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Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« on: March 24, 2013, 11:52:36 AM »
I just preordered it today... and I'm going to a midnight release tomorrow night.

That skyhook looks pretty cool to mess around with... kind of reminds me of my favorite level in Metroid Prime 3, the one where you go around on those sky rails.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 01:41:28 PM »
Not particularly, but I hope you enjoy it.

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Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 05:06:57 AM »
Yep, pretty much horrified at the use of a sky hook as a melee weapon. This, of course, is Bioshock, and a skyhook is a step down from a mining drill of course :) Loving it so far (only played a little due to time and other games I want to finish first) but I'm loving how Comstock is as complex an entity as Andrew Ryan, full of god-complex and high, rather slanted ideals.

I'm looking forward to getting deeper in to the game.

Offline Sasquatch421

Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 02:29:25 PM »
I'm having fun with it and of course love using the skyhook as a weapon. Now I'm running around with Elizabeth and I'm kind of surprised how much she looks like Belle from Beauty and the Beast with her long hair.

Offline CmdrRenegade

Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 08:11:53 PM »
I finished the game yesterday.  Fun combat but the game wasn't as 'smart' as the first two with its storyline.  I enjoyed watching how an Ayn Randian capitalist and Leninist socialistic society had their inherent flaws brought out into the light.  This storyline had neither of those.  It's still worth playing but I missed that.

Offline jcsimpson

Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 03:34:21 PM »
The first one blew my mind so after beating it, I set out to buy the second one. It was my birthday shortly after beating the first Bioshock so I got a bunch of games and never even started Bioshock two....I should get on that.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2013, 04:58:52 PM »
Bioshock 2 was not done by the same studio as the original, nor Infinity.

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Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2013, 07:24:06 AM »
Having just finished the game earlier this afternoon (no spoilers), I'm going to disagree with CmdrRenegade. I thought the storyline was brilliant. Though I'm amused at my own comment at the start of this thread.

Offline ThatRPGuy

Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2013, 03:20:09 PM »
I really enjoyed the game and it's story for what it was. I never go into a game expecting a tale that will trump a movie or novel, so I'm usually not disappointed. This game was just plain fun, no matter how you slice it. I was worried that it was going to be a giant 16 hour escort mission before I started playing, but honestly, Elizabeth is a joy to have around, and I really like where the story took me. I'd gladly recommend it to anyone who plays games just for fun as I do.

Offline Jude

Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2013, 08:54:19 PM »
I finished the game yesterday.  Fun combat but the game wasn't as 'smart' as the first two with its storyline.  I enjoyed watching how an Ayn Randian capitalist and Leninist socialistic society had their inherent flaws brought out into the light.  This storyline had neither of those.  It's still worth playing but I missed that.
The political/social points are there, just not quite as "in your face" as Bioshock. They take a backstory to the personal and grand story being told.

As far as how I felt about the game: the combat was not that great in my opinion, but everything else was great. I think the art design (all the unique assets from area to area in the beginning for instance) was probably the best part.

Offline ThatRPGuy

Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2013, 09:38:00 PM »
The combat was my favorite part. I had a lot of fun running around like a complete psycho with my shotgun. There aren't many shooters these days that let you get away with that, so I enjoy the ones that do. I think the epilogue for the original Mass Effect was the last time I had so much fun.

Offline Jude

Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2013, 09:50:58 PM »
Have you played Rage? I enjoyed the shooting in that more.

Offline ThatRPGuy

Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2013, 11:01:00 PM »
I actually own Rage, but never played it. I spent a week trying to get it to work right with my video card (a Geforce 560ti, it's certainly no slouch), only to get completely frustrated and give up on the game before they ever patched it.

Offline CmdrRenegade

Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013, 12:23:21 AM »
Having just finished the game earlier this afternoon (no spoilers), I'm going to disagree with CmdrRenegade. I thought the storyline was brilliant. Though I'm amused at my own comment at the start of this thread.

I didn't say it was bad, but I guess I liked the dissection of political philosophy a little more. 

Offline Jude

Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2013, 12:51:23 AM »
I actually own Rage, but never played it. I spent a week trying to get it to work right with my video card (a Geforce 560ti, it's certainly no slouch), only to get completely frustrated and give up on the game before they ever patched it.
Hmm, I played it about 6 months ago with a GTX 460 768MB, so yours is way better than mine.

Offline Sacredless

Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2013, 07:40:08 PM »
I'm quite in love with Elizabeth. First time to be affected so by a parasocial relation. It was pretty early too; at some point, she got mad for Comstock planning to make her the ruler of Columbia and said, "Well, I want a puppy, but that doesn't mean I'm going to get one." I just sat there for a few moments and than said to myself, "Come Comstock and come Founders. Come all of Columbia. I'll take you all if it gets my Liz her puppy!"

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Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2013, 07:28:56 AM »
I didn't say it was bad, but I guess I liked the dissection of political philosophy a little more.

Ah, fair call. Yeah the bigger themes did seem to get the broader brushstrokes in this one, that's true. I guess I'm with Jude in that I liked how the focus shifted to Booker/Elizabeth's story in this one.

Offline Sabby

Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2013, 09:02:00 PM »
I haven't finished it. I'm just not enjoying it like I did the first two. It's too formulaic. Too predictable.

Like, there's nothing wrong with the mechanics. It's about as fleshed out and polished as the other two games. The problem is the basic shooting wasn't the focus in Bioshock 1, it was a single part to a controlled chaos. You could forgive the shooting not being fantastic, because the shooting wasn't the one and only thing happening, there were times the games various systems could come together to surprise you. Something random would happen. I've replayed BS1 and BS2 about a dozen times between them and I still get surprised because of just how much is happening.

Here, you don't get that. All you have is the shooting. You have no other elements for it to blend with, no chaos, no unpredictability, nothing to help the basic gameplay along it's way, just enter room, shoot guys, leave room. Next room, Handyman appears, kill, leave. Rinse and repeat. It's Call of Steampunk.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2013, 02:07:28 PM »
Actually, Sabby, that's a common complaint from those who aren't enamoured, or were invested in Bioshock Infinite.

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Re: Anyone else looking forward to Bioshock Infinite?
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2013, 03:15:13 PM »
I liked it, I think the difference between my first look and actually playing it is disappointing. There's a lot that I feel should be their but isn't, it's a surprisingly polished game for being delayed... what... two or three times. Still, I can't help feeling a little disappointed.

The only thing I don't like is 1999 Mode. Yeah... I've never played any shooter from 1999 that had such brutal mechanics. Also if you're going to include a hardcore or iron-man mode then you should leave open the various difficulties to be selected not set it on the hardest or second hardest. Hardcore modes should add a different way to play not just brutal to be brutal. Seriously, you can often die early on just because you have no money.