Bioshock Infinite – 2013

Price – €29.99

Bioshock Infinite is amazing. No! Don’t Go! That’s not the full re-. Ok then, at least someones still reading, that wasn’t the full review by the way, I just wanted to get that out of the way so I didn’t have to keep saying it. Despite it seeming the polar opposite to the other Bioshock games since it takes place in the sky city of Columbia rather than the sea dystopia of Rapture, it still retains the brilliance. Plasmids have been retained in the form of Vigors. You can still shoot people up with a wide selection of guns, and you can still have your mind blown at the brilliance of the story and gameplay. The story is reminiscent of the first Bioshock in the fact of, it blows your mind more and more as more details are revealed to you about the characters. The ending has confused some, but if you sit down and collect your thoughts you can piece it together, or you can watch a video recapping the events before doing so if it makes it easier. The story can be interpreted in different ways so don’t take someone on the internet’s interpretation of it to be the right one, try and find your own way of thinking of it. On to the gameplay. The combat is excellent in both the main game and the DLC, but we’ll talk about the DLC in another review. Anyway, like I mentioned before, you retain the idea of plasmids without the actual name. There are many new ones for you to mess around with and the classic Bioshock ones stay put such as electro bolt and insect swarm, with slight alterations of course in name and use. You still have a wide array of guns to choose from as well such as a shotgun and a machine gun. Also, duel wielding is kind of still a thing, you can have two things selected at one time, you just can’t use things at the same time, if that makes sense? You’ll know what I mean in-game. All in all, I enjoyed Bioshock Infinite immensely, and I hope you do too.

My Rating – 10/10

Final Comment – Amazingnessly Amazing

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Bioshock 2 – 2010

Price – €19.99

Bioshock 2 is criticized for being a bad sequel that should be ignored in the Bioshock series, I beg to differ however. I believe it to be just a worthwhile game to play, even if it doesn’t match the brilliance of the original game. The controls can be a bit annoying to get a hand on if you had previously played the original game, but once you do, it can be fantastic to run around Rapture with a gun in one hand, and fire in the other. Yes, it does have a duel wield mechanic, and this is where I had trouble with the controls, the hands are reversed. The left mouse button affects the right hand and the right mouse button affects the left hand. Confusing, right? It sounds it but, like most games controls, it can be tackled within the first hour or two of play. This game retains the idea of the plasmids from the original and incorporates a few new ones as well. It also brings in some other new features which I personally liked and won’t spoil since the fact of some of them jumping out of nowhere is one of the things I loved because it was executed so well. These new features are here because of the huge difference that is evident the minute you start the game, you are a Big Daddy. Moving on, the story. It is ok. It is not a game I would go back to and play again for the story, despite the multiple endings it has depending on your previous actions in the game. You will have some life and death scenarios that will affect the ending, but you should really just play it as if this feature doesn’t exist.

My Rating – 7/10

Final Comment – Great game but lacking on story