History Videogame / BioShock1

30th Nov '17 8:48:24 AM TheSaddleman
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: No reference is made to Rapture residents having to acclimatize to living at the bottom of the oceans. Jack, for his part, is able to instantly adapt to the air pressure after being brought down from the surface. The closest the game comes is the occasional reference (also in the second game) that once someone comes to Rapture, they stay in Rapture, suggesting one's body might acclimatize to the point where returning to the surface might be difficult.



* LateArrivalSpoiler: If by chance you've played the third game in the series, ''BioshockInfinite'' first - in particularly its DLC, ''Burial at Sea'', which is possible for those wishing to play the franchise in chronological order - the revelation about [[spoiler: Atlas' true nature]] comes as no surprise and [[spoiler: the phrase, "Would you kindly?"]] is already known to have significance, however what that is is not revealed until the end of this game.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: If by chance you've played the third game in the series, ''BioshockInfinite'' first - in particularly particular its DLC, ''Burial at Sea'', which is possible for those wishing to play the franchise in chronological order - the revelation about [[spoiler: Atlas' true nature]] comes as no surprise and [[spoiler: the phrase, "Would you kindly?"]] is already known to have significance, however what that is is not revealed until the end of this game. Similarly, players will have already been made well aware of Sander Cohen's insanity.
26th Nov '17 1:49:10 AM JulianLapostat
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* IndecisiveDeconstruction:
** The critique of video-game linearity and how video games program and manipulate the gamer into unthinking consumers runs into trouble in the third act when [[spoiler:the conditioning is removed, and Jack is finally freed, the game still remains linear with little in the way of alternative paths. The little agency that the player does have, such as killing/sparing Sander Cohen, freeing/harvesting the Little Sisters by itself doesn't lead up to the denouement. For instance, Tannenbaum will save Jack regardless of whether or not he harvests the little sisters because she wants to stop Fontaine, sparing Sander Cohen likewise doesn't have any consequence, and the overall meaning of these choices is a simple binary good/bad ending, which more or less rails you to acting altruistically rather than choosing to]].
** Levine's critique of Objectivism is intended to apply reductio ad absurdum to its ideas, i.e. showing what could happen if that society was actually erected. So Andrew Ryan created a Libertarian utopia beneath the sea running on free enterprise but essentially Rapture and its ideology ''works'' or is shown to work. Andrew Ryan builds a functional society and it actually does provide what it advertised to its citizes (i.e. a haven for the talented special people to do as they pleased). What made it fail was not the contradictions or flaws in its ideology but the fact that it was deliberately subverted by the evil Frank Fontaine, and about the only ideological critique is that the government didn't anticipate or prepare itself to protect itself from Fontaine. Essentially, Objectivism works in Rapture and would have worked had Fontaine not arrived, which isn't an actual critique or deconstruction of Randian ideas at all.
20th Nov '17 1:44:49 AM Nithael
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* LetsPlay: Done by DiploRaptor until the game broke
19th Nov '17 8:37:39 PM TheSaddleman
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* LateArrivalSpoiler: If by chance you've played the third game in the series, ''BioshockInfinite'' first - in particularly its DLC, ''Burial at Sea'', which is possible for those wishing to play the franchise in chronological order - the revelation about [[spoiler: Atlas' true nature]] comes as no surprise and [[spoiler: the phrase, "Would you kindly?"]] is already known to have significance, however what that is is not revealed until the end of this game.



## If you save all the Little Sisters (or kill only one), it shows them [[spoiler:returning to the surface with Jack, living full lives under his care, and ends with a heartwarmingl scene of all five of them with him at his deathbed]].

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## If you save all the Little Sisters (or kill only one), it shows them [[spoiler:returning to the surface with Jack, living full lives under his care, and ends with a heartwarmingl heartwarming scene of all five of them with him at his deathbed]].
6th Nov '17 5:12:20 AM DiploRaptor
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* LetsPlay: Done by DiploRaptor until the game broke
25th Sep '17 2:43:02 PM foxtrot57
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''[--A man chooses. A slave obeys.--]''

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''[--A ->''[--A man chooses. A slave obeys.--]''
23rd Sep '17 12:32:49 PM nombretomado
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* HollywoodAtheist: In fitting with AynRand's personal opinions on the subject (i.e. religion is a crutch used by the weak-willed), Andrew Ryan is a strident atheist, banning any sort of religion in Rapture, because it would enforce "false morality" and offer an alternative source of authority, threatening his own. Religion also encourages ideals like charity, which Ryan was firmly against, believing every man should be a self-made man.

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* HollywoodAtheist: In fitting with AynRand's Creator/AynRand's personal opinions on the subject (i.e. religion is a crutch used by the weak-willed), Andrew Ryan is a strident atheist, banning any sort of religion in Rapture, because it would enforce "false morality" and offer an alternative source of authority, threatening his own. Religion also encourages ideals like charity, which Ryan was firmly against, believing every man should be a self-made man.
17th Sep '17 9:35:45 PM MM_Crusader
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** Occasionally, Atlas, an Irishman, would use American terms such as elevators instead of lifts. He also gets his story mix up such as his first date with his wife at The Fighting McDonagh's Tavern but in another mentioned bringing his family down to the city.
15th Sep '17 6:59:20 PM rjd1922
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** In the remastered version, if one attempts to circumvent [[spoiler:Peach Wilkins depriving Jack of his weapons by using Telekinesis to carry outside weapons into the airlock]] the weapon order will become screwed up when [[spoiler:Jack gets his guns back]].



* FisticuffsBoss: Peach Wilkins, sort of. You can legally cheat to use weapons here by [[CrazyPrepared looking for guns and ammo lying around the level, using Telekinesis to carry them to the Pneumo Tube, and picking them up after you drop off your current weapons]]. This actually can backfire in the remastered version (see DevelopersForesight above).

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* FisticuffsBoss: Peach Wilkins, sort of. You can legally cheat to use weapons here by [[CrazyPrepared looking for guns and ammo lying around the level, using Telekinesis to carry them to the Pneumo Tube, and picking them up after you drop off your current weapons]]. This actually can backfire in the remastered version (see DevelopersForesight above).version, as the weapon order will become screwed up when Jack gets his guns back.
10th Sep '17 4:37:19 PM LentilSandEater
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* AxCrazy: The splicers are like this.

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* AxCrazy: The splicers are like this.Having gone mad from taking too much Adam, the remaining inhabitants of Rapture can be found talking to themselves, crawling across the ceiling and going berserk at anything that doesn't belong there.
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