Bioshock Infinite: Top 5 Reasons It's Overrated

Explosion writes:

Bioshock Infinite has been the most recent craze this past week in the gaming world. It does have it’s good points, and the ending is an especially hot topic to talk about. I do feel however that the ending is overshadowing a lot of other aspects of the game. Looking at the game as a whole, I can’t help but feel that people are neglecting major components of the game in favour of remembering (or working out) the ending. I’ll be fair though, and to accompany this article, I’ll create another one listing 5 reasons why the game is good. We’re dealing with the reasons it’s overrated here though.

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MrBT1876d ago

I must admit that Infinite had dropped from my wanted list a long while ago. From all the amazing reviews that it's been receiving I will most certainly pick this up to see what's what (Children = no funds atm) but it's good to see some sensiblilty with certain folk - surely these issues (if true) certainly discredit a full marks game?

ATi_Elite1876d ago

Story quality = WTF
Like website = NO

I'm tired of these HOLE IN THE INTERNET WEBSITES eWhoring for web hits.

Bioshock infinite is a great game.

if you gotta make up lies and nit pick to get web hits then just close your website.

HammadTheBeast1876d ago

Every time a game does amazing, people do this sh*t. Happened with Journey and Uncharted and Halo 3 as well.

Blacktric1876d ago

"Bioshock infinite is a great game."

"My opinion is the only opinion!"

aLucidMind1876d ago

You know the phrase "If damn near everyone is saying the same bad things about you, that doesn't make them a hater; it makes them right"? The opposite is true as well; if nearly everyone is saying positive things about it then that doesn't make them a fanboy, it also makes them right.

I would agree with you if the reception for Bioshock Infinite wasn't so close to unanimous.

Mounce1875d ago

When it's a mainstream thing to praise a game for what it should be praised for...

There's always going to be some asshole who'll stop at nothing to do the opposite even if it makes no sense just to take a shit all over whatever it is that's being praised.

Fuckin' rebel scumbags.

MysticStrummer1875d ago (Edited 1875d ago )

"if you gotta make up lies and nit pick"

I guess everyone I know in real life who's playing this game is making up lies and nit picking then. None of them think Bioshock: Infinite is as amazing as many critics have claimed. They don't have websites though, so I guess their opinion doesn't count.

Blacktric1875d ago (Edited 1875d ago )

"I would agree with you if the reception for Bioshock Infinite wasn't so close to unanimous."

Ever heard of the phrase; "everyone is entitled to their opinion"?

You probably haven't... I don't think Bioshock: Infinite is an amazing game. It's far from it. It's definitely a good game but in comparison to Bioshock, it's just not as good in terms of story. And I'm not even going to compare it to System Shock 2 in any level. But I'm glad that you and many other people have enjoyed it.

leignheart1873d ago

can i ask you a question? if someone says they dont like this game, does that make them a liar if you do like this game? if they think the ending sucks does that make them a liar because you think the ending is cool? no it doesnt, thats an opinion not fact, and is subjective.

leignheart1873d ago


if what you say is true about if most people are saying something then its right, then that means the world is flat, since all scientists believed that, that would mean slavery was right, since everyone who wasnt a slave thought it was great to own them, even africans dealt in slaves, thier own people. that would also mean that in kkk controlled areas that they were also right, the list goes on and on where the majority were wrong, and thats just to point out that just because the majority likes something or says something is a certain way, doesnt make it so. in fact to speak in certainties whatsoever is a foolish endeavor and should never be done, thats what leads to mistakes. so just to sum up you are wrong in what you say as i have proven it so, that is a certainty in which is fact and cannot be unproven. have a good day and may knowledge and wisdom shine on you like the sun.

aLucidMind1872d ago (Edited 1872d ago )

Did I say anything that discounted or dismissed your opinion of the game? No, but you have and that was clearly what I was referencing. Don't put down another person's opinion of the game and then whine when someone puts down your own, it makes you look very pathetic.

