I've played it, thought the story was rather crap and really non existent so far, though people have told me they rush it all in at the end, though I have no interest in continuing tbh. They rely on this one character for you to get attached to like Alyx in HL2 only nowhere near as well done, feels more like Clementine in The Walking Dead, just overused and cheesy. It's weird because in the build up to the game I've just seen forum posts of guys with their nerd boner over her, so I guess it works for some people.
The gameplay is the place where obviously where a game counts and I just don't get it, it's still bad as a shooter only it is now worse. You can only carry two weapons, they've put melee to COD style where you press a button and it locks you in and they've tied Vigors and guns to Mouse one and two. I don't get why you'd do that and then have zoom on the keyboard? Why not just have zoom as mouse two, let you switch between multiple weapons with the number keys and have F to change between Vigors and guns and have E to pickup? Why not merge melee with the guns too? Why is it this stupid quick knife thing?
I just found the combat to be really cumbersome, I found the looting still means facing the ground for half the game so you get to miss out on looking around. I mean seriously I'm done with loot in games, it isn't a fun mechanic, you spend half the time just picking shit up. I really have no interest in any items in this game other than guns, health and ammo, nothing has any use.
The other annoying thing is the FOV is still too narrow even though you can change it, I find it doesn't go far enough. I have no idea how console people can play with the standard FOV in this game, it's the worst, our vision in real life isn't 60o or whatever it is lol. They have this annoying aim assists built in too and I can tell they're there but hidden because the gunplay feels real inaccurate and yet you're shooting everything dead on. I can see it snap over the characters very slightly too and I haven't even got anything on. This was only just confirmed to me when looking in the config and seeing aim assists set to true in there, when there is no option in the menu. I mean right there it kills any good feeling using a mouse and keyboard.
I also do not understand why every NPC looks the same? It's like being in Black Mesa all over again, just a weird army of clones. The character design on the whole looks really weird, I dunno if it's done so you don't empathize with these people...... It just looks really wrong.
In the end though I've had 3 mates who have played it and none of them liked the game and usually that's a good indicator to me on what is a good game or not. All the time I see games being reviewed amazingly well and yet no one I know likes them. Take Mass effect for instance, the people I know who have played it, got about 30 mins in to the first one and thought the combat sucked so they quit. That was my experience with that game too, like the combat was just downright bad, so why would I continue playing? If I speak to people I randomly meet and we get talking about games, I have yet to meet anyone who likes them, though Mass Effect has never been a great selling franchise, it does ok, it's no blockbuster though.
I just feel like though that Bioshock Infinite is basically Bioshock but 6 years on with none of the impact the original had. The whole opening to the game felt like a bioshock clone and so it didn't impress me and the gameplay was just bad. I don't think the style of gameplay suited the story though, I'd have been much more excited with something new. We have Portal which told an amazing story and threw in an all new style of gameplay. Mirror's Edge tried something in the first person perspective and even Dear Esther or Amnesia are all doing new things other than shooting and killing. For me Bioshock Infinite was like Tomb Raider and how Lara was a killing machine and it reflected nothing of the actual story. The gameplay doesn't fit the story and I find it hard to empathize with anything, it's like they took the creative easy way out instead of actually trying something new.
I just didn't have any fun, at this point I feel like I'm playing the same games over and over again and have been doing for the past 6 or 7 years with this generation. With the shite Sony showed like Killzone whatever number they're on now, it's like this looks like the same shit as before but now the consoles have PC like graphics.