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Submitted by agentxk 551d ago | opinion piece

Why I’m Not Buying: BioShock Infinite

FrontBurnr: Bioshock Infinite is a game that was designed in a way that intrigues and entices me to jump in and try it but it built on the columns of game play that just do not appeal to me.

What I take away from a game like Bioshock Infinite is that it is a game built for gamers looking to experience a beautiful and elegant world first hand. Gamers who want to fight their way through a compelling story as it unfolds around them, with many unexpected twists and turns along the way.

It sounds perfect…for a game that isn’t for me. (BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Whitefeather  +   552d ago
Why I don't care: I finished it already.
agentxk  +   552d ago
As did I, this site has been a hotbed of good stories though, including this one. I thought it was another rage piece but the writer actually has positive input.
thirtyandnerdy  +   551d ago
He doesn't discourage people from experiencing Infinite, because he "gets" it; he sort of just says he's too afraid to play it, and to each their own. lol.
ATi_Elite  +   551d ago
Why I’m Not Buying: BioShock Infinite
cause I got it free with a GPU purchase!

GREAT FRIGGIN GAME!
xBigxBossx  +   551d ago
Because your a hipster and its become cool to hate on Infinite now since the honeymoon is over.
Irishguy95  +   552d ago
Wow...I don't even get it...Infinite certainly doesn't have the mood of the first one it's completely different. You must be limited from...hundreds...of great games
remanutd55  +   552d ago
Because i dont feel like it? lots of my psn friends tell me how great this and mass effect franchises are but they dont appeal to me one bit, so to each their own.
Chuk5  +   552d ago
Congrats game press, you took an awesome game and picked it apart incessantly to the point where it's becoming tedious to hear about my (current) favorite game of the year.
ApolloTheBoss  +   551d ago
Well that sounds like a personal problem.
Alos88  +   551d ago
"I hate the feeling of dread. The overwhelming weight that something is or could happen at any moment that will ultimately lead to your death in game (or in any form of entertainment) is just a back-breaker for me. It has kept me from experiencing a lot of interesting and captivating stories but it has also allowed me to be entertained in ways that do not add to my level of stress."

But you know it isn't real, that if you die you can just reload. Honestly, I think if you let yourself experience defeat in such games you will soon realize just how little consequence death really has in them.
HowarthsNJ  +   551d ago
The stress is real.
Alos88  +   551d ago
I used to get that stress, but after dying enough it went away.
...wow, that was a weird sentence.
joab777  +   551d ago
That's what I love about it. Its why I really loved the camera, the video camera and the alarms in the originals. I would replay every instance until I did it just the way that I wanted. It always pays off because by my 2nd and 3rd playthroughs, I am a master of all the tools they give you. I died once on last 1999 runthrough without using dollar bill machine...the part where there r two snipers...one got me and I peeked out to grab him and 2nd shot got me. But its what makes it so fun. So, what am I playing today as a follow up...dark souls
I don't see why more people don't spam N4G with irrelevant blog posts that nobody wants to read. You can just label it as "opinion piece" and it will get passed.
seanpitt23  +   551d ago
It's a great game but in no way is it perfect i have completed it and going to trade it in there is no point in keeping it.
r21  +   551d ago
Basically, he wont play BI cause he's scared of seeing the character die....Guess he doesnt play much cause most games features death as a way of saying 'Get better!'
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Bathyj  +   551d ago
I guess he wont be playing The Last of Us.
ShadowKingpin  +   551d ago
You know how many articles there are that deal with "Why I am not buying Bioshock Infinite" or "Why I will play Bioshock Infinite"? Way too many. I'm not even going to read this article because out of the billions of things to write about, this is what you chose.
goldwyncq  +   551d ago
That's fine, but what's the use of writing an article about it?
GrathiusXR  +   551d ago
How did this get approved? N4G = News 4 Gamers. News. News 4 gamers. Gamers wanting to read News.

Writing a blog about not playing Bioshock Infinite because you dread watching the character die?. Really? Who on earth approved this, please.

So technically you only play sport games and simulation games. Any any other game that has no one dieing at all anywhere.
manjizz1995  +   551d ago
Bioshock had to do something to change their gameplay up or it would have just gotten old and boring, much like the cod series.
zugdar  +   551d ago
Don't care. Your loss FrontBurnr
aliengmr  +   551d ago
Umm, okay.

I don't like JRPGs so I don't buy them, how is this...

Ohhh...hits, I get it.
Sketchy_Galore  +   551d ago
-WHY THE LAST OF US LOOKS STUPID-

First of all let me start by saying I think The last of us looks amazing, I expect it to be the best game of the year but this is a story about my old school friend who used to say things were 'stupid' when he really meant they were 'great'....

-WHY I RETURNED TOMB RAIDER WITHOUT EVEN PLAYING IT-

First of all, let me say I am really looking forward to playing the new reboot of Tomb raider, it looks fantastic. Sadly, I am unable to since my wife just fell sick and I had to sell or return all of my games to help pay her medical expenses....

-WHY METAL GEAR SOLID 5 WILL FAIL-

First of all, let me start by saying, I don't think Metal gear solid 5 will fail, I think it looks amazing. Here is a tongue in cheek list of stupid reasons people will probably give to claim this game will fail. Remember this list is totally sarcastic and anyone complaining about this article in the comments is totally ignorant for not reading past the title.

- WHY I WOULD RATHER BE TIED UP AND BEATEN THAN EVER PLAY UNCHARTED 3 AGAIN-

First of all, let me start by saying I thought Uncharted 3 was a great game, just amazing. Still, as a masochistic nymphomaniac I would rather engage in painful S&M than play even such an amazing game. This is the story of my struggle with my addiction....

We. See. What. You. Did. There.
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agentxk  +   551d ago
Wow, you should really do something productive with all that extra time you have.
Sketchy_Galore  +   550d ago
Like noticing that all of your submissions come from this blog, that features a writer named Josh Knowles, who used to write for gamingirresponsibly which coincidentally, all of your submissions used to come from back when he used to write there. Like noticing that you're clearly a writer at this blog but pretend like you're not with your, 'gee whizz, I thought this was gonna be a rage piece but gosh darn it this site has been a hot bed of good stories recently' earlier in this comment thread?
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