were able to return to the surface world in the bathysphere, and that she was able to restore his former body and voice with the cure she was working on. [13][40] The video game theorist Robert Gallagher praised the game as a thoughtful and complex examination of themes of technology and humanity, and evidence that video games could explore such topics well. BioShock Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. [13][23] Gaynor felt the final gameplay sequence, in which the player walks through Porter's living space, was important to give players time to reflect on the character's journey. Minerva's Den This is required to access the Computer Core through the Operations sector. Minerva's Den is a single player downloadable content for BioShock 2 and was initially released on August 31, 2010 for Xbox 360 (800 Microsoft Points) and PlayStation 3 ($9.99). This is important to their escape plan, as the reprogrammed beacon will render Porter's private bathysphere invisible to the torpedo launchers set by Sofia Lamb to prevent anyone from leaving Rapture. [11][35], Minerva's Den received generally favorable reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic. 2K apologized to the players, as they had promised that this content would be forthcoming to the Windows platform and that if the situation changed, they would offer it in the future. Sigma's task is to help Porter, founder of Rapture Central Computing, retrieve the blueprints and codes of The Thinker from Porter's former colleague Reed Wahl, a brilliant mathematician driven mad by splicing and obsessed with solving an absolute "predictive equation". Tenenbaum then explains that using a familiar voice was the only way to guide Sigma through Minerva's Den and that the machine acted on its own to help Porter escape as a way of following the Rapture Departure Protocol, something neither he or Wahl would have imagined the Thinker capable of. [25] The DLC was released on August 31 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles,[26] with minimal promotion. 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