NOTE: I was in a hurry while I was typing this because I needed to be out the door, so I stupidly forgot to include the video that I mentioned. Of course this gave way to those two words that everyone exclaims when they are in a hurry and forget to do what they had intended to do an hour earlier.
Luckily, this mistake has been rectified and we didn’t have to resort to stapling tiny antlers on white mice.
I think this time I am going to skip writing a summary of the storyline for this game. I really do not want to give away anything for those who (like myself before playing the game) have yet to play the game and have been avoiding anything that might ruin the story for them. Especially since the game has only been out since the end of March. Hopefully I can also keep this write up spoiler-free.
When it was announced that there was going to be a third installment for the Bioshock game series I was pretty excited. I was still in the middle of playing Bioshock 2 (I know I am in the minority who like this game). I definitely couldn’t wait to play it, but I definitely could wait for it to come down in price.
Before I get underway I do have to agree with this guy about the game pretty much being up its own butt, but I will let him explain it since he does it better than myself.
I traded in a few games that I had acquired but had stopped playing because I either got bored with them or I just didn’t like them. So I was able to purchase the game for a pretty reasonable price. I picked the game up on Friday and finished my first run-through of the game today (Monday).
Control was a bit like the first two games, but geared for some of the things that come into play throughout the game. It took a bit to get used to but after a while you are gold. The only thing that took a little longer to get used to was the change of the button you use to search/pick up items.
I started the game on the same setting that I usually have every game set to, medium. The only thing this time around is that Bioshock Infinite definitely amped up a bit of the challenge in the game, even when you are on medium. It wasn’t ridiculously challenging, but it definitely took you a few tries just to get passed certain areas. There were also some “Oh!” moments to some of the challenges, especially when you figured out what you needed to do to overcome an obstacle and move. Basically; “Oh! I get it now!”. The only time I literally had to change the game’s setting was in the final fight towards the end of the game. The amount of enemies were just overwhelming even with the game set on medium.
I really didn’t notice any moral choices that might be detrimental to the outcome of the game’s overall plot. Not in a way you would see it in games like Fable and Mass Effect. Regardless, It didn’t take away my enjoyment of the game, nor did I really care if it had it or not.
I really enjoyed the storyline, especially how everything revolved around a particular event in history. I liked learning about the character’s backgrounds through various events and the small audio diary snippets that you would pick up during gameplay. I also have to admit that I am a bit of a sucker for a lot of steampunk science fiction. Something about the limitation of the tech and some magic just makes it fun. In a way, especially after playing the game, I felt that the story tied in the first two games quite nicely. I know the events in Bioshock 2 was supposed to happen sometime after the first game, but after playing Bioshock Infinite I cannot help but wonder if Bioshock 2 might actually be a kind of alternate reality somehow taking place after the events in the first game. It definitely makes me want to play through the whole series again to see if I might prove myself right or wrong or go with a could be.
It definitely wasn’t as dark in tone (or color scheme) as the first two games, although there are some dark moments.
There is more that I would like to delve upon, but like I said; I really don’t want to ruin this game for anyone who has yet to play it. Especially since there are quite a few things that I would like to leave as a surprise.
I definitely cannot wait to do a marathon one night and play through all three games again.