When the original Bioshock first broke ground on the consoles, it impressed everyone with clever gameplay mechanics, a spell binding and engrossing narrative and inspired visuals. It quickly became not only a cult classic, but one of the definitive games on this generation of consoles. A new IP that gained a significant audience with the sheer quality it presented to the gamer. While Bioshock 2 wavered slightly, it was s till a worthy sequel (although never reaching the heights of the original). Some attributed that to return to Rapture, a city which was squeezed for every bit of exposition the first go-round. Now, the series takes the Far Cry route, that is, changing the setting, the main characters, the philosophical lessons and pretty much everything else but keeping the name. Does visiting Columbia hold the same sense of wonder that the first Bioshock did or is Infinite just another step in the downward spiral of the series?
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