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Bioshock infinite Review:
We return to the world of bioshock but instead of being underwater in rapture this time we are above the clouds in Columbia. You are Booker Dewitt and you have been sent on one mission find the girl and wipe away the debt but finding her is not going to be as easy as you might first think she is protective but a massive create know only as the song bird and everyone else who seems to hate you because of a weird AD mark on your hand, but anyway you have to get the girl and get out of there before it is too late.
* Amazing story, once again bioshock come with a amazing story that will get you hooked from beginning to end wanting to know who this girl is and what is going on with Booker Dewitt and his strange past.
* Weapons, something I liked better than the first bioshock is that you can only really carry a few weapons at a time so you must pick which ones you like the most the reason I like this better than the first is because in the first you have them all and they was no searching for the best one or anything you always had it, in this one now if you want some of the best weapons you do need to look around a bit to try and find out where they are.
* Elizabeth, she is amazing in the game one of the first things that made me love her was her personality she is so much fun to love, second during action and shooting segments of the game she does not get hurt at all you do not have to look after her at all even if she is standing right my the enemies that are trying to hurt her, this is good because if you were to have to protect her all the time the game would get annoying. Finally during combat as well she with throw you ammo, health and mana potions, she will shout some out like Booker caught and a button comes up to caught what is she throwing to you which is very helpful, if you are playing on a harder difficulty.
* The twist, now when I played I did not see the twist coming but the problem was that everyone knew that they was going to be a twist and replaying the game I can see how you could guess it early one and get it quite soon into the game.
* Choices, they are a few choices like the last games but these one do not seem to matter I picked all the choices I wanted to make going though the first time then replaying it I made all the different ones and nothing really changed apart from a few lines here and there about some people who may have lived or died
* Vigors, these are the new plasmids but the problem is that the first few you get are so powerful and easy to use that you do end up using the later ones because you have already gotten use to the ones that you were using and you have already upgraded them and not the other ones.
In conclusion I think this is an amazing game and is very fun to play, it has a really good story that with make you want to play though the whole game without stopping, there are a few disadvantages to the game but even the original bioshock that everyone says is the best has some problems as well.
In the end this a game that if you are a fan of the other bioshock games you should really play and if not this might be where you can start off as you do not need to play the other game in order to play and enjoy this one.
It's been 3 years since the last installment in this series, I personally wanted them to take a big break and get to refine this series as I thought the first Bioshock was ground breaking, one of the best horrors I had ever played. Bioshock 2 didn't live up to the standard.. don't get me wrong it was a good game but nothing on the original, the story seemed tacked on and weak and the combat hadn't really changed. Seemed like an expansion pack, guess this is what happens when they set the bar so high. If you have played the previous installments you will be very surprised by this game, complete change in many areas of the game.. the areas that made it Bioshock.
From early looks at this game in development I was slightly worried, the gunplay seemed to take over the horror.. too many FPS elements for what this series was. I was very skeptical but I had loved the first one and second even though I felt a bit cheated with the second being a stand alone game, at least it was Bioshock as we know it!
It's price dropped dramatically quite quickly and I managed to get it for £25 around 2 weeks ago.
Storywise this game is as brilliant as the first one, it sucks you into the story until you don't know what's going on and you are so intrigued it's hard to put the controller down. You are Booker Dewitt, given a picture and a pistol then told bring us the girl, clear the debt. This is all we as the player know so far. You are now introduced to Columbia a massive floating city (set in 1912 years before the first 2 installments) The premise of the place is the same as Rapture set up and advertised as a better world for everyone, now turned into one of the worst places.. but this is mainly shown by racial segregation, the white citizens are treated better and seem to have a good life although they seemed plagued and evil, you see this dark side come out at your first decision, a carnival game you win the game and get to throw a ball at the captives they have, or you can choose to throw it at the carnival master. I won't give any spoilers but just know you will not be able to guess what is next, it's immersive as Bioshock has always been. Don't skip the credits, there is something you will want to see after the credits end.
Gameplay wise the mechanics are very different, they seem to have moved away from the horror as a main selling point and making a much more FPS feel to the game, yes the previous games were FPS's but they had horror as the main selling point, what made people buy it the big daddy's, little sisters, splicers, the way the plasmids are brought across and how the insanity had taken over Rapture. This was what attracted me and many other to the franchise, I am slightly annoyed that they have moved so far from it. One aspect I liked that they added was 1999 mode, a way you can play again with your upgrades on a very hard difficulty, it gives the game that replayability that I say it needs as there is no multiplayer and I finished the game in around 6 hours, this is quite short I found the others to be longer and harder to finish. I found no bugs while playing the game and no frame rate drops it did run smoothly.
Now after all I have said you would think I dislike this game? Very wrong I do like this game I just don't think it should not have been part of the Bioshock world, if they had to change it up this much and move away from the horror aspect so much that it is almost non existent then they needed to finish the series. The game is great but it is not Bioshock as we know it I'm afraid.