Bioshock Infinite Video Preview: All You Need to Know
Mitch and the Game Front Walkthroughs crew have Bioshock Infinite, and they’ve put together a preview showing everything you need to know about the gameplay, features, and setting of this hotly anticipated FPS.
If you’re familiar with Bioshock, you’re likely to know many of Infinite’s features; plasmids return as vigors, vending machines are common, and Big Daddies are replaced by an array of massive Heavy-Hitters. As Mitch notes, everything in Bioshock Infinite is almost a “bizarre alternate reality version” of the original. That includes the opening, where you’ll reach a lighthouse before entering the fantastic flying city of Columbia.
Speaking on the familiar Bioshock elements, Creative Director Ken Levine said this in an interview with Techland:
We just decided that BioShock didn’t mean Rapture exclusively, that it means the look…the sort of hyper-stylized look of the world, the saturation of color, the feeling, the sense of humor, the combat mechanics and the kinds of themes we take on. We deal with the time period and we take the politics, the art, the music, the culture, the science, the advertising, the technology and then we give it a twist — a little bit of science fiction, whether its plasmids or buildings that float and tears that open in space — and we sort of put that all on a pod.
But, we’re still getting a significantly different experience. The protagonist and viewpoint character, Booker DeWitt, doesn’t just speak; he’s a character that will drive the narrative. In his mission to Columbia, he’s been tasked by mysterious agents to rescue a special girl named Elizabeth. Not just a damsel in distress, Elizabeth fights alongside DeWitt and augments the player’s powers in unique ways.
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