posted by hifructose (ATASCADERO, CA) Mar 28, 2013
Member since Dec 2008
gamers (44%) found this review helpful
...attempt sorting Lowest User Reviews to be the first to show, and take note of the absence of every number but a 10. Every review is exclamatory and chalk-full of praise.
I wouldn't have it any other way, this will be the Game of the Year. Irrational hopefully sets an example of delaying games for development, because DAYUM those three delays reaaaaally paid off! I bet one of them was entirely for that hummingbird one reviewer was sidetracked by...
In all honesty, aren't we tired of giant game companies Copy/Pasting their own games year after year, proposing them as sequels?
Sure it was good the first time, now do something with those millions of dollars from the Season Pass for DLC bs AND the game itself. DO SOMETHING NEW LIKE IRRATIONAL!!!!
Get the game, buy it three times at least to fund the next Irrational venture ;D
After all, BioShock is supposedly planned to be a SEVEN game series............
gamers (43%) found this review helpful
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.
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 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.