BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite

A game which in particular i am really excited about its release is BioShock Infinite.  Not only is this game one of the best games released in March it could also possibly be one of the most anticipated and exciting games to be released this year.  Having the release date already been pushed back twice (October 16th, 2012 and February 26, 2013) this game will finally be released on the 26th March, I decided to discuss this game ahead of its release and see what adventures await before us.  Published by 2K games and developed by Irrational Games.

       Genre                                   Platforms

First-person shooter                                         PS3, Xbox 360 and PC

Booker and Elizabeth

Booker and Elizabeth

About the game

Set in 1912 you become Booker DeWitt, a main character and also a  a former Pinkerton detective.  The storyline we know of so far is short, the main goal is to find Elizabeth, a young woman who’s gone missing and been held captive in the floating city and return her unharmed.  Unfortunately we can tell it won’t be simple otherwise then the game would be very short. She is guarded by Songbird, a monstrous, winged creature who has become her only friend.

Drawing off the two previous BioShock games (BioShock and BioShock 2) the game could very likely be another game with its main focus being on the story line this may not appeal to all gamers, however if you do like games which have a lot of shooting then this game could be worth playing and switching between a shooting game and this to gain the fast pace, BioShock previous games have been very deliberate and paced.  There is also a possibility of the story line continuing further. Like previous BioShock games, the player has the option to use a combination of weapons, gear, psychokinetic powers granted through “vigors” against his attacks.

BioShock Infinite Gear

BioShock Infinite Gear

Breaking away from the underwater setting of the first two games most of the action takes place in a floating city held aloft by dirigibles.  The floating city is supposedly Columbia, once a symbol of America’s success as a nation, floating around the world as a traveling World’s Fair, a marvel of human innovation.  Hence the logo being similar to a torn American flag with a Carnival twist.  If you would like to discover more view the trailers or a special look into the first 5 minutes of BioShock Infinite  at the end of this post.

Awards

In 2011 Bioshock Infinite was announced as the big winner of E3 with four awards.  They are;

  • Best of Show
  • Best Original Game
  • Best PC Game
  • Best Action/Adventure Game

For a full list of winners see the Game Critics Award link at the bottom of this post.

BioShock Infinite Artwork

BioShock Infinite Artwork

Try BioShock Infinite if you like…

RPGs, FPS, Resident Evil, BioShock, BioShock2, Borderlands

Trailers

Sources; 

1Up (2013) Two Possible Reasons for BioShock Infinite’s 2013 Delay. [online] Available at: http://www.1up.com/news/bioshock-infinite-13-delay-possible-reasons [Accessed: 7 Feb 2013].

Bioshock Infinite (2011) The Game. [online] Available at: http://www.bioshockinfinite.com/the-game/ [Accessed: 7 Feb 2013].

Game Critics Awards (2011) Game Critics Awards 2011 Winners. [online] Available at: http://www.gamecriticsawards.com/2011winners.html [Accessed: 7 Feb 2013].

Polygon (2012) BioShock Infinite hands-on: Mysteries in the clouds. [online] Available at: http://www.polygon.com/2012/12/7/3739008/bioshock-infinite-hands-on-preview [Accessed: 7 Feb 2013].

YouTube (2013) City in the Sky Trailer. [online] Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRjNMQZ1qBk [Accessed: 7 Feb 2013].

YouTube (2012) BioShock Infinite Beast of America Trailer. [online] Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gBVZj6ROV0 [Accessed: 7 Feb 2013].

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One response to “BioShock Infinite

  1. “When we completed the original Bio – Shock, we felt we had said all we wanted to say with Rapture,” said Ken Levine.
    Unlike most games that get delayed, there has been no official
    statement as to why the title is getting pushed back.
    When Computer game sales drop, a major factor is probably the absence of quality-focused and rationally limited
    game design on that platform.

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