Originally Posted by Kukuk
Playing Bioshock Infinite at the moment. Not really sure what to think of it. I went in expecting to love the story, but not like the gameplay all that much... But I'm feeling the opposite now that I am playing it. I expected it to be a completely linear shooter, but really, it's not much more confined than the original Bioshock.
The story is... Meh so far. The writing and themes are just really, really heavy handed, taking itself way too seriously and lacking any sense of subtlety.
I will say, playing on PC, it's utterly gorgeous. Certainly in the running for strongest artistic design of a game this gen, and it's also very, very technically impressive.
So far I'd give it a 8/10, just because I'm loving the city more than anything else about the game. More than anything, though, it's making me want to play Arcanum.
I agree. 7.5/10 to 8/10 depending on how you look at it.
-no plot spoilers below- don't worry. Just general things
The team was right. This was, but at the same time isn't 'Bioshock'.
The gameplay reminds me of Bulletstorm and a bit of RAGE. Almost on rails with quick action shooting, powers and moving around with little use of an RPG like menu.
Enviroment was great but not nearly as 'explorative' prone as B1/B2's. Taking and getting items was abridged. It was RPG-esque but also wasn't. In B1 and B2. You had to manage your stuff, see what you are getting and 'mix' stuff together. Here, you just mash the 'F'(or take) button constantly and quickly as you ransack.
It was like Crysis 2 compared to Crysis 1. A false 'open' enviroment that wasn't very 'good'. Going into new rooms didn't exactly make you wonder who to kill or plan or anything. It was just...bland.
I didn't really like any of the guns except the carbine and had a problem with them. Too accurate. One hand holding any weapon always delivers same mini crosshairs. The epitamy of on rails shooter.
Pros: Enviroment. Very efficent gameplay, plot, use of everything
Cons: Not very 'exciting'. Plot. Efficent use of RPG/onrails/fps mix ends up in weird feeling
Above Average to Good but nothing I would ever replay again.