Bioshock: Infinite

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Phisix, Mar 12, 2011.

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    I don't know if anyone has heard about this yet, but I only found out about it last night. Interestingly, it seems Infinite will be more sandbox than Bioshock and it will be up in the sky instead of below the sea this time.

    The whole preview is in the link above so please give it a read. Sounds interesting but I don't know. I did not play Bioshock 2 much as it was exactly like Bioshock, so hopefully this is different.


  2. I thought both Bioshock games were dumbed down and pretty weak really. They mostly just made me want to go back and play System Shock 2 again.
  3. What are your thoughts on this one so far? Do you think it will be the same, and what did you mean by dumbed down? I never played system shock myself.
  4. The level of character and weapon customization in Bioshock doesn't even begin to compare to System Shock 2. The story has the same basic plot, but isn't nearly as good. And Bioshock wasn't scary, while System Shock 2 is one of the most terrifying games I've ever played. There are parts of that game that still creep me right the fuck out to this day. Part of the problem is that the Bioshock games didn't have a memorable villain, while SHODAN is perhaps the greatest villain in video game history.


    Typical example of something that scared the shit out of me and completely surprised me.

    Also, keep in mind this game is from 1999. You would never know just by looking at it as the graphics look just as good as anything on the Xbox or PS2. That's how far ahead the PC was of the consoles in the late 90s. System Shock 2 was also hugely influential. Practically every horror game that has come out in the last 12 years is a SS2 knockoff.
  5. Bioshock 2 was really uninspired; felt very dull indeed. I'll keep an eye on this one but I'm not convinced a more sandbox environment will tempt me. I think Bioshock's gameplay mechanics were a bit too simple and flat for me.
  6. I got bored of Bioshock 2 after 30 minutes of playing it. Exactly the same as Bioshock.
  7. So did I. You should really give System Shock 2 a try if you can find a copy. I think it's abandonware at this point, so you can probably just download it.
  8. Pretty much the only good thing about Bioshock 2 was the special edition packaging. Shame it wrapped such a by the numbers game.
  9. Which is a shame, because SS2 was one of the most unique and unconventional games ever, and these games are supposed to be its spiritual sequels.
  10. What is System Shock 3 like and how is it better than Bioshock? I may give it a download sometime to see what it is like.
  11. There is no System Shock 3. It's System Shock 2. And it's basically what the Bioshock games tried and failed to copy. It's a class based sci-fi/horror RPG, and it's one of the greatest games of all time. You can play as a marine, a navy computer specialist, or a psionic agent. I recommend going the navy route for your first playthrough as it's the most balanced class. If you play as a marine you'll be powerful in combat, but have issues repairing weapons and hacking. And the Psi agent is very weak until the later parts of the game, when it becomes the most powerful class. Whatever class you play, you need to have a decently high hacking skill by the end, and you should upgrade the shit out of the assault rifle. I don't want to spoil anything, but there's a part later in the game where you'll need a fully upgraded assault rifle and a shitload of anti-personnel rounds to survive.

    Also, if you don't like zombies, steer clear of this game.
  12. This topic made me installing System Shoch 2 again and gonna play it oncoming week:p
  13. I'd like to play through it again too. I don't want to say too much about the game because there are some big twists in the plot and I don't want to spoil anything.
  14. I meant System Shock 2, but had a typo. Sounds quite good, and I did enjoy Bioshock so I should love this. I'll give it a DL when I get my proper internet turned back on.
  15. Is anyone getting this? It has great reviews, but the screenshots and videos just don't look that impressive, and I didn't think the original Bioshock was all that great. It had a cool setting, but was kind of shitty as an actual game. This looks like the same thing all over again.
  16. My dislike of the first one makes me say no.
  17. Yeah, and thinking back on it, the original had insanely high reviews too despite pretty much sucking. In fact, it was one of the most overrated games I've played, and I distinctly remember feeling like I had wasted $50 after playing it. Bioshock was one of the main things that made me start distrusting professional reviewers and got me torrenting everything first before buying it.
  18. Bioshock also gets my vote for most overrated game ever so I wont put my trust in these reviews either.
  19. I bought it in an Amazon deal for PC. I had $20 credit to use already. So for $40, I got Bioshock Infinite, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and another $30 credit for another 2K game, which could be Spec Ops: The Line or The Darkness II.

    I wanted XCOM as much as Bioshock Infinite.
  20. XCOM is a cool game. I enjoyed it plenty.