If this is what a current day 10/10 game is considered, the bar has been set pretty low. I ain't jumping on this game's bandwagon.
The bulk of the reviews on Metacritic all focus solely on the story line, and nothing else. Do people even pay attention to anything else besides the story? There are a shit ton of other elements to this game. Infinite is an average shooter at best.
said by Ryan:
With that said I agree you could probably play the game without vigors, but why would you. They were definitely helpful throughout the game especially with multiple npc's, plus imho they were pretty entertaining to use.
There's a huge difference between entertaining, and meaningful. When you can literally mow every enemy down with a single machine gun or carbine throughout the whole game, it completely diminished any meaning Vigors should have had. Same goes for "gear" upgrades. Did they mean anything to you at all or change your game play style? You can equip absolutely nothing for gear upgrades and you'd never even notice. That's how insignificant they are.
said by Ryan:
As far as kill enemies, search kill more enemies.. Isn't that essentially what all FPS are? I haven't played one that isn't like that..
Of course you're supposed to beat bad guys in an FPS. That's the whole point. Unfortunately this game you can nearly set a timer to when the next set of baddies are going to pop out, simply because you just walked into a new area and you're done talking to the girl.
There was so much other shit they could have done. As much as I hate QTE's, this game probably would have benefited from a few of them. Where was the exploration? There was absolutely none. Completely on rails the whole time. Unlike the first Bioshock. Also barely any world interaction at all. You can't talk to 99% of the NPCs standing around, and besides searching trash cans and crates, there's nothing else they let you interact with.
They also had this very interesting sky-line system, that only turned out to be a gimmick in the end and wasn't used much.
There's just no way in hell this game is a 10/10 that most people give it. Cool story? Yes. But that's about it.