Follow TV Tropes
Oh, and congrats, Irrational - you managed to make the Big Daddies even more fucking creepy.
They used to be borderline Woobies. Now they're pure Squick.
edited 12th Aug '10 11:32:43 PM by JAF1970
Ken Levine interview.
Columbia is a Death Star?
edited 12th Aug '10 11:37:38 PM by JAF1970
Heh, I actually got that impression from the new Big Daddies.
I will say that Ken Levine has allayed my fears. Now I'm excited. I hope it comes out before December 21, 2012 though.
So... will this be a prequel or unrelated to the original?
I thought we already had a Bioshock sequel in the works.
I guess we've got a new alternate history craze going in FPS-land. Well, it's better than another WW 2 game.
I gotta admit, this looks fun. Anyone got the music from Sky Sanctuary (Sonic and Knuckles) playing in their head?
While apparently the Bioshock name is admittedly to sell copies, it'd be nice to see some nods as to the connection this sky city has with Rapture.
Oh, and I cannot wait to see the inevitable fall of Columbia in the ending. Literally.
Maybe it's just me, but the character models sure look cartoony in this one. Also, guess two times what is the new Big Daddy's, if it even is Big Daddy, weakness.
Oh and a city in the sky. Okay then...
The character models ALWAYS looked like that. The difference is that it's nice and bright and sunny outside.
Was not sure if want, until I saw that the original team is making it. Count me in.
@ Lizardbite: I've heard some theories that Ryan's inspiration for Rapture was Columbia.
Looks like the series is targetting ultranationalism this time, as someone has already said. Xenophobia and nativism look like they might also be important themes. Should be interesting.
For anyone interested, the 1893 World Fair in Chicago was called the Columbian Exposition.
edited 13th Aug '10 1:57:45 PM by Pentadragon
Here's the IGN Rewind Theater of the trailer.
The 1893 World's Fair was during the time of US Imperialism (Teddy Roosevelt, etc). There was also the mass immigration that was unpopular.
Since the game takes place in 1912, when the US had stopped imperialism and was becoming isolationist and working on its own financial and social infrastructure, you can imagine that Columbia is a protest against that.
Ken says that Columbia is a Death Star, and looking at the zeppelins, it seems a little harrowing to imagine them descending on foreign populaces...
OH, just realized...
Will H.H. Holmes be involved?
I just noticed the URL they give at the end of the trailer is "whatisicarus.com", which redirects to bioshockinfinite.com. I'm guessing some sort of "Project Icarus" or a place called Icarus or something will be involved in the plot, which sort of continues the "name places and things after Greek mythology" theme that Bio Shock had going.
edited 13th Aug '10 2:30:11 PM by LizardBite
^ Project Icarus was the name of Columbia during the planning phase.
Nothing has been completely confirmed, but it's probably a prequel, [[The Legend Of Zelda:Skyward Sword like a certain other game coming out soon]] (which also, coincidentally, involves a city in the sky).
It might not even really be in the same "Universe", so it's hard to say....
It is the same universe.
I wonder how this metropolis is//will go horribly wrong.
Well, for one, it's not hidden. Everyone knows about it.
The secret is that it's a Death Star for American nationalists.
You play a person who is famous in 1912 society.
It's all in Ken Levine's interview.
...That's not horrible enough. What I want to know is how and why that ghastly cyborg is.
...gotta wonder, will Nikola Tesla be involved? It's about the right time period.
My guess is that, beyond being a Death Star, Columbia is some sort of authoritarian place where dissidents—like that lady in the trailer—are kept in line via those Big Daddy stand-ins.
Also, I'm willing to bet that the player wil be forced to lug some sort of portable phonograph around, or possibly seek one out, in order to listen to the inevitable logs.
Community Showcase More