So far, Bioshock Infinite is the best game of the year. It trumps the original Bioshock.
The graphics are serviceable, and sometimes it may look outdated, but they are easily outdone by sensational artwork. You get the sense that you really are in an early 20th century city. The artwork goes hand-in-hand with the environment. Every level is expertly designed to the point where you will not feel redundancy. Each level feels fresh.
The combat is good, but not great. What makes the combat work are the trademark vigors that the Bioshock series is known for. The new vigors make the game extremely fun, and you can feel dominant with whatever combination of vigors you choose to use. Like I said, the combat is good, but the gamplay also takes advantage of the vigors. A downside are the few times when I was in big firefights and the frames-per-second would drop.
The first thing that I noticed about this game was the artwork. The music is sensational as well, and you will be in awe for the first 20-30 minutes. But what really makes this game a must-play is the story. I will not give any spoilers, but I HIGHLY recommend playing this game because of the artwork and story alone.
Possibly one the greatest games of the generation!
posted by Riptide16 (ELLICOTT CITY, MD) Apr 8, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
This game was by far one of the greatest games I've ever played. I've always known the Bioshock games to have been spectacular, with its extremely fun game play and such deeply written story. Ken Levine's work is phenomenal. If you loved the first two installments of the series, you must buy this game. Bioshock's stories have always been complex, deep, and nothing short of amazing, but Infinite takes storytelling to a whole new level. The story is deep, complex, beautiful and action packed. It makes want the game to never end. Along side the story is the downright beautifully crafted environment. The opening scene literally blinds you. Columbia is stunning. Finally, the game play is classic. Enemies are smart, the environment can be used to your advantage, and movements are very smooth. It has much resemblance to the original game. This is a game that comes once in a generation. I recommend 100% that you buy this game.