So what would it be like to play in the sky city. Initial impressions are very good as you get to walk around an idyllic city. Later on (as you might guess) you find it has a dark heart. Really this is where the game falls down for me. Though for an American player it might be a lot better. Oh I hate people who give the game away in stories so I won't start.
What was great about bioshock was that there was mystery. Also you had puzzles and shooting, with a rudimentary magic system. Okay they called it Plasmids. They are in this game with a different name. The puzzles though are nowhere to be seen.
If you read the press this is the best game ever released and I mean ever! So far it has been a bit up and down. I do not like the buddy system of the game at all. Where as some other people think it is fantastic. Also the ragtime music is so upbeat whilst the world it very downbeat. Little things annoy me greatly about this game.
So for me the jury is out on this one.
I've never been a fan of the Bioshock series, and this one dosen't look like it's going to change my mind, so this is one new release I won't be spending my money on.
I bought Army Of Two: Devil's Cartel instead and it was pretty fun gameplay wise, though I didn't like the turn the story took around the midway point, but like you I don't want to spoil anything.
open these portals called tears in the world. They're always preset in certain combat situations. You'll see these black and white visions of stacks of health kits, or a turret, or a group of weapons,etc. and you press the action button for her to bring them into the world. She also throws you health, salts (fuel for your powers, like eve in the first game), or ammo during combat. During exploration she'll toss you money or point out supplies. It does make the game a bit easy. Also, when you die, she revives you and you only lose a bit of money and health. And she can't be killed by enemies.
I do like the look of this world more than Rapture, plus it has better enemy variety. Plus I enjoy using the skyhook during combat. Story is... okay. Can't really comment on it too much.
Furthermore, the graphics are nice, but the Unreal Engine is showing is aged, especially in the 'puppet' character models. After just playing through Halo 4, BioShock Infinite's graphics aren't so impressive. However, BioShock is the far more interesting game, that will keep you up until the late hours... recommended so far
My issues so far the first 3 hours of playing:
1. The baddies are nowhere near as cool, scary, or funny as the previous games.
2. Sometimes, it appears (only for a couple seconds) that the game is almost 2D. May be a frame-rate issue.
3. I wish the story had been more established by now.
Overall, though, I still think this could be a really solid game.
[QUOTE=videogamecritic]I'm still on the fence with this one. It's a very polished game with some neat ideas, but it hasn't sucked me in like the previous ones. It's still early though.[/QUOTE]
Yes, however, it's get better if the storyline develops (though the narrative structure is very similar to the earlier games, so less renewing)! Don't except characters with the same charisma as Andrew Ryan though - but that's almost impossible anyways .