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So High Yet So Far Away 0

After me and my friend stayed up one night and beat the original Bioshock in 8 hours in one sitting it has always been my favorite game ever made. When Bioschock 2 came out, to be honest I was pumped, but didn't get it until a year and a half later and enjoyed it a lot. When Bioshock Infinite was first announced in 2010 it easily became one of my most anticipated games ever. Now after beating the game and digesting it in for a couple of days here are my thoughts.As soon as the game goes you are ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BioShock: Infinite Review 0

In the third installment of the BioShock series you will find that you will be traversing areas not under water, but in the sky. That's right folks this adventure takes place in the floating city of Columbia. You are going to play the part of Booker DeWitt, a once great detective that is down on his luck, and who has been tasked with capturing the girl Elizabeth. By bringing her back to New York all of your old debts will be forgiven, but there's a catch, you're going to have to get through the...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A great game but definitely not perfect. 0

Below is a transcript of a video review I did for Bioshock Infinite which can be found here - TickleGames Hello everyone and welcome to the first DoubleTime review and today the honour has been given to Irrationals recent magnum opus, Bioshock infinite. I never really cared for the original Bioshock, it bored me on so many levels and apparently that was all that some people needed to want to hang me from a tree as a tribute to the gods and I ignored the sequel that apparently we don't talk about...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Perfect? No. Worth it? Absolutely. 0

EDIT: Turns out, there aren't any spoiler block options in the review editor. There are some minor spoilers in this review. Note the word "minor" - it's not going to hurt your experience much, but I should still warn you. /EDITIt’s been quite a while since Irrational’s last game, the original Bioshock. Infinite is a sequel with little in relation to the original, either in terms of mechanics or story. If you’re looking for cramped spaces, health bars, cameras, and crazy people, you won’t find th...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A gorgeous game with a nice world, but little replay value 0

Bioshock Infinite is in short a gorgeous looking game. The world of Columbia on the whole is beautiful and the sky scenes are interesting. I would even go as so far to say that the main character and Elizabeth are interesting as well. Mechanically the game is very solid. The first person shooting aspects are good and the use of the Vigors (ahem Salts) is mostly just as fun as it was through the previous games. The game also has the the signature "twist" that we are starting to see from all of t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Bioshock Infinite Review: Skyoshock 0

Irrational are one of the most highly respected developers in the industry, thanks in large part to taking their time and putting out high quality games when they are ready to be released. The first Bioshock game in 2007 was one of the most refreshing and interesting games of the entire generation, with a fantastic story and a powerful sense of identity and vision. Irrational have not released another internal project since then, but Bioshock Infinite ends the drought from one of the most talen...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

great game 0

had no trouble finishing this game. Great atmospherei didn't like the first one and i didn't play the second bioshock, but this one really stands out.Although i think i'll have to play it again to fully get the plot.The story slowly unfolds with great detail to character development. I never got frustrated on any of the levels to find the exit. For me its the perfect balance between fighting and plot....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Of Thy Sins Shall I Wash Thee 0

As the unrelenting storm pounds down on us, the two figures clad in raincoats in front of me mindlessly babble about rowing and other such nonsense. I’m not listening to them – what matters to me is finding the girl. The waves splash against the boat. The woman in front of me nonchalantly passes me a wooden box with my name engraved on it – Booker DeWitt, member of the 7th Cavalry of the atrocious Wounded Knee massacre. Memories I’d rather not think about. I open it. A photograph – there she is...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Skyd you not 1

TLDR: Game is awesome, but not as impressive as the original Bioshock. Please excuse each paragraph not seamlessly leading onto the next, as there are quite a few points to cover. StoryBioshock Infinite's world has so much potential to be as interesting, and perhaps even more so than Rapture, the underwater city from the first entry in the series.I remember years ago people were discussing how great it would be to be able to explore a Bioshock world inhabited by normal characters. Well now you c...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One of the Best Stories of the Year. Oh Yeah, and It Plays Great Too 0

