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
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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.
Story Drivenmigs008 | May 13, 2013 | See all migs008's reviews »
This game has some of the most inspiring visuals and design I have ever seen in a videogame. It makes you just want to see every single spot to make sure you've seen all that you can. The developers really have outdone themselves and worked really hard on this. Locations and the people are just wonderful. Everything from the buildings to the minute details are truly works of art.
The story is one of the main driving points for me. I can see the plot being a bit complex and confusing for some but it really helps with making you guess how the outcome will be and creates plenty of surprises. It will keep you engaged emotionally. Your ally, Elizabeth really does appear to be more than just a bothersome NPC and becomes a good partner that makes players really care for her. I would go on to some of the other interesting and fun characters but I would not want to spoil it for anyone. If this were a novel, I bet it would be a New York Time's Bestseller.
As for the gameplay, it really is not that much different from Bioshock 1 or 2 but the added skyline mechanic does quite well to add a different level of fun for players. Anyone else who plays FPS in a more traditional way, will find that aside from the new powers, its the same shooting mechanics you would see in any of the genre. Even with the just okay gameplay, I would still consider this game one of the best contender for Game of the Year!
A flawed masterpieceacloggedtoaster | May 10, 2013 | See all acloggedtoaster's reviews »
This game features the best story i have ever seen in a game. From start to finish, it is intricately woven and superbly presented. The gameplay however, left me slightly disappointed. The ability to only hold 2 weapons at once felt like a letdown, and the vast levels seemed to serve mostly to ferry the player to combat spots. The Gunplay, although fast and fluid, felt boring, and the middle portion of the game felt like a drag. The vibrant colors in the visual art were a joy to look at, and the game sounded spectacular.Any fans of video games with amazing stories full of twists and turns should pick up Bioshock Infinite as soon as they can.
Its a good game, but a little over rated...ncisprobie | May 9, 2013 | See all ncisprobie's reviews »
Realistically, this game should have gotten something like a 8.5 or 8 out of 10. I really cant see why people are giving it a 10/10. A lot in the story fell short. This feels like M. Night Shyamalan film where the twist at the end feels more like something they had to do rather than something that organic to the story. And the ending literally gave me a headache, which is to be expected when you have time travel and alternate dimensions in your story. All of that is well and good. You can disagree if you want but I bet most people would agree when I say that the stupidest moment in the game was when "oh hey, these tools are too big for us to carry, lets go to an alternate dimension where they are here.... if they arent here, then by all logic, they should be back at the workshop"... if you play the game, you'll know exactly what Im talking about.
The combat was pretty good. All of the elements, the melee, the shooting, and the plasmids where really well implemented.... but again, the plasmids where not explained at all here. In the first game, you had the plasmids that were being abused by the people which is why they were going insane, and there was even a reason why the main character wasnt affected by these side effects... that's a very elegantly done story.
In this game, they just randomly give you powers with no explanation whatsoever other than they needed plasmids to a true bioshock-esque game.
And then there are also ghosts running around.... if this where a movie, it would be a true B+ movie.
Really Good But Some IssuesFluffyNuggets | May 8, 2013 | See all FluffyNuggets's reviews »
I think everyone else has touched upon how great Bioshock Infinite is so I won't go into that. I never got into the other games in the series because I found them to be rather boring and they never held my attention long enough. So far I'm really enjoying Infinite and I'm really glad I bought it.
The only negatives I have to say is there's technical issues in the game that does get annoying after awhile. The first major issue is the broken directional sound in the game. Sound immediately cuts out if your not directly looking at whatever makes the sound. This becomes an issue when Elizabeth is talking to you and you end up missing half of what she said. The game world is so immersible that a bug like this just flat out ruins the entire experience while playing.
Another main issue on PC (for me anyways) is random drops in performance. The FPS will drop to low 30's and the GPU utilization also drops when this happens. The card will be running at 99% usage and then plummet down to the 40's for absolutely no reason. Currently I'm using a EVGA GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB card which should be more then enough to handle the game. I never noticed the issue in the first couple of hours of the game but now it's happening constantly. I have not changed the drivers since it was running perfectly till now so who knows.
I really like Bioshock Infinite but those two things make me not want to play till there's a patch, assuming there will be a patch. I know the audio issues are well known but I'm not sure if the FPS drop is also an issue affecting other people.
I might advise waiting to see if the problems get patched before purchasing. It's a game that's definitely worth owning but it would be so much better if they iron out the issues at some point.
A solid gameymk0307 | May 6, 2013 | See all ymk0307's reviews »
Although the story does not continue from the previous bioshock games, the story of this game is original thrilling and makes you keep guessing till the last minute. As for the game play, the mechanics are what you would expect from bioshock games, which I like personally. The visuals are to die for, the graphics and all the little details allows for a immersive game experience.