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Submitted by TotalRevue 428d ago | opinion piece

Bioshock Infinite vs. The Last Of Us Showdown

Total Revue:

Choosing between The Last Of Us and Bioshock Infinite is like choosing between pizza and pizza. In other words, you can’t get more delicious. Both games are already forerunners in the Game Of The Year award for 2013, excluding Septembers GTA V which is going to big. Very big. But let’s ignore that at the moment.

SPOILERS AHEAD.. (BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, The Last Of Us, Xbox 360)

Ezz2013  +   428d ago
here we go again
even though TLOU is my GOTG and i know that will never change
i know Bioshock Infinite have it fans too who love it as much as TLOU

let's be glad that we can enjoy both
and be done with this "Vs." thing

but i got to say this
that's very nice article and bring alot of good points
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gillri  +   428d ago
At the start of the year I was looking forward to Bioshock Infinite alot more than TLOU

As much as I loved BI which is in my top ten of the gen, TLOU has become my second favourite game of the generation just behind Mass Effect 2

I was not expecting to like it so much as I have always thought that Uncharted 2 was a little overrated (I hated the platforming and I thought it lacked immersion at times) and this got similiar scores so I went in a little pessimistic

Boy was I wrong this game is sooo good and lengthy too (took me 17/18 hours to complete), I actually got a HL2 vibe from because the sense of adventure you get from it

It is close but TLOU is the winner for me
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Enemy  +   428d ago
Both are fantastic but The Last of Us is simply the best game of this generation. BioShock: Infinite is probably the best FPS of this generation, however.
arabiensoldier  +   428d ago
The thing that's sad to me it not many people have played Metro Last Light and I've played BSI and MLL >BSI. I've recently finished TLOU and that overshadows Them both in my opinion.
Keregan  +   428d ago
The fact that TLOU is your GOTY prove that you have really no idea what a great game is made of and you are really lacking in the critisim department since you mostly repeat what everyone else around you said.

See, you made that kind of reply to me in another post, do you feel it's revelant whatsoever. You should try to learn the basis of arguing before telling someone is wrong because he does not think like you.
Ezz2013  +   428d ago
ahh, trying to look smart
sorry , didn't work

the thing is your comment in that other topic like many told you
didn't make sense what so ever and was also wrong
and also you tried to pass your opinion as a "fact"
like i told you ...you want ppl to take you srsly start make sense with your comments
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Enemy  +   428d ago
I do think it's funny, Keregan, that you say this:

"You should try to learn the basis of arguing before telling someone is wrong because he does not think like you."

After saying this:

"The fact that TLOU is your GOTY prove that you have really no idea what a great game is"

Funny how I use your own argument to prove you have no idea what you're saying. The Last of Us is his GOTY, so why are you judging, when you clearly don't even know how to form a post that makes sense?

Time for that nap now, no? Better yet, stop posting unless you're here to make us laugh.
Keregan  +   427d ago
Well my comment make sens as much as your poors replies and i remembered having mentioned twice it was only my opinion while you only reply something along " you don't know what a good game is or you must have poor taste" You are the one who lack the capacity to argue properly, you don't even know what game i'm playing so how can you judge. A least i was backing my opinion with reasons i judge reasonable while you only rely on what others thinks to base your own opinions. Sorry if i'm not a sheep like the majority.

I think those games don't entertain me long enough to spend 60$ on them. I did said they were good game, they just don't stand as equal if you compare them to big AAA productions like Mass Effect, Elder Scrolls, AC, Far Cry and so on.

Enemy since you didn't follow our exchange from the begining, i was only using that kind of argument to show him how irrevelant his own argumention was. You can't just say to someone he don't know what a good game his or how bad his taste are when you don't know shit about it. As a matter of fact you just underline what i was trying to demonstrate him. But i guess this is what the internet is all about, average commoners who simply follows what they are told and that don't bothers to explain their toughts.
Ezz2013  +   427d ago
"""Well my comment make sens as much as your poors replies """

no not at all ....nothing made sense in your comments

""and i remembered having mentioned twice it was only my opinion while you only reply something along " you don't know what a good game is or you must have poor taste" """

no you never said that was your opinion
you said that those games are not good ...now you say they are good ?! WTF ?!

