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#1 Posted by matimuu (3 posts) -

Just wanted to clarify that i thought mirroring the plots of bioshock 1 and 2 was a great move. It gave it some closure, and some weight to the whole multiverse thing. Also, while racism and ideology don't really fit into any discussion on the ending, i still absolutely think they're a hugely important part of the themes of the game.

I personally thought the ending was incredible, and probably one of the gutsiest endings to any game i've ever played.

#2 Edited by matimuu (3 posts) -

There are a lot of parallels between Infinite and the first game, and it was definitely intentional.

Bioshock 1 and infinite spoilers:

If we make the connection that Booker = Jack/Delta and Elizibeth=Little Sisters/Eleanor
The leader of the city turns out to be related to the protagonist, and the protagonist beats him to death. (Ryan/Comstock) The leader of the city is in a state of civil war with a group whose main enemy is stabbed to death by the daughter of the protagonist. (Fontaine/Fitzroy) I also think there are a bunch of connections between other smaller characters, like Tenenbaum and and the Luteces, who both were involved with kidnapping young girls for unethical purposes, but were trying to redeem themselves by helping the protagonist.

I think a big point of the game is that the main plot events happen in the same way in both games. It isn't that they were ripping off Bioshock 2, or that they couldn't come up with a good idea for the plot, but I thought it was pretty brilliant that they kinda hid a lot of this until the end, except for the more obvious things like the "Eleanor Lamb/Lamb of Columbia" thing. It wasn't done as some sort of writer's block cop out, whatever you think of Ken Levine, he's not dumb enough to make the Lamb/Lamb connection accidentally. I really liked how they managed to make the stories so similar while feeling different, and my favorite part of the ending was how they made it all tie together.

Also, I haven't had a lot of time to think about it, but i'd say while they addressed stuff like racism, the main theme of infinite was parenthood, which is also pretty evident in Bioshock 1 and 2.

#3 Posted by matimuu (3 posts) -

This is a bit disappointing, 
They won't have had any time to fix anything that people complained about