Bioshock

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BitWraith
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Story telling medium...

A good story is a good story, whether it's delivered via television, book, game, or by mouth.

I often get frustrated with games as a story telling medium, because most game developers are not "story tellers." The plot-lines are often stupid, the acting of the virtual characters is awful, and the gameplay is always pausing in order to force me to listen to some drivel.

BioShock Infinite is more than any of that. It's like a moving, abstract painting. It tells a good story too. And it throws in PLENTY of political commentary. For the shooting aspects, I thought they were as good as any FPS I have played.

This is a piece of art that needs to be consumed. Please don't let it slip by.

Matt Barton
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I'm always worried when the

I'm always worried when the highest praise a game gets is for story and graphics. Those need to be good, but if the gameplay is nothing special I'm not impressed. I can watch a movie or read a novel if I want those things.

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I read know few good review

I read now few good reviews of this game, from reviewers whose have my respect. They said, good props, good story, boring shooting, very good cuscenes.. as game 6-7/10. So nothing extra.

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Finished it last night...

I'll have to work this game into my top-ten favorites list somehow. It was really that good. If poor Roger Ebert were alive, this would be the game to show him to prove that video games can be art. It had so much courage and gumption - it was so out there. Every second of it was intriguing, and it was like an abstract piece.

Stanley Kubrick would have loved this game.

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Lastime was such hype around

Lastime was such hype around Dishonored, which very disappointed me, im much more immume to such hype every year.. Usualy new generation of players, firstime play some type of game.. and after that is internet full of their love.

Like good that in games is piece of politic and philosophic, but if im but when in the game I see another american flag, it makes me sick.. because in every second game is something, like torn american flag. I also dont like, these teen woman guide - because is now everywhere - in Dishonored is Emily, in Bioshock is Elisabeth, Walking dead Clementine (which was best).. In first person, stealth, shooter game, where is main character is mature.. i dont like to be teen girls puppet. Such companion usualy means, lots of stupid cutscenes..

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I bought it on release day

I bought it on release day last week and I have to say its very impressive. They nail the atmosphere just like they did in the first Bioshock.

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Re: Difficulty curve

clok1966 wrote:
how was it in difficulty compared to the other two? I found 1 pretty spot on normal.. big Daddies where work, but not impossible. The second one witht he friggin monkey big mommas.. blew.. no problem till i hit one.. 10,000 shots later its dead.. wth? Big Daddies took a boat load.. then make um lightning fast and level jumpers.. didnt like it.. way to hard.. IMHO

I feel that they nailed the difficulty curve quite nicely. Fights start off tense but not impossible to make your way through and reach a frantic pace as you near the climax. That being said I very rarely fell in combat situations and most of my screw ups resulted from mis-controlling my character and falling off of the city.. It's easier in my opinion than Bioshock 2 which just seemed to me to be stupidly difficult at times, but a bit harder than the original Bioshock, which was pretty much a cakewalk for me on Medium difficulty. Also these opinions reflect Medium difficulty without the 1999 mode enabled. I have yet to try harder with the 1999 mode enabled.

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how was it in difficulty

how was it in difficulty compared to the other two? I found 1 pretty spot on normal.. big Daddies where work, but not impossible. The second one witht he friggin monkey big mommas.. blew.. no problem till i hit one.. 10,000 shots later its dead.. wth? Big Daddies took a boat load.. then make um lightning fast and level jumpers.. didnt like it.. way to hard.. IMHO

Nathaniel Tolbert
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Got it and finished it.

I got it. It was part of payment for some IT work I did for a friend of mine along with the new Tomb Raider. I have played my way through it and I can say I enjoyed the game all the way up to the ending. I don't know why but the ending strikes me as they just went, 'uhhhh, There's no way to close all of the loops and twists, soooo....... There! The end!!!' When you play it you might see what I mean. I sorta figured out a chunk of the story from the recordings before the big reveal and that may have ruined it for me. It's very much worth playing and even though I didn't like the ending, I'm going to play it again with the cheat code in place to make it harder up up down down left right back select and see how that goes. It gives you less life and makes the enemies harder. It took me roughly 11 hours to complete and I didn't collect everything so YMMV. If you look at my steam achievements for it, you'll see I'm missing a large chunk - 24 out of 50. It's worth a look. But I highly recommend checking out the PC version as it uses a lot of various effects that I don't know for certain that the XBox or the Playstation have.

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Matt Barton
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Oops! Nope, you're right,

Oops! Nope, you're right, Clok. I didn't realize there was a permission setting to allow only certain people to view original images. I've fixed it now, so you should be able to see the option.

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