Completed: Bioshock Infinite

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I am so glad that I chose to play this game.  Bioshock Infinite was designed really well in that it felt exactly the way a Bioshock game should feel.  The environment felt alive at every turn, the AI was amazingly conceived and never once did it slow down or become repetitive.  I also liked having a main character with a voice and a mission this time around, it just added to the feel of the game.

The ending of the game was a bit confusing, but once I pieced it all together it was provocative, sad and immensely powerful.  I loved it, though I sort of figured the connection between Booker and Comstock was what it was.

I picked up the Burial at Sea add ons, but they sadly haven’t captured my interest as Booker and Elizabeth exist in a certain place and time for me.  Having an alternate version of them has left me wanting more.

I banged out the last bunch of trophies that I could grab and now it’s time to move on.

  • Master of Pyrotechnics – In the Main Campaign, killed 20 enemies with the Barnstormer RPG.
  • Skeet Shoot – In the Main Campaign, killed 5 enemies while they are falling
  • Aerial Assassin – In the Main Campaign, killed 20 enemies with a Sky-Line Strike.
  • Passionately Reciprocated – In the Main Campaign, killed 150 enemies with the Founder Triple R Machine Gun or Vox Repeater.
  • On the Fly – In the Main Campaign, killed 30 enemies while riding a Sky-Line.
  • Bolt From the Blue – In the Main Campaign, killed 5 enemies with a headshot while riding a Sky-Line.
  • The Bird or The Cage – Completed The Hand of the Prophet.
  • Tin Soldier – Completed the Main Campaign on Easy difficulty or above.
  • Saw the Elephant – Completed the Main Campaign on Normal difficulty or above.

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Update: Bioshock Infinite Trophy Run

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I’ve had the flu this week, so I haven’t had it in me to post much.  I played quite a bit of Bioshock Infinite and grabbed a bunch of Trophies.  I’m almost done with the main campaign, is the Burial At Sea DLC worth buying?

  1. Raising the Bar – In the Main Campaign, upgraded one attribute (Health, Shield, or Salts) to its maximum level.
  2. Street Sweeper – In the Main Campaign, killed 50 enemies with the Founder China Broom Shotgun or Vox Heater.
  3. David & Goliath – In the Main Campaign, killed 20 “Heavy Hitter” enemies.
  4. Armed Revolt – Assisted the gunsmith.
  5. Tear ’em a New One – In the Main Campaign, opened 30 Tears.
  6. Loose Cannon – In the Main Campaign, killed 25 enemies with the Paddywhacker Hand Cannon.
  7. Kitted Out – In the Main Campaign, fully upgraded one weapon and one Vigor.
  8. Working Class Hero – In the Main Campaign, completed the Factory.
  9. Grand Largesse – In the Main Campaign, spent $10,000 at the vending machines of Columbia
  10. The Roguish Type – In the Main Campaign, used Elizabeth to pick 30 locks.
  11. Well Rounded – In the Main Campaign, used all 8 Vigors against enemies.
  12. On a Clear Day… – In the Main Campaign, killed 30 enemies with the Bird’s Eye Sniper Rifle.
  13. Blood in the Streets – Completed Emporia.
  14. Higher Learning – Completed Comstock House.
  15. Here Little Piggy – In the Main Campaign, killed 30 enemies with the Founder Pig Volley Gun or Vox Hail Fire.

 

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Update: Bioshock Infinite – 1 Trophy earned

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I am absolutely loving Bioshock Infinite.  I have been enjoying the company of Elizabeth, she’s an amazing AI companion, feeding me Ammo, Salts and Health when fighting and coins when scavenging.  The dialogue interaction between her and Booker is intelligent and keeps the story moving forward, even though she gets upset with me quite a bit.  I guess being locked in that tower for so long has rendered her emotional towards all the violence and murder, but hey these dudes attack me.

Anyhow, I’ve been playing through Finkton, currently on my way to The Good Time Club to find the gunsmith who’s gone missing.  The imagery and atmosphere bring so much to this game, that I spend a ton of time simply looking around and admiring it.  In the gunsmith’s house, the Buddhism shrine was beautiful, poignant and made perfect sense.  Of course, when I got outside, The Handyman was waiting for me.  We’ll try that guy soon enough.  For now, one trophy earned:

Vigorous Opposition – In the Main Campaign, killed 75 enemies either with a Vigor or while the enemy is under the effects of a Vigor.

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Completed: Uncharted 3 Drake’s Deception

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I know I’m a few years late to the party, but that’s how I play games.  I buy a stack of used games for a huge discount and play them as I can.  Uncharted 3 was the latest game I finished and once again I was blown away by the scope of the adventure that had just played out before me.  I can only speak for the main campaign, I did not play the multi-player component at all (Since my code had been used by the previous owner and I wasn’t paying for one).

Like all the Drake games, the environment is lush, beautiful and completely living and breathing around you. The adventure that takes place is something that would blow away a Hollywood script and main character Drake just becomes more flawed and more heroic with each new title.  The game spans a number of different countries as Nathan Drake and his old counterpart Victor “Sully” Sullivan search for the true reason Sir Francis Drake took his voyage 500 years ago.  We also get some back story, learning how Sully and Nathan met each other, which is a nice thing for long time fans of the series.

The game play is still a mix of climbing walls (that are sometimes impossibly tall and conveniently have perfectly placed items to grab onto), shooting enemies in grand scale firefights and solving puzzles to progress through levels.  It’s pretty much the same thing as the first two games, but it never feels stale as the story keeps churning forward with twists, turns and sometimes outright craziness.

The problem I found was at the end of the game, in the final few chapter which followed the script of the second game way too closely.  Without giving anything specific away, Drake and Sully find an epic lost city that has been hidden for hundreds (or thousands) of years, they find enemies that are supernatural (Be they real or fake) and are very difficult to kill in waves that get frustrating, then they have to run away as the road crumbles away behind them.

The game ends with a satisfying conclusion and I watch as the trophies for completing the game pop up and I say to myself, I cannot wait until the next one.  Hopefully Uncharted 4 on the PS4 comes out soon enough.

chartedCharted – Finished the game on normal difficulty

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