So everyone went bonkers over Bioshock Infinite at E3 this year. Like splicer crawling on the roof, frothing ADAM at the mouth bonkers.
Yes they did.
And I’m not sure why…
Hey, maybe I wrong. Maybe I’m an idiot. Maybe I’m a wrong idiot but inventive as it seems for an increasingly stagnant genre, Infinite hardly soared in comparison with rival industry behemoths such as Mass Effect 3, Batman: Arkham City and Uncharted 3.
And come on! Realistically, how could anyone who’s taken but a single joyous glance at Bethesda’s upcoming juggernaut, Skyrim, consider it anything less than the gaming equivalent of the ‘Rapture’. (See what I did there…)
Okay, I might be prone to a smidgen of exaggeration where the Elder Scrolls V is concerned*. Plus the new Skyline system spliced wit a volatile mix of destructive plasmids looks fun. And though I’m one of the few who didn’t drool over Bioshock’s intellectual conceits, there’s no denying the quality of writing and scope involved in these titles.
That's no small drop
But seriously, Best of Show, Best Original Game, Best Action Adventure Game and Best PC Game at the Game Critics Awards, flanking no end of accolades from assorted websites???
I must be missing something…
I am, actually. Most of Infinite’s kudos were earned by it’s behind closed door demo at E3. So if like me, you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, the full 15 minute presentation will be finally released online July 7th.
Until then, here’s a teaser of what to expect. And though there’s little real gameplay I’ll readily admit, Elizabeth is a sweetheart.
Check back later in the week for the full demo. And by all accounts you’ll need a helmet, lest your mind be blown.
*though trust me, Skyrim will melt your eyes with elation