If you’re planning to play Bioshock 2 on the PC with a controller, well, good luck with that. Apparently on this thread found on the official 2K forums, many PC gamers are miffed that Bioshock 2 on the PC does not support the option to play the game with a controller. Some made an online petition, others cancelled their orders. Keep in mind that the original Bioshock has Xbox 360 controller support.
2K states that “the decision was made early on not to support controllers at all in order to ensure that we got the mouse and keyboard control absolutely right. We made quite a number of significant changes to UI / HUD for the PC version of the game. This of course required a redesign of large parts of the UI and the player HUD. For example, we removed the Weapons and Plasmid Selection Radials in favor of a custom created Weapons Selection Strip which more accurately reflects the keyboard layout.”
On a related note, Destructoid reported that there’s an aspect ratio glitch, which is apparently the same glitch that plagued the first Bioshock back in 2007. 2K Games confirmed with the following response: “Yes, there’s a problem, yes, a fix is on the way, yes the view will expand horizontally for you widescreen gamers.”
While a majority of us are fine sticking with the usual keyboard+mouse setup when it comes to playing FPSs on the PC, it’s sometimes nice to have the option to plug in the Xbox 360 controller (or any other) for some titles like Arkham Asylum or Prototype.