The experience has been wonderful. I realized that when I said to myself "Ohshit three splicers whatcanIdo, whatcanIdo?" the developers won. They managed to integrate the weapons, plasmids, and the environment so seamlessly that few situations are obvious.
The initial levels were frustrating since ammunition was so sparse. I've always been a packrat in first-person shooters where I would use the weaker weapons mainly and only use the high-powered weapons if I really needed. Well, pistol ammo is just as rare as any other, so it took me a while to adjust. Eventually I got enough wrench plasmas to use it almost exclusively for splicers and use ammunition for big daddys.
Have y'all be saving the little sisters or consuming them? I've been saving them and I'm missing out on 40-120 adam every three or four sisters. I'm getting all the plasmids I want, but I'm running around with barely more than the default health. I'm hoping there's some delayed gratification soon.
I think I'm about halfway through. I a bit past encountering Andrew Ryan. Has anyone figured out why he makes you kill him? The scene was shocking and gruesome, but overall it just didn't make sense. Although I have to applaud the developers for making me reel after seeing 10 hours of disfigured corpses.
I'm whiting out spoilers for the moment, but I don't think we should worry after a few days.