Need some convincing to jump on the Infinite bandwagon? Read on...Starting up the latest instalment of 2K's groundbreaking series of mindfuckery, you can't help but feel a certain expectation for what's about to follow. Particularly if you're suffering from some serious sequelitis caused by recent releases (well I suppose Revengeance isn't REALLY a Metal Gear game...or a word for that matter).
Well, worry not! For this winner of an already obscene amount of awards will give fans the er...fanservice they so desperately need, as well as blowing the socks off newcomers with their feet still in them.
|The enemies may be different,|
but deep down they're still bat-shit crazy
|You don't want to know how she lost that finger...|
With other new gameplay elements such as wearable perk-giving gear, innovative movement using magnetised hooks and a variety of puzzles and chests adding to exploration, this is a FPS completely opposed to the chest-high cover fights spent glued to weapon sights that riddle games like Battlefield and Call of Duty. Plus, as already seen in content like AC3's Tyranny of King Washington, this game puts an intense spin on history, making for a chilling 'what could have been' epic. If cities could have flown, that is.
So go...just as Bioshock replicated eerie 1984-esque feels, Infinite brings its steampunk world into collision with blown up nationalist and religious alterations to early 20th century America. Go on, skip the essentials this week, this is all your mind needs.