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    Can I play Bioshock Infinite without having played the previous titles?

    Never did play the first 2 games. I'm not typically a first person shooter fan, nor have I been the largest fan of survival horror games. That being said I didn't give the first 2 titles a second glance, however since seeing footage of Infinite and realizing there was a sort of 'super powers' system included with some depth of story/etc....infinite kind of shows more appeal to me.

    So my question is, how stand alone-ish is this title supposed to be? Or is it imperative that I play the first 2 games. The setting in this new one looks very different, leading me to believe it might be its own game entirely.

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    If I remember correctly, this was a different universe. If not, then it's at least set before Rapture, so it is stand alone.

    However Bioshock 1 and 2 had powers and a good story, they also aren't survival horrors.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Naxi View Post
    If I remember correctly, this was a different universe. If not, then it's at least set before Rapture, so it is stand alone.

    However Bioshock 1 and 2 had powers and a good story, they also aren't survival horrors.
    Good to know, thanks. I remember briefly playing some of the bioshock demo sametime I played some of the dead space demo....that could be where I'm mistaking it for a survival horror game.

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    My bad, this should have been posted in the ps3 games section.
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    You get Bioshock 1 free with infinite, so either way your covered.
    (Bioshock 2 was made by someone else, and is by far worse -- and for the most part doesnt need to exist)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    You get Bioshock 1 free with infinite, so either way your covered.
    (Bioshock 2 was made by someone else, and is by far worse -- and for the most part doesnt need to exist)
    Sweet deal!
    Well you just helped solidify my purchasing choice
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    You get Bioshock 1 free with infinite, so either way your covered.
    (Bioshock 2 was made by someone else, and is by far worse -- and for the most part doesnt need to exist)
    It didn't have to exist, but the gameplay was still superior and so was the ending. It still had the elements that made the first one great, only it was way shorter.


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    Anything to help make your decision easier, I got high hopes this game will be good.



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    No - retailers will ask you about the previous games. IF you get more than 1 wrong answer, you will not be permitted to purchase the game.

    Best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    No - retailers will ask you about the previous games. IF you get more than 1 wrong answer, you will not be permitted to purchase the game.

    Best of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    No - retailers will ask you about the previous games. IF you get more than 1 wrong answer, you will not be permitted to purchase the game.

    Best of luck.
    Haha! Touche. I'm looking forward to the game and from what I'm hearing there aren't any ties to the previous games as far as the story goes.




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    As said, its the same themes and ideas as the first Bioshock, but a different universe and characters.

    Feel free to jump into Infinite you'll be on the same page as the rest of us

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    They're different universes, yeah.

    I think I would have preferred it being the same universe though. I like the idea of a game world being expanded on with sequels or a new IP. Similar to what Rockstar did last-gen with GTA and Manhunt.

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