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Old 03-25-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default Bioshock Infinite

Unlocks in a few hours. Been waiting on this gem for a while. The reviews are insane!

http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-...critic-reviews

Work at a dev studio, and I think most of us are taking the day off tomorrow to play. The first one was one of the best shooters of all time, and the second one was done by another studio by still a solid game. By everything I've seen, this could be the new king. So excited!
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From what I've seen it looks amazing.

You on PC or console?
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I'm a console gamer. Drew Holmes is a buddy of mine, he was the lead writer on this one. Went to his panel at PAXEast this weekend, and the entire game just looks astounding. It's beautiful.

A true achievement in gaming.
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Question...I only BRIEFLY played the first one. Not that I didn't enjoy it, but at the time I had 4 or 5 games I was cycling through, and it just collected dust. As someone who hasn't played the first two, am I going to be completely lost with Infinite? Controls, storyline, etc...is this a game you can walk into this late in the series and fully enjoy?
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Question...I only BRIEFLY played the first one. Not that I didn't enjoy it, but at the time I had 4 or 5 games I was cycling through, and it just collected dust. As someone who hasn't played the first two, am I going to be completely lost with Infinite? Controls, storyline, etc...is this a game you can walk into this late in the series and fully enjoy?
Actually, I was wondering this too. I'd barely played either the first or second ones, but had a chance to play it this weekend.

Truth be told? I don't think you'll be lost; just make sure you take your time and fully explore the entire world that's available to you. It's so overwhelmingly rich, a total feast for the senses... don't miss anything.

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Actually, I was wondering this too. I'd barely played either the first or second ones, but had a chance to play it this weekend.

Truth be told? I don't think you'll be lost; just make sure you take your time and fully explore the entire world that's available to you. It's so overwhelmingly rich, a total feast for the senses... don't miss anything.

Holy balls that looks incredible! Love immersive games, and that review just sealed it for me. Thanks for the link mang!
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I'm a console gamer. Drew Holmes is a buddy of mine, he was the lead writer on this one. Went to his panel at PAXEast this weekend, and the entire game just looks astounding. It's beautiful.

A true achievement in gaming.
My kid got it - It is beautifully done.

One question - is Drew Holmes' dad a preacher or something? the first 5 minutes of the game bombards you with church/catholic/religious references - a tad overboard with that, I think
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My kid got it - It is beautifully done.

One question - is Drew Holmes' dad a preacher or something? the first 5 minutes of the game bombards you with church/catholic/religious references - a tad overboard with that, I think
That's what the BioShock games from Irrational are like. In your face. The first one had a lot to do with freedom and what would happen if the highest in society were to create their own utopia. It took a lot from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.
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Actually, I was wondering this too. I'd barely played either the first or second ones, but had a chance to play it this weekend.

Truth be told? I don't think you'll be lost; just make sure you take your time and fully explore the entire world that's available to you. It's so overwhelmingly rich, a total feast for the senses... don't miss anything.

How important is the storyline of the first one though as it relates to Infinite? I didn't play the first one but want to get this one.
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I watched gameplay of it last night on Twitch, amazing looking.
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How important is the storyline of the first one though as it relates to Infinite? I didn't play the first one but want to get this one.
Not terribly important, I don't think. There's some crossover, but this is fine as a stand-alone title.

And if you're really concerned about it, you can order the first two in a combo pack for like $25 from Amazon. I did that just so I'd have all three.
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My kid got it - It is beautifully done.

One question - is Drew Holmes' dad a preacher or something? the first 5 minutes of the game bombards you with church/catholic/religious references - a tad overboard with that, I think
Fair question, but no, Drew's dad isn't a preacher. The storyline was developed with everyone involved at Irrational. The actual dialog, especially with regard to the character development of Elizabeth, was Drew's project.

An interesting piece of this that I learned in the panel discussion: They were about six months out from the release date, and Elizabeth the character wasn't nearly as strong as they'd intended her to be. Drew led a group of writers (as well as Elizabeth's "brain," a woman named Amanda Jeffrey, who was responsible for making the character more real to the player) known internally as "Liz Squad," to get her where she needed to be. The result is a really terrific character who helps the game move through its various phases. It's the evolution of character-based gameplay, and I think we'll see more of that as game companies continue to evolve.

Also, I'm in love with Courtnee Draper, the actress who voiced the Elizabeth character.

http://www.complex.com/video-games/2...3/yelled-a-lot
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What do you think of the PC version?
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My kid got it - It is beautifully done.

One question - is Drew Holmes' dad a preacher or something? the first 5 minutes of the game bombards you with church/catholic/religious references - a tad overboard with that, I think
Not overboard at all in my opinion. Doesn't seem they're afraid of offending anyone which is the way art should be.
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I haven't seen it personally, but that's what Adam Sessler (in the review I posted above) played, and he highly recommends it. Sounds like the graphics and gameplay are both just beautiful.
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As with most games with sequels, it would benefit you to play the previous games but not necessary. I have not played Bioshock Infinite yet, but I played the first two.

Bioshock 1 was a masterpiece of storytelling and I would feel bad for any gamer to miss out on playing it. Really. It's that good.

Bioshock 2 was good gameplay, and worth the play, but overall a 'meh' product.

I can't wait to play Bioshock Infinite, but I do not have the time at the moment. I know it's going to be epic. Again, if you've played first-person shooters, you'll have no problem picking up Bioshock Infinite without playing the first two. I'm sure Bioshock Infinite has a story that can stand by itself without playing the first two, but not playing Bioshock 1 (maybe even after Bioshock Infinite) would be doing a great disservice to yourself.

As for PC vs. Console, it depends what you like. I like console games when I feel like being in my living room on the TV instead of being holed up in my den on my PC. But... I love PC games because their graphics are extremely better and the versatility offered by the keyboard/mouse combo over a controller. I will probably get Bioshock Infinite on PC.
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As with most games with sequels, it would benefit you to play the previous games but not necessary. I have not played Bioshock Infinite yet, but I played the first two.

Bioshock 1 was a masterpiece of storytelling and I would feel bad for any gamer to miss out on playing it. Really. It's that good.

Bioshock 2 was good gameplay, and worth the play, but overall a 'meh' product.

I can't wait to play Bioshock Infinite, but I do not have the time at the moment. I know it's going to be epic. Again, if you've played first-person shooters, you'll have no problem picking up Bioshock Infinite without playing the first two. I'm sure Bioshock Infinite has a story that can stand by itself without playing the first two, but not playing Bioshock 1 (maybe even after Bioshock Infinite) would be doing a great disservice to yourself.

As for PC vs. Console, it depends what you like. I like console games when I feel like being in my living room on the TV instead of being holed up in my den on my PC. But... I love PC games because their graphics are extremely better and the versatility offered by the keyboard/mouse combo over a controller. I will probably get Bioshock Infinite on PC.
Bioshock Infinite isn't a direct sequel, so there is absolutely no need to play the first two. Though people should because they are great games (Bioshock 2 is a lot better than people give it credit for).
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