Hephaestus

Rapture Revisited Part 6: Would You Kindly?

I finished Hephaestus and Rapture Central Control in this session, capping it off with a rousing round of undersea golf.

Echh. That’s going to leave a mark.

Now, on to Olympus Heights!

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An Evening With Sander Cohen

Rapture Revisited Part 5: An Evening With Sander Cohen

I really enjoyed this level. Chalk it up to great writing and character development.

This level, and Sander Cohen in particular, is one of the main reasons I decided to re-play the original BioShock. Mr. Cohen appears in Burial at Sea Episode 1, and I’ve heard he plays a rather important role in Episode 2.

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Harvest or Rescue

Rapture Revisited Part 2: BioShock and Ludonarrative Consonance

I finished chapter three of BioShock. This is the part where you must confront and kill the grotesque and maniacal Dr. Steinman, presumably because he calls you ugly. That, and he insists on trying to kill you. He also has something you need, which in FPS-land pretty much guarantees him a toe-tag in any case.

But lets move on. Dr. Steinman is an offensive twit, a boorish distraction from the main event, because it’s in this chapter that the game first presents the player with the choice that is so quintessentially “BioShock”: Save the Little Sister, or murder her by harvesting her adam.

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Rapture Revisited – Replaying Classic BioShock

All right! I’ve finished writing my latest blog post, my gaming schedule is clear, and it’s finally time to play the last chapter of BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2!

Or rather, it would be if I wasn’t such an obsessive-compulsive goob when it comes to playing my favorite games.

Narration Audio

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Blasphemous Rumors 2

Christian Themes in Bioshock Infinite (Part 2 of 2)

Well, I’ve done it. I’ve been to the flying city of Columbia, walked its streets and heard the ringing of its church bells. I ventured into the towering statue, braved the onslaught of the songbird, and rescued the girl.

And, I’ve seen “it”, the end, the infamous event behind the controversy.

Narration Audio

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