Summary: BioShock: Infinite is an incredible experience, but much like the floating city of Columbia featured in the game, you don't have to dig all that far under the pretty exterior to find that the reality isn't as fantastic as it seems from the outside looking in. With that said, it plays really, really well, has nice presentation, features a great female lead in Elizabeth, and tells a great story.
Excerpt: Burial at Sea Episode 1 returns you to Rapture, the Rand-esque city beneath the sea from the first two BioShock games, in ways both familiar and not so much so. This is Rapture, on the eve of the day its society collapsed in on itself, and the protagonist is Booker DeWitt, but not exactly BioShock Infinite's Booker DeWitt, something that will only make sense to you if you finished the latest BioShock game.
Excerpt: It’s been a long road from the aeroplane over the sea above Rapture’s lighthouse, through the darkly lit gloom of Booker T. Dewitt’s office, to the soaring heights of Columbia’s city in the sky. To have come to what is, at time of writing, understood to be the final chapter in the BioShock story, should come with a sense of bittersweet enjoyment to any fan of the games.
BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea: Episode 2 DLC Review
14 April 2014
Summary: What Bioshock has achieved as a series is nothing short of groundbreaking. Introducing complex storylines with interesting themes and philosophies to an audience that simply isn't used to being challenged in that way is exactly what the industry needed. With each iteration being wildly successful Bioshock has proven that gamers want stimulation of the mind and not just the visceral senses.
Excerpt: Let’s get this out of the way first: there’s really no way to write this review without straying into some form of spoiler territory, no matter how slight. As a very definite conclusion to BioShock Infinite, the second chapter of the Burial at Sea DLC epilogue does pretty much everything it can to tie up any and all loose ends left lingering in the floating city of Columbia, while doing the same for any mystery still swirling in the original BioShock’s submerged “utopia”...
Excerpt: 2K and Irrational Games released BioShock Infinite last March which took players from the ocean to the skies. Players would step into the lives of Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth while leaving the world of Big Daddies and Little Sisters behind--for now. The newly released DLC for BioShock Infinite entitled "Burial at Sea" would offer gamers a chance to return to Rapture in a brand-new story.
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
25 November 2013
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.
BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea Episode One (X360) - Review
24 November 2013
Excerpt: BioShock Infinite on its release earlier this year received the sort of critical praise that would make a pop-star buy a private jet in an orgy of self-congratulation. Flawed but hugely ambitious, Irrational created a sweeping, involving narrative and world that left many gagging for more. Perhaps it was felt Columbia had been exhausted, or that world had been (ahem) closed.