Redemption: it’s difficult to come by, and even more difficult to accept when it happens. But what if redemption made you a monster? What if your past sins were replaced with twice as many new ones? Can a society function once its inner demons are revealed? These are the questions and themes explored in BioShock Infinite. This game shows how actions have consequences, and how far off the ideal is from the reality. This adventure will leave you in awe, dread, and reeling by the time the end credi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bioshock Infinity is like Looper 0

When you think about it, it makes sense.Massive spoilers:If Booker refuses the baptism, he will become an alcoholic gambler who will sell his daughter in order to settle his debt. The man who will sell his daughter to will use her as fuel for a flying city that would destroy the world.If Old Joe goes back in time to kill a telepathic kid, the Rainmaker will never exist and his wife would be safe from murder.However, if Booker accepts the baptism, he will recreate himself and giving himself a new...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bioshock Infinite is a truly beautiful game. 0

The following review contains no spoilers.What constitutes beauty in gaming? Many have said that BioShock Infinite is a beautiful game, but just what does that mean? Does beauty only refer to a game’s graphics and the level of immersion you feel when you sit down in front of the screen, or can beauty in gaming also be found in a well-formed narrative, creating emotional investment through relatable characters and an engaging plot? Perhaps a game’s beauty is in its razor-honed gameplay, leaving y...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A beautiful setting makes for a game hampered only by its gameplay and the hype surrounding it. 0

Bioshock Infinite, true to the series roots, features a well-realized dystopia that offers substantial social commentary to the world around it. The strongest point of the Bioshock series has always been the setting and world they create, and Bioshock Infinite is no exception to this. Columbus is a well realized world that takes the nationalistic hero-worship of the American founding fathers to a religious fervor, showing the flawed end result of an overly nationalistic ideology. The way that p...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A man, a city, a review 0

You arrive in Columbia much in the same way you arrived in Rapture in 2007′s Bioshock – Booker DeWitt comes to a lone lighthouse in the ocean and, once inside, ascends to the clouds in a scene all too reminiscent of your descent into the ocean. Only this time, you’re going up; instead of whales crossing your vision through the bathysphere porthole, you get massive airships and a city in the clouds.The combat in Infinite is similar to previous Bioshock titles – you have Vigors, the analog for pl...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A welcome addition to the BioSchock series. 0

"God is merciful. But I'm just a prophet, so I don't have to be." The prophet and antagonist in this story, Zachary Hale Comstock, is true to his word, making every step you take on Columbia to be vigorous, entertaining and rewarding.BioShock Infinite is a fresh take on the franchise, bringing us a mesmerizing and inspiring city in the clouds. With an adventure that constantly keeps you on the edge of your seat, there is no doubt that there isn't one dull moment throughout the entire playthrough...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An amazingly wonderful experience 0

Wow, this write up is a long time coming. I played and finished BioShock Infinite the week it came out and things just kept getting in the way of me putting my thoughts down. So, BioShock Infinite! How do you go about following up one of the more popular shooters of this generation? It wasn't enough to just continue the story of Rapture and Andrew Ryan (which BioShock 2 did) but instead, Ken Levine and Irrational Games stepped out of the ocean and took to the skies in a game that casts a spotli...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An amazing way of experiencing an amazing story 0

Short version: (Conclusion) Bioshock Infinite is an amazing game that has its’ story at the centre. You’re led through a wonderfully created flying city by a narrative that keeps you wondering what’s what, who’s who and what will happen next. Most of all though it had me wondering whether Booker and Elizabeth would make it out of Columbia. They’re likeable characters that had me rooting for them. Without spoiling too much, I felt that the creators pulled my heart-strings in new ways. Ways, s...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

