Snap: The third installment to Irrational Games’ popular Bioshock series. Departing from the first two’s original setting of the undersea city, Rapture, Bioshock: Infinite now takes to the skies in a utopian city called Columbia. I bought this while on sale on XBOX Live’s Games on Demand at $50, and based on my first 3 hours of gameplay, it’s a beautiful, well-rounded FPS shooter. Narrative looks promising too. [4/5]
Love: The real show-stoppers are the location and design of the Columbia universe. It’s a steampunk world with a gorgeous backdrop of clouds and slowly descends into chaos. Other things I’m currently enjoying are the sound effects and ‘feel’ of combat. The recoil of guns, the banter and also the short sprints of action that interspeed the exploration of this great sky city.
Hate: Compared to previous Bioshocks, the narrative seems painfully linear, but it’s still engaging enough that you want to find out what happens next. All in all, a good summer blockbuster.