Anyone else excitedly optimistic?

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#1 Posted by misterpope (379 posts) -

Now I know haters are gonna hate, but here's my opinion. 
 
Watching the 10 Minutes of the game footage here on GB, i got mad excited for the game. 
 
Main character sounds interesting enough, the whole powers and guns things look way cool, and all that. 
 
Of course, still Bioshock. But unlike Bioshock 2 (which i liked as a shooter, not for the story) this episode of "more Bioshock" is one I can get behind. The same sense of grandeur and complete insanity that I felt watching/playing Bioshock 1 for the first time quickly crept over me watching the footage.  
 
Also, knowing how usually fake early "gameplay" trailers are, take this with a grain of salt. But if thats how the gameplay will routinely be for Infinite? Day one copy sold for me. It looked so intense, just flying from one imaginative set piece to the next, to all sorts of crazy stuff happening.  
 
So, caught me as excitedly optimistic. Anyone else getting this same vibe?

#2 Posted by Yummylee (21656 posts) -

It's a BioShock game. It's my duty to be Xcite.

#3 Posted by JessicaBoo (404 posts) -

I need 30 more minutes. Thank you.  
 
They love incorporating my two biggest fears in the whole wide world.  
 
Heights... and mass amount of water........ But that video looked smexy

#4 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
@misterpope: the video looks awesome, the new powers look badass, and being able to use them side by side with the gun looks really cool too
#5 Posted by Goly (843 posts) -

I think it shouldn't be called Bioshock. Call it I don't know Airshock or Skyshock. Well actually no, those sound terrible but I don't know for me Bioshock I associate it with the city of Rapture, and this is something else. I know this is pure marketing and they need to use the Bioshock name because it's already a popular franchise and starting a new one may be risky but still they could try something new that sounds good enough.

#6 Posted by Fjordson (2448 posts) -
@Goly said:
" I think it shouldn't be called Bioshock. Call it I don't know Airshock or Skyshock. "
Bio doesn't mean water. The puns don't make a lot of sense.
 
Anyways, I'm ridiculously excited. Levine hasn't let me down yet and that gameplay demo looks phenomenal.
#7 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

I'm excited for it I guess.
 
I love the setting so far and am totally NOT in the 'it's super scripted, so it's bad' boat.
 
Bioshock was on of the best shooters ever made and it was scripted as hell, so BRING ON MORE!

#8 Posted by jorojoserojas (258 posts) -

This is my most anticipated game. Period. Not of 2012, not of the year, of any game that's been announced or even hinted at.

#9 Posted by President_Barackbar (3462 posts) -

After listening to the interview Ken Levine did with Jeff, you can really tell that this is a team that cares about making a quality product. I'm not worried one bit.

#10 Edited by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

The first Bioshock was overrated imo... After seeing the 10 min demo of Infinite I got excited and I hope it ends up better than the original.

#11 Posted by Ravenousrattler (1417 posts) -

if the rest of the game is like those 10 minutes then the it should be great.

#12 Posted by MightyMayorMike (423 posts) -

I'm super excited. Then again, having skipped Bioshock 2, I'm totally ready for some more Bioshock.
 
Hrm... Hopefully Steam would put Bioshock 2 up for sale so I can grab it.

#13 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I don't know. I'm intrigued by the new direction, but I can't say I'm fully on board with the game yet.

#14 Posted by Faint (833 posts) -

i wasnt expecting much when it was announced but having seen levine talk about the game + the ten minutes of footage it's definitely one of the games ill be keeping my eye out for.

#15 Posted by Zereta (1366 posts) -

Bioshock, the original, was amazing. It was awesome. But I didn't need a new Bioshock. I really didn't. Bioshock 2 didn't do anything for me. 
 
I was almost going to write off Bioshock: Infinite as a dumb marketing move. But shit, after watching the footage and watching the entire interview with Ken Levine, I'm on board. They know what they're doing and I'm ready for Bioshock to grow them wings.

#16 Posted by probablytuna (3666 posts) -

Very excited to see how well they can implement Elizabeth as a reliable AI. From watching that interview with Ken Levine as well as the 10-minute demo, I'm stoked.

#17 Posted by FirePrince (1763 posts) -

It looks awesome.I really like the setting.

#18 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

on the contrary

#19 Posted by CitizenKane (10506 posts) -

I was a little hesitant before, but after watching the 10 minute "gameplay" demo, I got super excited about it.  I just like the whole theme and atmosphere of the game.

#20 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -

*Raises hand*

#21 Posted by HowDire (269 posts) -

I am buying this game simply for its art style and design. It looks incredible. 
If it's a good game, that's a bonus. But lets face it, it's going to be good.

#22 Posted by Gamer_152 (14078 posts) -

I really liked what I saw in the gameplay footage. The visuals look fantastic, the gameplay looks good and they're giving us back part of what was so amazing about Bioshock 1 but what Bioshock 2 lacked; a brand new brilliant environment to explore with an interesting story.

