Five Lessons Learned from BioShock Infinite's Success

Forbes - Though it’s only April, it’s already clear that BioShock Infinite will indeed be regarded as one of the best games of the year, if not the best in many player’s eyes by the time 2014 rolls around.

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KentBlake2101d ago (Edited 2101d ago )

I think this is the first time I actually agree with an entire list.

BioShock Infinite is my favorite game of 2013 so far. The combat, while very good, was a bit too frequent indeed and not the most memorable part of the game at all.

For me, one of the best parts was in the beginning, when I was wandering through the city in awe, and then a flying thingy stopped by with a barbershop quartet singing a 1912 version of God Only Knows, by the Beach Boys. I just couldn't leave before the song was over, I was just hypnotized.

frozenfish2101d ago

Lol i did exactly the same thing first time with the flying beach boys!

KentBlake2101d ago (Edited 2101d ago )

That is one of the rare gaming moments that I'll keep with me for the rest of my life, and nobody died in that part. I think it proves (to me, at least) that killing is not the only way we should interact with a game world. There are other alternatives, and a few games know this (like Flower, Stacking, Journey, etc.)

joab7772101d ago

I agree with 3-4. Sometimes delays are a sign of trouble...real trouble. In bioshocks case I believe it revolved around elizabeth and their desire to push even harder than they did. At a certain point, I believe that they settled and polished. Its still better than 99% of what's out there but I think some things were entirely seen through due to tech constraints, time and money.

As far as combat, see above...I believe it wasn't completely everything irrational initially envisioned. But, that being said the violence is necessary. Comstock was a dictator attempting to hold onto everything he built. He knew that he was going to rain fire down on NY to cleanse ppl. He killed the Luteces. He stole Anna. He kept slaves. So, yeah, boomers journey was going to be violent. All wars fought to stop evil men from committing attrocities r very violent, much more so than this game. The combat and all its critiques are only ever compared to bioshock and lofty expectations. This combat, while not perfect is better than most fps games out there...if not all of them. After playing it, I would have loved it if elizabeth could see enemies coming at times and allow for use of strategy etc. It can still be done but in checkpoint fashion. Maybe, because of the nature of memories or multiple bookers, they figured strategy would come with the next booker.