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Is BioShock: Infinite the Greatest Game of this Generation?

Adam from NoobFeed takes on BioShock: Infinite. Like other games BioShock: Infinite has its flaws with padded fights towards the final portion of the game and lack of choices as hard-hitting as the Little Sister dilemma from the previous BioShock games.

Irrational Games has used humanity’s greatest contradictions and atrocities to synthesize an original title that will smile with its soaring accomplishments, and he'll say it again BioShock: Infinite is the best game of this generation.

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RmanX10001182d ago

The game wasn't bad, it was in fact, really good. but it is definitely not the best of this gen.

Irishguy951182d ago (Edited 1182d ago )

It's worthy of the title in alot of ways I think. Great Story, Great visuals and great gameplay for the most part. The Skyline added a great new dynamic for an FPS.

My Fav game of this gen is the two souls games(yes I did just refer to them as one thing, because I can't pick which of the two is better)

Ezio....None of those games really nailed the story part. Mgs4 would only be great for MG fans and even then it had it's faults(it pulled the cheese a bit too much, and went too over the top). ME2 had a good enough story too but...em...it was just...insignificant/filler. That's what it felt like playing it. The collectors were just randomers getting used by Reapers.

I am very alone on my opinion of Uncharted, but that only nailed Gameplay and Visuals. The story played it safe for a reason, like alot of companies(take avatar for example) they just stick to a basic story because they don't want to take the risk of people not liking the story. Because too much money and time went into Uncharteds set pieces just for some writer to screw it all up(looks at ME3). Bioshock Infinite however tried to do everything and succeeded in alot of ways.

I don't like Gta4...so..well...what your opinion I guess. Bioshock 1 had better gameplay than Infinite I suppose, it's combat wasn't better but the exploration and 'encounters' made it better I think. Big daddies > Infinite's enemies. The story was also very good but not as good as Infinite.

Red dead I guess I am alone on that too. Too repetitive for me, Mexico was a stain on that game.

Skyrim suffered from poor story, and alot of poor gameplay design choices. I still for the life of me cannot find any semblance of fun in the games combat system. It relies too much on 'stats' for an Action Rpg that is controlled by level scaling. The combat is to backwards in it.

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zeee1181d ago

I believe game of the year or generation is a personal matter. I mean, to someone, Bioshock could be the best ever game produced, to someone else, it could be Uncharted 2 or The Last of Us or Beyond: Two Souls. And yes, I know the later two haven't even been released yet but that's not the point.

And to be honest, I am one of those people who can't just simply put a finger on one title and call it GAME of the year or GAME of the generation. I think it should be "GAMES" with an "S".

In my opinion, a single game can not define a whole generation. It is a collective effort, spanned across multiple platforms in one generation period. Again, that is just my personal opinion and nothing more.

Calicojack261181d ago

I have to agree on the two "souls" games. I've been playing games since the early eighties; I've spent 80+ hours on Final Fantasy games, traveled to all the Monkey Islands, and have ridden Epona through Hyrule. The blockbusters like Skyrim, Uncharted, GTA and the like are great games, but fairly forgettable after 10-15 hours. I've now played both souls games for well over 200+ hours of my life and can literally find nothing 'wrong' with the games. This is just one gamers opinion, but I think those two games are as perfectly crafted as any I've ever played.

ShugaCane1182d ago

"Really good" doesn't do the game the justice it deserves in my opinion. I don't argue it's not the best of this generation, but it's one of the only games that make the player think that much. And the writing is definately among the best, along with the art direction.

Kanzes1182d ago (Edited 1182d ago )

I agree if Bioshock Infinite is ONE of the best game in current generation. It got the best story and sound so far in this year.

But..., The Greatest? nope. this current gen isn't over yet. From what I've heard about GTA V details, maybe it IS the real greatest game of this generation.. but still, that's just my expectations.

Minato-Namikaze1181d ago

Best game this gen is coming out june 14th

dedicatedtogamers1181d ago

I wish people would wait for the dust to settle before declaring "Game of the Forever!". The hyperbolic praises sprung up pretty much the minute Infinite hit the market, so I'm wary it's just excitement instead of level-headed analysis.

The game itself is fine. But greatest game of the generation? We're gonna go ahead and declare that merely a month after the game launched with no major competition currently on the market? Er, okay....

