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GF Rating
8.7

6128 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great game,bad ending

posted by DFiore (BRACKENRIDGE, PA) Apr 2, 2013

Member since Apr 2013

6 out of 14 gamers (43%) found this review helpful

The Good:

Infinite is a beautiful looking game. A polar contrast to the grim,dark and depressing Rapture. Columbia is full of vibrant colors,rich scenery and at times more immersive than Rapture was. The story is the main draw of this game. It is certainly deep,complex,riveting and keeps you hooked from start to finish. With interesting and complex characters that you quickly care for and want to know more about. Looting and scavenging is addictive and adds fuel to the game while never feeling derivative of the overall experience. You will certainly want to loot everything in sight and find the voice recordings to learn more about Columbia and its resident's past. Elizabeth is the real star of the show here. With amazing voice acting,jaw dropping powers and a deep connection to the character make her much more interesting than anyone else in the game,while being very helpful in combat tossing you health,ammo and salts in times of need. Combat is simple yet addictive. Acquiring and upgrading new vigors is a blast and keeps gameplay from feeling like a generic FPS.

The bad:

While the world of Columbia is rich and vibrant,on a technical level Infinite is not a very impressive game. Muddy textures and cartoonish looking characters can at times take you out of the experience. I would have liked to see a wider variety of vigors to play with. While the ones given can be useful and fun,some are much more useful than others. Along with the vigors I would have liked to see a wider variety of weapons,instead of slightly different models of the same weapon which felt like a cheap attempt to add variety.While the characters at hand are interesting,I would have liked to see some of them fleshed out more and given more screen time.

The ugly:

The ending left me perplexed,confused,and overall disappointed. Leaving far too many plot holes that can only be speculated upon with no concrete explanations. It really tainted what was an overall amazing and unique story.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Simply Amazing

posted by Itzz_HK (CHRISTIANSBURG, VA) Mar 31, 2013

Member since Apr 2011

3 out of 7 gamers (43%) found this review helpful

My hype surrounding this game was crazy. I preordered this upon the announcement before E3 2011. This was an important game for me, and I can say that every one of my expectations was shattered. The gameplay is smooth and extremely satisfying, the art and textures are all beautiful (even on console), and the story is a wonderfully crafted writing about multiple different themes. Don't even bother putting it in your Q. Just go buy it. This is one of the best games that has come out in a long time.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

NOT AS GOOD AS BIOSHOCK 2......yeah I said it!!

posted by CarsonGraham (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Apr 3, 2013

Member since Dec 2011

5 out of 12 gamers (42%) found this review helpful

Bioshock 2 has the best combat system of the 3...easily.

Bioshock Infinite is very good, but does not live up to the critical hype train that its been made out to be. The ending is also a big dissapointment....imo.

Bottom line is Rapture is just better than Columbia, big daddies are better than the heavy hitters, the vigors are boring (i use electric 95% of the time) and the Gear is not memorable.

Anyone who says Infinite is better than the original has fallen for the hype and convinced themselves out of the truth.

Solid 8!!!

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