@rasmoss: Probably. All we got is one thread of the overall story arch. As far as everything being predetermined then it's really up to the viewer. The Lutece definitely give you that impression. However, they also give the impression that this time things might turn differently as does the ending.
I really don't think it's meant to close the story. Personally I think the Infinitename is because the story is infinite and will always loop itself back around. I really think, like Ryan has, that this particular "loop" that we got to play is that at least one of them broke away from the usual formula.
When I finished the game there I couldn't help but remember what Tricia Helfer's character said at the very end of BSG "Let a complex system repeat itself long enough eventually something surprising might occur."
may I ask because I am uninformed what TV show did he not like? (by the way I like Patrick)
He said The Walking Dead tv show wasn't that good.
I don't usually agree with him but on that issue I am with him 100%. However, I'm pretty sure he is comparing it to the Telltale game which I also think is not that good. As a matter of fact I find the whole TWD franchise to be boring.