Bioshock series

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    May 24, 2013 2:29 AM GMT
    Just recently finished Bioshock Infinite and holy crap, what an ending. It's one of those games I just have to discuss with someone. Any fans? Anyone else blown away as I was?
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    May 24, 2013 5:00 AM GMT
    hah i just finished watching the gameplay for the first half an hour of the game or so. Gotta say it looks amazing; I'm just waiting for it to become available on AppStore so I can download it from there and play it.

    I played the first Bioshock and was blown away by the unforgettable story and the underlying themes. It's interesting to see that Bioshock Infinite is tackling the theme of slavery again, except this time it's more literal and history-based than the more philosophical interpretation from the first game. The buildup and execution of the first battle scene was incredible too. i just can't wait to be able to play it myself
  • aj101

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    May 24, 2013 5:00 AM GMT
    i love the Bioshock series especially the latest one. I seriously cant wait for the DLC
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    May 24, 2013 8:09 AM GMT
    IT BLEW MY MIND

    The tie-in with the first two games, the parallel story lines between Bioshock and Infinite, alternate realities. Took me a little to actually process everything but it was definitely one of the best games I've played recently.

    The only thing I didn't like is how they took away the multiple endings. One of my favorite parts of the first two games was how the player's choices actually affected the outcome. In Infinite all of the outcomes from the choices made were purely aesthetic.
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    May 24, 2013 7:44 PM GMT
    I played Bioshock Infinite, got to the last level and I couldn't beat it. So, I got frustrated and sold the game online before I even got to the ending! I need to Youtube the ending now.
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    May 25, 2013 1:42 AM GMT
    MissAndry saidNever played it. Where do I start?


    Well, you can still understand what is going on in Bioshock Infinite without having played the first two Bioshock. If i were you, I'd just play Bioshock Infinite first, and then think about getting the first Bioshock if I end up enjoying it.
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    May 25, 2013 7:30 PM GMT
    Misandry saidNever played it. Where do I start?


    You don't really need to play the first one to get Infinite but I feel like it would be a lot more impactful if you did. You don't need to play Bioshock 2 at all. Ever.
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    May 25, 2013 7:33 PM GMT
    squ1dw4rd saidIT BLEW MY MIND

    The tie-in with the first two games, the parallel story lines between Bioshock and Infinite, alternate realities. Took me a little to actually process everything but it was definitely one of the best games I've played recently.

    The only thing I didn't like is how they took away the multiple endings. One of my favorite parts of the first two games was how the player's choices actually affected the outcome. In Infinite all of the outcomes from the choices made were purely aesthetic.


    I feel like there was no way they could have made multiple endings work though. I think the choices having no impact on the ending was a good touch to make you feel helpless in the wake of the different timelines. The choice booker made wouldn't have been as poignant if you chose it. It would just seem like padding to me if there were alternate endings. And technically there are with the alternate universes and all.

    Infinite had such an incredible ending that I just had to sit there and think about it and what it meant for hours. It took me a good few days to completely wrap my mind around everything that happened.
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    May 25, 2013 7:34 PM GMT
    sonicpower19 saidI played Bioshock Infinite, got to the last level and I couldn't beat it. So, I got frustrated and sold the game online before I even got to the ending! I need to Youtube the ending now.


    Dude you are missing out so much. The last fight is hard but the ending is so worth it.
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    May 26, 2013 1:22 AM GMT
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    Misandry saidNever played it. Where do I start?


    You don't really need to play the first one to get Infinite but I feel like it would be a lot more impactful if you did. You don't need to play Bioshock 2 at all. Ever.


    Bioshock 2 was a solid game.
  • TDSmoove

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    May 28, 2013 4:19 PM GMT
    In progress now. Love'n it so far. Nice to have a shooter that's not simply a run and gun COD type.Get sucked into the story and atmosphere.
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    Jun 11, 2013 11:22 AM GMT
    I adore the series as a whole. 1, 2, Minerva's Den, and now Infinite.

    I have quite a few gripes with Infinite, though. Many of the more important details were left off while the focus kept tending towards things which weren't remotely important. For example, Songbird -- Fink mentions that the idea for it was inspired by seeing a Big Daddy (not specifically, but we're to assume), "a merger of machine and man, that was the lesser of man yet the greater of both parties", but what does this amount to when no more information is given? I feel as though there is a very deep explanation for Songbird's existence, but that it was either tossed in the trash since development had been delayed or it was left ambiguous for future DLC.
    Also, there seemed to be a real disconnect between Booker and the rest of humanity that was also left rather ambiguous in that other soldiers who had "remembered being dead" were essentially glitched in reality, but Booker kept trucking on. Elizabeth kept him grounded, but is that really enough of an explanation?
    And finally, in regards to the ending... I hate that it's receiving so much positive attention. Seriously, the ending does not deserve it. No, killing Booker before he can decide to accept the baptism does not prevent Comstock from existing, because that would eliminate Elizabeth from being, preventing her from drowning Booker. Sorry, she was not like the Luteces, existing outside of time. It was poorly thought out, and that it continuously receives this praise is infuriating.