And the prophet shall lead the people to the New Eden 0

Welcome to the 1900s and Columbia: a city that has separated itself from "Unamerica" both litterally and figuratively. Columbia is a city floating in the sky where things like steampunk, American exceptionalist nationalism, and the worship of the founding fathers as Gods is part of the daily life of a citizen.The stunning graphics and colorful presentation help bring this amazing world to life. The setting, and subsequently the lore, was indeed so interesting that I frequently spent time actuall...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A story that needs to be experienced. 0

Bioshock Infinite is an experience. I was hooked from the opening, watching Booker Dewitt find his way into Columbia, where I remember my first time heading to Rapture, the awe and wide eyed wonder at all the things happening around me. Atmosphere has always been Bioshock's key feature in my opinion - something that Infinite has no problem keeping up with. I am itching to go back through the game another time to watch itself weave its beautiful world and story again.I hadn't seen much of the le...

12 out of 13 found this review helpful.

A fun game, but a 5/5? A masterpiece? What has happened to our standards? 0

Bioshock: Infinite is the hardest game for me to review since – well – since the first Bioshock. Normally, when I give a game four stars, I spend most of the review telling you why the game is fun and why you should probably play it. With this game, I instead feel compelled to tell you why it is not a masterpiece worthy of the lavish praise that it is receiving from every corner of the internet. I think back to the way that gamers used to look at games, and, ten years ago, this game would have g...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

A game you just can't miss 0

From the very beginning Bioshock Infinite manages to pull you into it's amazing world and doesn't let go. If you had any feelings (love, hate, mildly indifferent) towards the first two games, you will feel right at home here, but with more than enough new to keep you very much interested. If you didn't like or never played the first two, then you will find this game to be different, enthralling, action packed and most importantly FUN.Bioshock Infinite doesn't rewrite the book on first person sho...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

But 5 Stars For Trying Really Hard 0

Nice try, Irrational. Ken. Seriously, the utmost respect to you guys for even trying to pull together so many ideas and ambitions into a singular product, but it's fractured; BioShock Infinite feels like pieces of many different versions of a game stitched together into something that struggles to maintain coherency. Knowing about the game's storied development history has probably heavily influenced that last sentence, but that's the overriding sensation of playing through the game and has mana...

7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

BIOSHAWESOME INFINAWESOME 0

* BIOSHAWESOME INFINAWESOME *Taking into consideration the diverse combat system, stunning graphics, almost obsessive compulsive attention to detail and addictive storyline, I was nothing less than astonished by Bioshock: Infinite! I'm honestly not even sure where to start... every perfectly timed battle, every tear jerking plot twist, the three moments in the game I can think of that made me laugh.... ok that's not the best example but even though comedy is what makes everything better ...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Bioshock Infinite is a Must Play Despite the Weak Combat 0

Trying to keep myself free of spoilers and mindful enough to still obsessively research this game was a daunting task. Bioshock Infinite is a game that a great deal of people had on their minds, especially with the potential presented in a studio such as Irrational. Before Bioshock Infinite, everyone was pining over the spiritual successor to System Shock 2 in Bioshock, a romp through an underwater city that is falling apart right before your eyes. What stood out to me in the original title was ...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Spoiler Free "Are you afraid of god" 0

This is what you would consider a definitive experience in media. It is the single most beautiful piece of art I have experienced since I first held a controller. In this review I am not going to talk all about mechanics but mainly about story. To start off the one thing they had to succeed with in order to have a successful game with was Elizabeth . Well did they? of course they did she made the game and I have never actually "Fallen in love" with an AI till I experienced her, I was pissed at m...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

An overambitious title that ends up being less than the sum of it's parts. 0

I had high expectations going into Bioshock Infinite. Everything I had heard about the game up to it's release seemed awesome, but it truly turned out to be a disappointment. I only say that because I was expecting something very grand, with great gameplay and an even better storyline. What I got was much less than that, but was still a decently fun game that I enjoyed my time with, but would likely not play again.When going through the game, after a few levels I realized just how standard the g...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Bioshock Infinite 0

