"BioShock Infinite is a first person shooter where players assume the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt who is sent to the flying city of Columbia on a rescue mission to save Elizabeth, who has been imprisoned since childhood. Through the powerful bond they form, Booker is able to augment his own abilities with her world-altering control over the environment."

This upcoming Bioshock Infinate DLC looks awesome but can some explain to me how Booker and Elizabeth show up in Rapture? Unless its spoiler territory I am curious what your thoughts are.

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/31/2013 at 02:30am

It's most definitely spoiler territory. A small hint: Think about the second word of the title.

I am *so* excited for this. I can't wait.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/31/2013 at 02:34am

Interesting, thanks Travis. Very interested in playing Infinite and I imagine ill pick it up when it hits GoTY. Do you suggest I complete the original first?

Oh, apparently new Bioshock Infinite DLC is out today too, "Clash of the Clouds."


Let me know how that turns out, curious what the quality of all of it will be.

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/31/2013 at 03:01am

Yes, I suggest you complete Bioshock 1 first. Bioshock 2 is less necessary. Ken Levine didn't even really want to make that one, it was made by a totally different team, and isn't necessary for the plot of Infinite.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/31/2013 at 03:08am

Will do, thanks Travis.

beansmyname   Supporter wrote on 08/01/2013 at 10:37pm

Really disappointed that they opted to go to Rapture again. That story has been told...twice. Seems like such an easy choice that I instinctively rebel against it. Why didn't they explore the "Infinite" possibilities and take Booker & Elizabeth somewhere we hadn't seen? Oh well...perhaps the NEXT DLC will show some semblance of the imagination and creativity that led the first and third installments of the series to be so popular.

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/02/2013 at 02:43am

beansmyname, did you play Infinite? There are some good story possibilities in Rapture, and they couldn't really go back to Columbia again. Though I guess they could have gone in an entirely different direction, but that's better suited to a new game rather than DLC.

beansmyname   Supporter wrote on 08/02/2013 at 05:05am

I did, Travis. Absolutely loved it. Not just for the wonderful story but for the telling of that story. I was glad they resisted the temptation to make an open-world game where the player shuttles back and forth from checkpoint to checkpoint and instead gave the player a Disney-style attraction with violent animatronics gone awry.

As I was composing the earlier response, I had a similar thought about revisiting Columbia, specifically Songbird. That was the character I most wanted to see again in DLC. As interesting a character as Songbird is, it's story has already been told. Songbird's direct involvement in the latter part of the game and the bits and pieces of its history provided by Elizabeth's part of the tale imbue more than enough life into Songbird. Columbia shouldn't really exist for Booker the way it did, either.

Visiting another dimension(?) in DLC makes more sense to me than another Bioshock because writing another sequel that parallels these would only seem cheap. You know, like Bioshock 2.

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