Bioshock Infinite Game - First Look

Gaming is sometimes a better alternative to our boring real life. The game Bioshock Infinite is one of the most amazing looking new games to arrive in the series of Bioshock Games, and has broken new ground in gaming. Despite some annoying hype to the contrary, it’s not a game that happens underwater, (Thanks to the start of the amazing trailer to this game!) but instead - tied to Zeppelins and floating in the sky all around the world, thousands of feet in the air. PC Gamer said of it - "It’s not a secret, dilapidated cool kid’s club, it’s a spectacle of American achievement with the same agenda as the moon landings." It's not always that we get a game about American Imperialism with satire. So how should we respond to this. It's a first person game, with action and adventure and some crazy ideas, and to play it you need a head for heights. Okay, just breathe slowly, remain calm and have a glass of milk.

It's all up in the air, and in Bioshock Infinite, you dare not fall off, as it's a long way down.
It's all up in the air, and in Bioshock Infinite, you dare not fall off, as it's a long way down.

Some well known names to people in the gaming universe are here. Ken Levine is back, and heading this BioShock project, which takes gameplay skywards in a very new and original way: so the game is set in the early twentieth century, and it involves this psychic lady and "evil steampunk cybullies", and that you probably shouldn’t fall off the edge of this colorful universe, as it's a long way down. The whole game happens high above ground level, affording fantastic views in every outdoor frame. Your character has been sent into this "rogue 1900s Death Star" to locate and recover a woman called Elizabeth. She’s at the center of some sort of oddball freaky conflict, and she has magical powers that give her nosebleeds, and you’ll need to work some great solving skills to survive and escape. It’ll have more of the same consequence-driven story, although we’ve not sure what those choices will be. (Where's Deus Ex 1 when you need it?) Okay, I know, I am not allowed to have all the details, cos they are afraid I am not going to buy the game and play the lil' thing on my console! As if!...

Enemies can be far from you but that does not mean they can't hurt you...
Enemies can be far from you but that does not mean they can't hurt you...

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As with previous Bioshock games, there is nothing too predictable here. (Mr Levine was not around for Bioshock 2, as I recall, but he has returned here) Game characters are a challenge. Apparently when you run into rooms, you have no idea how game characters treat you, nicely or monstrously - they are monsters graced with human voices. It all feels like those old wild west frontier moments when the hero walks into the bar, but with one hand covering the holstered pistol, just in case. Edge of seat stuff. Mr Levine has done the title proud here, and it's going to be immersive and satisfying. The game satirizes American Imperialism in new ways, and here the setting is in the sky. So no change there then. Games are best when they feel new and try new things and change the formula a bit. Bioshock Infinite is such a game, and has to be played. If you are a fan of the previous games, then this is a bold step forward.

Yes, I know how you feel, I had my money in the same bank...still, there is always - wait - no, grab that damn ladder!
Yes, I know how you feel, I had my money in the same bank...still, there is always - wait - no, grab that damn ladder!

It has been about 5 years since the first Bioshock game came on stream, and this game is no less imressive. Made by the same team, and with some nice twists, we start the game no longer in the setting of "Rapture", but takes place in Columbia - located as a floating place in the sky. (Could have called it Columbia High, maybe?) From lost city undersea, to floating lost city hovering skyward, where judgment is crucial and balance is not really needed - just a strong stomach, this new Bioshock will impress many when it is released in 2012, and will be on Playstation and XBox platform. It could be described as a game about an America that never was, and perhaps hearkens back to a golden age in science fiction. We must be patient. Irrational Games have done an excellent job here. Now watch the video of the trailer, and start saving those pennies.

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taigers12 6 years ago

Hey, you should check out Bioshock Infinite's official site!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Thanks, taigers12, I have included the link to the great Irrational Games page. If there is a dedicated page I will happily add the link here too. Cheers!


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taigers12 6 years ago

yeah, the link is www.whatisicarus.com hmmmmmm, what is Icarus? Isnt he the boy who flew too close to the sun and ended up burning? Maybe a hint as to what happens in the game


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Taigers12, you could be right about that. As for burning, everything is way warmer when you travel higher anyway. I suppose a good sunblock is useful! LOL! That link is added above.


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taigers12 6 years ago

hahaha, so true :) Alright, cool


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Cheers, taigers12. Thanks for the comments.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Hello Cheeky girl, I am so happy to read you awesome, fantastic hub, I love games...the best hub ever and I want you to know I am a big fan and your friend. Rate up up up up and up


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Darlene! My what a lovely welcome here! You get a big big hug for that! Heh! Thank you for the rating, as always. Yes, games are amazing! The trailer is getting some views - it seems! It's fun. Bioshock will blow people away, I just know it. I hope things with you are okay. I know you have been dealing with things there, and I am always thinking of you and your family. Cheers! Have a wonderful weekend! : )


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

I am rating this up, as it is well written and great feedback, Maita


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Maita! I got yur email! I am replying imminently! Oooh! I must go see what you did, you cheeky woman! I like it! Heh! Thanks for the rate here! If you're a gamer, Bioshock will knock your socks off! LOL! Cheers!


