Where's the excitement for this game?

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#1 Edited by MrHadouken (317 posts) -

I've been to several Bioshock Infinite forums and the chatter has been very minimal, maybe that's a good thing?!? I mean I am very excited, but I just don't want to know anything until I am playing, outside of what I already know from the trailers. What do you all think?

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#2 Edited by UniquelyTerrific (12 posts) -

It's been a long time coming and there hasn't really been any new info on it or anything.

I'm still worried it's going to be a big disappointment. The setting and story stuff look good, but the gameplay makes it look like a really average, generic shooter.

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#3 Edited by Phatmac (5927 posts) -

It's the true sequel from the guys that made Bioshock. Ain't that enough?

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#4 Posted by Funkydupe (3556 posts) -

I'm not into Bioshock at all. I just don't like the universe and the gameplay they've created in those games.

I know people have been pre-ordering it to get XCOM though. Its been talked about quite a bit. Steam is desperate to sell a lot of this game, to the point of giving away a game like XCOM (the best value pre-order reward to date I believe on any digital platform, however right now it is only worth 16 bucks on Amazon) to raise attention and sales, they don't care, its not like it costs them money directly to have their code-spewing machine come up with some codes for people who put down the cash for this 60 dollar full-priced game.

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#5 Posted by TooWalrus (13379 posts) -

I think all the hype burned up a year ago with that sick E3 gameplay footage. Games are getting announced too early, and pushed back too much. It's too bad they can't keep things a secret and announce them a year out- tops.

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#7 Posted by Funkydupe (3556 posts) -

@toowalrus: A very good point. Sometimes we know about a game 3-4 years before it is released.

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#8 Posted by djou (895 posts) -

This game has been so long in the waiting and delayed repeatedly that my attitude is now, put up or shut up. I love the original Bioshock and think Ken Levine is one of the most interesting developers to hear speak, but this game has been hyped for so long I'm exhausted by what more to say. Yes, your game looks cool, let people play it already. If its not done, then please stop talking about it.

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#9 Edited by pyromagnestir (4413 posts) -

It is inside me.

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#10 Edited by Asmo917 (574 posts) -

I was super excited when it was announced. When I think back to playing Bioshock, I knew nothing going into it, and I made a decision pretty early on after it was first announced that I didn't want to learn any more. I wanted to go in pretty blind, so I could maybe have some of those same experiences. It's been really hard to do so, mainly because there's been a ton of Ken Levine interviews recently and I find him fascinating.

Summary: still excited, just not consuming a ton of media about it and not talking about it since I don't really know much.

Boy, I wish those last ten words applied to more people on more topics. Specifically at work, but for life in general.

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#11 Posted by MrHadouken (317 posts) -

@toowalrus: I can agree to an extent. I remember when my issue of Game Informer came in with, well bioshock infinite on the cover and the Tomb raider cover, both in 2010! I wasn't particularly interested in either, then at last years E3 I was finally interested in Infinite, then a couple months later after listening to a pod cast decided to pick up Tomb Raider Legend and Underworld, and that had me hyped on TR. It might just be me but I try not to get hyped until a week from release, even if I had pre-ordered it, since delays happen so often now.

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#12 Posted by Roland_D11 (196 posts) -

I am moderately excited about it. But due to the amount of trailers and gameplay videos we got recently I went dark on that and try to avoid any coverage. Maybe there are more people like me. I also will wait for the reviews to come in, I will not preorder the game..

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#13 Posted by TooWalrus (13379 posts) -

@mrhadouken: Yeah, it can work either way, my point probably wasn't all that valid. I'm still pretty damn hyped for Bioshock Infinite, but I just quit watching trailers and gameplay. I'll play it when it's out, I'm already sold, can't wait.

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#14 Edited by oraknabo (1708 posts) -

I certainly hear a lot of it from my wife.

I liked Bioshock a lot, but felt it never got close enough to the things I liked about the System Shock games for me to really love it. The story and plot twists were really great and I loved the use of Ayn Rand themes, but it was much more of a power fantasy FPS than I wanted and not the survival horror RPG it could have been.

There are a lot of intriguing things about Infinite though. Hopefully the world will be as open as it looks in the demos, but I think it probably won't be in the end. The demos I've seen with Elizabeth's AI look pretty good, but it doesn't look like anything Alyx couldn't have done in HL2:Episode 1 if she'd had some psychic powers.

In the end, I can't really complain about a well-written, well-made game with a good backstory, a unique world and elements similar to System Shock and Half-Life games I love. I will be getting it at full price unless the day-one reviews are surprisingly negative but I'm not exactly jumping around with excitement over it.

