Yeah, Infinite was a bit of a letdown, but not enough for me not to love it. Love the atmosphere and story, and I didn't think the actual mechanics were as bad as lots of people seem to think. I got tons of enjoyment out of the skyline combat, and the vigor combos. The last time I tried to replay it, I did get bored and stop like halfway through, but that was an attempt at a 4th replay. Most single player campaign games would get boring by then. I did enjoy it thoroughly three times.
And yeah, I figured I'd call Bioshock 1 my favorite shooter, kind of by default, as it's my favorite game of the last gen. If I were to re-order my list, based entirely on the games' mechanical merits as shooters... All three Bioshocks would probably be knocked off completely, FEAR would be MUCH higher, as would Far Cry 3, and Crysis 2 and Counterstrike: Global Offensive probably would have made it.
Someone who likes Crysis 2? . I did not enjoy the first at all.
Hahaha. That sounds about right. I still think the first is far and away the best, if for no other reason than it being so much more open, plus I found the story far more interesting than in 2. But as for Crysis 2... it got shit on by PC gamers because many of us were extremely disappointed in the new direction of the game (smaller levels, more linear, stripped down suit functions, "cinematic" presentation), which was obviously targeted at the COD crowd, but I still think it's an incredible game, judged on its own merits. With Crysis 2, they wanted to make a more typical kind of modern/futuristic military style shooter, like a Battlefield or Call of Duty single player campaign, and as far as I'm concerned, they absolutely crushed that goal. It might not be as open, large and sandbox-ish as the original, but Crysis 2 is sure as hell more ambitious, interesting and unique than just about every other copy/paste military shooter of the last gen.