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.
Unique and Memorablefuzeblu | July 10, 2014 | See all fuzeblu's reviews »
I was unsure when I first started this game if I would enjoy it. Coming from the original Bioshock, I knew it would take some convincing from this new, bright, high-flying world. And by some, I mean the first ten minutes. The style and conceptualization of this game blew me away. The world was vibrant yet strange, and you feel an odd, satisfactory sense of displacement and urgency that truly builds on the player's situation. As the story progresses you start to develop emotional ties to the people and characters, and the drama unfolds into a grand epic with a very interesting ending. The combat is standard Bioshock material, though I do feel it lacks in enemy variety and purpose. There is also a lack of problem solving and puzzles ( there are no hacking puzzles in this one, sorry guys). Player choice is also rather irrelevant, thought he story itself somewhat makes up for it. Overall, Bioshock Infinite is a fantastic addition to the series with some bumps here and there, and I fully recommend journeying at least once through this world.
BioShack77Bottles | July 4, 2014 | See all 77Bottles's reviews »
BioShock Infinite by Irrational Games is the third BioShock Game to come out. With it's great story, impressive graphics/art style and well made characters this game deserves the praise it is getting. The only two problems I have with the game is that you are not able to continue a game to collect all the knick knacks throughout and there is no real choice to the game, one just follows the story and sees how it plays out. Other than those two problems, the game is very immersive and deserves at least an 90
Pure BlissRcoder97 | July 3, 2014 | See all Rcoder97's reviews »
Bioshock Infinite is possibly my favorite game of 2013. The atmosphere is astounding, it controls well, the visuals are awesome, and the story is unbelievable. You are Booker DeWitt, a washed up agent sent to the city in the clouds called Columbia to retrieve Elizabeth who can open up tears. A man named Zachary Hale Comstock rules over Columbia and is the main obstacle to cross in order to get to Elizabeth. While short on guns, this game makes up for it by giving you plasmids giving you the ability to shoot fire, shoot electricity, grab people with water, spawn deadly crows, etc. The ending will drop your jaw as it did to me. Get this game.
Game is amazing!!jepherz | June 18, 2014 | See all jepherz's reviews »
Graphically the game is amazing, it takes a turn from the first 2 games in the series: You are in a floating city now with lively colors compared to the dark environment from the previous games. In this game you also have a companion that stays with you along the way and plays actually plays a pretty important role in the story. Having her be your companion really makes it easy to grow attached to her and definitely deepens the emotions you feel as her story progresses.
The way the game drags you along is simply phenomenal, you don't just follow along a story like most other games where everything is revealed to you. The story is deep, there's so much to think about, so many theories you could come up with for what's going on.
Great, but too linearnightassassin1 | May 13, 2014 | See all nightassassin1's reviews »
This was a great game, but it was way too linear. You are forced down a path wherever you go. You get a few choices in the game at specific parts dealing with objects or paths, but these choices don't matter. Choosing any of the options yield the exact same results. Essentially you are playing through a story that you have no power to change. You are only able to ride it out.
When you finish the game, you are not able to continue your game play. Your saved game becomes worthless because if you load it up, you are at the end of the game with no enemies to fight or items to find. If you want to collect more items or fight more, you have to start a new game.
Even with these problems, the game is great. It has some interesting elements you don't find in any other game and the story is interesting. It kept me wondering about a few things and trying to guess what was going to happen next. I enjoyed it even though I am not fond of strictly linear games. I recommend this to anyone who loves a good story RPG. The graphics were pretty great as well.
There is a small cut-scene at the end of the credits that you can't see without watching the entire credits, so if you want to see this little clip you have to wait it out.
I give this an 88 simply because your choices don't matter. They attempted to give you the illusion that your choice would impact the game, but it does not and that is something that really annoys me. The cut-scenes don't even update to a physical change you get to make in the game. Obviously I can't say what change that is because it will give away a game element, but I am sure many will catch it.