Summary: A conflicted return to Rapture BioShock Infinite was one of the most polarizing releases in recent memory among the gaming community. While a number of critics lauded it as an apex for Irrational, many fans were left feeling underwhelmed by certain facets of the design, some of which felt like a...
Excerpt: Companionship. It’s one of the strongest emotions you can feel in any work of fiction. Your connection with an imaginary character seems real, born organically through a shared experience and the challenges you overcame at each other’s side.
Pros: Elizabeth feels like a real person, One of the most visually captivating games ever made, How the game lives up to or defies your expectations in equal measure
Cons: NPCs can feel hollow compared to Elizabeth, The fact that it ends, How racist people were in 1912
Excerpt: The first episode of Burial at Sea was good, but it felt divided, with one half sectioned off for exploring and the other half demarcated for murder. Episode two not only fixes this problem, it’s so well-developed that it almost feels like a full game.
Excerpt: BioShock Infinite is a game that will be remembered and discussed for quite some time. It has one of the most compelling game worlds ever. It features an incredible narrative that perfectly balances headiness with raw emotion.
Conclusion: I have looked forward to this game for years and when it was pushed back once we knew the date I was a bit worried that it wouldn’t live up to the amount of hype I had in my mind. But Irrational Games didn’t let me down.
Excerpt: If you came here expecting yet another glowing review about how BioShock Infinite is the best game ever created, you won’t find it. BioShock Infinite is a very good game. It even ventures into greatness in some areas.
Conclusion: Overall, BioShock Infinite is one of those great, rare games that is unlike anything before it. It has an incredible story that begs to be told and the gameplay to accompany it. You would be doing yourself a disservice to pass up the opportunity to play this groundbreaking game.