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JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Aug 12th 2010 at 11:32:27 PM

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

Jonah Falcon
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Aug 12th 2010 at 11:36:04 PM

Ken Levine interview.

Columbia is a Death Star?

edited 12th Aug '10 11:37:38 PM by JAF1970

Jonah Falcon
JackMackerel from SOME OBSCURE MEDIA
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Aug 12th 2010 at 11:42:10 PM

I will say that Ken Levine has allayed my fears. Now I'm excited. I hope it comes out before December 21, 2012 though.

Jonah Falcon
LizardBite Shameless Self-Promoter from Two Galaxies Over
Aug 13th 2010 at 3:09:11 AM

So... will this be a prequel or unrelated to the original?

Korgmeister Sapient Blob of Tofu from Zimbabwe
Sapient Blob of Tofu
Aug 13th 2010 at 4:02:13 AM Again with the data mining, dear Aunt?
Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
Aug 13th 2010 at 4:10:48 AM

I guess we've got a new alternate history craze going in FPS-land. Well, it's better than another WW 2 game.

Aug 13th 2010 at 6:58:04 AM

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.

Aug 13th 2010 at 8:53:37 AM

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...

JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Aug 13th 2010 at 9:52:25 AM

The character models ALWAYS looked like that. The difference is that it's nice and bright and sunny outside.

Jonah Falcon
Seamus Another Perfect Day from the Quantum Savanna
Another Perfect Day
Aug 13th 2010 at 10:15:37 AM

Was not sure if want, until I saw that the original team is making it. Count me in.

I've got two guns pointed west and a broken compass.
Pentadragon The Blank from Alternia
Aug 13th 2010 at 1:55:48 PM

@ 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

rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Aug 13th 2010 at 2:06:58 PM Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Aug 13th 2010 at 2:15:11 PM

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.

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...

Jonah Falcon
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Aug 13th 2010 at 2:21:46 PM

OH, just realized...

Will H.H. Holmes be involved? [lol]

Jonah Falcon
LizardBite Shameless Self-Promoter from Two Galaxies Over
Aug 13th 2010 at 2:29:18 PM

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

Pentadragon The Blank from Alternia
Aug 13th 2010 at 2:31:59 PM

^ Project Icarus was the name of Columbia during the planning phase.

Malph All hail from The middle of somewhere Relationship Status: I want you to want me
All hail
Aug 13th 2010 at 4:44:45 PM

So... will this be a prequel or unrelated to the original?

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).

So, in the U.S., randomly stripping is a signal that you want to sing the national anthem? - That Human
occono from Ireland.
Aug 13th 2010 at 5:20:51 PM

It might not even really be in the same "Universe", so it's hard to say....

Dumbo
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Aug 13th 2010 at 7:32:51 PM

It is the same universe.

Jonah Falcon
Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Aug 13th 2010 at 9:22:35 PM

I wonder how this metropolis is//will go horribly wrong.

Proud member of the IAA What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Aug 13th 2010 at 10:07:22 PM

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.

Jonah Falcon
Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Aug 13th 2010 at 11:46:05 PM

...That's not horrible enough. What I want to know is how and why that ghastly cyborg is.

Proud member of the IAA What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?
Aug 14th 2010 at 12:14:07 AM

...gotta wonder, will Nikola Tesla be involved? It's about the right time period.

SullenFrog Wait, he isn't dead! Shia Surprise! from Voormithadreth Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
Wait, he isn't dead! Shia Surprise!
Aug 14th 2010 at 6:40:19 AM

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.

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