I can't compare since I barely played the first (Horror + Me = Hell no!).
Looking at Infinite by itself, I think it is kind of disappointing. It actually begins great. Sinking down that elevator shaft, with the lights shining through the cut out words and the heavenly music playing in the background, for instance? So freaking good! One of my favourite gaming moments. Wandering through Columbia, playing with carnival games and generally messing about (while portentous and mysterious things happen) is great as well.
The first real cracks start to appear once they actually put a gun in your hand. The gameplay is, to put it mildly, tedious. Endless shooting, forever. The weapons feel loose as well.
Outside of the actual combat, the game still managed to hold my attention long enough for me to meet and rescue Elizabeth in enjoyable fashion. From then onwards, the bad starts to outweigh the good. Unenjoyable and over long combat sections, mixed with silly, fanfiction-esque Booker-Elizabeth interactions, make the game a bit of an awkward chore. In particular, Elizabeth's annoying... 'Elizabeth-ness' looks like it's going really grate by the end of the game.
And it's not even like I hate this sort of super cheery and naive character (Rapunzel from Tangled is fantastic!), it's just that Elizabeth seems so in a really false way. Not that she is actually false or putting on affectations, it just seems that the game devs don't really to know how to make such a character convincing (at least, as far as I got in the game).
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