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#1 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1763 posts) -

The real measure of a Bioshock game is whether bank tellers keep pineapples in their desks or not.

#2 Edited by SoldierG654342 (1763 posts) -

I didn't think it was possible, but Columbia is somehow an even dumber idea than Rapture. At least the surface dwellers didn't have to worry about a goddamn city falling out of the sky on them if something went wrong in Rapture.

#3 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1763 posts) -

I understand what you are saying and I feel much the same way, but what it comes down to is expectations and managing them. Infinite was not the game I was sold on, and I'm not really a fan of the game it turned out to be. But there's plenty there for others to like and I can't fault them for it.

#4 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1763 posts) -

@soldierg654342 said:

I can wait as long as I have a machine that'll run System Shock 2. It's nice to go outside once in a while but you always go back home eventually.

Out..... side? What?

It's a metaphor. SS2 is home and and the other Irrational games are the trips outside.

#5 Edited by SoldierG654342 (1763 posts) -

I can wait as long as I have a machine that'll run System Shock 2. It's nice to go outside once in a while but you always go back home eventually.

#6 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1763 posts) -

For as shit a game it was, the decision with Alex's mother in Silent Hill: Homecoming actually gave me pause.

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#8 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1763 posts) -

Personally, my favorite moment in Infinite is when I drank a bottle of ghosts that let me control robots.

#9 Edited by SoldierG654342 (1763 posts) -

@ripelivejam said:

i don't see levine at all as the kind of person to shamelessly lift elements wholesale as you describe.

He actually does that quite regularly. The Fontaine twist in BioShock was lifted wholesale from System Shock 2, and was the "revisit a previous game" fanservice in Infinite. Even the multi-dimensional stuff was touched on in System Shock 2 (albiet not nearly to the degree as it was in Infinite).

There are many other, smaller, examples, but it's hardly unprecedented for Levine to recycle elements.

#10 Edited by SoldierG654342 (1763 posts) -

And BioShock was just System Shock 2 again.