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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:13 AM

Control Command Escape has posted a new review of BioShock Infinite, the soon to be released Mac version of Irrational Games' epic shooter. Brought to the Mac by Aspyr Media, BioShock Infinite introduces an "entirely new narrative experience that lifts players out of the familiar confines of Rapture and rockets them to Columbia, an immense city in the sky."

Special attention must be given to Elizabeth, who serves as your companion for the majority of the game. She has been supremely well-realised, both in terms of her animation (where she’ll saunter about the place, scamper off ahead of you, and stop to investigate paintings and so on), how she reacts to things that happen in the game, and how she actively helps you out without managing to get in the way. The first of those is probably the most striking whilst you play, and it becomes something of a joy to just pay attention to what you do. But where the developers really deserve credit is in resisting the temptation to make her a “girl with a gun”. Elizabeth abhors violence, and her assistance to you is merely in spotting points of interest, and scavenging and providing you with support. During a heated battle, she might yell that she’s found something, and throw you some ammunition or something to replenish your health or salt levels. Outside of combat, she’ll frequently throw you a coin she’s found somewhere (which happens too frequently for my liking) or spot a lockpick (which you can have her use to pick locks for you when you find them).

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:34 AM

:huh: The Mac version will only be released on Friday. An early released review copy of a Mac game?

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:54 AM

Or reviewed from the PC part...

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:03 AM

Nope, it's based entirely on a full playthrough of a pre-release copy of the Mac version, provided by Aspyr. The only time I even booted up the Windows version was to compare quality and check for a possible bug.

See the "performance & quality" section of the review, which is completely specific to the Mac version.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:59 AM

View PostJanichsan, on 27 August 2013 - 03:34 AM, said:

:huh: The Mac version will only be released on Friday. An early released review copy of a Mac game?

Friday? I thought the release date was the 29th (Thursday)???
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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:32 AM

View PostUmarOMC1, on 28 August 2013 - 12:59 AM, said:

Friday? I thought the release date was the 29th (Thursday)???
You're right. My short glance at my wall calendar was somewhat misleading.

View Postninjafoodstuff, on 27 August 2013 - 09:03 AM, said:

Nope, it's based entirely on a full playthrough of a pre-release copy of the Mac version, provided by Aspyr. The only time I even booted up the Windows version was to compare quality and check for a possible bug.

See the "performance & quality" section of the review, which is completely specific to the Mac version.
The question is in how far that pre-release version is really representative of the final version.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:40 AM

View PostJanichsan, on 28 August 2013 - 01:32 AM, said:

The question is in how far that pre-release version is really representative of the final version.

A fair question.
  • The app version is listed as 1.0.0
  • It's likely to be the same version as in the Mac App Store due to the time it takes to get Mac applications certified
  • Aspyr were happy to have this version reviewed
  • With last year's Borderlands 2, the pre-release version I was given was indeed the same as the release version.
I'll check when the final version is released, but the hash for the pre-release executable is da7976f70e249cb48165cb02fa17b1ed

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:42 AM

Am I the only one who noticed it said "Infinity" rather than Infinite?
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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:11 AM

Hahahaha. Yeah, the IMG news writer goofed it seems ;) tsk tsk

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 10:05 AM

Infinity and beyond!!!! Wait...that's not right...

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:23 PM

I wish people would use the licensed name of the game.

Tired of seeing random use of "BioShock" and "Bioshock".

"Bioshock" is *WRONG* ...

I laugh, because even the official site for the game has mixed usage. Pretty sloppy.

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