Just having finished Bioshock Infinite, I can't help but feel kind of let down by the story. My initial thoughts find that the story could be cut down to you meeting Elizabeth,go straight into the ending cut scenes and have the same overall impressions. I feel as if the entire middle chunk of the game in terms of story was quite pointless. It failed to invest me in the world in the same manor that the fantastic art, atmosphere and audio logs accomplished. I feel as if the audio logs were far more interesting then anything in the main plot.
Comstock was so far removed most of the time that I had trouble really seeing him as a valid threat. Elizabeth was quite a boring character until you find her audio logs in the alternate dimension where shes been turned. The twins were the only characters I had any interest In since they were constant across all dimensions which actually allowed for some development.
The ending on the other hand invalidates everything you've done up to this point and creates a mine field of questions and plot holes. An example would be; "Why wasn't there a dimension where Elizabeth was free and had all her powers, where she could then already kill Comstock in all dimensions." The final twist I found to be quite tacked on, and unnecessary. Almost as if someone said "Ah fuck it, lets just make him Comstock.". I'm not sure if there were hints to this along the journey. And the lack of clarification on the duality of being Booker and Comstock at the same time I also found to be a cop-out.
On a side note, I think Booker killed every citizen of Columbia in all dimensions anyways. Who needs dimensional powers, or a maniacal obsession.
Don't get me wrong I still enjoyed the game overall, minus the terrible combat(Played on Hard, which in retrospect wasn't actually hard at all). The art direction in this game was absolutely, unbelievably amazing.I guess I mainly stuck with it for audio logs, the aesthetic , and atmosphere of the Infinite world. Otherwise the gameplay and plot were a let down.
Second side note, I enjoyed the art and atmosphere so much that I will be purchasing the season pass.