BioShock: Infinite review (PS3)

Crazyglues | 640d ago | User review
Reviewing: BioShock: Infinite
If you looks and Feels like a Ten... ?
-Ok, I'll just say it Bioshock Infinite Is a Ten-

Is the cloud in the sky real? Can you see it. Of course not but if you're playing a videogame called Bioshock Infinite then yes, the answer is Yes you can indeed see it. And yes the city in the sky is Real.

FORGET - the other reviews - Just FORGET them.. This is the only review you need! -because it comes from a gamer who actually plays games, and OMG! What we have here, is one of the best videogames ever made, if you don’t like this game maybe it’s time you just be honest with yourself - you just don’t like video games anymore -Because this is one hell of a video-game.

Kevin Levine did it! He has done it again, Kevin Levine has made one amazing Masterpiece, if you loved the first bioshock then this is your game..

(Sure there is a team behind him and they are amazing too, but, it’s his vision -he nails it- he nails what gamers tend to love about his games) Its fun right off the back, and the whole thing is like a crazy roller-coaster ride.. It starts off slow as you start to go up and up and up and even as it slows down as you get to the top of the coaster, and even when the game misses a step it doesn’t matter because it’s still slowly going up, and once it gets to the top you know what happens next. Well you do if you have ever been on a roller-coaster ride before.

-You guessed it, you hold on for your dear life as it starts to fly back down and turns and twist and scares the living daylight out of you... Bioshock Infinite is that good.

Should you buy this game, Of Course! - Owning this game is a right of passage, You become a True Gamer... It says you understand that when a game this good comes out, -YOU BUY IT- you don’t rent it, you don’t borrow it from your friend you BUY THIS GAME... Because a true gamer knows supporting a good game is what gaming is all about. This is how Amazing Games get made...

A world like we have never seen in a video game before, something so amazing that it takes your breathe away and leaves you with your mouth on the floor. Why? well because it’s done so well and that it is actually believable, that’s Bioshock Infinite real magic trick. (making a world that can’t possibly be real, feel like it’s a real place and time that did exist at one point in time..) -Because they have done the magic trick so well.-

That’s what all games are trying to do, it’s the difference between your game selling a few hundred thousand copies or having a game that sells a few millions copies.. The difference is how well did you pull off your magic trick?

-And in gaming the magic trick is, can you get the gamer to drink the Koolaid.. Meaning, can you make that person even if it’s for just a second believe, believe in the game world? Can you get them to invest there time, Because if game developers can pull that off, then you the gamer fall into the game world and you suddenly feel the need to save the princess so to speak.

Bioshock does all of this very well and more.. They get you to not only believe, but they make you understand the journey. They get you to feel excited and scared with amazing feel.. Bioshock Infinite is like a roller-coaster ride. -but not the one you're thinking about, it’s like the kind of roller-coaster ride that you never want to end. It’s the one you never knew would be so good.

I love this Quote from in the Game -

”The Mind of the Subject will desperately struggle to create memories were none exist...”

-Barriers to Trans-Dimensional Travel, -R. Letece 1889

Just think about that for a second. -This is the beauty of Bioshock Infinite, which is clearly a statement in reference to Elizabeth’s powers in the game and her ability to open a tear in time and space.

Ladies and Gentlemen this is a game that you experience, not just play. I found nothing in Bioshock that I didn't like, the game is done really, really well, Elizabeth is Amazing and done just right..

For a game that could have gone wrong so many times, because the ambition of the team making this is so high, they seem to have nailed what is a great gaming experience.

Ladies and Gentlemen Bioshock Infinite is a TEN. A perfect 10/10 that's all you really need to know..

--Questions and Answers-- People wanted to know-----

1. - Is there new game plus?
(not sure what this means, maybe you mean can you start a new game with out deleting the current like in God Of War ascension - No you can't do this it will delete your current save)

2. - chapter select option?
(yes there is a Chapter select)

3. - any more cool scripted/set piece moments
(yes)

4. - Campaign length?
(Not sure of the exact length but have no fear it's long - I played 3 hours straight yesterday and I'm not even half way, of course I did a lot of stop and look at this along the way..) -But it's a good length you can tell that from the pace in which things are happening.

5. - Replay value? (different playstyles/tactics possible,
(indeed yes but not as big as in other games like Crysis 3 your path has exploration but it is a set path, not really another way to get there.) So there is Replay value but only if you want to play it harder, not for trying new paths because path is straight forward really. But it's a lot of fun so I could see myself playing again.

