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Bioshock Infinite review Q&A: Your questions answered

Postby kiddoblivion » 26 Mar 2013, 15:21

What's this I've been reading about "kill boxes"? They say you'll frequently enter a new area in which all exits are then sealed off and you are then pummeled with wave upon wave upon wave of enemies and that these scenarios happen far to frequently. Please tell me this isn't the case.
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Re: Bioshock Infinite review Q&A: Your questions answered

Postby Hardlydan » 26 Mar 2013, 15:57

kiddoblivion wrote:What's this I've been reading about "kill boxes"? They say you'll frequently enter a new area in which all exits are then sealed off and you are then pummeled with wave upon wave upon wave of enemies and that these scenarios happen far to frequently. Please tell me this isn't the case.


Stop playing Space Invaders :p
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Re: Bioshock Infinite review Q&A: Your questions answered

Postby TheAmazingDaler » 26 Mar 2013, 16:11

kiddoblivion wrote:What's this I've been reading about "kill boxes"? They say you'll frequently enter a new area in which all exits are then sealed off and you are then pummeled with wave upon wave upon wave of enemies and that these scenarios happen far to frequently. Please tell me this isn't the case.



There are these. The narrative explaination is that only Elizabeth can pick locks, and she can't pick locks while you're under attack. As such, you can't progress until you've killed everyone.
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Re: Bioshock Infinite review Q&A: Your questions answered

Postby CatfishMurphy » 26 Mar 2013, 17:26

I'm still curious about the 1999 mode. As a wannabe hardcorer I've completed the likes of Rage on Ultra Nightmare, Mass Effect 2 on Insanity, 100 percented Barbie's Horse Adventure, etc; how does the 1999 mode compare to those and is it too much of distraction from the story playing in that mode?

Anyone given it a shot yet?
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Re: Bioshock Infinite review Q&A: Your questions answered

Postby sbradley88 » 26 Mar 2013, 18:45

I'm fuming. I pre ordered this from shopto and it's still not arrived. I blame the post service though, total crap in my area!

Anywhoo I was curious, why is 1999 mode called 1999? Is there a relevence to this?
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Re: Bioshock Infinite review Q&A: Your questions answered

Postby wezbit » 26 Mar 2013, 19:28

sbradley88 wrote:I'm fuming. I pre ordered this from shopto and it's still not arrived. I blame the post service though, total crap in my area!

Anywhoo I was curious, why is 1999 mode called 1999? Is there a relevence to this?
I guess it has to do with System shock 2 being played on hard and that that game was released in 1999.
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Re: Bioshock Infinite review Q&A: Your questions answered

Postby ingy » 27 Mar 2013, 09:27

TheAmazingDaler wrote:
kiddoblivion wrote:What's this I've been reading about "kill boxes"? They say you'll frequently enter a new area in which all exits are then sealed off and you are then pummeled with wave upon wave upon wave of enemies and that these scenarios happen far to frequently. Please tell me this isn't the case.



There are these. The narrative explaination is that only Elizabeth can pick locks, and she can't pick locks while you're under attack. As such, you can't progress until you've killed everyone.


The thing i hated about bioshock 2 was the holding of an area while the girl did her thing, this looks to be the same thing, it's lazy programming and i thought/hoped we had seen the last of this kind of mindless gameplay. Should have been reflected in the reviews.
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Re: Bioshock Infinite review Q&A: Your questions answered

Postby wishface » 27 Mar 2013, 10:42

I'd happily play this game, but it's only got a shelf life of a couple of weeks. Once you've completed it, that's it folks. Yes you might replay it from time to time, if that's your bag. Not really mine.

Bioshock was fun, Bioshock 2 was fun, and I liked the multiplayer (other than the horrendous pervasive lag). Infinite looks like, well, more of the same.

I think games like this should be sold at a cheaper price.
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Re: Bioshock Infinite review Q&A: Your questions answered

Postby fionn1 » 27 Mar 2013, 14:08

whats that you say Lovefilm? you have dispatched my copy of bioschock infinite 1 day after release why thank you very much :D
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Re: Bioshock Infinite review Q&A: Your questions answered

Postby Skullet » 27 Mar 2013, 20:05

I don't think it's Green Man Gaming that's offering the deal with the extra games as Steam were offering the exact same deal as a preorder bonus.
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Re: Bioshock Infinite review Q&A: Your questions answered

Postby Skullet » 27 Mar 2013, 20:09

ingy wrote:



The thing i hated about bioshock 2 was the holding of an area while the girl did her thing, this looks to be the same thing, it's lazy programming and i thought/hoped we had seen the last of this kind of mindless gameplay. Should have been reflected in the reviews.




Agreed. I wouldn't mind it so much but the combat in Infinite isn't very satisfying, I got bored shooting at people after an hour or so and I find I can't play the game for anymore than an hour or 2 before I have to switch it off. I would also agree that this should have been reflected in the review as it does make the game a bit of a chore to play.
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