History YMMV / BioShockInfinite

14th Apr '16 12:38:29 PM BenOfHouston
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* AntiClimaxBoss: When you run into BigBad Comstock near the end of the game, despite having sent armies against you, tried DeathFromAbove, and even sent [[PersonOfMassDestruction Songbird]]. So naturally he'll be quite the [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking difficult boss fight]] right? [[spoiler:Except Booker kills him by slamming his head a few times on a stone pedestal, and then drowns him.]]

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* AntiClimaxBoss: When you run into BigBad Comstock near the end of the game, despite having sent armies against you, tried DeathFromAbove, and even sent [[PersonOfMassDestruction Songbird]]. So naturally he'll be quite the [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking difficult boss fight]] right? [[spoiler:Except Booker kills him by slamming his head a few times on a stone pedestal, and then drowns him. Justified since Comstock is revealed via audiolog in the the next room to have terminal cancer.]]
9th Apr '16 11:55:53 PM tdwally
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** The game was originally going to be even ''more'' anvilicious. Ken Levine admits to having highly altered Comstock's character after a member of the design team threatened to resign over the game being a blatant attack on religious beliefs.
7th Apr '16 7:44:22 AM captainpat
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* HypocriticalFandom: It's worth noting that there was a good amount of criticism concerning Booker's ethnicity and due to the game's themes of racism, he was thought to be an ill fit as a protagonist. It's possible to assume that these players had not fully paid attention and collected the voxophones that detail how Booker has [[MixedAncestry more than one Native American ancestor]].
7th Apr '16 7:28:31 AM erforce
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** In this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwsjALh2vYA interview]] for the game, Ken Levine makes a brief mention to ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'' before the interview ends. [[spoiler:One can't help but feel that Levine was {{foreshadowing}} one of the game's big twists by mentioning that, considering the way ''Oldboy'' ends]].

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** In this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwsjALh2vYA interview]] for the game, Ken Levine makes a brief mention to ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'' ''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}'' before the interview ends. [[spoiler:One can't help but feel that Levine was {{foreshadowing}} one of the game's big twists by mentioning that, considering the way ''Oldboy'' ends]].
3rd Feb '16 11:27:59 AM autoslizer
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* {{Anvilicious}}: The writing seems to pick from the worst excesses of racism, religious fanaticism (Comstock), unchecked capitalism (Fink), revolutionary movements and communism (Fitzroy) exhibited within the last 150 years and adapt them to Columbia. If there's any kind of moral to take away from the story, it's probably "Extremism in any direction is bad." Which is perfectly in line with the message of the other games, really.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The writing seems to pick from the worst excesses of racism, religious fanaticism (Comstock), unchecked capitalism (Fink), revolutionary movements and communism (Fitzroy) exhibited within the last 150 years and adapt them to Columbia. If there's any kind of moral to take away from the story, it's probably "Extremism in any direction is bad." Which is perfectly in line with the message of the other games, really.really, except they didn't cramp so many ideaologies into one game.
15th Jan '16 1:02:44 AM Anddrix
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** [[ViewersAreMorons WAIT A MINUTE, THAT CARD!]] [[note]] The line Booker says at the beginning when he draws the card showing the player exactly how to activate the lighthouse signal[[/note]]

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** [[ViewersAreMorons WAIT A MINUTE, THAT CARD!]] CARD! [[note]] The line Booker says at the beginning when he draws the card showing the player exactly how to activate the lighthouse signal[[/note]]
1st Jan '16 8:00:04 AM LahmacunKebab
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** Similarly, the fight with ThatOneBoss ([[spoiler: the "resurrected" Lady Comstock]]) is much easier if you continually enter and leave the graveyard, triggering all the bodies to re-fill with goodies. This also, hilariously, spawns an additional gun next to each body. If you cycle this many times, you can leave each body buried under a pile of guns.

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** Similarly, the fight with ThatOneBoss ([[spoiler: the ([[spoiler:the "resurrected" Lady Comstock]]) is much easier if you continually enter and leave the graveyard, triggering all the bodies to re-fill with goodies. This also, hilariously, spawns an additional gun next to each body. If you cycle this many times, you can leave each body buried under a pile of guns.
1st Jan '16 7:46:59 AM LahmacunKebab
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** ''Burial at Sea: Episode 2'' has Ryan's Houdini Splicers, which have the same powers as a Houdini Splicer plus the area explosion ability of Firemen. They will use the latter if they are alerted to your presence, even if you're using Peeping Tom to hide from them, making them the only enemy ''in the game'' that can hurt you in that state. They also teleport constantly, which makes getting a BackStab on them a matter of luck, since they need to teleport close enough to get hit by it. To a lesser extent, the metal-masked Vox in the Colombia section are immune to the BackStab. It's a very rude awakening if you happened to look away when it flashed up the warning about it rather than stopping the game to give it as it had been doing.

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** ''Burial at Sea: Episode 2'' has Ryan's Houdini Splicers, which have the same powers as a Houdini Splicer plus the area explosion ability of Firemen. They will use the latter if they are alerted to your presence, even if you're using Peeping Tom to hide from them, making them the only enemy ''in the game'' that can hurt you in that state. They also teleport constantly, which makes getting a BackStab on them a matter of luck, since they need to teleport close enough to get hit by it. To a lesser extent, the metal-masked Vox in the Colombia Columbia section are immune to the BackStab. It's a very rude awakening if you happened to look away when it flashed up the warning about it rather than stopping the game to give it as it had been doing.
28th Dec '15 11:41:59 PM DuckDuckNoose
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** A random quote by one of the schoolteacher splicers reveals that the Ryan the Lion Prep Academy apparently teaches its students about the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons "tragedy of the commons"]] theory -- a principle that did indeed hold true for Rapture, as infighting over scarce resources led to disaster, revolt, and martial law; presumably, the lesson plan skips over the end result and focuses on the temporary benefits.
27th Nov '15 3:12:09 AM LahmacunKebab
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* WTHCostumingDepartment: Elizabeth's OfCorsetsSexy outfit, [[spoiler:considering she is ultimately revealed as Booker's daughter, it's rather... revealing nature might send the wrong message. It's possibly why the outfit (which was originally shown to be much more omnipresent) was pushed back to the tail end of the game]].

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* WTHCostumingDepartment: Elizabeth's OfCorsetsSexy outfit, [[spoiler:considering she is ultimately revealed as Booker's daughter, it's its rather... revealing nature might send the wrong message. It's possibly why the outfit (which was originally shown to be much more omnipresent) was pushed back to the tail end of the game]].
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