I can't help but feel like this game is too similar to the original Bioshock. Columbia is a less realized world than Rapture and nothing in it matches the Big Daddies/Little Sisters. I just can't help but feel the same way i did while playing Bioshock 2 (the mechanics have improved but some luster/magic has been lost).
Bioshock left an impression on me, while Infinite just really wanted to.
I luckily managed to avoid all the talk about Fez but I feel that just knowing that there is all this secret "stuff" makes me play differently. Anyway I love just wondering around and seeing the world and the way it reacts.
Its funny that the Mass Effect trilogy played out a lot like the original Star Wars trilogy. Generally people like the 2nd one the best, though most people agree the first was really good and some contend it is the best. The third left a bad feeling among a lot of the devoted fans but is the accessible (in some ways) and concludes in a (relatively) unsatisfying way.
Chrono Cross is my favorite ps1 rpg. Yes playing Chrono Trigger would seem to be a pre req for playing its sequel but if your like most people then playing Cross after Trigger will just make you sad they didn't do a proper followup. Chrono Cross had great music, tons of characters (who deosn't love turnip) and a story that's actually interesting. Plus it has that awesome impressionist world.