BioShock Infinite (NA)
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"AMAZING. Would you kindly play BioShock Infinite? Gameplay and the story combine for a majorly memorable shooter. 9.5/10" - IGN.com
"Unforgettable. 10/10" - Gameinformer.com
"Incredibly, BioShock Infinite delivers on your years’ worth of expectations, then exceeds them. 5/5" - Gamesradar.com
"In every way, BioShock Infinite lives up to the promise of its legacy, and it looks poised to establish a new one. 10/10" - Polygon.com
Welcome To Columbia!
The year is 1912.
With the United States emerging as a world power, the floating City of Columbia is a mighty symbol of American ideals, launched with great fanfare to the cheers of a captivated public. But what begins as an endeavour of hope soon turns to disaster, as the city disappears into the clouds, its whereabouts unknown. The greatest accomplishment in American history has vanished without a trace.
The player assumes the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to Columbia to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned there since childhood. He will develop a relationship with Elizabeth, augmenting his abilities with hers so the pair may escape from a city that is literally falling from the sky. DeWitt will learn to fight foes in high-speed Sky-Line battles, engage in combat both indoors and amongst the clouds, and harness the power of dozens of new weapons and abilities.
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Fun Gameplay, Great Setting, Weird And interesting Story.Reinoemo | Dec. 11, 2014 | See all Reinoemo's reviews »
It's a First Person Shooter so there are some things that seem generic with being a First Person Shooter. For example, waves of enemies that at times seem to be the same stuff you encounter in other FPS games. Still, it is great to have the ability to hook on to object and use them to your advantage, which made me, a person who is not the most fond of FPS games enjoy the combat and gameplay.
You can also use super powers, which is fun and great, but not as awesome coming from a Third Person RPG. Still, nice to have and pretty cool to use.
Sadly, the game seems more linear than previous title in the series, If I recall right, in Bio 1 and 2 you had more freedom to explore and I felt that was missing in Bio Infinite. Bio 1 and 2 seemed to have more darker tone and more "horror-survival" feel to it, but Bioshock Infinite gave me a great world with its norms and taboos, and an interesting story.
The setting is different than Rapture from the previous titles, but still very beautiful to look at. The city you start off in is quite a site to look at compared to the darker Rapture. While Rapture was a city under the sea, the new city is in the Sky.
Beneath the beauty and supposed utopia, there are some huge problems within the society of that is depicted in the game. I do not want to go too into detail, but like the previous games it shows a type of society based on an hardcore extreme form of lifestyle of government, but it was done much better this time around. You can see what the society deems as a norm and taboo. What we call normal they call taboo, and what we view as extreme they call normal.
What I also enjoyed a great deal, was the alternative history in the game. It was great to see how the nation was shaped. Seeing its involvement in several wars and political struggles, to become what it is. I will not spoil anything more, for the game shows an interesting history. The alternative history seemed to be more "intense" than what was depicted in previous entries in the game.
I also loved how the game showed some interesting plot twist and some different "universes" within it (kind of like the Superhero Comic Book stories have different versions or universes). Pay attention to little details in the beginning and as you make your way through the game, though they seem trivial they help piece the story.
The story is quite confusing at first, and seems to get more confusing, but it pretty much sums itself up quite nicely for something that seems to get a few gamers lost. I did get lost a few times, not in the sense that I lost interest in the story, but that i had little to no idea what was exactly going on other than the most obvious and most basic things. What got me lost where the different universes which at times seemed to confuse me, though they interested me and kept me going to find out what exactly was the cause for a problem or to solve the "mystery" (I won't confirm or deny if there really is a mystery, don't want to spoil anything).
Story, although not the best, seems to be relatively great for a First Person Shooter. Bioshock Infinite had a story I actually bothered to care about, unlike other FPS stories from Call of Duty, Battlefield, and other similar FPS games.
The worst thing about the game has to be short DLCs that in my opinion are not worth the full price. I didn't buy them for PC, but a friend bought them on Xbox360, and I played all of the DLC. The DLC are fun and it was great to see Rapture once again and see how the society behaved, but they did not seem worth the full price. Still, I will recommend the DLC, but if they are on sale,
Once again, the other bad thing about the game, it seems a bit linear in the sense you feel like you cannot explore. Still, the setting, the fun gameplay, and interesting story keep you playing.
From the Water to the Skymikenotcaptain | Dec. 9, 2014 | See all mikenotcaptain's reviews »
In Bioshock Infinite you play as Booker DeWitt. Original Bioshock Spoiler: totally thought there was going to be a twist at the end like the original where your last name played as a code word to make you "Do it". But there was no such thing. Compared to the original Bioshock, Infinite stands strong as a sequel. The horror aspect is lacking from the first but I did not feel like that hurt the game in anyway. The game keeps the strong aspects of the first: good FPS, amazing story, wonderful voice acting, and a great finale. The biggest differing factor from the first is Elizabeth. Elizabeth plays a significant role of the game. "Bring us the girl..." The way that you as the player interacts with Elizabeth is a huge leap in NPCs in my opinion. A little thing such as throwing you ammo is amazing to me. This game is super awesome and you should play it for the story alone.
Mediocre shooter mechanics. Different tone from its predecessorsheerox328 | Dec. 7, 2014 | See all heerox328's reviews »
Bioshock Infinite is one of the best examples of compelling storytelling and professional voice acting. It's truly a privilege to experience this game and see how the story unfolds and comes to a head. That being said, this is not Bioshock.
The survival horror aspect of the derelict underwater city of Rapture has been replaced by the dystopian, warped American Dream experience that is the floating city of Columbia. Other than both having a similar formula and medicore shooter mechanics, they share little in common otherwise.
The game is definitely worth finishing for the story though, as it's a bit of a twist at the ending. Plasmids have been redone and are okay. The skyhook changes the gameplay somewhat, but is far from revolutionary. Elizabeth's interactions in combat are different, but don't really change the pacing.
Decent game. Great story. Pick it up when it's on sale.
Great game with dated gameplayjuggienot123 | Nov. 4, 2014 | See all juggienot123's reviews »
I'm a massive fan of the Bioshock series, while at first the game-play was new and interesting it has become dated. The same plasmid in one hand with a gun in the other just feels like it's out of a game from the past, however, that doesn't mean it's not fun. Backed up by an amazing story that draws attention from the old controls this game is still a wonderful experience especially at it's current price.
Amazing!captainhammer96 | Oct. 31, 2014 | See all captainhammer96's reviews »
I love this game. Gameplay is top notch, Story Telling is great too! I've played many many FPS's, but none of them are as good as this. The gameplay has amazing depth, Vigors are varied and powerful, and the pacing keeps gunplay very fresh. The story? Out of this world. From someone who hadn't played the original Bioshock, I still expected a twist, but nothing to scale of what happened. The AI is good, not amazing, but they provide a good challenge on Normal or Hard. Visually, this game astounds. From immaculately crafted environments and amazing elemental effects, this game consistenly impresses. In short, if you like FPS's or a good story, get this game, its great.