this is by far the greatest game i've ever played in my life. the vivid detail that was put into every single thing minor or major. within the first half hour you are sucked in. there's just nothing that compares.
Let me preface this review with my one, main point...if you're looking for a game with an intelligent & complex story, excellent, varied combat & a sense of freedom that few other games can offer you, look no further than Bioshock Infinite. Like the previous 2 in this series, you are offered a multitude of paths, weapons & abilities to complete your missions & dispatch your foes in stylish, gruesome and exciting ways that will be different for everyone who plays the game. If you've played Dishonored (a FANTASTIC game btw) you'll know what I mean by freedom of choice, though Dishonored was a bit more liberal with the incredible amount of play-it-your-way features it offered. This installment in the series is my favorite, and has BY FAR the best companion/escort character in any game PERIOD. Elizabeth is smart, witty, never gets in your way, and offers you things like ammo, money and salts (which power your "vigors" aka plasmids lol) whenever you are running low, and your relationship w/ her is moving & dramatic. The story, art design, combat (Skylines!) & voice-acting are all top-notch. No spoilers, but let me say, the last hour or so will BLOW YOUR MIND...you thought the twist in the acclaimed predecessor was intense, wait 'til the end of Infinite. It's a ride I'll be taking again soon. I hope you all go along for the great adventures of Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth. It's a well-rounded, exciting, fast-paced & downright fun FPS w/ a lot of adventure & role-playing elements mixed in to great effect. The vigors are better than the plasmids from the previous 2 games, as is the weaponry and upgrade system. My girlfriend actually chose to watch me play Infinite for 4hrs over watching one of her favorite TV shows. I didn't mention the plot at all because I don't want to give anything away. The only reason I didn't give Infinite a 10 is because I would've liked a map, though the objective arrow is fine for missions & I thought it was a bit short. Otherwise, FANTASTIC game!