5 Reasons You Should Care About Bioshock Infinite

Bioshock Infinite is the long anticipated sequel to the hit franchise Bioshock. It was developed by Irrational Games. Booker DeWitt, an ex Pinkerton, is asked to go on a secret mission to the hidden floating city of Columbia. Once on Columbia his mission is to rescue a girl named Elizabeth from prison. But why should you spend your hard earned money on Bioshock Infinite. Here are 5 reasons everyone should care about Bioshock Infinite.

1.  Kevin Levine is back.

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Levine was the game developer behind one of the highest rated games of all time Bioshock. Many consider Bioshock to be one of the greatest games of the 2000’s Levine and his team have brought the argument are video games art to the forefront of discussion.  Levine wasn’t behind Bioshock 2, so many consider this to be a spiritual successor to the original Bioshock.

2.  Bioshock 2 creates a new compelling environment.

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The setting of the original Bioshock was an underwater city of Rapture. Originally an underwater utopia free from government and religious intervention.  Throughout the game, Rapture becomes as a character in itself. Bioshock Infinite instead of being set in the underwater city of Rapture, moved to the floating city of Columbia.   Levine and his team tried to make a completely new experience that still had the original Bioshock feel.

3.  ROBOT PRESIDENTS

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WHO DOESN’T WANT TO SEE WHAT GEORGE WASHINGTON WOULD LOOK LIKE WIELDING A GATLING GUN?  The Bioshock franchise is known for its compelling enemies. The “Big Daddy” from the first game has become an icon in modern gaming. In Bioshock Infinite, DeWitt will have to battle a variety of unique and difficult enemies. No heavy hitter is more feared then the Motorized Patriot. The Motorized Patriot is a robotic George Washington, whose only mission is to destroy you. Think Hall of Presidents with guns.

4. It teaches you about history…..sorta.

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It’s like playing a history textbook, except with more guns, and floating cities.   Bioshock Infinite is set in 1912, but this isn’t the America your grandparents grew up in. Columbia is set in an alternative universe of America.  All of the characters should look like they are in 1912 with a slight twist. Even the architecture of Colombia is based on styles that were popular at the turn of the century.

5. Elizabeth isn’t just a damsel in distress.
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If you have played a video game ever you have rescued a damsel. In most games the damsel is completely useless during combat. Not Elizabeth, she fights along side you all while offering tips in the heat of battle. She also possesses magical powers that can save DeWitt’s life.

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