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#15 Edited by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

No one should need any message board innane chatter about anything to feel excitement for it. Personally, I don't think great games generally have giant pre-release hype but have giant post release hype. If Bioshock Infinite is very good, I'll play it after release and then write up something big on a message board post not before it.

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#16 Edited by Winternet (8364 posts) -

It's weird, though, how the game comes out in the middle of PAX and GDC. I mean, didn't they know about those events when they decided on a date? The media and the video game crowd attention will be split among all of these. Put the game on any other week and Infinite would be the main attraction.

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#17 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

I've been sporting an excitement boner for months. It's getting to the point where I'm seriously considering seeking medical attention.

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#18 Edited by Mrsignerman44 (1105 posts) -

My tv broke this morning so now, I'm tempering my excitement until I get a new one.

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#19 Posted by UlquioKani (1325 posts) -

Right Here.

Wooo!

It doesn't look world changing so I'm waiting for reviews.

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#20 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1379 posts) -

I can't wait to play it and I will get it, unless it turns out to be an on fire shit show. It has just been in the making and announced a long time ago, that is probably the biggest problem.

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#21 Posted by mrfluke (5803 posts) -

i feel like everyone is just waiting now to see how the full product comes out as this game will probably live or die by the story. and the story has been kept under wraps.

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#22 Posted by Vinny_Says (5912 posts) -

This game was announced like 3 years ago, people just want it to come out already. You can only talk about something for so long until it turns into duke nukem forever.

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#23 Posted by alternate (2809 posts) -

ign are all excited, excited about putting their review out 4 days earlier than anyone else :-P

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#25 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

The excitement will return if it's reviewed well, but like others have said, announced too early, so the hype train dried out.

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#26 Posted by peritus (1117 posts) -

@tylea002 said:

The excitement will return if it's reviewed well, but like others have said, announced too early, so the hype train dried out.

Exactly this i think.

But i am still very excited, i loved Bioshock and i though Bioshock 2 was pretty good aswell. Prepurchased it, and i dont really do that a whole lot.

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#27 Posted by Sackmanjones (5307 posts) -

I've been waiting too long for it. As of right now, It's not even on my list to pick up. But give it a few days and after the positive chatter sinks in. Ill probably get it

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#28 Posted by killacam (1338 posts) -

I'M EXCITED!!!!!!!!!

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#29 Posted by BeachThunder (14150 posts) -

In my pants.

Don't judge :(

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#30 Posted by project343 (2895 posts) -

I'm not into Bioshock at all. I just don't like the universe and the gameplay they've created in those games.

I know people have been pre-ordering it to get XCOM though. Its been talked about quite a bit. Steam is desperate to sell a lot of this game, to the point of giving away a game like XCOM (the best value pre-order reward to date I believe on any digital platform, however right now it is only worth 16 bucks on Amazon) to raise attention and sales, they don't care, its not like it costs them money directly to have their code-spewing machine come up with some codes for people who put down the cash for this 60 dollar full-priced game.

That's not Steam (or Valve)'s initiative... it's Take-Two's. They did the same thing for XCOM when it was coming out: they had a pre-order bar thing and gave away Civ5 for those who pre-ordered the game (on top of many other perks).

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#31 Posted by cmblasko (2050 posts) -

It seems to me that the delay squashed most of the hype that was built up. At this point I am waiting on reviews and word-of-mouth to get excited about it again.

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#32 Posted by Jimbo (10447 posts) -

It ran out ~4000 trailers ago. They have been talking about this game way too long already.

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#33 Edited by Zaccheus (1909 posts) -

@cmblasko said:

It seems to me that the delay squashed most of the hype that was built up. At this point I am waiting on reviews and word-of-mouth to get excited about it again.

I was going to write that, but now I don't have to. Thanks.

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#34 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

@ravenlight said:

I've been sporting an excitement boner for months. It's getting to the point where I'm seriously considering seeking medical attention.

Did you tried excitement masturbating or having excitement sex? Maybe that'll calm down your excitement boner.

Also: excitement!

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#35 Posted by 49th (3387 posts) -

Just pre-ordered it on steam. Even if it turn out bad (which I think is unlikely) I still get XCOM which I wanted to try, but wouldn't normally purchase, and sick TF2 hats!

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#36 Edited by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

im looking forward to it but in general most games nowadays have no excitement before hand but still mange to sell well for example tomb raider. the only things people talked about that game was how it was an uncharted rip off and now it is enjoying very good sales

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