The_Infected1181d ago

What about GTA5, The Last of Us, or Beyond: Two Souls? They haven't even come out yet.

fermcr1181d ago (Edited 1181d ago )

BioShock: Infinite is way overrated.

It's a good game, but not the great game that some people have made it out to be.

BTW i didn't like the ending. I got the meaning of that ending, just didn't like it.

ironfist921181d ago

The praise is deserved, what I dont like is people claiming it to be the best game ever, ignoring its flaws, and ignoring other great games which have been release.

MysticStrummer1181d ago

Just like any other opinion, whether Bioshock: Infinite is the greatest or not depends on who you ask. I know a guy who hated it even though he counts the original as one of the greatest ever. He traded Infinite in without finishiing it.

He was supposed to loan it to me, dammit.

Tonester9251181d ago

I bought the game for my little brother and have yet been able to play it. Might have to try it out.

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Ezio20481182d ago

No way.......Bisohock Infinite is a great game but games like GTA IV, Mgs4, Bioshock, Uncharted 2, Red Dead, Mass Effect 2, Skyrim are all better games than Bioshock Infinite....

AmayaAi1181d ago

I agree about Mass Effect, Uncharted, GTA and Skyrim. Bioshock too has everything a game needs. Amazingly captive story, great gameplay, eye candy graphics, perfect blend of music with excellent voice-over. So it's never an easy call to make.

majiebeast1181d ago

No the gameplay itself was lacking when you compare it to Bioshock. It got really bad at the end, where i just wanted it to be over. I loved the story and atmosphere, but the fps elements were the weakest part of a really good game.

Inception1181d ago

Yeah, especially the final stage when they throw wave after wave of mindless enemies. I just "WTF is this?! This isn't Bioshock, this is CoD godamit! What have they done?!". And the dissapointed not stop when i found i'm not fighting songbird or enemies that i can call 'the final boss'. I mean, where the hell is the final boss? Are those battleship & mindless enemies are the final boss?

In terms of story, maybe Infinite are on-par / better than Bioshock 1 (but i like Bio 1 story more than Infinite). But in terms of gameplay, Infinite is the worst in Bioshock series.

Campy da Camper1181d ago (Edited 1181d ago )

Ha. That is where I quit playing. The level on the ship where you have to take out the balloon ships and the endless respawn of enemies. I was like this is stupid.

BioShock I finite had everything going for it except the actual gameplay in fighting enemies. Mindless shooting. They gave you all these magic abilities and I just ran through using fire and a machine gun. There is nothing more 2007 than just sitting back and shooting wave after wave if enemies who apparently have magic portals that let them pop up out of nowhere.

That said, the ambience and characters were great. Awesome art design and level construction . Graphics pretty good, too. I just got bored after all the mundane shooting. I wish the game was nothing but those robot heart guys and the crow men and it was stealth oriented. Playing cat and mouse with those guys usingmy magic and sniper rifles would have been a blast.

One more thing. Its cheap to lock a player in a room for a battle. Auto closing doors are my biggest pet peeve. That's why I prefer Fallout combat. Being able to retreat and regroup makes it more I tuitive and realistic. When I'm caged In and enemies just pop in I panic and go fully auto and spam grenades til its over lol

fossilfern1181d ago

I agree the atmosphere was great but it wasnt expanded upon enough and with people constantly moaning about shooters this game is nothing but a shooter and a poor one at that IMO.

InTheLab1181d ago (Edited 1181d ago )

Not even gonna lie here. I lost interest once I realized Elizabeth wasn't getting a new rip tornadoes from another dimension and use it as a new tear ability, and instead, went back to picking locks and handing me quarters.

Great game thanks to the story and characters but the gameplay is crap.

Campy da Camper1181d ago (Edited 1181d ago )

Agreed. What I loved most about the first one was being able to stalk big daddies. I spent hours tracking then and doing turkey peek sniper shots then running like hell to hide Lol. In this installment, they lacked that "David vs Goliath" with the steam punk heart guys. Its like they made it more casual. I like challenges. I like spending an hour or so on one level getting lost in the design and playing hide and seek with badass enemies.

SlapHappyJesus1181d ago

A truly stellar game, but certainly not the best game of this generation.
Then again, I guess it is all opinion.