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From the depths of the ocean to the great blue sky

DeathJester587 | May 24, 2013 | Review of BioShock Infinite (NA)

After the confined spaces of Rapture in Bioshock and Bioshock 2, Bioshock: Infinite brings us to Columbia, the city in the sky. It is a welcome change of scenery and although still fairly linear there is much to do in the floating city.

The Bioshock series has been known for its story and Infinite is no exception. Although some moments throughout the story are very cliche there are a few key moments, the ending especially, that will surprise you and leave you scratching your head. Overall the story is great and well written, I won't say more so as to not ruin it for those who haven't played it.

The game play is almost identical to the previous games in the series. There are two big changes present that will affect how you play the game. First is the addition of the skyhook. Although only seen in the outdoor areas of the game and not as often as I would have liked, it adds a vertical dimension to the battlefield that hasn't been seen in the previous installments. You can zip around the battlefield at any speed and get to places very quickly. Whether to a platform to snipe or to get into an enemies face the skyhook makes it easy to traverse the field. The second change is that you can only carry two weapons at a time. In Bioshock you could carry all the weapons and ammo you wanted. You are still able to collect ammo for the other weapons but you may only carry two. This can be frustrating at times because the game, also does not give you a lot of information about what enemies you will be facing in a certain area and some weapons are suited for better tasks. As you play through you will get a feel for which weapons you like the most and try to keep those in your arsenal.

Sticking to a tried and tested formula but with a change of setting, Infinite provides us with a great game and story. Definitely in my top games of the year and a great installment in the series. It blends enough new with the old to make it a fun play for new and old fans alike.