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#23 Posted by nick_verissimo (1385 posts) -

I was excited after the teaser and trailer and even more so after the other 10 minutes of footage.  Regardless if that video is going to be anything like the actual gameplay, I'm in.  I loveBioshock 1 and I unapologetically love Bioshock 2, so at this point, it's highly unlikely that I'd be disappointed.

#24 Posted by ShadowVirus (793 posts) -

Yeah, i'm actually excited for it. It's looks a lot different than past Bioshock games, the playable character talk, and there are people you can walk up to and meet in this. Bioshock 1 had a lot of "Meet me in my office and we'll talk" ... "Sorry, i'm not actually in my office but we can talk over radio"

#25 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5828 posts) -

iI'll buy it, I just hope this game's story is a bit more original.

#26 Posted by Dedodido (235 posts) -

Looks exciting, but I'm keeping my wits about me since it isn't due for release for approximately 1,000,000 years.

#27 Posted by Cubic (171 posts) -

I'm interested. But I'm waiting for some actual gameplay before I make up my mind, because what they released looked mad confusing. It was cool, but imagining playing it I can see myself getting shot in the face by a cannon 50x before I figure out I'm supposed to use telekinesis on it.

#28 Posted by Goly (843 posts) -
@Fjordson said:
" @Goly said:
" I think it shouldn't be called Bioshock. Call it I don't know Airshock or Skyshock. "
Bio doesn't mean water. The puns don't make a lot of sense.  Anyways, I'm ridiculously excited. Levine hasn't let me down yet and that gameplay demo looks phenomenal. "
When did I say it meant water? I'm just saying I associated Bioshock with and underwater city just like System Shock was all sci-fi and futuristic. I know that Bioshock Infinity and the original Bioshock  have some similarities but still, going from an underwater city to one in the skies is a radical change. And dude, it was just my opinion.
#29 Posted by Fjordson (2448 posts) -
@Goly said:

" @Fjordson said:

" @Goly said:
" I think it shouldn't be called Bioshock. Call it I don't know Airshock or Skyshock. "
Bio doesn't mean water. The puns don't make a lot of sense.  Anyways, I'm ridiculously excited. Levine hasn't let me down yet and that gameplay demo looks phenomenal. "
When did I say it meant water? I'm just saying I associated Bioshock with and underwater city just like System Shock was all sci-fi and futuristic. I know that Bioshock Infinity and the original Bioshock  have some similarities but still, going from an underwater city to one in the skies is a radical change. And dude, it was just my opinion. "
It's not about opinion, it's about the literal definition of the first title. If you don't associate Bio with water (which you shouldn't) then any "Aeroshock" or similar puns don't make any logical sense.
 
bio-
from Greek. bio-, "one's life, course or way of living, lifetime"
#30 Edited by InfamousBIG (3201 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" on the contrary "
The fuck wrong wit 'chu?
@Goly said:

" I think it shouldn't be called Bioshock. Call it I don't know Airshock or Skyshock. Well actually no, those sound terrible but I don't know for me Bioshock I associate it with the city of Rapture, and this is something else. I know this is pure marketing and they need to use the Bioshock name because it's already a popular franchise and starting a new one may be risky but still they could try something new that sounds good enough. "

If you haven't watched the interview with Ken Levine, do so.  He explains this in detail that satisfied me and many others.
#31 Posted by ProfessorEss (7376 posts) -

Absolutely, from the minute I saw the first trailer.

#32 Posted by LiquidPrince (15949 posts) -

Looks way better then any of the previous Bioshocks in my opinion. However I could never bring myself to beat Bioshock 1 so maybe my opinion isn't that valid.

#33 Posted by loldetaerleo (159 posts) -
@misterpope: 
 Yes, yes Bioshock: Infinite looks good.
 
Now to the thing that got me in to this thread. Twelve avatar is hella baller!!!
 
Have some love <3<3<3<3
#34 Posted by BBQBram (2236 posts) -

Yeah, this gave me the thrill the original BioShock did! I loved the sequel, but it felt more like very professionally done Rapture fan-fiction. This is more like it! The originality of the setting alone makes this stand out (again!).

#35 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

Im not excitedly optimistic, i am just excited :)

#36 Posted by killer_meatballs (467 posts) -

I'm very excited.  You know it is going to be a very high quality game.  They don't F around.  

#37 Posted by Hector (3364 posts) -

I personally can't wait for a playable demo!