""You are the one who lack the capacity to argue properly, you don't even know what game i'm playing so how can you judge."""

don't care what games you are playing
the fact that you call a games like those "not good" do show you have a very bad taste in games like many told you

""" A least i was backing my opinion with reasons i judge reasonable while you only rely on what others thinks to base your own opinions. Sorry if i'm not a sheep like the majority."""

no you didn't have any good reasons that back you up other than "those games have silly gameplay and linear=bad and don't have replay value"
which non of that is true and just plain wrong
that's why no one take you srsly and didn't make sense at all with your comment
also no i don't really care what other think but
it does feel good to see most ppl/sites agree on Incredible quality games like TLOU ;)

"""I think those games don't entertain me long enough to spend 60$ on them. I did said they were good game, they just don't stand as equal if you compare them to big AAA productions like Mass Effect, Elder Scrolls, AC, Far Cry and so on. """

no you didn't say they are good
""Tlou, Uncharted and God of War aren't really good game,""
that was your comment , isn't it ?!
which also plain wrong

also you can say your opinion all you want
like i said you are one of those who think linear = bad while the rest know
it's really quality over quantity
which games like TLOU offer that and even more
and it's one of the longest SP games this gen with amazing Gameplay that offer tons of freedom and options and one of the best stories this gen
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Keregan  +   427d ago
Ezz2013, well what i initially said is that they were fun but not good enough to spend 60$ on them.

Also, i donno but after beating these game twice, they indeed don't have alot of replayability unless you like repeating/listenning to the same story over and over again, it's not my case.

I never bring the linear argument in this, but since you mention it, sport games, figthing games, strategy games can also provide 100hrs of entertainment. Oh and imao in the cutscene/stealh action style both MGS and RE provide more durability than UC and TLOU.

Finally, for the whole navigation argument, i still think that the like of MGS/splinter cell/GoW/Mass Effect/AC got a much more flexible and superior gameplay but hey most people on the internet think i'm wrong so that must be true.
Ezz2013  +   427d ago
""Ezz2013, well what i initially said is that they were fun but not good enough to spend 60$ on them.""

In your opinion ofc

""Also, i donno but after beating these game twice, they indeed don't have alot of replayability unless you like repeating/listenning to the same story over and over again, it's not my case.""

again no
games like TLOU offer tons of replay value with new skins and mods and the gameplay it self is a replay value ....because the enemy AI act different every time and the game give you tons of freedom and option in your gameplay
i'm starting to wonder if you indeed played this game because so far what you say is flat out wrong

""I never bring the linear argument in this, but since you mention it, sport games, figthing games, strategy games can also provide 100hrs of entertainment. Oh and imao in the cutscene/stealh action style both MGS and RE provide more durability than UC and TLOU.""

first off uncharted share nothing with TLOU and i don't know why you keep putting those game in the same line
as you think they share the same gameplay which once again show you didn't play TLOU or both for that matter
TLOU make you think before you even make a move
not run and gun like the rest of TPS games
and for the rest of what you say i don't agree with it at all

""Finally, for the whole navigation argument, i still think that the like of MGS/splinter cell/GoW/Mass Effect/AC got a much more flexible and superior gameplay but hey most people on the internet think i'm wrong so that must be true. ""

yes it must be true because non of what you say is true
those games don't offer better gameplay than TLOU at all it's the other way around in fact and everyone on the internet think that too because it's what they feel about this game....but feel free to think other wise
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MrTrololo  +   428d ago
Both game is a masterpiece. We shouldn't argue which one is better.
RioKing  +   427d ago
To me be they're both *Games of the year. GTAV will probably join.
The Last Of Us is >..

Bioshock looks good though visually.
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Kanzes  +   428d ago
I love the aesthetic and art direction in Bioshock though, the atmosphere in game it's really awesome. Unfortunately the gameplay is repetitive and bland on the middle of the game.
flappersack  +   428d ago
Apples and oranges.
Dragonshardz  +   428d ago
It is a flameboyant topic for an obvious reason: Inifnite is available to all gamers (PC, Xbox 360, PS3) while TLoU is a PS3 exclusive. Yeah they can praise it all they want and it might be a great game but the fact remains - Bioshock was played by far more people than TLoU because it was multyplatform. It is difficult to pit and exclusive against a successful multyplatformer and expect people not to over react.
Catoplepas  +   428d ago
Not entirely sure where you're getting Bioshock was played by far more people.