I agree with you on how Bioshock Infinite is not as great as the critics are claiming, and I never at any point claimed you or your friends' opinions were invalid because they were different than mine or didn't have a site. It is unanimous that it is a damn good game, but obviously no game is every as good or bad as the press makes it out to be.

Your examples are fallacious; the KKK are not the majority and the people claiming the world is flat also are not in the majority, one. Two, the KKK's views and the "world is flat" view can be outright disproven. Don't try to spin my words or put words in my mouth. I specifically said "most", both of your examples encompass "many people" not "most people". Also, it is obvious that my statement is towards when what is being said is proven or true to some extent. If everyone you come across tells you that you have poor control over your anger, then you certainly do. Maybe not all the time, but you certainly do at times. Far different that what you're trying to prove me wrong with.

So yeah, you didn't "prove me wrong"; you just proved you like to assume people other than yourself don't use common sense simply because they didn't explicitly spell out exemptions for what they said.

Also, once again, I said nothing that dismisses another person's opinion. Anyone with reading comprehension skills would have seen I wasn't. Having an opinion on the game is fine, but when you try to see whose opinion is factual, you have to look at which one has a better argument and can be proven right. Afterwards, THAT is where my statement comes in.

Rooks007821867d ago

Simply put "How Green was my Valley" beat out Maltese Falcon and Citizen Cain for an Oscar. At the time time it made sense to critics yet barely anyone remembers the former and the latter are 2 of the greatest films by many accounts. And just because I know a phrase or a phrase is common, it doesn't follow that its true nor does it make its opposite true. Your assumption is not a fact so therefore your conclusion is not valid. It may seem true to you in your experience but you have to admit there is nothing inherent in the statement that makes it true. All squares have right angles. All bachelors are unmarried. These statements by definition have to be true yours is an opinion and you are entitled to it but don't confuse it with actual fact or truth.

Rooks007821867d ago

"Having an opinion on the game is fine, but when you try to see whose opinion is factual"-aLucidMind.
Factual opinions? LMAO. Thats a new one.

aLucidMind1867d ago (Edited 1867d ago )

You just invalidated your claim that I am wrong by making that insinuation that an opinion cannot be based on facts when they can certainly be. For example: it is my opinion that murdering people is wrong, and the majority consider this to be fact. That makes my opinion of murder being wrong to be factual.

The fact people find the idea laughable is very pathetic and more than just a little idiotic on their part.

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MoveTheGlow1876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

I loved the game, but I do see the point with the gameplay and AI. Infinite does the same thing that Bioshock did - it puts most of the emphasis on story, atmosphere, voice acting, and art, which is all amazing. But at some point, you do find yourself shooting a lot of dudes, and a couple times I was like "Alright, I get it, let's move on with the plot already!" Much in the same way that I understood that the somewhat banal shooting in Spec Ops was part of its critique on the genre, but it didn't stop me from wanting to move on sometimes without another encounter.

kneon1875d ago

I was a little surprised that the AI turned out to be nothing special given the pre-launch talk about how good the AI was.

And I agree on the big battles, in a story driven game we can do with fewer of these "boss" fights.

Thatguy-3101876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

Over rated O.o? Games like Tomb Raider are overrated. All the 10's this game has gotten are well deserved. The story is top notch and the character development is just beyond amazing. Especially Elizabeth. The gameplay mechanics also are great too and the way you use tears in combat is pretty fun. As for the invisible elizabeth point. Ummm she can't get hurt because they want her alive. That's why enemies just go after Booker. NITPICKING!!

LeoDDestroyer1876d ago

Yeah but the could have at least had them tried to capture Elizabeth which would have made protecting her even more important. The game is good but far from perfect.

vickers5001875d ago


Elizabeth isn't some stupid mario princess who is too stupid to run away when someone tries to catch her, and she isn't some stereotypical weak woman who needs constant 'saving', she's strong, smart, she stays close to Booker at all times in combat, which forces the enemies to take you out first, as you're a priority threat.

