History Videogame / BioShock1

17th Aug '16 1:46:37 PM Silverblade2
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* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny[=/=]HeWhoFightsMonsters: Even this would-be utopia has laws. In Rapture's hyper-capitalistic society, everything within the city was privately owned and came with a price -- including its oxygen supply. All religious beliefs and contact with the outside world are banned, lest the U.S. or USSR attempt to lay claim to Rapture and its radical technology. This final point is referred to as "that one law", as it allowed Fontaine's mob to make a fortune selling contraband from above.

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* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny[=/=]HeWhoFightsMonsters: PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny: Even this would-be utopia has laws. In Rapture's hyper-capitalistic society, everything within the city was privately owned and came with a price -- including its oxygen supply. All religious beliefs and contact with the outside world are banned, lest the U.S. or USSR attempt to lay claim to Rapture and its radical technology. This final point is referred to as "that one law", as it allowed Fontaine's mob to make a fortune selling contraband from above.



* SceneryPorn / SceneryGorn: Rapture, even in its wrecked state, is rendered in great detail.

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* SceneryPorn / SceneryGorn: Rapture, even in its wrecked state, is rendered in great detail.
4th Aug '16 9:49:06 AM IvelliosWiefel
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** Some have countered Clint Hocking in that he was missing the point. While the game's theme was encouraging selflessness as good, it never outright states that all selfish actions are evil (unless it involves killing little girls, of course). The overwhelming majority of actions the player takes which Hocking criticizes are mainly done in the interest of simple survival--and it's very hard to be selfless to others if you're dead.
18th Jul '16 2:29:42 PM mariic
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->''"I am Andrew Ryan, and I'm here to ask you a question: Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? 'No!' says the man in Washington, 'It belongs to the poor.' 'No!' says [[ThePope the man in the Vatican]], 'It belongs to God.' 'No!' says [[DirtyCommies the man in Moscow]], 'It belongs to everyone!' I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose... '''RAPTURE'''. A city where the artist would not fear the censor. Where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality. Where the great would not be constrained by the small! And with the sweat of your brow, Rapture can become your city as well."''

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->''"I am Andrew Ryan, and I'm here to ask you a question: Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? 'No!' says [[{{Eagleland}} the man in Washington, Washington]], 'It belongs to the poor.' 'No!' says [[ThePope the man in the Vatican]], 'It belongs to God.' 'No!' says [[DirtyCommies the man in Moscow]], 'It belongs to everyone!' I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose... '''RAPTURE'''. A city where the artist would not fear the censor. Where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality. Where the great would not be constrained by the small! And with the sweat of your brow, Rapture can become your city as well."''
12th Jul '16 1:45:57 PM spackolos
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* BilingualBonus: Obey is the Russian imperative for "kill". Also this is the last word Ryan is screaming to Jack.

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* BilingualBonus: Obey [[spoiler:Obey is the Russian imperative for "kill". Also this is the last word Ryan is screaming to Jack.]]
12th Jul '16 1:44:54 PM spackolos
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* BilingualBonus: Obey is the Russian imperative for "kill". Also this is the last word Ryan is screaming to Jack.
11th Jun '16 11:14:28 PM Blacknuz
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* UnusableEnemyEquipment: Played straight and justified in one part where you have to disguise yourself as a Big Daddy, which requires trekking all over the level to find the necessary parts. An audiolog reveals that Big Daddies have their suits grafted to their skin and bound to their bodily systems, so you've can't just kill one for its suit.

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* UnusableEnemyEquipment: Played straight and justified in one part where you have to disguise yourself as a Big Daddy, which requires trekking all over the level to find the necessary parts. An audiolog reveals that Big Daddies have their suits grafted to their skin and bound to their bodily systems, so you've you can't just kill one for its suit.
29th May '16 2:40:24 PM timotaka
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** Ryan is very vocal about his atheism and even banned religion in Rapture. At the same time he preaches his own ideology about "the Great Chain" which unites all people and will lead all mankind to a better state if people behave in a certain way, and says the Chain is "too powerful and too mysterious" for governments to control. The idea of such an invisible, transcendental and ultimately unknowable force guiding people to a better future is divinity in everything but name.

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** Ryan is very vocal about his atheism and even banned religion in Rapture. At the same time he preaches his own ideology about "the Great Chain" which unites all people and will lead all mankind to a better state if people behave in a certain way, and says the Chain is "too powerful and too mysterious" for governments to control. The idea of such an invisible, transcendental and ultimately unknowable force guiding people to a better future is divinity in everything but name. Sophia Lamb points this out explicitly in the second game.
27th May '16 3:32:17 PM timotaka
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** The final straw was Ryan nationalizing Fontaine Futuristics, scuttling his entire philosophy in the process. Ryan Industries was the only beneficiary of this move, as Ryan could not complete with Fontaine's business on even terms. [=McDonagh=] knew (though Ryan did not) that people would interpret this to mean the City Council could seize any business deemed ''too'' profitable. In the end, Ryan established a OneNationUnderCopyright NotSoDifferent from the collectivist surface he despised.

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** The final straw was Ryan nationalizing Fontaine Futuristics, scuttling his entire philosophy in the process. Ryan Industries was the only beneficiary of this move, as Ryan could not complete compete with Fontaine's business on even terms. [=McDonagh=] knew (though Ryan did not) that people would interpret this to mean the City Council could seize any business deemed ''too'' profitable. In the end, Ryan established a OneNationUnderCopyright NotSoDifferent from the collectivist surface he despised.
27th May '16 2:06:09 AM timotaka
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** Ryan is very vocal about his atheism and even banned religion in Rapture. At the same time he preaches his own ideology about "the Great Chain" which unites all people and will lead all mankind to a better state if people behave in a certain way, and says the Chain is "too powerful and too mysterious" for governments to control. The idea of such an invisible, transcendental and ultimately unknowable force guiding people to a better future is divinity in everything but name.
22nd May '16 12:25:15 PM LentilSandEater
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*** In other words? Fontaine ultimately had little to do with the fall of Rapture. It was simply the perfect place for a man like him to operate. Rapture was doomed from the start.
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