Despite some bumps in the road here and there, BioShock Infinite, from Irrational Games continues to impress. We showed a brief glimpse of what was then the latest moving pictures on the title in our SpikeTV VGA cliffnotes. Now publisher Take Two Games has pulled the pin on another bit of media.
Revealed for the first time to the non-gaming press and probably non-Moms of Irrational Games staff, is the first 5-minutes of BioShock Infinite in all its glory. Everything I’ve seen on the game is merely more visual bait–a single morsel in a long strategic line leading my curious geek-driven rodent-like mind down the inevitable maze to seek out more digestible bits of BioShock Infinite.
This newest piece does not disappoint in the slightest! But for those of you unfamiliar with this shining piece of alternate and playable history…
Set in 1912, players assume the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the flying city of Columbia on a rescue mission. His target? Elizabeth, imprisoned since childhood. During their daring escape, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond — one that lets Booker augment his own abilities with her world-altering control over the environment. Together, they fight from high-speed Sky-Lines, in the streets and houses of Columbia, on giant zeppelins, and in the clouds, all while learning to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, and immersing players in a story that is not only steeped in profound thrills and surprises, but also invests its characters with what IGN called “Emotional ties (that) will continue to set the bar in gaming.