Bioshock Infinite – the third instalment in the series takes place in a sky city going by the name of Columbia. You play the role of Booker Dewitt – a former Pinkerton agent sent on mission to find a girl to wipe away his debt. Columbia is as I mentioned a sky city – and unlike the previous two Bioshock games where they have been set underwater, the sky city is beautiful in its own right, from its inflatable buildings and barbershop quartets. But everything isn’t exactly what it seems…
Bioshock’s graphics are for what some people have said to be considered a piece of art; not quite realistic enough and not Disney-ish enough – but a good balance in-between. The gameplay of Bioshock is simple and easy, and looks so good when you pull off the right attack. You can play the game in many ways – some people prefer the run and gun technique, whilst others like to mix it up with combos using “vigors”. Vigors are abilities that you can use in the game as you go through finding new ones along the way. Some of these included are a murderous flock of crows pecking your enemies (giving you time to shoot them in the back while they are distracted), to a giant tentacle that can whip and grab enemies as if you was a Kraken of the sea.
Storyline-wise is where the game really comes into its own. Just like its predecessors, Bioshock Infinite does things with a story that will make you think and want to continue playing. The charters that you meet along the way are all fleshed out and given unique and wonderful personalities. One of the most standout charters is Elizabeth – not only does she help you out in battles by chucking you ammo when you need it (and a bit of coinage to spend on upgrading), she also has a few other talents up her sleeve.
Along the way you are able to upgrade your weapons and find gears to upgrade your clothes with. Some of these clothes include different buffs, one of them making you to be invincible when jumping off a skyline. “A skyline” I hear you all cry? “What is that?” Well it’s a new fighting aspect of the game. At the beginning, your character Booker is given a device called a sky hook it. Basically it lets you cling and ride along skylines in the sky city. With me so far? This makes for some interesting combat situations and epic set pieces.
The only thing I will say about the Bioshock Infinite is that its original “shock” value has been taken away from it a bit that’s only because ammo is everywhere and it’s not all dark and gloomy. In fact, it’s all bright and colourful which sets a completely different tone to the previous versions.
Bioshock Infinite is up at the top in its amazing storytelling that sometimes you forget it’s a game at all. Getting sucked into the game you won’t want to put it down until the fantastic ending. I won’t spoil it for you. Everyone is talking about this game and its story and it’s about time you did too – this is a definite purchase!
About the Author:
My name is Callum Smith – I currently work behind the counter at a Cash Generator store in Luton. This allowed me first to purchase a pre owned Xbox 360 and then I am able to buy cheap 360 games before I go home after finishing my shirts. One day I hope to become a full-time game reviewer.