GamesRadar - BioShock Infinite is brilliant, not only as a sequel but as a game in its own right. In actual fact, perhaps ironically, it's the latter element that makes it so good as a sequel in the first place.
The game isn't just another case of throwing old production assets into a blender and sticking a new number on whatever comes out. It's proof that despite their oft-maligned nature, video game sequels can be just as exciting and stimulating as an original stand-alone game. Perhaps more so if presented right. They just need to understand how best to both play to and subvert their nature as follow-ups. As a practical example to others, here are BioShock Infinite's eight big lessons.