Sure, there are faults in the game, but even with the faults, Bioshock Infinite kicks the sh*t out of most of the highly praised games this generation.

It is most certainly not overrated.

LeoDDestroyer1875d ago

In the game Elizabeth made I comment that she was happy you protected her which you didn't seeing as enemies never attack or go after her at all. That right there is a disconnect between the character interaction and what exactly happens in game. There nothing in the game that really set it apart from the first other than the story.

vickers5001875d ago (Edited 1875d ago )

"she was happy you protected her which you didn't seeing as enemies never attack or go after her at all."

You do realize there's more than one way to protect her, right? He was protecting her from being captured by killing all those people that came for her, he was protecting her by rescuing her from the tower and helping in her escape from Columbia. There's no use in attempting to sneakily capture Elizabeth if there's a sharpshooter with superpowers and is incredibly hard to kill. The point is they DO try to capture her, they just have to kill you to be able to do it.

"There nothing in the game that really set it apart from the first other than the story."


The fact that you believe there is not one thing but the story that sets it apart from the first Bioshock has made me realize that you have, in my opinion, terrible taste and judgement in video games and are not worth talking to anymore. I even like the first Bioshock more than Infinite, but I'm not so stupid to think that the story is the only thing that sets them apart.

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showtimefolks1876d ago

Single players awesome and about 12-15 hrs long
Combat is a lot of fun

And that's all I need, you can find me a 100 reasons not to like a game but when the game is actually good and not just another generic military shooter than I will appreciate it more

To each his own, but this game shouldn't be passed on by any gamer, it's a real gem that should be enjoyed by everyone

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nutcrackr1876d ago

some of these points are valid

Y_51501876d ago

None of those points won't completely turn you away from the game, these guys are simply nitpicking at a very positive received game. No matter how good the game is, it always has it's flaws.

admiralvic1876d ago

You can literally apply this to virtually any game out there and make the same point in the end. For this reason ALONE they're irrelevant since they're fairly standard. It's like marking Borderlands down for having no use for cash...

Heisenburger1876d ago

Literally and virtually in the same sentence.

Well done. ;)

maddfoxx1876d ago

One thing that upset me about the game is that compared to the early game play footage they showed before, the game isn't as epic. I remember then showing Elizabeth using abilities during battle in multiple trailers. They also took out a lot of scenes and enemies that were shown before.

Mr-Dude1875d ago

Yeah... Where was that scene with the Lincoln mask? And the horse?

Besides that, i enjoyed myself a lot playing this game.. Story and gameplay.

Honest_gamer1876d ago

wahhhh what bad reasons haha the death one? WTF it has been like that for bioshock 1 and 2, please just gtfo

OMNlPOTENT1876d ago

> game gets high ratings, automatically overrated. Expect more of these articles. People just can't accept that Bioshock Infinite is not just the best FPS to come out in a long time, but one of the best stories and games in general to come out in a long time.

Myze1876d ago

Look at it like this: You know a game is good when less than a week after release it gets articles about why it's overrated.

jakmckratos1876d ago

I didn't want this game until a day before it came out. It was amazing. FUn as hell and I am actually really pesimistic when it comes to games...I could find one flaw with it and hate it. Here I didn't find a single one. COmbat is engaging, controls are tight, visuals are GORGEOUS,and the story is the best I think I've played in a game..ever.

Honest_gamer1876d ago

i was the same i wanted the game SO bad but then it got delayed, then delayed again and i was like "no" wiped it from my mind, walked into tescos and there it was, didnt pick it up, went to tescos 8/9 hours later and there was one left, so i got it on a whim and loving every minute of it, it sucks about the frame rate thought :/ that thing drops more than a ho's pants :/ even with v-sync on and of, and yes before pc guys say it, yes it woudlnt do it on the pc haha yeh i know i have it on the pc to :/