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Submitted by Pozzle 805d ago | opinion piece

BioShock Infinite: An Alternate View

GamingLives writes: Let’s get this straight from the beginning – BioShock Infinite is a fantastic experience. It builds a world that you can invest in, emotionally and intellectually, with well-written characters that you can believe in and connect with. I’d go so far as to say that it’s perhaps the first game since Half Life 2 to completely immerse you in its world.

And yet… and yet. Something doesn’t quite sit right; there is a fly in the ointment, if you will. Having given myself some time to reflect on the game, on everything that happened, on that ending (don’t worry, no spoilers here), I feel that there is a blot on the score sheet. As stated earlier, BioShock Infinite is a great experience… but I’m not convinced that it’s a great game. (BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
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wallis  +   805d ago
Fair enough. It left me reeling as an incredible story driven shooter with some pretty fun gameplay (at times). I confess the gameplay was detached from the world, it was actually a step back from bioshock where everything from your pistol to your plasmids seemed to communicate some aspect of your environment to you.

Still - I never enjoyed bioshock's gameplay all that much either. For me the sky rails in bioshock significantly improved that. So for me the story and gameplay improved but there came about a stronger disconnection between the two. Vigor's were confusedly absent in Colombia's culture and I definitely felt like the grandeur of the story meant that the world's finer details were overlooked e.g why steal guns when you can shoot lightning? And why did we never fight the damned Songbird? But regardless it achieved what I thought a good sequel should. It took the constituent parts of the first and elaborated on them - it's not perfect, but I feel like in a world where plots like Dead Space 3's can happen it's pretty damn good that titles like Bioshock Infinite exist.

What amazes me is that despite all the ridiculous hype that titles like Portal, Bioshock, and Half Life get AAA titles STILL treat story like it's insignificant. Like no one playing Rage just turned around and said "half life was put together better than this over a decade ago. C'mon guys". The hype is always over inflated, no game is perfect, but the message still doesn't get received. It's just bizarre.
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