I was duped into buying this game. I wasn’t a fan of the first one, never played the second one, but saw the trailer of the third one and just had to buy it. It looked so cool in the trailer and I heard such great things about it.
Bio Shock Infinite just seems to find new ways to annoy the player. It started off great. There was a constant mystery to the storyline that you just wanted to keep on playing to unravel it. The problem is the creators dropped the ball so many times that it just made the game terrible in the end.
After playing an hour of it I would’ve given it a 5/5, but the longer you play the worse the story gets. I got so annoyed with the direction it took that when I was done playing it I wanted to return it.
I’ll explain the story without revealing too much. You play as Booker DeWitt a man who you don’t know much about until the last 5 minutes of the game. Just like the storyline, we unravel Booker’s past as the game progresses.
Your job is simple “Bring us the girl and wipe away your debt”. This becomes a constant message that the game throws at you. You don’t know what it means until the end. The game starts off where you’re on a boat going to a lighthouse. Just like Booker, you are incredibly confused about what’s about to happen. You get into a pod at the top and are shot up thousands of feet into the air until you get to New Columbia, a city in the clouds.
New Columbia is a steam-punk type city. It’s gigantic and beautiful to look at. The art team should win an award for creating this world. It looks stunning and everything is incredibly detailed.
This is where the game started to drop the ball. It was too straight forward and everyone knew Booker even though he was never there….or so you think. Everything goes together too perfectly. Even on the lighthouse door is the message about your debt.
Everything is too laid out for you and characters instantly appear to help out. There is a pair of characters that just appear before you with and help out. There’s no explanation for it, but it’s just so stupid that they pop up, might saw a few words and leave. They give you stuff, but nothing of real value.
You eventually find the girl, Elizabeth, and have to bring her to New York. She is a young woman with magical abilities and the ones keeping her prisoner won’t let her leave so easily. You fight wave after wave of enemies. You get a bunch of incredible cool weapons and even obtain magical abilities yourself.
That’s another thing I was saying about everything too straight forward. You become magic by drinking potions….why are the only one. Why aren’t the enemies super powered? There are only 2 enemies out there that are somewhat powered. One enemy shoots fire balls at you another can disappear in a crowd of crows. And after killing them you get the powers, but besides that every other one you get it’s from a potion just sitting there.
I don’t want to spoil the game for you, but the ending is so bad that you will hate it. It leads you on a long semi series of cut scenes where you move around and see things that don’t make any sense. I’m going to spoil it for you so if you don’t want to know the ending now is the time to stop reading.
You’re Booker DeWitt….your also the bad guy who runs New Columbia. The girl is your daughter that apparently you gave up to wipe away your sins of the battle of Wounded Knee. Why are you getting her then? Why are you on this mission? If you’re the bad guy…who you end up killing by strangling him….it just doesn’t make any damn sense.
Elizabeth can open up doorways into other worlds. So is this just a doorway….where you’re the bad guy too and….are evil? It’s just a circle of confusion that just gets to the point where it’s not worth getting the game.
The gameplay was amazing, the action was constant, the world was beautiful…but the story was so deferential that I give it a shocking 1/5. It was that bad that I would never recommend it to anyone. I might even give it a 0/5, but I (the creator of this site) don’t even know if I can possibly go this low because I did like some parts.
Just don’t get this game. It’s so disappointing that after you’re done you feel like you wasted $60 and I don’t even know how many hours playing it. I even played it more hours than most people because the games save file got corrupted so when I turned it on again I had to redo the whole game because the checkpoint it recognized was not that far in the beginning it was like a played only a few hours.
I have to end this. A 1/5 and my God this game sucked.