Summary: First, let me clear the record on the download requirements for those of us with data caps. You DO NOT have to download 18 gigs as others have indicated. In fact, you dont have to download anything other than Steam. You do have to have Steam to play the game but updates are optional and not required. Now for the game. I been playing PC games for over 20 years. After all the reviews and hype behind this game I made the call to give it a go.
though the game is amazing (from how little I've gotten to play it)
26 July 2014
Summary: This copy of the download took FOREVER to download here from Amazon. I'm not sure who's fault it ultimately was (Amazon, the company, my internet) but it took 6 hours to download in the end. When I finally got the product running, all I needed to do was install updates and then I had no problems playing. I would definitely suggest getting an actual mouse for this game as it's mostly impossible without one.
Summary: This title will not respond in Windows 8.1 correctly, and it fails to work on QHD (1440P monitors) without crashing back to the desktop often. In order to play this effectively I found I had to switch resolutions in Windows 8.1 (and still some crashes). But, it's posted very cheaply, and for those who just want to look back at the history of this title, it's a decent buy if you can get it cheaply enough.
Summary: Bioshock 2 worked fine, but 1 has frozen once you arrive to the city every single time. I have changed video settings, re-installed, verified integrity, searched online for solutions, and nothing has worked. Kinda disappointing.
Summary: Graphics and Playability 5 Stars Theme 2 Stars (Just not a fan) I played BioShock 1 and enjoyed it so after waiting I finally bought Infinite. Unfortunately I have been playing Borderlands, Mass Effect, Batman, Crysis and realized that I prefer the modern, futuristic like Half Life, FEAR, Call of Duty and the Heavy Metal (the cartoon not the music genre) cartoon styling of Borderlands. This has an "Oldey Thymey" theme that just loses me.
Summary: Both award winning games, Bioshock and Oblivion have some awesome content, but no so good gameplay. Bioshock: I felt like I was playing an RPG in linear, hallway style levels. The innovative weapons, story and creatures kept me distracted from this fact for a little while, but then it just became tedious. I don't mind linear games, as long as I can move through them quickly.
Summary: I thoroughly enjoyed Bioshock 1 & 2, but found myself a bit bored with Infinite. Perhaps I've played too many similar games at this point and it's harder and harder to be surprised and impressed by mainstream titles. I'd say the game is worth playing, but I thinks it's grossly overrated in the gaming editorials. I played Infinite on a powerful pc, and it is a visually impressive game. The only visually disappointing aspect was the heavy re-use of character models.