Summary: I ended up enjoying " BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea " far more than I expected to. Infinite's painfully slow pace had soured me to the series slightly, but with this expansion I was pleasantly surprised to find myself enjoying every second of it. With every voxophone collected or dialogue exchanged the worlds of both the original Bioshock and this year's Infinite became richer, and Burial at Sea was all the better for it.
BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea Episode 1 Xbox 360 Review
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: The question that lots of people may be asking is did we really need a BioShock Infinite expansion? The events of the story saw things tied up by the end, although we all also came to realise that there’s much more to the BioShock universe. With the Burial At Sea Episode 1 downloadable content, we are taken back to the location of the first two games in the series, the underwater city of Rapture.
Excerpt: It seems like a no brainer. A surefire method for success. Take the tried, tested, and much beloved world of BioShock ‘s Rapture; a city beneath the seas; and throw BioShock Infinite’s Booker Dewitt and Elizabeth into the noiresque mix. Sat at the same familiar desk, in the shadowy, desaturated Private Detective office, Booker is dragged out on a case by the femme fatale styled Elizabeth. It begins cleverly, knowingly and with almost a wink to the audience.
Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea DLC (Xbox 360) Review
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: The first thing you may notice about this review is there are minor spoilers. Nothing huge, but just be warned. Don't get upset if you read something you didn't want to, but I'll be keeping some of the more major plot points under wraps for those of you on the fence. The second thing you may notice about it is that it's short. Really short.
Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea Episode 1 – Review (360)
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: In 2007 Irrational Games’ vision of Rapture provided one of the most engaging and haunting backdrops for a game in memory. Bioshock was born and a genre was changed forever as Bioshock combined an almost perfectly horrific narrative with suspense, frights and gameplay that just took a giant leap into the future.
Conclusion: With the Rapture's cameo at the end of Infinite, it wasn’t clear how Irrational could make the same trick work twice. The answer is simple; the return Rapture in Burial at Sea isn't a trick. It's a venue to express an original idea inside stylish and increasingly sophisticated framework. In that regard Burial at Sea gives its all to the narrative - and unfortunately comes up short when it wants to be a game.
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode One Review
11 November 2013
Excerpt: Episode one of BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea isn't a story that sheds new light on BioShock lore, but is rather a story that stitches together two worlds in ways that don't enhance either of them. The original BioShock 's underwater objectivist dystopia known as Rapture was a unique and fearsome place, a testament to the chaos and uncertainty that emerges when man worships himself at his own altar.
Pros: Beautiful sounds and visuals, Several standout moments with intriguing allegorical implications
Cons: BioShock Infinite's mechanics and narrative devices don't make sense in Rapture, Easy, throwaway action sequences
Excerpt: After seeing Bioshock Infinite’s story end did you want more lighthouses, more Elizabeth, and more infinite possibilities? Then Clash in the Clouds isn’t what you were looking for. Instead, what you’ll want is the two-part story driven DLC, Burial at Sea, which takes place in Rapture (the setting from the original Bioshock) and will be released over the coming months. What Clash in the Clouds can offer you however is pure distilled Bioshock Infinite combat extract.