The wife wants to know if Bioshock Infinite is better than either of the previous two installments of Irrational Games' critically acclaimed series. I don't know what to tell her, as I've never played it, nor do I really trust Metacritic's critics or user reviews. I do trust you guys though, at least for now. How is it?
I've played 1 and 3, 1 was played for the first time ever a few weeks before 3 came out. 3 is the better game overall, though both are well worth playing.
3 has far better gameplay than 1, the guns actually do damage and you're not constantly scavenging for ammo. I like the colourful open-space environments more than the creepy confined Rapture, but that's because scary videogames scare me too easily compared to scary films. It's certainly got atmosphere to it!
The story is great in both of them, but I think I preferred 3 more.
Better than 2 most definitely (though admittedly I've not played the Minerva's Den DLC which I've been told is excellent). Probably on-par with 1 but a lot more story focused/driven than either of the previous 2.
She loved the undersea world and the creepiness of the first two games' underwater setting. I think one of the things she's most worried about is that its not going to feel like Bioshock at all without the creepy feel of the under-sea environment. Does the game being set high in the sky impact on that feeling?
Alvin Flummux wrote:She loved the undersea world and the creepiness of the first two games' underwater setting. I think one of the things she's most worried about is that its not going to feel like Bioshock at all without the creepy feel of the under-sea environment. Does the game being set high in the sky impact on that feeling?
It isn't as creepy, but if she loved the other two she will love infinity.
It's definitely creepy in a different way. Like, at the start everything seems fine and dandy, but there are subtleties that suggest something very wrong.
I prefer Infinite's setting, but that's just me and my preferences. Bioshock 1 looked very dank, and while that is clearly the intention, the open sky city in Infinite is much more colourful and at least for me more interesting to look at. I'd also say the story is better, but the individual characters (aside from Booker and Elizabeth) are not as good as 1s.
Curls wrote:Gameplay is as good as Bioshock. Story is much better.
The writing in Infinite barely comes close to the original Bioshock.
I disagree. Bioshock infinite stayed with me long after the credits finished whereas the first I played finished then forgot.
Infinite has a good ending.
The original Bioshock had a good everything but the ending.
The original Bioshock broke down after the big Atlas reveal. Bioshock Infinite has no such breakdown in the storytelling, and keeps the same high quality up all the way through. I also prefer it's enemies, vigours and locations(but not by too much), so it's the better game for me.
RE: the Irish problem thing, that's taken from actual anti-Irish feeling in America, there was a dude in the South who got his ass killed for having the bollocks to run for office as a Catholic in the 1920s. Maybe not subtle in that case, but certainly fits in with the atmosphere.