Jake "Big Daddy" Gaskill recently played through soggy shooter BioShock 2 to give you the honest word on the game's quality. In the sequel, Rapture is not faring very well.
"Rapture is still just as hauntingly gorgeous and stylistically stunning as ever, only now it’s under the control of an anti-individualist ideologue named Dr. Sophia Lamb. It was Lamb who helped spark the civil war that tore Rapture apart prior to the events of the first game. Helping her maintain control over the dying city, as well as giving her the means to achieve her own Utopian goals, are the Big Sisters. As for the spliced-out citizens, they’ve become even more crazed and, in some cases, more monstrous over the years. In short, Rapture’s in a bad way."