BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 1
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Requires BioShock Infinite (base game) to use this DLC
Come back to Rapture in a story that brings Booker and Elizabeth to the underwater city on the eve of its fall from grace. Developed by Irrational Games, the studio behind the original BioShock and BioShock Infinite, this DLC features Rapture as you’ve never seen it before—a shining jewel at the bottom of the ocean, built almost entirely from scratch in the BioShock Infinite engine. The combat experience has been rebalanced and reworked with a greater emphasis on stealth and resource management to give the player a combat experience that merges the best parts of BioShock and BioShock Infinite. It includes a new weapon, an old favorite weapon from the original BioShock as well as the return of the weapon wheel, a new Plasmid, new Gear and Tears.
This pack is included in the BioShock Infinite Season Pass and will contain new Achievements.
Buried indeedvipe_1 | Dec. 4, 2014 | See all vipe_1's reviews »
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea will wow you. It will bring you back to Rapture, and give you what feels like a great rendition of a untouched, working Rapture devoid of the despair and destruction that the city has felt by the time Jack arrives in the beginning of the first game. Elizabeth is a force in this additional content, and so much is well done.
Even so, Burial at Sea may be a total letdown for you. Under that shiny surface is a game that looks that part, but isn't. Be warned, Burial at Sea will start you on a path that may invalidate the original game for you. Plasmids don't exist in this Rapture. Other familiar elements are gone, replaced by Infinites vigors, weapons, and gameplay style. Does it make sense? Probably not. The story is off, and without giving anything away, seriously impacts the canon of Rapture.
As a stand alone purchase, Part 1 is hardly worth the money on top of my other misgivings. Just when it begins to take off, it will cut and move to the next DLC. Honestly it should have never been two parts, and should be better.
Fans of Bioshock should play this, but will have to decide their own feelings on it afterward.
Short, sweet and a little overpriced0aky | May 31, 2014 | See all 0aky's reviews »
My review originally for Metacritic
The dlc is great not as good as the full game but still great. It tell a short but sweet story with a very nice twist at the end that sheds new light on the characters we know and love from the full game.
As it is so short though the asking price is a little high if bought on its own but as part of the season pass it is well worth even if just so that you get the story leading up to episode 2 which is amazing by the way.
EnjoyableMarkDeejay | April 16, 2014 | See all MarkDeejay's reviews »
At last. The return of the Big Daddies. Burial At Sea is a short, but sweet experience that's not worth the asking price. It would be an awesome deal if it were about €7-8, but since they ask twice as much for it I would suggest to wait for a discount or to buy the season pass which is a lot cheaper. The world of Rapture has been successfully recreated with the Bioshock Infinite engine. Everything looks really sharp and clean and it's amazing to see the world of Rapture before its downfall. The story is truly interesting, but the whole experience is so short (it only last a few hours) that you can't help but feel disappointed. It would've been so much better if it were only a couple of hours longer. The action scenes feel too short and the story feels a bit too rushed. Which is a shame because it has yet another cool twist. That, and the fact that you get to battle a Big Daddy. Let's just see what episode 2 brings us.
Get it with the season pass.TETfromLondon | Jan. 16, 2014 | See all TETfromLondon's reviews »
This DLC is a great reminder of the previous games from the franchise. It brings back many of the gameplay features from them, such as the huge arsenal of weapons. The DLC feels like something that's worth owning rather than a cash in because it allows you to see Rapture before it became ruined by splicers, which the previous games didn't do. There are also many more familiar features returning such as the Big Daddies and little sisters. It also sees the return of Booker and Elizabeth, who are still just as well voice acted and animated. The DLC looks just as good as the main game, and the story is still very well written. I recommend this to any fan of the franchise.
A short But spectacular story.brenker99 | Jan. 4, 2014 | See all brenker99's reviews »
As a Fan of the previous Bioshocks, It was truly magnificent to see Rapture as its Best. But a 2~4 hours gameplay doesn't worth the 15$ this DLC cost. I finished the DLC in about 3 hours, and i searched Every corner. The story itself is really good. well to sum up. Story 6/10 (it could be 10/10 if they wouldn't have made it a 3 hours play time) Its not less because the story is really good.
Gameplay is exactly like the regular Bioshock, so if you got that you know how the gameplay works. (9/10) Anyhow, like any other comment ever made to this DLC, I would recommend buying the Season pass and not the DLC alone.