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Submitted by PockyKing 460d ago | opinion piece

Bioshock vs Bioshock Infinite | Part 2

BioShock Infinite is very much a BioShock game. That’s obvious from the title, of course. But the two games are more intrinsically linked than that. Characters, mechanics, and settings are all shimmering reflections off the same pool of water: the final image is slightly different, but both come from the same root picture. BioShock and BioShock Infinite are in a quantum entanglement, stemming from the same strand of DNA. As a result, they share many ideas.

In the second article, Lachlan Williams explores some of the more mechanical similarities, and how they express various themes that link the two games.

Again, this article contains SPOILERS for BioShock and BioShock Infinite, so do not read if you do not wish to be thoroughly spoiled. Ye have been warned. Again. (BioShock, BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

camel_toad  +   460d ago
I really really hate to say it becaus I was very much looking forward to Infinite (and maybe that's the problem) but I think despite loving Infinite's ending the first Bioshock will always be better to me.
NukaCola  +   460d ago
Bioshock is better. Infinite had a better ending and a more streamlined combat system but the original Bioshock had better choice progression, better pacing, a more rewarding atmosphere and that shock value of something fresh Infinite couldn't replicate. Both games are winners in my book but the original Bioshock holds a higher place for me.
adorie  +   459d ago
Time to take Bioshock into space... System Shock time!
joab777  +   459d ago
I love them both for different reasoms but both r at the top of my all time list because of the world and story. To be honest, bioshock 2 was better in every way except the story and the fact that it isn't new.

Anyeay, someone finally wrote what I was thinking about the vigors. They were created to make money...used by some to keep certain ppl in line. But Comstock had these ppl believing to the point that they didn't want them. They were a carnival side show and booker took advantage. They even comment on it.
Picnic  +   459d ago
Infinite needs some episodes now. Religion has been covered so there's no need to reiterate that.

Let's see an episode based around politics featuring Saltonstall, examining the kinds of tensions that lead to World War 1 and how America entered that war as its own singular power.
ufo8mycat  +   459d ago
Bioshock - Better atmosphere
Bioshock Infinite - Better gunplay and gameplay (much improved over Bioshocks combat)
Bioshock - Story (was just more interesting)

It's a tough one. Gameplay is important and is Infinites strength. Bioshocks strength is the atmosphere.

Overall I would have to take Infinite, due to its better combat and gameplay.

Bioshock was more memorable though due to the atmosphere and story.

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