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    Default Bioshock Infinite

    Is anybody else playing this? I recently purchased a new radeon hd 7870 graphics card and it came with codes to download Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, and 3DMark. So far the game is great, mini boss battles have kept the action flowing and fresh. Feels very similar to previous Bioshock titles with a few added features. I have not had a chance to play Tomb Raider yet.

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    I'm about 80% of the way through Bioshock Infinite on the 360. Freakin' amazing game.

    The new Tomb Raider is also pretty outstanding. I've been too busy to play it for more than an hour (and Bioshock Infinite takes priority), but the hour or so I've played was pretty slick! The multiplayer, however... totally pointless.
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    I haven't checked it out yet, but am dying to pick this up for the PC. The graphics are mind boggling. I haven't played previous iterations of this game. How is the game play/flow AZ?

    I picked up Hitman Absolution for 10 bucks, as Steam was having a sale on it this weekend. I'll probably hop into Bioshock after finishing that one.
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    Whoa whoa whoa... You don't need to play the original Bioshock to play Bioshock Infinite... but you NEED TO PLAY THE ORIGINAL BIOSHOCK. Like NOW. Seriously the first FPS that I would consider "art" and is definitely important if you're passionate about gaming. I would go so far as to say that Bioshock was the turning point for having truly great stories in games. Just puttin' that out there.
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    It really is an amazing game in terms of gameplay and storyline. At no point did it get boring, which is a rare feat nowadays.

    I have to say, though - some parts do get a bit tedious playing through on Hard mode. It is a very rewarding experience actually having to try, but the Handymen are a giant pain. I've died to them more times than the rest of the game combined.

    I would also like to second playing the original BioShock. It has the best sense of morality in a game I've ever experienced, and the entire game from start to finish is very rewarding. Seriously, GO PLAY BIOSHOCK IF YOU HAVEN'T. You can skip on BioShock 2 if you want.
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    I agree the original Bioshock was a terrific game. I wasn't impressed with Bioshock 2 because it felt too much like the original Bioshock, and it sounds to me like Bioshock Infinite is more of the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syndil View Post
    I agree the original Bioshock was a terrific game. I wasn't impressed with Bioshock 2 because it felt too much like the original Bioshock, and it sounds to me like Bioshock Infinite is more of the same.
    Disclaimer: I don't know if what I'm about to say constitutes any sort of detestable spoilers. I would hope not.

    It's really not more of the same. Combat mechanics are very different, there is more diversity in guns and plasmids/vigors, and the opening few chapters really set the tone for the entire game. Whereas Rapture in BioShock and BioShock 2 was set as a "utopian" (read: dystopian) society based on freedom from religion and the power of the human body, BioShock Infinite is set as a utopian society based on freedom through religion. It is a very different take on the same style of storyline, and it does a good job of differentiating itself from its predecessors. Rather than rummaging through the ruins of a failed underwater society, you're exploring a beautiful floating city. On top of all that, there are some very good plot twists strewn throughout and the entire storyline depends strongly on themes derived from time travel / parallel universes and morals derived from religion.

    The main complaint people had with BioShock 2 wasn't even the gameplay or the fact that it was much like the first - it was the crippling DRM for PC users. Granted, it was more of the same storyline from the first and couldn't quite carry the emotional impact because you were stuck playing as a character with whom you couldn't quite empathize in a world you'd already explored quite a lot in the first game. I accept all those things, and that's why I never could bring myself to finish that game.

    But BioShock Infinite is different.
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    Haha, sounds like I've got another one to add to the list then. Thanks Kunta and Blair. I'll be playing the original Bioshock first, as that seems to be the best path.
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    And just to reaffirm your suspicions, it is amazing on PC. I have an Eyefinity setup, so it is just beautiful to behold. I spent way longer than I would have normally just exploring the world in between fights.
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    I actually really enjoyed Bioshock 2 and thought it was a pretty worthy sequel. It just couldn't quite meet the level of story told in the first one, and you could tell that a different team worked on it. Ken Levine wasn't at the helm of that one, and honestly, I don't think you can separate him from the franchise and keep the same level of awesomeness. Fortunately, Levine was in charge of Infinite, and it shows.

    Not to split hairs, but about Infinite being "more of the same": DEFINITELY NOT. Story-wise, it takes you to some way more unfortunate and thought-provoking places, as (not spoiling anything you don't see immediately in the game) the city in the sky is basically a tool for racial separation. What's great about the game thus far is that it addresses racism in a thought-provoking way that isn't exploitative. Additionally, I think traveling/fighting with the skyhook in Infinite is a nice addition. Also, I can't say enough about what an achievement Elizabeth is for this genre of game. They did an outstanding job of creating a character that aids you in combat but also gradually grows on you in a way that really gets you emotionally involved in what happens to her. Hell, I kinda' hate that my non-gaming friends will never experience the development of that character the way I am, as I think it is done better than most movies and television. The only other game that I can think of that got me that attached to a non-player controlled character is Half-Life 2's Alyx Vance.

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    P.S. - If you're a PC gamer, Bioshock 1 and 2 can be had CHEAP. http://www.joystiq.com/2013/04/02/ra...-from-gamefly/

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    Just finished the game on hard mode after dying on the last mission many, many times.

    That ending...wow. I'm so glad I avoided all spoilers while playing. I didn't see that coming.
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    Yeah, I beat it on normal last night. WOW. Been talking about it with a friend all day. I love any game that makes you want to talk about it, and it's killing me that friends haven't finished it yet!

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    Never played any of the Bioshock games but found that the Bioshock 2 game had some awesome songs in it. who could forget The Pied Pipers song "Dream"?

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    I'm about 12 hours in and I absolutely do NOT want this game to end. This could very well be the crowning jewel of the PS3 (and this coming from someone who felt the first Bioshock to be a bit overrated).
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    My son played it and beat it in under two days. He loved it!

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    I have the 2 bioshocks just sitting here for ps3 but I sold the ps3 I never got the pleasure to play em

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