With all the buzz being about next gen lately, it’s kinda nice to be reminded that good games are still being released for us to play… right now.
And it has been quite awhile since a game has been so universally well received as Bioshock: Infinite has.
Metacritic Scores of:
96 on the PC
94 on the Xbox 360
95 on the PS3
Looking up individual reviews shows the same thing. For the sophisticated gamer Adam Sessler’s review (see below) is 5/5, Polygon’s review (also below) was a perfect 10.
Now, Bioshock Infinite doesn’t have a multiplayer, and that alone might distinguish it from the yearly releases of other FPS based games. But for anyone who has been gaming for a long time, our fondest memories of the medium are usually those moments created by a developer where you have an actual emotional connection to the characters on the screen. Things that made games like Final Fantasy, Half-Life, and Metal Gear Solid industry standards, and something that Bioshock Infinite does very well.
The depth and detail of your environment and the characters within it will be your driving force throughout the game. However, the actual gameplay and mechanics are fun in their own right.
Bioshock Infinite is a must play, and is one of those rare games that shows the potential of the video game industry. You will invariably try to describe how wonderful it is to your non-gaming friends or family in at least a few moments of an awkward video game enthusiast.
Bottom line you need to play this game. If your not up for buying it just yet, go rent it (this might be the last time that’s an option on a Microsoft machine by the way…but either way) this is a game you shouldn’t miss.