A fantastic experience. Bioshock Infinite handily recaptures the sprit of the original while forging its own path with a wonderful story and fully-realized characters. The surprises and revelations, most of which you can see coming, don't hit quite the same way as "Would you kindly?" did, but the story's conclusion leaves behind some weighty themes that stuck with me. The experience of reaching that conclusion is near perfection, both from a storytelling and gameplay standpoint, though I wish th...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BioShock Infinite Review (PS3) 0

You’ve traveled below the ocean to Rapture in Irrational Games’ BioShock 1 & 2, now it’s time to soar above the clouds to Columbia in the thrilling, action-packed, and deeply emotional plot-filled first-person-shooter game, BioShock Infinite. This seemingly utopic floating city, founded and run by the enigmatic Zachary Comstock, contains hordes of religious zealots, anarchists, and various mechanical machinations. As Booker DeWitt, you must fight your way to top in order to find and rescue a...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Fully realized from start to finish 0

Instantaneous. That's the speed at which you'll become sucked into Bioshock Infinite. If I didn't know better, I'd say the first part of this game is a history lesson straight from a college course on Early 1900 American History. Topics covered include: American imperialism and radical conservatism. Other topics include: racism and classism. These themes drive the first act and work to create a fully fleshed-out political landscape complete with its characteristic Bioshock extremism.Speaking of ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A game you won't forget anytime soon 0

So, Bioshock Infinite came out last week...What a long wait that was, too! I'm sure it had various incarnations but I'm glad this is the one that prevailed. It plays like Bioshock, it feels like Bioshock, but it is so very different. It's an entirely new world, even if there are familiar hints (if only in the mechanics, concepts and aesthetics) and it really looks like it's worlds apart.The world created by the folks at Irrational Games is a living and breathing one, that would've been strong e...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Murder of One 0

BioShock Infinite does what the BioShock series does best, weaving a thrilling narrative into a rich and captivating world.Like any medium for artistic expression, video games can allow us to experience fantastic new worlds that entertain and inspire us. Unlike most other mediums, though, games also allow us to interact with those worlds. This characteristic begets an enormous challenge when creating a video game; while a novel or a film has to create a world that is convincing when experienced ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Important 0

Racism, sexism, and jingoism: three things that are rarely touched upon in video games serve as the backdrop of BioShock Infinite. On top of that sits a great sci-fi story with well-explored characters. Combined with the absolutely stunning visuals, this game is more than good -- it's important. The quality, themes, and visuals of this game will surely inspire developers going forward. We're bound to see this game influence the industry top to bottom....

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Bioshock Infinite Review. 0

Welcome to Columbia, a floating city in the sky that's as fascinating and mysterious a place as anything that has come before. As you walk its streets, travel it's skylines and breath in the atmosphere, it's clear that a loving amount of care and attention has been given to every small detail of this beautiful city. It's a familiar experience that warms the heart, yet at the same time rips your heart to shreds with the unfamiliar, bizarre and unpredictable. Bioshock Infinite is a difficult game ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Not Playing the Hand That's Dealt 0

A Whole New WorldNothing is as it seems in Irrational's BioShock Infinite. The mystification that Ken Levine crafts throughout this amazing video game is stunning and sends the player on a journey through the very fabric of space and time. What if you walked instead of drove to the store today? What if cars had never been invented? What if the South had won the American Civil War? What would life be today if certain aspects were slightly changed or had never even occurred at all? These question...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Mind Blowing Gaming Excellence 0

Having played the original BioShock, but taking a pass on the second installment, I was looking forward to this game. However I was not prepared for quite how good the game is. Playing on PC, it is truly a gorgeous looking game, the the art style perfectly capturing the feel of a city among the clouds. I will not say much more other than I found the combat acceptable if not excellent, but the story was fantastic, and is what will keep you coming back.Buy this game....

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This game is epic and awesome steampunk. 0

I have a first game, but I haven't finish yet. I also don't have second game. So I would try it BioShock Infinite. This game is best action RPG FPS. I love it. This setting is in Columbia the air city rather Rapture. Rapture is focus on sea while Columbia is on above cloud....

