In a swanky hotel suite in LA this week, we sat down with other reporters and developers from Irrational Games and played through the first few hours of BioShock Infinite.

If you want the short version, here it is: it's incredible.

The longer version takes a bit more time, so we thought it might be wise to just walk you through the game's first few hours step-by-step. This is what you'll experience from the very beginning of the game.

If you don't want to read any plot spoilers, you might as well stop now. But if your curiosity gets the better of you, then we think you'll like what you're about to read.