Music, movies & more: ‘BioShock Infinite’

Roberto Campos

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“BioShock Infinite” is masterfully crafted rollercoaster ride that provides an experience that will have you on the edge of your seat and wanting more.

If there’s one thing that anyone who reads this review should know, it’s that you simply must play this game.

In “BioShock Infinite,” you assume the role of protagonist Booker DeWitt, a man plagued with debt that he can’t repay. All out of options, DeWitt is coerced to travel to the flying city of Columbia to find a girl by the name of Elizabeth and take her back to the people he’s indebted to.

What starts out as simple task accelerates into a complex situation that pits DeWitt against all of Columbia. It forces DeWitt and Elizabeth to form an uncanny alliance to escape the flying city alive.

“BioShock Infinite” utilizes its robust narrative, engaging gameplay and beautiful visuals to create an experience that is hands down one of the best to hit the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The visuals are fully realized on a PC though.

One of the game’s most powerful qualities is its narrative and setting. Colombia is a floating utopia in the year 1912. On the surface it reflects the American mindset of determination and ingenuity, but once you peel that away, you see it for what it really is:

A city brainwashed by religion and the miracles of its prophet. A city filled with racism and maintaining the idea that African-Americans are property.

“BioShock Infinite” is a progressive story in terms of being told through the video game media. It has undertones that question religion, government, science, freedom, racism and so much more, very much the way a good book does.