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#38 Posted by Goly (843 posts) -
@Fjordson said:
" @Goly said:

" @Fjordson said:

" @Goly said:
" I think it shouldn't be called Bioshock. Call it I don't know Airshock or Skyshock. "
Bio doesn't mean water. The puns don't make a lot of sense.  Anyways, I'm ridiculously excited. Levine hasn't let me down yet and that gameplay demo looks phenomenal. "
When did I say it meant water? I'm just saying I associated Bioshock with and underwater city just like System Shock was all sci-fi and futuristic. I know that Bioshock Infinity and the original Bioshock  have some similarities but still, going from an underwater city to one in the skies is a radical change. And dude, it was just my opinion. "
It's not about opinion, it's about the literal definition of the first title. If you don't associate Bio with water (which you shouldn't) then any "Aeroshock" or similar puns don't make any logical sense.
 
bio-
from Greek. bio-, "one's life, course or way of living, lifetime" "
Ok dude. I never said bio meant water. stfu already.
#39 Posted by NTM (7381 posts) -

Not as excited as I am optimistic. But I am somewhat excited. There are just many more games coming out before that, that I'm excited for right now.
#40 Posted by OppressiveStink (357 posts) -

Day one purchase for me.  The guys at irrational can sure craft a rich universe.  I can't wait to get elbows deep in this game!

#41 Posted by Fjordson (2448 posts) -
@Goly:  If you weren't inferring a relationship between bio and water then your original post makes even less sense
#42 Posted by StandStrong (124 posts) -

I am super exited for this game - but I almost hate that I have seen the amazing gameplay-demo - It's going to be a long hard wait for this game :) 2012? Could have waited a year or so ;)

#43 Posted by kagato (920 posts) -

Funny thing was i was very sceptical about the first game until i actually played it and it blew me away, the second game not so much but it was still fairly good.  Im looking forward to playing this new game, the demo video that was shown on live has got me really curious about the girl you team up with, wonder if its similar to the way you teamed up with the little sisters in bioshock 2.  Regardless i couldnt be more excited about this game and its going to be torture waiting on it finally being released.
#44 Posted by Disgaeamad (1342 posts) -

As someone who couldn't care any less about the first two Bioshock games, this one looks absolutely baller. Definitely pumped for it; the wait's gonna be tough.

#45 Posted by Goly (843 posts) -
@Fjordson said:
" @Goly:  If you weren't inferring a relationship between bio and water then your original post makes even less sense "
Hey, stop it. It's ok, I'll say it one last time. Bioshock (AS A FRANCHISE! NOT A COMBINATION OF TWO WORDS BIO MEANING WHATEVER THE FUCK IN GREEK AND SHOCK THE ENGLISH WORD) to me, I associated it with the city of Rapture. The franchise. Not the word bio. Now stop it, you misinterpreted me, or maybe I wasn't clear enough, but when I start to get frustrated trying to explaing something on an internet forum, there's clearly something wrong, so this will be my last reply.
#46 Posted by Tesla (1923 posts) -

Of course I'm optimistic, Ken Levine is involved.

#47 Posted by Fjordson (2448 posts) -
@Goly said:
" @Fjordson said:
" @Goly:  If you weren't inferring a relationship between bio and water then your original post makes even less sense "
Hey, stop it. It's ok, I'll say it one last time. Bioshock (AS A FRANCHISE! NOT A COMBINATION OF TWO WORDS BIO MEANING WHATEVER THE FUCK IN GREEK AND SHOCK THE ENGLISH WORD) to me, I associated it with the city of Rapture. The franchise. Not the word bio. Now stop it, you misinterpreted me, or maybe I wasn't clear enough, but when I start to get frustrated trying to explaing something on an internet forum, there's clearly something wrong, so this will be my last reply. "
Not sure why you're getting angry. I was simply pointing out that Aero or Skyoshock don't make sense as game titles. As InfamousBIG said, watch the latest interview Jeff did with Levine. BioShock means a whole lot more than a certain setting or story arc.
#48 Posted by misterpope (379 posts) -
@loldetaerleo said:
" @misterpope:   Yes, yes Bioshock: Infinite looks good.   Now to the thing that got me in to this thread. Twelve avatar is hella baller!!!   Have some love <3<3<3<3 "
I know right? Too bad no gifs for avatars here. A gif of Twelve just standing there would be beautiful.
#49 Posted by Jimbo (9814 posts) -

I don't think they really give a fuck what Levine is making tbh, as long as it's Bioshocky enough to put Bioshock on the box.  It seems pretty clear to me that this game is a compromise between the developer (who wanted to make something new) and the publisher (who didn't).
 
I don't really understand the ridiculous level of hype over the 'gameplay' trailer.  It's like people have never seen a scripted event being triggered before.  Aesthetically it is interesting, sure, but there was about 45 seconds of gameplay in a 10 minute video, and what gameplay there was, was so one-dimensional as to barely warrant being called gameplay in the first place.
 
Also, to refer to anything Elizabeth is doing in the trailer as 'AI' is somewhat overstating it I think, ditto the horse throwing boss.  Those sequences will clearly trigger every single time you get to a certain point - that isn't AI, that's just a script.  Show me a trailer where Elizabeth is dynamically offering up different solutions based on how the fight is progressing and I'll be interested (that's assuming it's even possible for the fights to evolve like that, which we haven't seen either).  I'm not saying it won't end up being like that, but on current evidence Elizabeth is about on par with Alyx in Half-Life 2 or something - it's a neat dynamic, but nothing that we haven't seen before.

#50 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

Yes it looks fucking awesome.

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