Irrational Games did crazy good work with Infinite, creating one of the most amazingly unique campaign shooters ever. I don't think it's GOTY, but it felt every bit as amazing as any other Bioshock game, with American/Industrial Revolutionary throwback style.
Infinite is as close as they come in terms of perfection, even though I did have 3 frozen games. The epic story heavy campaign is rich with both killer shooting mechanics and set pieces and great story telling and voice acting. The graphics and amazingly detailed environments and cities help paint a very realistic picture of this floating city in the sky and almost make it seem real. But it's still all about the shooting.
And Infinite's gun feel and sound are second to none. Each gun feels and sounds unique, and they all can be upgraded. The VIGORS you acquire are new and plentiful, also offering room for leveling them up to your heart's desire. New Vigors like Bucking Bronco send your enemies flying high like in Bulletstorm, only to be easily picked off while flailing helplessly in the air waiting for your shotgun or RPG barrage. These vigors, like in previous Bioshock games, make it the game it is.
Your little NPC ally Elizabeth also accompanies you for most of the story. But it's not babysitting and you never have to worry. She in fact helps you by giving you coins, MP, HP, ammo, and even hints to secrets loot. You become attached to her, but ultimately make up one killer duo.
New heavy hitter enemies were fun to dispose of, but proved to be very difficult low on health. Infinite has just the right amount of difficult, but on 1999 mode it's BRUTAL when you face multiple enemies.
Infinite is almost perfect, but I can't point my finger to why I felt like something is missing. I can't think of what it is, but it felt incomplete, maybe because the dumb time travel ending left me with a sour taste in my mouth.
gamers (72%) found this review helpful
Can I just scream out "OMG!" and give you guys one of the quickest reviews, so you don't have to waste time reading, and I desperately want you guys to get right in the action!!!
(P.S) There are a lot of pros.
Pros+ The story is so deep, emotional, and downright awesome.
The graphics and art direction is the best I have ever seen
in this generation of gaming.
Elizabeth will have you falling in love with her throughout
this amazing journey. SHE MATTERS TO YOU!!!
The world/atmosphere of Colombia is so detailed and
breathtaking you will want to stop and just listen to the
people as well as you and Elizabeth conversations.
Just ONE! It was a tad-bit short, and it kills me to say it but
I was very disappointed in the length but do not worry
there is a lot of replay value, it's just I was hoping for a
20-30 like the original Bioshock.
Anyways the game was amazing and if you are a hardcore Bioshock fan like me that con would not matter to you at all, you will still find that 10-15 hours just so dang incredible. So rent the heck out of it or just buy the dang game it's worth the buy and the rent, it's not the worth of not picking it up and trying it, so if you are new to the Bioshock universe don't be hesitant to try it.
NOW THIS IS A REAL FPS GAME AT ITS FINEST:)
gamers (74%) found this review helpful
After 2 great installments of BioShock, BioShock Infinite has to be the greatest of its kind ever made! From the moment you step into Columbia, you become completely immersed in this alternate reality. Everything from the music, to the posters, to the conversations and interactions makes this world feel so well thought out and real. The controls are also very solid as well. One of the greatest things that a developer can do in regards to a sequel isnt to change the control scheme all together, its to build upon the one that previously existed and that is exactly what Irrational does. The plasmids have returned in the forms of Vigors and you still find a wealth of guns at your disposal with the new addition of the Sky Hook Gun replacing the Drill from BioShock 2. One difference that bothered me a bit was the ability to only carry 2 guns at a time. It was a minor inconvenience but was quickly overlooked. In addition to that, the storyline for Infinite is one that is truly unlike any that I have ever encountered in a video game. This story is so captivating and intricate that it would only have been expected in a movie or graphic novel. It really did set the bar up to a higher level. With amazing character development, solid controls, and deep emotions running through this game, BioShock Infinite is unquestionably a must have.