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In the first 2 hours of playing BI, I spent ten minutes following around a hummingbird in one of the gardens. I was completely mesmerized by this little virtual bird because it was absolutely perfect. It was flitting from one plant to another, just being a hummingbird. This bird means nothing (yet, at least) to the plot or the gameplay, but Irrational put so much love into this little bird that it, simply put, came to life.
The point of that is this; if Irrational is willing to put that much into a meaningless hummingbird; enough to make me divert from the story to follow it around; then imagine what they've done with things that matter. Everything I've seen at this point (4 hours in) has been fully realized. This floating world is completely alive.
I liked the first two games in the series, but so far Infinite is the best game I've played in years.