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Bioshock Infinite 0

Even though Irrational Games has only developed two Bioshock titles thus far, there is already a certain expectation that one has going in to a new entry in the series. There is an attention to detail in these games aesthetically, thematically, and stylistically that is largely unmatched by any other developer, and it’s a breath of fresh air to see the worlds of Rapture, and now Columbia, come to life in front of you.Bioshock Infinite does not fail to deliver on these expectations in any way, s...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Bioshock Infinite Review - GWS Reviews 0

Bioshock Infinite ReviewThe Circle Remains Unbroken in the City in the Skyby:Bill SchurIf you had asked me about a month ago if I had any intention to buy Bioshock Infinite, I would have shrugged and said eh. If you asked me two weeks ago, I would have grabbed you by the shoulders and shook you violently screaming "OF COURSE I'M BUYING IT, YOU TROGLODITE." Where this transition occurred, is absolutely beyond me. With a million doors beyond a million doors, somewhere I should apologize to you fo...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

An experience like no other... 0

Long in development, heavily guarded and anticipated arguably more than anything so far this year, Bioshock Infinite definitely had a lot to live up to. And while the original certainly left its mark on the gaming industry and while the non-Irrational Bioshock 2 was a good game albeit familiar, the idea of complete invention or revelatory "new-ness" is not quite what people were hoping it'd be. But regardless Infinite's use of similar gameplay mechanics or tropes is what makes it stand out and ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Great narrative and world aside, Infinite does the one thing I wanted from a Bioshock game - be fun to play. 0

The RadExcellent narrative and atmosphere.Improved combat.Great visuals.The BadOccasionally poor frame rate.Checkpointing is a tad iffy in spots.I'm glad that story isn't really a thing I cover in my game reviews, because Bioshock Infinite's ending is making my head hurt. I'll just say as with the previous Bioshock games, the narrative and world are the main reasons to give it a gander.In previous Bioshocks though I don't feel like they backed that up with great gameplay. You can certainly find...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BioShock as a series finally lives up to the hype with one that should not be missed. 0

BIOSHOCK INFINITE REVIEW"If you want to test a man's character, first give him power" - Abraham LincolnKen Levine returns to the world he created with BioShock Infinite. When the original BioShock came out in 2008, it received many awards and it's been called one of the greatest games of all time. While BioShock was good, it wasn't as good as everyone said it was. Repetitive fetch quests, a bit leaner, and a lackluster boss and finale, I just don't hold the high regards everyone else has. I fou...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Bioshock Infinite: A superb experience with a lot of "vigor" 0

You find yourself on a boat in the middle of nowhere, with a solitary man rowing and a solitary woman, clearly acting as guides taking you to your road to redemption. You have a debt to pay, and you only have one task, bring back the girl unharmed. You stop at a dock and you look up at a solitary lighthouse. You enter the structure, and as you climb the stairs, you notice lines from Genesis 19, referring to the Bible when God took his people out of Sodom and Gomorrah. Your “employers” felt nece...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Stunning 0

Bioshock Infinite is one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had with a video game. Every aspect of this game is of such a high quality that it was all that I was able to do and think about since it was released. Video games this good do not come along often, it is a game that will talked and argued about for years. It is incredibly ambitious and while it does falter every once in a while the overall experience is mesmerizing. The city of Cloumbia is the single most alive and well reali...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Astonishing 0

I am a huge fan of the original Bioshock game. It is in my top 5 games of all time. Never played Bioshock 2. My time in rapture was complete after the first Bioshock. So then I hear Ken Levine is making another Bioshock and I say hmm. But then once I heard it is a new world but still set in the Bioshock vibe I smiled.So I start playing Infinite last night and my jaw dropped. GOTY material here folks. Remember the feeling you had at the beginning of Bioshock well get ready to experience it...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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