Bioshock Infinite: Game and Music Review
By – This Guy
Traveling through the World of Bioshock Infinite is a mind bending, surreal experience. A floating city in the sky – The year is 1912…wait, what? That’s right; Columbia is a city from the Bioshock Universe so hang on folks, Time/Space is about to get bumpy! It’s truly something you want to take your time doing so you can soak up everything, exploring not just for the achievements but for the splendor of seeing all this work of Art has to offer. My first playthrough of Bioshock Infinite (from now on referred to as B:I) was going to be a friendly blind speed run race to the finish with (notice I said with and not against ;) fellow GWW staffer Matt Siegfried, but my run quickly turned into an expedition all about observing, listening, comprehending a masterpiece and gathering shiny things! I’ll not ruin anything here so no spoiler alerts but I do want to explore and share something in the game that is nearly a spoiler for anyone with no information about it, the music.
Instead of your typical review of “insert game title here” that you can find on any video game website anywhere, I figured why not have some fun showing off some of the games incredible, reworked 1912 Full song Ragtime/phonograph versions of pop music (and other types) in High Quality accompanied by HD In-Game Footage. So I made some, hopefully, entertaining videos with my new Hauppage HD PVR2 Gaming Edition. All recording was done with voice and sound f/x off to accentuate the music for an overall more enjoyable experience.
The Song/Video list so far is below:
“After you’ve gone” originally by Django Reinhardt
“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” originally by Tears For Fears
“God Only Knows” originally by The Beach Boys, sung by A Mighty Wind
“God Only Knows” In Game version
The best things about Video Games can be found by playing or even watching someone play Bioshock Infinite, it’s that good and it’s easily an early contender for Game of the Year.
Overall Score – 10 out of 10
by Eric Cummings