The journey up to Columbia at the beginning of BioShock Infinite echoes the trip down to Rapture in BioShock, except that this time you're going up instead of down. But breaking through the cloud cover and catching your first glimpse of the city is just as breathtaking as seeing Rapture in the first game was.
Arriving in the city and simply walking around will take your breath away, and despite any initial similarities, Infinite's world is infinitely different from the last two games. It's just so sunny and bright everywhere you go. The sun has got to set at some point, but every minute we played was bathed in golden light, and it was gorgeous.