At first, I’ll be honest…I didn’t love BioShock Infinite the way I did its predecessors.
In fact, I kind of disliked it. It didn’t feel like a Shock game. The palette was too bright, the characters all human and in good cheer. Yeah, sure, the soundtrack in just the first ten minutes was incredible, and the visuals great, but I wasn’t…terrified. I wasn’t sprinting wild-eyed as an unknown person screamed at me, or trying to lay low in a bathysphere while a maniac tried to claw her way in. Where was the heart-pounding terror? After the first ten minutes, there wasn’t even anything super, overtly sinister happening! It took a little while for it to catch with me, but when it did…it all sort of made sense. Be warned, there are minor spoilers in this review.