6. - different paths through levels?
(No not really, you can move to the left side or right side but it's all going in the set path)

7 - Any hub areas or larger area to explore?
(No it really on the rails but you can still forget to explore stuff and pass an area that might have something you left behind, coins, gun ammo, new perk juice) The Maps are pretty big so you could pass a room or something but its large enough that exploring is fun. So yes large areas to explore but on a set path.

8 - Any sidequests?
(No again you are on a set path -but the game is very long)

9 - How is 1999 mode different from regular Hard mode?
(I have not tried this mode yet, so not sure, I will have to get back to you on that, but I can tell you hard mode just means you die a lot more because battles are really harder when you get to the middle of the game.) Medium might seem too easy at first but it gets tougher later on - hard on those parts are going to be really frustrating because you will die a lot more..

10. - Is it really that good..?
(Yes the game is amazing, I'm really enjoying it, more then I have enjoyed any other game I played this year.. it's a lot of fun once you get going) Loving the game. -You just have to be careful playing with the setting because a bad move there and mess up the whole feel of the game... if your screen size is just a little smaller it makes a big difference in feel, and putting that lock frame-rate thing on, is big too -again changing the feel of the player, which is crazy -(nice to have the option but crazy because it can mess up the whole feel of the game)
Ups
Awesome Visuals
Awesome theme period Music
Awesome Gameplay
Downs
No multi-player
Makes other games feel not as good
it doesn't come with chocolate.. LoL
Score
10.0
Graphics Really a stunner, when you consider everything it does, huge world - Amazing roller-coaster riding, At times it blows you away, sometimes it falls short (apples at the store) but if you look at how much is done so well, that out weighs the little miss steps. exceptionally done really well visuals
10.0
Sound Sound - is exceptional, especially if have a sound system, it's done very well. If you turn to the right or left the sound goes to whatever ear would be on that side... It has really nice and clear sounds with awesome time period music. That just sets the mode of the game really well.
10.0
Gameplay Gameplay - is awesome, it feels good, and it has lovely hit detection when your in battle, everything just works the way you think it will. Roller-coaster riding takes a second to get use to but it's all natural and done so well.
10.0
Fun factor Fun Factor - A game that plays like this and is just so well thought out... it's an Awesome game, I played 3 hours straight and it just got better and better, the game builds up as you get deeper in, and it's one Awesome Game.
0.0
Online There is No Multi-player, and this stings a little because this would have been so awesome with some of the amazing levels and jumping to the roller coaster rail seems like something that would be really amazing for a multi-player -but it didn't happen- still it's one hell of a single player
10.0
Overall (out of 10 / not an average)
Crazyglues  +   639d ago
Oh and I forgot some Questions people wanted Answered - here you go...

1. - new game plus
(not sure what this means, maybe you mean can you start a new game with out deleting the current like in God Of War ascension - No you can't do this it will delete current save)

2. - chapter select option
(yes there is a Chapter select)

3. - any more cool scripted/set piece moments
(yes)

4. - Campaign length
(Not sure of the exact length but have no fear it's long - I played 3 hours straight yesterday and I'm not even half way, of course I did a lot of stop and look at this along the way..) -But it's a good length you can tell that from the pace in which things are happening.

5. - Replay value (different playstyles/tactics possible,
(indeed yes but not as big as in other games like Crysis 3 your path has exploration but it is a set path, not really another way to get there.) So there is Replay value but only if you want to play it harder, not for trying new paths because path is straight forward really. But it's a lot of fun so I could see myself playing again.

6. - different paths through levels)
(No not really, you can move to the left side or right side but it's all going in the set path)

7 - Any hub areas or larger area to explore
(No it really on the rails but you can still forget to explore stuff and pass an area that might have something you left behind, coins, gun ammo, new perk juice) The Maps are pretty big so you could pass a room or something but its large enough that exploring is fun. So yes large areas to explore but on a set path.

8 - Any sidequests
(No again you are on a set path)

9 - How is 1999 mode different from regular Hard mode
(I have not tried this mode yet, so not sure, I will have to get back to you on that)

10. - Is it really that good..?
(Yes the game is amazing, I'm really enjoying it, more then I have enjoyed any other game I played this year.. it's a lot of fun once you get going) Loving the game. -You just have to be careful playing with the setting because a bad move there and mess up the whole feel of the game... if your screen size is just a little smaller it makes a big difference in feel, and putting that lock frame-rate thing on, is big too -again changing the feel of the player, which is crazy -(nice to have the option but crazy because it can mess up the whole feel of the game)
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coolbeans  +   639d ago
I think it would be better to edit these points into the review itself. So many of these answers can provide so much more fuel for why you think this game is truly a 10/10.
Crazyglues  +   639d ago
Ok thanks for the suggestion, I've gone back and touch it up, I must have woke up too early the first time I wrote this because it seem crazy, but i have touched it up, I hope it's better now..

