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GF Rating
8.7

6084 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

Loot, Loot, Loot, Loot, Loot, Combat

posted by Atrolity (FARGO, ND) Aug 31, 2013

Member since Aug 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The story for this game is a little over hyped, after collecting all the Voxophones, and doing everything the game has to offer, you do not feel rewarded at all. You unlock 1999 mode, but if you are like me, you had no problem with it and it just felt like another play through.
The main thing was, I would go around rooms for the longest time, collecting ammo, salts(mana), and health, which I may or may not need, depending if Elizabeth wanted to give me some during a brawl against the enemies. The combat was not that fun, but if you need a story, and want to get the feeling of looking at rapture for the first time, this is the best substitute. But if you are looking for gun play, it is best to skip this.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Beautiful, but superficial

posted by GeneralGumdrop (VERONA, WI) Jul 27, 2013

Member since Jun 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Im very conflicted with this game. I beat it in two days (its a decent length though) and after I finished it I was speechless. This sense of awe was exaggerated from a crazy critical buzz and the intense anticipation I had for this game. But this feeling faded a few days later and I was left with something strangely unsatisfying. I got caught up in the praise for this game that I barely dissected this game's narrative which is arguably its main focus. Looking back I have to say that Bioshock Infinite's story is mediocre. Its hard to explain this without spoiling anything so I'll just say that the game is fairly shallow despite its appearance of being this deep, weaving story of racism and nationalism and social rankings. It has a lot of touchy subjects that it mentions, but does nothing else. There is a couple arrested for being opposite races, but nothing else is really mentioned about them. Then theres these strange opposite-historical museums that seem to be there to simply make the world more interesting, but many are proclaiming that this is a grand statement about war and whatever. Its just, like I said, very superficial. This game wants to be a tender meditation on something, but ends up being about very little at all. Then theres the ending which is extremely shoehorned in and feels just fake because it doesn't jive with what happened earlier. It was added so that it could have a "twist" at the end so we'll buy it, but its simply not well crafted. But its a game and theres gameplay which is sadly also disappointing. There is way way way too many enemies in this game. Every corner you turn theres wave after wave of bad guys and its simply no longer fun after an hour let alone 14. The vigors are fine, but if you've played Bioshock then you know what they are. However, despite my criticisms, the game is absolutely breathtaking visually. The environments are immaculately designed. The art direction is perfect and so is the voice acting.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

another mediocre game

posted by darkabk (CONCORD, CA) May 22, 2013

Member since Feb 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I'm fed up with dry linear stories, but to be fair to all I give every game a chance to redeem and I force my self to beat the game. Sick of the prophetic banter with in the first 20 minutes and the music I kindly gritted my teeth and pushed through this falsely titles rpg/fps. If your good enough you can beat the entire game with the a single weapon and never upgrade anything, and not to mention how short the game is. No wonder why I dont buy games any more.

play it if your searching for another mediocre shooter just like the rest in the series.

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