Bioshock: Infinite

Overall review of BioShock Infinite

 

BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter that was released after the overall success of BioShock. BioShock Infinite is developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games. It was released on August 29, 2013. After many friends telling me to play this game I decided to give it a shot. It is very easy to see why so many love it, but I do see a slight problem with the game.

 

Story

The story is very amazing. In BioShock Infinite you play as Booker DeWitt in the year 1912. The game starts off with Booker taking out a note that says, “Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt” while on a boat in the middle of an ocean. He makes it to a lighthouse a goes up to the top of it. On the top of the lighthouse there is a little room where the lightbulb would be normally. After opening it we see a chair, which Booker sits on. The chair stirps him in and Booker is launched in to the sky. Next, we see the city of Columbia. Once Booker is in Columbia he finds the girl, Elizabeth. He later discovers she possesses strange powers to manipulate “Tears” in the space-time continuum and that Columbia has a dark secret that Elizabeth is the center of. This is one of my favorite stories I have experienced. It has been extremely fun to play.

 

Characters

The characters in BioShock Infinite are amazing. The two main characters, Booker and Elizabeth, have so much depth and go through interesting character arches. Booker is an ex solider and the game shows how that affects him as it is a part of his past that he tries to forget. And because Elizabeth has never spent a day outside of the towner when she finally does leave it she goes crazy with exploring. Elizabeth also has the biggest and best character arch. She goes from a very naïve girl to a very capable woman who is willing to do what it takes to do what needs to be done.

 

Combat

The combat in BioShock is a bit dull. The weapons were basic and the mods were not as cool as the previous game. Basically, all the mods do is increase the damage, accuracy and a larger clip. Not the worst game ever in terms of combat but also not the best.

 

Conclusion

BioShock really is a great game and I can see why it’s so universally loved by so many. With it’s amazing story and characters the writers knew what they were doing when they made this game. This is a game I will come back to in the near future to re-play.

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