-and I've added the questions-

thanks again
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coolbeans  +   638d ago
I think you misunderstood my first points. By "editing the points into the review itself" I was talking about JUST the answers being mixed into the batch in paragraph form. For example: your replay value answer and the mention of sidequests, 1999 Mode, etc. could all be mixed into one paragraph solely discussing replay value.
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febreeze1  +   637d ago
I just beat bioshock infinite on 1999 mode on pc on my first playthrough and it's not as hard as kz2 elite was(and there's harder games than kz2 lol) There should have been a horde mode multi with tons of skylines to jump from and a multi mode where players race each on skylines to the comstock house while shooting each other. Nice review.
Crazyglues  +   637d ago
@ febreeze1

Nice review. - thanks player I try...

-And that would have been an awesome idea for a multi mode where players race each other on skylines-
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SizzlingChaz  +   637d ago
I personally don't think this game was anywhere near as fun as the previous games and therefore I couldn't give it anywhere near a 10. I was quite disappointed with it myself. It was fun but it was missing something that the others offered.
Crazyglues  +   637d ago
that's interesting that you said that, -was it because of the ending?

what threw it off for you, that made you change your mind about it being a 10 -(One thing I didn't like was how they switched what was in the early trailers, like when songbird throws you in the building, it's a little different in the final game) -and the handy man on the bridge scene is no where to be found- but that was just me wanting it to be like the trailers... -can't really knock it for that..

-But I'm curious as to what you didn't like about it?
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SizzlingChaz  +   636d ago
I don't quite know. I didn't like only being able to carry 2 weapons. I know it makes you experiment with others but often I found myself out of ammo (hardest difficulty) and then I'm searching round trying to find a weapon on the floor which has been dropped. It just didn't seem to flow as nicely. Also maybe I missed a trick but you couldn't combine vigors like you could in the previous games.
I know it's a different game but I loved the Big Daddy fights and I expected to fight the SongBird on regular instances. I liked to accept that challenge and as a result be rewarded for my actions.
Also the upgrades were expensive and it meant putting all your eggs in one basket when it came to specific vigors or weapons. Not much room for experimentation but I guess that's the point in running through the campaign again!
Unfortunately out of lack of planning I also spontaneously preordered the game for xbox which is apparently the worst choice considering I have PS3 and a gaming PC. Therefore the graphics didn't live up to expectation.
Don't get me wrong, the story is captivating and in comparison to everything else that's been released recently, it's up there with the best. But from a gameplay perspective, I just found that it didn't have the same feel, the same flow, the same charm that the previous one's had to offer. What are your thoughts on what I've said?
EazyC  +   630d ago
I thought that PS4 thing at the end of your posts was automatic...
WAIT, do you do that manually EVERY single time you make a post? :O
Ezz2013  +   635d ago
i agreed with every thing you said
very good review
untill
this
"10.0
Graphics Really a stunner, when you consider everything it does, huge world - Amazing roller-coaster riding, At times it blows you away, sometimes it falls short (apples at the store) but if you look at how much is done so well, that out weighs the little miss steps. exceptionally done really well visuals"

not talking about pc version here (pc version look incredible on my pc)
i'm talking about ps3 version (the best version on consoles)
the gfx are no way a 10/10 on consoles more like 7 or 8 max

the amount of low textuers in this game is incredible
UE3 engine is not helping this game at all
the NPC's models are some of the lazy work i have ever seen
the fact that i keep see guys standing next to each other all looking the same with very low textures on theor faces and bodys
and other things

this game are not on the same level as uncharted 3, God Of War Ascension , the last of us, beyond
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ion666  +   634d ago
Played the entire game through and I must say,there is a lot of hand holding. Tap up to reveal where you have to go.elizabeth tossing you ammo and medicine...c'mon the storyline dragged on forever. The ending was one big matrix ,back to the future mash up.the ending took too long. Press square here walk here. 5 out of 10. P.s. the gunz were weak sauce.

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BioShock: Infinite

Average Score 9.4 Reviews(453)
Release Dates
PC Release Dates
US 26 March 2013
EU 26 March 2013
AU 26 March 2013
JP 26 March 2013
PS3 Release Dates
JP 26 February 2013
AU 26 February 2013
US 26 February 2013
EU 26 March 2013
Wii U Release Dates
Xbox 360 Release Dates
US 26 March 2013
EU 26 March 2013
AU 26 March 2013
JP 26 March 2013