Friday, April 19, 2013

A Note on Bioshock Inifinte

Spectacular use of music, great art and art direction, solid if unremarkable shooter gameplay (the skyhooks are nifty).  I suspect Bioshock Inifinte will go down as one of the classic games.

The first Bioshock played with the meta-narrative and the idea of agency in video games. Infinite takes it all to another level. And there is a moment, a line, that even (intentionally or not) calls back to the fact that it's all just a computer program. There's a great deal of philosophy going on in there, a great deal to examine if you wish to. It's fun too. And perhaps, in the end, that's all that matters.

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