Sadly, this one didn’t make the cut
While last week involved rambling off about weird and eerie things in real life, I think I’ll make a return to the realms of pop culture. In this case, I’m talking about video games! Or rather, I should say moments in games that genuinely creeped me right out! Now, there are plenty of moments that truly disturbed or scared me a bit, but only a couple moments felt truly memorable. Let’s start with some runner ups, shall we?
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I haven’t been posting too much of my Tumblr archive lately and that’s my own fault. Here’s a look back at the first part of the Burial at Sea DLC for BioShock Infinite. I still look back at both of these with mixed emotions. It’s nostalgic, but ultimately kind of hollow.
Today, we return to Rapture with the first half of the BioShock Infinite DLC, “Burial at Sea” The story revolves around Booker and Elizabeth mysteriously in an alternate Rapture prior to its collapse on New Years 1959. So, is this return to Wonderful, Wonderful utopia a worthy trip or should it remain in the briny depths below?
(CAUTION: SLIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD.)
Admittedly, this wasn’t a favorite review of mine, despite BioShock being one of my all time favorite video games! But, you might think differently… Enjoy.
“A man chooses! A slave obeys! A man chooses… A SLAVE OBEYS! OBEY!!!”
Bioshock is a 2007 retro-science fiction themed Action-Horror game. The setting is an undersea paradise that was not meant to be, named “Rapture.” The root of Rapture is the Objective philosophy ruling in full force and eventually caving in on itself. The story of the city of Rapture is rife with tragedy and corruption. Today we venture beyond the sea with Bioshock! (Spoilers ahead!)
I won’t deny it, the BioShock games have been among my favorite games ever created! I’m a super fan on many levels! So many factors have lead to the appeal for me; dystopian settings, failed utopias, political/social intrigue, fascinating settings, beautiful set design, wonder art aesthetics, and of course retro-futuristic punk settings! But, there’s a lot more to the series to that! A mix of wonderful moments and pitfalls as well. So, let’s go somewhere beyond the sea and into the sky with the BioShock series!
WARNING: This review contains massive spoilers. You have been warned.
For those who’ve kept up with the BioShock universe, every installment is a vicious cycle of character torment. And now, the series comes full circle! The last chapter in the wibbly-wobbly series of BioShock is finished. The gaps have (for the most part) been filled and the two settings have truly united. And now, we’re making our final stops to Columbia and Rapture. The party may be over, but let’s take one final journey below the sea! This time, we navigate Rapture as Elizabeth during the prologue of the Rapture Civil War.