Why Bioshock Infinite Is Better Than Last of Us…

Let me start off by saying that I love both games. They are both really and truly amazing and you should play both… repeatedly. This blog is full of spoilers so if you haven’t played them BOTH then don’t read this blog…. thanks 😀

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Lettuce start with Last of Us

Last of Us is a game about a man (voiced by Troy Baker) who loses his daughter. The actual gameplay starts and you are in a world that you are not familiar with and must fight to survive because you just so happen to have a younger female with you that you are transporting to a place because you were promised something that you didn’t think you could have (in this case, it’s a cure for a disease that humanity needs). As the game progresses, this girl becomes like a daughter to you. In the end, your character ends up being the bad guy that didn’t want to give up the girl to save humanity.

And now, Bioshock Infinite

Bioshock Infinite is a game about a man (voiced by Troy Baker) who loses his daughter. The actual gameplay starts and you are in a world that you are not familiar with and must fight to survive because you just so happen to have a younger female with you that you are transporting to a place because you were promised something that you didn’t think you could have (in this case, it’s the promise to have all your debts wiped clean). As the game progresses, you realize this girl IS your daughter. In the end, your character ends up being the bad guy that made this evil place that you have been running from the entire time.

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Here is why I liked Bioshock Infinite more:

It was in a setting that we had never seen before… sure, the Last of Us had beautiful set pieces and it looked amazing but we’ve seen post apocalypse before. I had never seen a world like this and it was so unbelievable yet amazingly believable. People have said many things about the combat in both these games. They claim Bioshock’s gameplay is inferior to Last of Us. I disagree. The first person perspective actually helped me get more immersed into the world and the experience. It was like I was playing as me being Booker. I honestly think that the only reason people are not liking the gameplay in Bioshock Infinite is because it is a First Person game (with shooting)… the over saturation of FPS games in this console generation has turned us all off to this type of game. Put that aside and you can realize how much of a gem this game is. I loved the Skyrail and the Vigors. I loved the inter-dimensional traveling. The story in this game to me is better… sorry. It has twists and turns and it messes with your brain. It makes you think about it for about a week or so afterward. It sticks with you and you research it and you want to play it again. Not just to experience it again but so you can pick up on clues and have “ah-haa” moments. In the end of the game you realize you are the bad guy… one and the same. In the end of Last of Us you are bad because you want to save her over the world but it’s still justifiable.

In the end of the day though, this is still just my opinion and my preference. If you liked Last of Us more, then you are not wrong… this is just about me. Thanks for reading 😀

7 comments on “Why Bioshock Infinite Is Better Than Last of Us…

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  3. Don´t apologize for something subjective you like. I´m with you. I actually wasn´t that into The Last of Us as the horrible AI pulled me out of the game frequently. One example was when I (in the school) was hunched behind a bench to hide from clickers and then the AI (Ellie) RUNS against them, does a 180 infront of one and tips a chair against it. Immersion breaking 101. Bioshock Infinite – Flawless. And the aaah moments – 100% with you.

  4. I feel the same way. Bioshock Infintes story grabbed me much quicker than the Last of Us did. It’s still a fantastic game, but i feel the story in Bioshock was better because of the way it was presented.

  5. Late reply indeed 🙂 As i find this article and i just need to agree – Bioshock Infinite Story is better without any shadow of a doubt than the Last of Us. It is original, a breath-taking twist at the end and a puzzle of its own. Creative work at its best! I felt bluffed and cheated by the ending of Bioshock Infinite.

    In terms of gameplay, they all have flaws! I will rate them to the same level. The question is? Does a story makes a game better than the other? Or the actual gameplay. If you choose the former, BIOSHOCK INFINITE it is, if you choose the latter, may be The Last of Us wins, i feel like The Last of Us gameplay is more structured! I will choose Bioshock Infinite other The Last of Us simply because i feel that for once the story makes you forget about the flaws of the gameplay!

    • late response to comment lol… but you do bring up great points. I think we can both agree that these 2 games were both amazing in their own right 😀 thanks for reading

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