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This review is from: BioShock Infinite - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
I'm nowhere near your average gamer. I'm a 46-year-old wife and mom. I played games with my kid when she was younger, but hadn't picked up a controller in years. Then a year and a half ago I met Nathan Drake, and renewed my love affair with adventure games.
I recently branched out, took a chance on BioShock 1. That was okay, the story was REALLY different, but the gameplay got a tad monotonous after a while. I happened to finish that a couple weeks before Infinite came out. I really had no intention of playing Infinite. None whatsoever. I barely paid attention to its existence.
Then I saw a commercial for it. Which led me to investigate online. Which led me to buy the game, on May 19. I finished it tonight, June 15. Yes, because I work full time, have a family to corral and a million things going on, it took me almost a month to play this game. But OOOOHHHHHH what a month it has been! I have savored EVERY MINUTE of this game. It's been so damn much fun that I actually feel BAD for getting it on sale. Holy guacamole, the art, the story, the characters, the *everything*.
This game is simply stunning. Even if you're just a sorta-kinda-casual game player like me, you will enjoy the living crap out of this. I am so completely going to play it again, as soon as I can pry it out of my daughter's hands.
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Initial post: Nov 30, 2013 3:29:16 PM PST
Solomon Grundy says:
Great review, Brandi. You may not regard yourself as 'your average gamer,' but your passion & enthusiasm certainly shine through!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2013 8:16:56 PM PST
Thank you! :-D My enjoyment of this game has not waned one bit. I have played all the way through three times now, and have spent about a billion hours honing my skills in the downloadable add-ons. I'm dying for the last part of that to come out. I'm probably the only middle-age woman you'll ever find who owns a replica skyhook. I'd like to make cookies for everyone at Irrational Games. Ha! SO dang much fun. :)
Posted on Dec 10, 2013 10:46:41 AM PST
Advertising doesn't work on me and rarely does a review make me pull the trigger and buy something. Mission accomplished Brandi. I just ordered it. Thanks for the straight forward, no B.S. review.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2013 6:03:48 PM PST
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! :-D
Posted on Dec 16, 2013 7:45:37 AM PST
A Gamer Guy says:
Man....my mom (not much older than you) doesn't even know how to work a DVD player........
Posted on Dec 22, 2013 7:08:09 PM PST
Ha! I thought I was the only 40 something year old mom that played video games. My 15 year old son laughs at "how bad I am" sometimes, but I can't be too bad since I have completed several games. Like you, it takes a while to complete games because I have so many other things to do, but I still manage. I just finished "The Last of Us". Awesome game! I just ordered Bioshock Infinite. I had actually forgotten about wanting to play this game. I just read your review and it sounds just like something I would like.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2013 8:02:54 PM PST
::Fives you!:: I am *dying* to play The Last of Us. My family has been warned if I don't find it under the Christmas tree, heads will roll. ;) I hope you have as much fun with Infinite as I did!
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2013 8:04:50 PM PST
LOL That just goes to show that not all moms are alike, and you can't judge a book by its age... or gender... or something... ;)
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2014 7:14:36 AM PST
Nestor Navarro Nuñez says:
Hi Brandi: Very nice review. I've played Bioshock and Bioshock 2 (both are excelents games) but haven't have the opportunity to play this yet :(
Anyway, just want to know if you got The Last of Us for christmas!
Posted on Jan 10, 2014 11:06:05 AM PST
Jamey F. Neher says:
I have decieded to give this game a try because of you Brandi, thanks for the review. I actually have a tip for you, since you liked this one so much I suggest The Last of Us. I think you will really enjoy it for the story, graphics and immense emotional roller coaster it will take you on.