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BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode Two

2K Games, Irrational Games
Mar 25, 2014 - PC

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Rambling plot aside, Burial at Sea, Episode 2 is an entertaining stealth-lite shooter with a likeable lead.

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While its narrative achievements are significant and Burial at Sea: Episode Two is enjoyable to watch and listen to, it's also fun to play. As with Episode One, its mission objectives boil down to basic fetch-quests, but the stealth mechanics suit the mood, feel well integrated and are enjoyable. It's also a poignant release, for it's not only the concluding part of Irrational's BioShock story but the final chapter of the studio itself. Impressively crafted and polished, it's a fitting end to Irrational's body of work. The story of BioShock might belong to Ken Levine and Irrational Games rather than to its players - but it's a story that's been well worth telling.

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BioShock Infinite's final DLC brings brilliant closure to both Rapture and Columbia.

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Elizabeth has a stealthier and more tactical playstyle, which is an interesting change of pace

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Burial at Sea too often feels like well-made fan fiction

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The excellent Burial at Sea - Episode 2 marks a welcome return to form for BioShock Infinite.

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Turns out, a good main character and a focus on careful stealth over noisy violence can go a long way toward making a game more interesting.

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Irrational also went above and beyond with the implementation of 1998 Mode -- a new difficulty level that challenges you to complete the entire DLC without killing a soul. I never thought the core game's 1999 setting really added anything significant as it was basically the exact same experience, but with even more emphasis on stealth, playing 1998 felt like a whole new game. It was so fun in fact that I was compelled to go back for a second playthrough of Episode Two immediately -- a feeling I didn't experience with the first DLC.BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode Two blows Episode One out of the water. It improves upon nearly every shortcoming of the first outing, and with all of the lore additions it's a must-play for fans of the series. It's worth picking up the Season Pass just to see this story through to the end.

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