Reviews by nerdenstein

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Fantastic!

nerdenstein | July 3, 2013 | Review of Bioshock Infinite

I wasn't sure what to expect going into the game. But from the get-go, the story had hooked me.'Get the girl and wipe away the debt' they kept saying. Who was this girl and why was she important? Bioshock Infinite throws you into the strange city of Columbia, whose denizens seem well accustomed to living on a city above the clouds. But things soon take a turn for the worse when Columbia's finest discover the sign of the 'False Shepherd' on the back of Booker's (our protagonist's) hand. From then on, the game makes huge and complicated strides in powerful storytelling mixed with rich environments and fun gameplay! Whilst the physical weapons that Booker can pick up may become a bit bland and repetitive, it's the Vigors that make combat interesting. Similar to the Plasmids of the first games, Booker can Shock, burn or use telekinesis to send rockets and grenades back to his enemies. The Skyrails that are used to move around the city, make the combat sections a little less restrictive jumping on and off them at will to get to high ground or to a different platform. The game really shines with it's powerful and thought provoking ending, after which will leave you thinking about for weeks.