It's number one for me right now, I played through it twice and love it both times. However, yesterday I got some games that could knock it off including the Last Of Us. So until I've played my Christmas pressies it's my game of the year.
Is this your Game of the Year?
I personally like Bioshock quite a lot. But there seems to be that old usual insuppressible backlash against the game, as successful as it was, that I find irritating. I could hear from one guy in the Day three re-cap.
But that's not to take away from other good games, and the flip side of the coin suspected insuppressible force suddenly going all The Last of Us. Hell, I need to play that game.
I liked the beginning and the end of that game a lot, but everything that happened between, i.e., the entire story of what happens to Columbia, was totally forgettable to me. Probably because everything that 'happens' happens while you're between dimensions and you just get left interpreting the aftermath.
So, put that next to a game like Tomb Raider, that I found memorable and fun from start to finish, and you have my GOTY.
Yes! I'm so surprised that it seems like anywhere you go on the internet people make it sound like it was the most disappointing game of the year. I really loved every minute of it.
For me it probably was because I loved the original Bioshock so much. To me Infinite is a step back in almost every way. The combat is simplified to the point that it becomes boring and you basically only fight in small arenas. The hardest difficulty is not balanced well at all, it becomes really unfair and the A.I. is so dumb.
I don't get how people can praise the story either. I agree with others in this thread, they don't really do anything with the factions or go deep in any meaningful way. I even felt that Elizabeth and Booker are really shallow characters that suddenly change, it doesn't like they evolve naturally over the course of the game.
It is a beautiful game for sure but that's about it in my opinion.
I think it might be for me. I haven't really thought about "game of the year"... but Bioshock: Infinite is certainly one of my favorite games this year... realistically one of my favorite games of all time. It has to be one of the best time paradox stories I've ever seen in any medium.
It's currently number 18 on my top 10, it may go down though after I have played Hitman which I just bought, and Remember Me which I still need to play. Also the ~10 other games that are on my list cause I bought them but haven't actually played them properly yet.
It's in there and the more I reminisce, the more I feel I enjoyed Infinite over TLoU. Even though both had fantastic stories, I felt BioShock held up better with combat as the latter was more often than not atrocious in a variety of aspects.
(Neither are my game of the year btw).
It's mine, but I didn't play a lot of 2013 games in 2013.
Well, that's not true. But BioShock Infinite was the only game that came out this year and truly felt like a GotY contender for me. I'm sure The Last of Us might make a better showing when I finally play it. Possibly the new Legend of Zelda on the DS, but sadly, I own no DS.
Not that I should feel the need to defend BioShock Infinite. That game was amazing.
Boom! It looks like its Jeff's Game of the Year.
For those of you who disagree its a great game you can picket Back to the Future 2.
I disagree about it being a great game because it's nothing but a standard first person shooter (actually, worse than most combat wise) with a great looking first 2 hours.
Personally I loved the introduction and ending, then it all went to shit when you had to get through the dull combat for more than a few hours.
Singularity had much better combat, if this was Singularity with the better production values and world building, then it'd be a great game.
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