posted by Ironspark2491 (PORT ORCHARD, WA) Apr 30, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
First off i would like to say that any review you see that talks trash about this game, has no sense in playing awesome games. Second of all this game ROCKS!!!! everything in this game is just overall fun. The Story has to be the best part of this game. It keeps you playing till the end. Combat is fun too. It may be the same old FPS combat, but for Bioshock it's really neat. Awesome voice actors too. Also really great graphics. I would recommend this to FPS pros and everyone else. 10 for me!!!
I was a fan of the original BioShock's creative design, path, and unique take on the first-person shooter, as well as its RPG elements. That being said, I still wasn't too fond of the actual game. But this isn't about the first or second (which I never played) BioShock, it's about a whole other story altogether, one riddled with hackneyed characters, ploys, cartoonish albeit fairly impressive graphics (at times), repetitiveness, and downright awful gunplay. What is this, the late nineties? Also, I'm a huge fan of in-depth storytelling in video games, especially shooters, but to an extent. BioShock Infinite was downright monotonous to this point; and the religious emphasis was overbearing. It took what must've been nearly 15min before I could fire a weapon in the game, and that was just the beginning - there were other moments of walking/running but no action going on for several minutes in many parts of the game. Glad I rented this. If you want great graphics and storytelling, as well as an intrguing and original plot, take on the underrated Singularity, Gears of War 1 & 2, or SOMETHING ELSE. This felt like I was playing a Disney shooter with interesting ideas but horrible following-through.
While the shooting mechanics feel sluggish like they did with the original Bioshock ( and i'm not that good at aiming to begin with), the world, story, and power combos are the highlights to this game. Make sure to utilize those combos as they make combat much more enjoyable and don't quit the game halfway through if you don't like where the story goes as it finishes strong and is well worth sticking with it.