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BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar

The unfortunate inequitable review embargo for BioShock Infinite has expired, and viewpoints on Irrational Games' shooter prequel can now compete with each other for supremacy, just as Andrew Ryan would have wanted. Metacritic currently shows the game with 31 positive critic's reviews and a 95 metascore, which is in the rarified air of the best reviewed games of all time, including the original BioShock, which is one of seven PC games with a metascore of 96. As of now there are no user reviews, as the game is not due until tomorrow.

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45. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 26, 2013, 08:43 nin
 
NegaDeath wrote on Mar 26, 2013, 00:17:
Stupid early work tomorrow. It'll probably unlock right before bed.

I rolled over at 5:15 and debated for all of a second for getting up and checking it out...then a I slept for another hour.

Tonight! Nice that Steam unlocked it w/o having to close/reopen the client.

 
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44. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 26, 2013, 02:04 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Yeah okay enjoying it quite a bit, damn well darker than the last two as well. Two hours in or so, but it's fun without a doubt, only complaint so far no quicksave system that I've been able to find.  
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43. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 26, 2013, 00:17 NegaDeath
 
Stupid early work tomorrow. It'll probably unlock right before bed.  
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42. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 22:07 Bumpy
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 21:43:
FOV is adjustable in the graphics settings (don't forget to scroll down to see the rest of them)

OMG, you mean they actually learned something from the first 2 finally?!! I'm sure they messed up on something else. Is there save anywhere and quicksave?
 
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41. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 22:00 nin
 
fujiJuice wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 21:49:
nin wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 21:21:
There was a steam thread where someone said they modified it (and provided screenshots) but the consensus was it only worked in the menus, and while playing the game.

What else is there? Real life?

Sorry, was missing the "not" in "it only worked in the menus, and not while playing the game."

I'm running on about 3-4 hours of sleep from last night, hence while I'm not staying up tonight to play...

 
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40. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 21:51 Dev
 
nin wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 21:21:
Kosumo wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 21:01:
Just played 4 hours of it, Loved it, I could see some people attack/disliking the FOV.

Otherwise great game, I'm going back there now.

There was a steam thread where someone said they modified it (and provided screenshots) but the consensus was it only worked in the menus, and while playing the game.

Either they'll patch it, or (more likely) someone in the community will fix it.
Thats both sad and hilarious, because pretty sure BOTH of the original bioshock games got slammed for POV on the PC, and both of them they ended up patching them quite a while after release (and after community released tools to adjust it).
 
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39. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 21:49 fujiJuice
 
nin wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 21:21:
There was a steam thread where someone said they modified it (and provided screenshots) but the consensus was it only worked in the menus, and while playing the game.

What else is there? Real life?
 
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38. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 21:43 The Half Elf
 
FOV is adjustable in the graphics settings (don't forget to scroll down to see the rest of them)

It's truly a beautiful ALIVE game that alot 'darker' then it appears. Also there appears to be some sort of memory leak.
 
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37. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 21:21 nin
 
Kosumo wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 21:01:
Just played 4 hours of it, Loved it, I could see some people attack/disliking the FOV.

Otherwise great game, I'm going back there now.

There was a steam thread where someone said they modified it (and provided screenshots) but the consensus was it only worked in the menus, and while playing the game.

Either they'll patch it, or (more likely) someone in the community will fix it.

Can't wait to play, feel free to post more impressions.

 
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36. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 21:10 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Well I broke down and bought it, since my buddy is buying my xcom an bioshock keys which means the game cost me a grand total of $5(minus the gmg cashback). Guess we'll see in a few hours how it pans out.  
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35. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 21:01 Kosumo
 
Just played 4 hours of it, Loved it, I could see some people attack/disliking the FOV.

Otherwise great game, I'm going back there now.
 
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34. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 20:53 Acleacius
 
Iirc, console hackers have been playing the game for at least a week, so I'm guessing User Reviews won't be empty for long.  
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.That is easy.All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.It works the same way in any country.
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33. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 19:38 saluk
 
The opening and last third of Bioshock are great, the 1st 2/3 though is sort of underwhelming. You have to kind of invest in it a bit, as well as making sure to play in a way you find fun, because there are a lot of unfun powers etc.

