Bioshock Infinite is potentially one of the best games ever made. And that is not an exaggeration. The fact that it’s such a great game has little to do with the mechanics of the game itself so much as the sheer amount of attention and detail that the designers put into it. That, and a brilliantly misleading ad campaign. From the very first Bioshock game I was introduced to the possibility that games could be actually intellectually stimulating. There is genuine philosophy in these games, philosophy that you could include in real academic journals. I could quite happily devote my career to writing articles about Bioshock for academic journals and those articles and the journals they would appear in would be credible. Which is awesome!
This latest instalment takes that to a whole new level. A level I will divest to you, my adoring reader (fucking adore me!), in 8 unbite sized chunks. Continue reading