Now normally I'm not one for hyperbole, but if you still have a skull after watching the launch trailer for BioShock 2, it is only because your head is the result of some kind of metallurgy from the future. No flesh and bone can withstand this new journey back to Rapture, back to a simpler time, a time when calming tunes echoed the hallowed halls of a destitute fantasy city built under the sea now overrun by maniacs who have spliced their genetic code one too many times. Basically, if this trailer doesn't do to you what opening the Ark of the Covenant did to those Nazi soldiers, you are a robot.
But in all seriousness, this is just a flat-out great trailer even if you've never even heard of BioShock. I was a little nervous that the development crew that gave us Rapture the first time around would not be returning, but it looks like the change of hands didn't lead to a change of creativity. At least as far as marketing goes, anyway. We'll have to wait until February 9th to see if the BioShock 2 gameplay matches the cinematic promises.