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BioShock Infinite

Rating: 18+ (PEGI)

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  Bio, I am Shocked!

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Fantastic game, never played BioShock or BioShock 2, but I am buying them next week, the game is fantastic, no bugs, no glitches the AI is revolutionary, never once did Elizabeth get in my way, voice acting is brilliant, and the controls feel fresh even though at heart this is a FPS, the story is 10/10, and the ending, my god the ending was fantastic, one of THE talking points in gaming history!

  Very Good But Doesn't Quite Live Up To The Hype

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Very few games will ever be able to compete with the opening to the original Bioshock as you enter the underwater city of Rapture and, while Columbia is certainly spectacular, it just doesn't inspire the same sense of awe.

Where Infinite does better its predecessors however is in its story and gameplay. The actual mechanics are not all that different with the weapons mapped to the right trigger and the powers (plasmids in all but name) mapped to the left they can, as before, be combined in all manner of ways during combat. The two big additions to this formula are the skyhooks that can be used to zip around the environment, helping to attack or escape foes, and the 'tears in reality' that can be opened by companion Elizabeth to allow access to weapons, ammo, cover etc. Both are arguably not used to their full potential but between them certainly bring a new dimension to the combat.

As for the story, I won't go into any ruinous detail but suffice to say it is one of the best in gaming despite the sometimes rather clumsy approach to topics such as racism on occasions. Importantly however it is told completely without cut-scenes meaning for the first time in a while I was actually interested in what was happening as I didn't have to sit a watch endless non-interactive sections. In the end it doesn't compete with the best the movie and TV industry can offer of course but I can't think of many other games in which I felt the need to look on online forums to see other people's thoughts.

Summary: Many reviews may lead people to believe that Bioshock Infinite will change gaming but it is too many obvious faults for that. What we do have though is a very good game indeed.

  Very Good But Doesn't Quite Live Up To The Hype

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Very few games will ever be able to compete with the opening to the original Bioshock as you enter the underwater city of Rapture and, while Columbia is certainly spectacular, it just doesn't inspire the same sense of awe.

Where Infinite does better its predecessors however is in its story and gameplay. The actual mechanics are not all that different with the weapons mapped to the right trigger and the powers (plasmids in all but name) mapped to the left they can, as before, be combined in all manner of ways during combat. The two big additions to this formula are the skyhooks that can be used to zip around the environment, helping to attack or escape foes, and the 'tears in reality' that can be opened by companion Elizabeth to allow access to weapons, ammo, cover etc. Both are arguably not used to their full potential but between them certainly bring a new dimension to the combat.

As for the story, I won't go into any ruinous detail but suffice to say it is one of the best in gaming despite the sometimes rather clumsy approach to topics such as racism on occasions. Importantly however it is told completely without cut-scenes meaning for the first time in a while I was actually interested in what was happening as I didn't have to sit a watch endless non-interactive sections. In the end it doesn't compete with the best the movie and TV industry can offer of course but I can't think of many other games in which I felt the need to look on online forums to see other people's thoughts.

Summary: Many reviews may lead people to believe that Bioshock Infinite will change gaming but it is too many obvious faults for that. What we do have though is a very good game indeed.

  Game of the year

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I am a huge fan of bioshock games and this one just tops the pile. Graphics,story,design,character development this game has it all I can't find one bad thing about this game. As always with bioshock games the story's are very different than most games and takes a while to grasp what's happening but for a game this good it's worth playing it 10 times to find out. This is a must buy in my opinion.

  A fantastic shooter

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As a huge bioshock fan I was disappointed by the departure of rapture; the environment in the previous two games was fantastic.

With a new game comes a new world - gameplay is very similar to previous 2K games, although the combination between guns and powers is not as smooth as it should be.

The game is fantastic overall and it is only small gripes with progression that mark in down from 5 to 4 stars. The game is far more story focused than the previous two games, which in gameplay terms means you spend more time doing nothing. Other small things like having no access to a level map or being unable to carry health or salts is frustrating. You are dependant on Elizabeth who can be very slow and leave you trapped because "she can't find anything at the moment". Her AI is excellent but part of me wonders what is the point of having an AI; everything she does i used to do myself in bioshock and would rather do my self in infinite.

As a story driven shooter, this is five stars, no questions. But as a fan of bioshock it can never live up to the expectations the previous two games placed on its shoulders.

Conclusion - if you bothered to read this review, BUY THE GAME because you will love it.

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  Incredible

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This game probably has one of the best singleplayer campaigns I have played since Bioshock 1. It takes a great turn away from the world of Rapture, while still maintaining the same atmosphere which I loved. The game feels a lot brighter than number 1 and 2 but has a dark undertone. The combat has improved hugely with the addition of the skyhook, allowing use of the numberous skylines around the city. It can also be used for exciting melee moves.

The game quickly makes you form a bond with the companion you have throughout the game, Elizabeth. This means you have a real feeling of dread when you are apart. She also adds layers to the combat by allowing the openings of different 'tears' which can place different structures into the battlefield such as cover.

Just like in Bioshock 1 and 2, enemies can be fought with both weapons and vigors (called plasmids previously). This means that fans of the series will already be used to part of the combat system, while newer players should not find it too difficult to adapt. There are appropriate difficulty levels depending on whether you are a casual or hardcore player.

The best thing about this game though, is the ending. The ending blew me away. As you progress through the storyline, you learn subtle things but even with this knowledge, few people could guess what would happen. The game mixes moments of combat and exploration to intensify the combat furthermore. I would recommend this game as it provides a fantastic escape from your everyday shooter game.

5/5 without a doubt.

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  Mediocre

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Honestly with all the hype for this game you'd expect a campaign to be longer than 16 hours but sadly this is not the case with Bioshock Inifinte.
Whilst the open combat situations are fun there just aren't enough! You will mainly find yourself fighting the same enemy in the the same sort of situation through out the majority of the game.
Not worth the full 39.99 but if you are a fan of the series like myself just wait for the price to drop.

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  was exspecting better.

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first nothing to do with rapture. i completed the game in a few days and. well. to me it felt rushed as if ur being pushed through the game the story is insanly confusing and gets worse as u go on and when u get to the end ur thoughts will be......wait. what? its one of the games u need to play twice to understand the story and plasmids from rapture are in columbia called vigours but dont no how as no one exsplains how they got that tech . but im sure once u play the game ur have a list of questions too.

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  Amazing.

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I've just completed the game and it is without a doubt one of the best games I've ever played with one of the best storylines. A definite 5 stars and a must buy for anyone who has or hasn't played any of the previous Bioshock games.