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Would have made for a great movie
on 13 May 2013
I was initially very impressed by the game and the amazing attention to detail, but it just didn't live up to its hype. The plot and characters of Booker and Elizabeth were great but the game mechanics and choices offered by the game felt very linear and truly limited. This game could have been so much more but instead you feel almost trapped and forced into a single way of playing the game. Exploration of the city does not feel like it is encouraged, except for the collection of a few coins to buy almost useless upgrades for weapons. This combined with the limited interaction you have with the inhabitants of the game makes you feel as though you are just ploughing through a few levels of COD instead of getting in touch with the story and becoming involved in the world. Much of the time you feel as though you should have been offered the choice to have influence over certain things but are left with static environments and object. The city becomes merely a pretty backdrop for a half-arsed shoot em up and shatters the illusion of a story and involvement in it by you as a character.