Now that 2012 is in full swing, many outlets are reviewing what to expect in the coming year in their various “Most Anticipated” lists. We’re proud to report that BioShock Infinite showed up in more than one of these features, and we’re truly honored. Don’t take our word for it – see what the professionals have to say!
“If you’re not freaking psyched for BioShock Infinite, you may be missing some synapses in your mind grapes. Exploring the twisted, floating world of Columbia is something we can’t wait to do.” – IGN.com
“Where Rapture introduced us to an underwater dystopia filled with drugged riddled enemies, here we will be plunged into a civil war featuring sky mortars, ultranationalists who can summon flocks of crows, and varied automata resembling circus strongmen and the Maltese Falcon. We’re eagerly looking forward to what is next for this franchise.” – 1up.com
“Set in 1912, the action takes place in Columbia, a huge floating city constructed by the U.S. government as a lofty tribute to American ideals. Of course, this being a BioShock game, wrinkles abound: rival factions vie for ultimate control of Columbia even as the airborne community passes through rifts in the space-time continuum (occasionally placing its citizens at various points in time, including the early 1980s). If nothing else, Infinite has origins perhaps unique in the annals of gaming: lead designer Ken Levine got the central idea of his game while watching a history documentary on PBS.” – Time.com
“It’s tough to downplay the insane amount of hype that BioShock Infinite has around it, but it’s one of the only game franchises that really deserves it. Because the original had such an engaging storyline, brilliant art direction, and fantastic gameplay, we can only assume BioShock Infinite will deliver in all these areas and more.” – Cnet.com
“Returning to the BioShock helm is game designer Ken Levine, who dazzled players five years ago with the first chapter of this amazing franchise. There’s also the dizzying combat while riding the city’s skylines.” – USA Today
“Bioshock Infinite has been wowing audiences since its announcement in 2010 and has already won numerous awards even before its official release next year. Taking the action from underwater to the skies, creator Ken Levine is hoping fans will embrace the new direction and explore the new setting.” – CNN
“As if I wasn’t already champing at the bit for this after talking with the director and his voice cast, the latest trailer has me jonesing even harder. Listening to the Elizabeth character sing ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken’ gives me goosebumps.” – WIRED & ArsTechnica
“But with creative director Ken Levine and the team at Irrational back behind the wheel, there is a definite buzz surrounding the development of BioShock Infinite, which trades the dark ocean depths for the blue skies and American Exceptionalism of the early 1900s.” – VentureBeat
“Infinite moves the action backwards in time and up in the air, sending you on a mission to the fascinating steampunk air-metropolis called Columbia. It’s like a secret adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day!” – Entertainment Weekly
“Expect imaginative design, compelling themes, and nail-biting gameplay to power Infinite to early Game of the Year consideration.” – Yahoo!
“Featuring an all-new setting and cast of characters, BioShock Infinite looks to take storytelling in games to another level.” – Game Informer
““There’s political and class warfare going on in the story, an AI companion in Elizabeth that seems like she’s really going to push the boundaries of anything we’ve seen before, the creepiness of the Songbird, and just the fact the game looks so damn pretty.” – Official Xbox Magazine
“It’s hard to not be excited for Bioshock Infinite, and when a game looks that good, it’s hard not to take notice.” – MediaKick
“BioShock has never been a series that shies away from moral decision making either and it will be the player’s choice whether to risk hurting their vulnerable partner in exchange for the extra power wielded.” – TheSixthAxis
“Columbia looks to be one of the most artistically realized settings in the history of gaming, and BioShock’s classic guns-meet-plasmids gameplay makes this our most anticipated game of 2012.” – VGChartz