posted by DisBonFire (NORTH MIAMI, FL) Jun 19, 2013
Member since Jun 2013
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Bioshock infinite is a visually captivating game with a great story and memorable characters. In the game you play as a man that goes by Booker and he has a job to save Elizabeth from her prophecy. As a gamer my first instinct was to think that Elizabeth was just going to be a huge burden that I would have to protect in battle but Elizabeth is no damsel in distress. Elizabeth is super helpful handing you cash while roaming and leading you to clues but she also hands you health packs and ammo DURING battle. All in all I think this game is a great buy for anyone looking for a great FPS that comes packed with an ending that will have your mind blown for days.
+ Great graphics
+ Awesome storyline
+ Memorable characters
+ High replay value
- A boss that is recycled three times (only con I can think of)
gamers (53%) found this review helpful
This might sound odd for those who haven't played, but this game will leave you spinning until the end. Graphics are good, sound is beautiful, gameplay works as expected without any gimmicks, voice acting is gold-no platinum. Although, above all, the story is something to be remembered for years. Doubt me, I dare you. Then play the game and realize that your doubts were really stupid. Heck, on my play-through I found almost no bugs at all...and the ones I did find were so minor that they proved no hindrance at all.
posted by REDinSOXicated (SAN ANTONIO, TX) May 3, 2013
Member since Oct 2011
gamers (48%) found this review helpful
And I don't necessarily mean that in a bad way. On its own, its an average game. Being a huge fan of the first game, its story, gameplay and especially its creepy environment I find that Infinite does not live up to its predecessor. The controls are dodgy at best and can be completely unresponsive; having to jump onto a crate, crouch, re-angle my view about 15 times so it finally realizes I'm trying to pick up some salts/silver eagles and not trying to search a provision crate again is a bit annoying... after the tenth time its quite insufferable. The controller sensitivity is also very frustrating with its bad acceleration. For the actual gameplay itself, I was disappointed to see so much shooting, it feels and plays like any fps but with magical elements. It was entirely too repetitive, but I did enjoy a few of the vigors and their uniqueness. The graphics were good and its a beautiful game visually, but that alone does not warrant the 10s I keep seeing. The story is interesting and is a bit more intricate (not better) than the first Bioshock. I wish the gameplay would have reflected it more; for such a deep, albeit convoluted Inception of a storyline the gameplay was quite trite. I felt the ending was full of fan service and there just to make fans of the original happy, even though it didn't. Plus it didn't really seem like it needed to be in there, considering what they're implying is not too difficult to infer. All in all, I did enjoy playing it for the most part and was able to grit my teeth through it in a few days on hard. But in the end it feels and plays like an average fps with above average graphics, but even those graphics don't save the lacking atmosphere, simple gameplay and unnecessarily elaborate story.