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.
A beautiful game that's a bit too longSkeride | Feb. 22, 2014 | See all Skeride's reviews »
Bioshock Infinite is just as gorgeous and the story is just as neat as you've probably heard.
Unfortunately, the combat is not terribly inspired. It's closer to Doom II than to, say, Bulletstorm or even Saint's Row. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but the simplistic combat looks awkward as the driving mechanic behind and innovative storytelling experience.
I'm very glad I played through it to the end (something I don' normally do for shooters), and it's definitely worth full price, but I did catch myself looking at my watch and taking breaks during the last third.
The variety of enemies isn't great, and once you've found a weapon/spell combo you like, there's very rarely any reason to deviate from it. As a result, the battles you fight in the second hour are nearly indistinguishable from the battles you fight in the second-to-last hour.
One of the most interesting games of the last few years, and worth a playthrough, but the formula is starting to show its age.
I wasn't that impressed. :/BigPaxDaddy | Feb. 18, 2014 | See all BigPaxDaddy's reviews »
Let me start by saying this is my first dive into the world of Bioshock. I have never played any of the previous ones before this one so I'm not sure if there is a story connection or not. With that said I found this game to be confusing as hell. The graphics are great and the gameplay is ok I never really felt anything that kept me wanting to play it. I only finished it because I paid good money for the game so I felt compelled to finish it. It's interesting and might be worth it if you can find it for no more than 10 bucks, but if it's more than that find something else.
A great game that feels just a bit too familiar.pyjamasbox | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all pyjamasbox's reviews »
You ever really enjoy a movie, but not so much the second time around? Bioshock infinite does a lot to emulate that feeling. While the game itself is well polished, there's a lot here that will feel recycled to anybody whose ever played a bioshock game before.
From a visual standpoint, the game looks great; the art style in infinite is beautifully colorful and unique. The game runs smooth on generally mid-tier machines, and animations/sound design are top notch.
Gameplay is where Infinite falls short. While the game doesn't play poorly, it feels a lot like they took the original bioshock systems and just remade them. It works well enough, but it doesn't feel new or refreshing like it did the first time around, and there's a lot of combat in this game; so you really feel tired of the gunplay by the time the game ends and it's clear that the gameplay is just filler to space out the games excellent story.
Overall the game is very good, though a bit drawn out. The story does a lot to develop the characters in a short period of time, and you'll find yourself racking your brain trying to figure out the twists and turns. I highly recommend this experience to everybody, especially fans of the bioshock series.
A Decent Game For Those That Love A Good Storyfortunateandy | Feb. 6, 2014 | See all fortunateandy's reviews »
Though I am an avid fan of the Bioshock series, for some reason I found Bioshock Infinite to be a bit lacking as I followed the game's development closely and watched Ken Levine scrap ideas and replace them with new ones. You can see the amount of choices lessen as you play along and certain things (not wanting to spoil anything) have lesser impact. But the game is great in gameplay and narrative which makes up for the developers difficulty in making the game. Despite the controversies regarding the themes of the game, it's part of the story that gives you a punch in the face which makes it more heartfelt if you're into the story. The game is kind of like fighting Confederates in Union colors or hypocrites with smiles on their faces. If you're into the story of a game this is a game you want to get despite a somewhat confusing storyline as the game goes on. I wouldn't really recommend buying the Burial At Sea DLCs just yet until they're a bit cheaper or if the main game is cheaper.
Great game, not a great Bioshockshadowpig60 | Jan. 30, 2014 | See all shadowpig60's reviews »
Its a great game it has a great atmosphere, story that is gripping, pretty solid game play, and I nice way to loop it back to the originals, but I personally it wasn't such a great Bioshock, it felt kinda like it, but the atmosphere is completely different the story far from the originals and combat it self different. If instead of Bioshock had came up with a new name, it would have gotten a higher score just because of the fact the expectations from one and two were so high and yet it was more of its own series. The replay-ability is quite low as for no multiplayer and the only thing that would bring you back to the game is DLC or going back through the game on a harder difficulty or to go and see all the collectibles, I was glad I had bought the game, and got at least 20 hours out of it so in the end it was great!