gamers (64%) found this review helpful
i give this game a 9 out of 10... it has a deep story, great gameplay, and decent graphics.. everything about it so far is exactly what it has been said to be. only complaint i have is that you can only carry two weapons at once. perfect for a rental seeing as there is no multiplayer and you won't play through the story too many times. this game is a perfect example of how valuable gamefly can be.
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
I may be in the minority here, but I enjoyed the previous two Bioshock games quite a bit more than this one. When I compare "Bioshock: Infinite" to its predecessors, it just seems blander. The graphics and music are wonderful, of course, but the gameplay seems less nuanced and much more straightforward. For me, the action consisted largely of running from one group of enemies to another, and dispatching them with minimal finesse. I miss the binary moral decisions that helped sculpt your character arc in the first two games, and I'm afraid Elizabeth is no substitute for the Little Sisters. There were no characters that I felt particularly attached to, and the story was confusing and much less satisfying.
Overall, it's a quality game, and it's worth playing at least once, but it doesn't benefit from being measured against its predecessors.
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Was close to buying this but so glad I didnt and just rented instead. Overall a huge disappointment. Obviously I'm in the minority here but not sure why all the rave reviews. Gameplay got downright boring after a few hours in and the lack of charm from the previous games were completely missing. Vigors were totally pointless as now you can get by using just your weapons. They skyhook feature seemed to be added as a last minute throw-in to make combat less repetitive.
Went back and played Bioshock 1 and 2 to compare to infinite and those games are so much more refined story wise and gameplay too.
Went from a buyer of this franchise to a renter now.