The two titles have sold in similar numbers.
slimeybrainboy  +   428d ago
The gameplay is lacking in BI, you can tell they wanted to pack so many gameplay elements into the game that they showed at e3 but I guess they didnt have to time to get in the game. I think the game part of BI was not GOTY material, the art, story, characters are though. Whereas I think Last of us is a complete package with everything pulling in the same direction.
You can say that BI is more original but that doesnt make too much sense considering the story even tells you the template is basically Bioshock 1, "there's always a city...." Whereas an emotional character based apocolypse game has been promised but never realised, just look at the reaction that came from the Dead Island trailer, that's what last of us delivered.
KiRBY3000  +   427d ago
i give this comment my seal of approval. *BAM*
awi5951  +   427d ago
Your imagination is lacking thats all. I came up with all types of ways of using the weapons in all type of crazy ways just like the fist bioshock.
die_fiend  +   428d ago
Both amazing. Think I prefer BI though as the world is more fantastical
die_fiend  +   428d ago
Why are people disagreeing with what I prefer? That immediately makes you wrong
babis1974  +   428d ago
THE LAST OF US!
tiffac008  +   428d ago
All I can say is, we need more games with awesome narratives like "The Last Of Us" and "Bioshock: Infinite".
KiRBY3000  +   427d ago
to me, Bioshock Infinite has a complex and interesting story but a very weak story telling.

while TLOU's story is more simple, it is also more efficient as it focuses on the characters relationship and i felt a deeper connection between myself and them. i also knew what was going on at all times in TLOU.

in Bioshock Infinite, i was completely lost at some points in the game. way too much information was shoved down my troat in the last 30 minutes. the ending had no impact on me as i didnt fully understand it. i had to go to youtube and forums to understand the whole thing. thats weak story telling IMO. not bashing the game though. i still loved it, but it was overrated. many things that should have been there, werent there. ultimately, the 1st Bioshock remains the best in the series for me.
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CEOSteveBallmer  +   428d ago
The last of us is clearly the winner. storywise, graphicswise, setting, gameplay mechanics and more. This is my personal opinion and is also the same opinion of millions of gamers out there. Let's be clear that I did not say bioshock infinite is not a good or great game. Its an excellent game, worthy of being a contender for game of the year.
Valkyre  +   428d ago
Both games are amazing.

My personnal preference of the 2 is The Last of Us, which I actually consider GOTG.

But Infinite is also awesome and everyone should enjoy it.

So Last of Us for me ;)
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   428d ago
I would hope last of us would win, I think it should because its new and fresh it's not a continued IP. But in saying that bioshock was amazing as well even though I still prefer the original.

I wouldn't be surprised if there was a 3 way tie between gta/bioshock and TLOU
_LarZen_  +   428d ago
If one looks just at the gameplay elements I think TLOU has a more depth and variety then BI that is mostly a run & gun game.

Other then that I also think TLOU is a deeper and in lack of a better word a more "adult" game.

But in the end I had a great time in both of them, but I think comparing them is wrong. I would rather have compared TLOU against the new Tomb Raider game. The more "adult" theme and the variety in gameplay is closer to TLOU then BI.
WickedLester  +   428d ago
I prefer TLOU over BI but I'd say Bioshock would probably win this in a poll given the fact that it's a multi-platform title.
shadow18spirit  +   428d ago
bioshock's story is more creative than TLOU because i think TLOU story is a cliche and thought of before. so its a tie to me. i still havent made up my mind about who deserves GOTY.
o-Sunny-o  +   428d ago
I liked the first Bioshock better then Infinite. I like Last of Us better then Bioshock Infinite. I still loved all Bioshock games though. ^~^
R_A_LEE20  +   428d ago
I find these games to be very similar with each other:
-Both let you play as an American male adult with the same voice actor (Troy Baker)
-Both ordered to protect a younger girl even though during gameplay they are practically invisible to the enemy
-Both set you out on a long time-moving journey to both escape from certain places and to get the girl somewhere.
-Both force you to get attacked by hundreds of human enemies
-Both have annoying and broken stealth mechanics
-Both have you rescue the girl in similar fashion near the end
-At the end both practically take you back near to a place you first started the game.

The only differences i see with these two games is that one has a climatic ending (BS:I) and one doesn't (TLOU).
Wni0  +   428d ago
There Will Be Blood > Taken
lawgone  +   427d ago
I'm seeing some people talk about GOTY and some about GOTG, which are two very different things. I haven't played Bioshock Inifinite or The Last Of Us but from what I hear they are both good candidates for GOTY. However, GOTG, to me, are games that define what the generation is - and those usually aren't the ones that come at the end of the generation. For my money, Bioshock (the original) would have to be the GOTG.

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