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kidsgamesonline 6 years ago from uk

awsome, I love bioshock specially playing as the big brother.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello kidsgameonline: I'm glad you like Bioshock. I have Bioshock 1 and have just started playing it. Not playing the 2nd one till I master and finish no. 1 first. Damn its tough! LOL! Nice to see you are a fan!!


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

Thanks for sharing this Cheeky. Witty review. I'm afraid of heights..LOL but wouldn't hurt to try ;) This Bioshock game was not a big surprise like that new pic in your website ;) That's so pretty moi friend! I like it a lot :)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey Blaise, glad you like moi witty review of Bioshock Infinite. I would rate or grade this films as supercool. So in a way it's actually Bio-gradable! : ) Yes, the idea is the character you play can't fall off any part of the airborne level or else it's kaput!

Oooh, you liked the picture on the new revamped "apartment" site, haw? Well, I am glad you approve, Blaise. Yes, it's a bit kinky. But there we are. Shucks, I am flattered by you saying that. Glad you like it. I am happy you are a true fan! Thanks Blaise for this sweet honest compliment!!! Mwah! : )


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Jeeeez I have been so busy backlinking and writing hubs and blogs I failed to notice that my fav girl wrote a hub 5 days ago, I am ashamed of myself.

Bioshock is deff not for the BadCo as I prefer sports games and jeeeez Cassy I am playing this amazing golf game against peeps online and you can win actual money and work yer way up the rankings.

Its at www.wgt.com and its totally addictive, I kicked this guy from Indias backside the other night. Hmmm why am I talking about my gaming and not yer hub, "cause yer a selfish old fart Art, ya didn't notice Cassy had written a hub, so shut up Art and tell her how great her hub is"....Jeeeez hes so bossy lol, well ya knows I loves yer writing ; )

Ps - Will let ya know when I win a tournament ok, loves ya loads xoxo


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Art! Thanks for popping in. Okay, you are not the Bioshock Infinite fan, I gather. Well, that's allowed I guess. Nice to have fun with the other thing. Wow, you might some dosh. Me, I will deff try out Bioshock, my golf swing ain't that great anyhoo! But my game pad-working hand works just dandy! Heh! Cheers! XO


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

It's not kinky for me ;) I find it serene..gentle..pure..angelic..in short, I like it. Picture perfect :) Cheers!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Blaise: wow, you really like the picture! Okay, calm down, chill! Have a glass of milk! Hehehehe! Seriously, these are some beautiful words right here. Thanks, Blaise! I wish my Hub pages could be that way! Cheers, Blaise! You're always welcome here and Hugs for that! Cathy says hi to you here too! : )


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mathewshower 6 years ago from Florida

I didn't play the first two but my friends said they were awesome.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello mathewshower: the first game is really excellent, but hard. I am already looking forward to getting on to the second Bioshock game. Is it just me or do these games have the feeling of them eventually being turned into movies? It's rather cinematic, and the way the characters are so well rendered, I am wondering here...

Anyway, thanks for the comments. Yes, do play the games. They are well worth it. You'll probably get Bioshock 1 at a discount somewhere...


Segur 6 years ago

The trailer is totally stunning, I would buy the game just based on this alone. Nice to see a great review of a game that isn't a hard sell, just a jock who loves gaming for gaming sake.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Segur, thanks for the comments on the trailer. Yes, it looks cool. Not a hard sell, haw. I better try harder next time, then. Heh! Only kidding! Cheers!


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katrinasui 5 years ago

I have heard so many good things about this game but i have not yet played it.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello again katrina - oh it's all good, believe me! LOL! You will love it! Bioshock is a great gaming experience. The reviews so far have been quite positive. I always wait to hear whether the reviews are good before I part with moi cash. Cheers!


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Streno 4 years ago from Fort Myers, FL

I can't wait for this to come out, I may even preorder it.


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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Streno, I hope you love the new Bioshock. It's a very original game and I love playing the first version! I am going to skip the 2nd one and start playing this one too! :)


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RolyRetro 4 years ago from Brentwood, Essex, UK

Looks like game delayed again, wont be seinf it until next year.... Looking forward to it though, should be a great follow up to the previous two.

Great hub!

Roly


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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey RolyRetro! Nice to get comments from a die hard retro gamer like me! I do love the Bioshock games. I kept getting creamed in Bioshock one, and yet, it is so addictive to play! I hope to see the new Bioshock Infinite soon, the trailer looks amazing! Cheers!

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