Bioshock 2 is funner at the beginning than 1 was, but it runs out of steam even faster imo, and the story doesn't have as much weight either. It was a fun diversion when I didn't have other stuff to play but no more than that.

Hopefully the curve on Infinite is better - I like that it starts out in a much more alive world before going to hell. That could help make the early sections more engaging, and add weight to the later ones.

But yeah, I'll wait till the price comes down and I go through my backlog. No reason to buy games full price anymore.
 
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32. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 19:20 MisterBenn
 
We've talked at length here on Bluesnews about how low the standards of reviews are these days, and how pre-release reviews are the worst of the lot. I know Bioshock has a passionate following and we'd all love for it to be great but let's wait for some gameplay experience and real word of mouth before accepting these incredible early scores!  
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31. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 18:42 netnerd85
 
AngelicPenguin wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 16:19:
netnerd85 wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 12:24:
Playing Bioshock atm, bit of eh. Maybe it's because I've seen it all and the "shock" has warn off, which means, it's not a good game. Good games stand the test of time. Bioshock 2 seems more appealing atm.

Not to sound like a Cutter though, Infinite looks - infinitely better

I'm confused - are you saying you played Bioshock 2 first?
Lol, No. I'm playing through Bioshock atm, slowly. However, I know that Bioshock 2 involves being the Big Daddy and that appeals to me to more. I might just put the series off for a bit until my interest peaks again.
 
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30. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 18:16 Flatline
 
Dev wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 16:36:
PropheT wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 16:30:
Infinite looks great, but I'm kind of struggling with whether or not I want to pay full price for games anymore. A free copy of Xcom to give to my brother is a nice bonus, though (Steam pre-order deal).
GMG just added that too. You get $14 or $15 (depending on if you do cash back or future credit), bioshock 1, x-com, and one extra game (from this list Spec Ops: The Line , Civilization V, BioShock 2, Mafia II or The Darkness II).
And you get a key for the browser pre-order game bonus Industrial Revolution.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/bundles/

Basically the only thing you don't get compared to steam deal is the TF2 items, instead you get an additional free game.

They also have a 20% off voucher for the season pass
GMG20-FDSCL-AQQXD

I will likely wait until the price comes down, but all in all this is a pretty good pre-order deal.

Season pass discount doesn't work it looks like.
 
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29. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 16:36 Dev
 
PropheT wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 16:30:
Infinite looks great, but I'm kind of struggling with whether or not I want to pay full price for games anymore. A free copy of Xcom to give to my brother is a nice bonus, though (Steam pre-order deal).
GMG just added that too. You get $14 or $15 (depending on if you do cash back or future credit), bioshock 1, x-com, and one extra game (from this list Spec Ops: The Line , Civilization V, BioShock 2, Mafia II or The Darkness II).
And you get a key for the browser pre-order game bonus Industrial Revolution.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/bundles/

Basically the only thing you don't get compared to steam deal is the TF2 items, instead you get an additional free game.

They also have a 20% off voucher for the season pass
GMG20-FDSCL-AQQXD

I will likely wait until the price comes down, but all in all this is a pretty good pre-order deal.

Edit: My bad, the season pass is on a small sale already, and the voucher doesn't work on it.

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28. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 16:30 PropheT
 
netnerd85 wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 12:24:
Playing Bioshock atm, bit of eh. Maybe it's because I've seen it all and the "shock" has warn off, which means, it's not a good game. Good games stand the test of time. Bioshock 2 seems more appealing atm.

I'm in the minority, I think, but I definitely enjoyed Bioshock 2 more than the first game.

Infinite looks great, but I'm kind of struggling with whether or not I want to pay full price for games anymore. A free copy of Xcom to give to my brother is a nice bonus, though (Steam pre-order deal).
 
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27. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 16:19 AngelicPenguin
 
netnerd85 wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 12:24:
Playing Bioshock atm, bit of eh. Maybe it's because I've seen it all and the "shock" has warn off, which means, it's not a good game. Good games stand the test of time. Bioshock 2 seems more appealing atm.

Not to sound like a Cutter though, Infinite looks - infinitely better

I'm confused - are you saying you played Bioshock 2 first?
 
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26. Re: BioShock Infinite Reviews Soar Mar 25, 2013, 15:57 Techie714
 
Creston: Dinner, dancing, and high priced escorts and blow?

My kind of party!
 
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