Bioshock Infinite released this week, and I know I’m not the only one playing this game. I actually went in just about completely blind aside from watching a couple of trailers — so I was completely shocked and blown away to see that racism is a huge theme in the game. I’m only a couple of hours in, but I can already tell that this title will be worth quite a few articles here on The Border House with regards to how it deals with social inequalities as a main theme. I’ve heard from others on Twitter that later on in the game it becomes quite problematic.
I’m more than impressed so far in terms of the look & feel of the game. If you aren’t playing this game with headphones, you definitely should try it. The sound design is absolutely phenomenal and it is worthy of paying attention to. I’m playing on Easy because I’m terrible with shooter games and really just want to experience the story and the environment, but so far I’ve really enjoyed the combat. And I could seriously just run around looking at the steampunky world-in-the-clouds forever.
I’d love to see some conversation happening about this game in the comments. Make sure to use spoiler warnings in case you plan to mention any critical plot elements. Let’s chat!