This is the most disappointing game in the trilogy! The third game has lost the luster of the previous games. There is no mystery of whats lurking around the corner like the first two games. This game also lacks in exciting edge of your seat fights like the others. The third game has new challenges and concepts but nothing as exciting or gruesome in compare to the first two games in the series.. I give this game a 5 out of 10.
posted by thenumbers1234 (LIMESTONE, TN) Feb 22, 2014
Member since Feb 2014
Bioshock Infinite is a fantastic game with very high production values. To be honest, I was not actually a big fan of the original Bioshock even though I recognize why many people still enjoyed it. I am grateful I did give Infinite a rental, though. For one, I was very much drawn into the world of Columbia. The city in the sky world with its disturbing mix of religion gone wrong, patriotism, and racism kept driving me through the whole experience. The introduction of Elizabeth added a lot to the overall experience, too. Not only was she extremely helpful from a gameplay perspective, her presence in the game helped establish one of the most memorable, albeit very unusual, storylines I have experienced in a game this year. The introduction of the skyline traversal mechanic gave this game a great sense of verticality that added to the gameplay experience. The different abilities and weapons all felt great. Some of the best fun in the game was finding the best combination of abilities and weapons. Overall, this is an amazing game that will probably be enjoyed by both fans of the original Bioshock and those that weren't able to get into the first game.
More of an action game with elements of a pseudo-historical thriller :-) than an RPG, it's a gorgeous and intelligent game. It boasts a unique storyline and beautiful graphics. I would break it down so:
1. Unique environment- diverse steampunk universe of finctional 20s that merges sensibilities of Victorian/Edwardian and industrial eras with technology of the future, where buildings dock and undock lazily in midair and barbershop quartets sing atop spaceboats. Modern weapons, time travel, Americana styled propaganda, and magic make this game.
2. Philosophy of the game is unbelievable-there's a lot to think about, and a lot that can be applied to real history and personal experience. Standpoints of political factions, emphasized to the point of being grotesque, rebel war and tyrannical regime of the separatist state of Columbia, open racism and sexism, the true meaning of revolution, all of it is AMAZINGLY rendered and gives so much food for thought.
3. Depth of characters. You would come to love Elizabeth, and you would see a change in Booker Dewitt as the game progresses and would fear for his life and sanity more than just in terms of the gameframe. Main characters, as well as the others in the game, feel deep, their story is genuine.
4. Smooth and fun gameplay, and non-glitchiness, if that's a word. Weapons are easy to use, I was never stuck in the wall flapping my arms, unable to move and never seen anyone do so either(hello, Dishonored?) . Weapons switch with lightning speed, loot is abundant, multiple ways of offing an enemy are always present, Elizabeth never lets you die and once you are with her, you are set in terms of supplies, health and salts (mana).
1. Save options are non-existent. You have to run checkpoint to checkpoint, and if you have to use the can (in real life) you're on your luck my friend.