Monday, 11 July 2011
Building on that E3 minute and change, here's a whole quarter-hour of BioShock: Infinite's roller coaster sky world. Our last peak stressed action; this expanded clip details the lightly tender back-and-forth between player character Booker DeWitt and super-charming NPC Elizabeth - who bears more than a passing resemblance to The Guardian's beauty columnist Sali Hughes. The relationship seems like a neat inversion of the Big Daddy / Little Sister dynamic from the previous two series installment, with the player cast as an accomplice rather than an agitator. We are also allowed a more sustained gander at Columbia, the World's Fair dirigible setting, designed to sell American exceptionalism abroad, currently experiencing a total sociological meltdown. Also glimpsed is Elizabeth's ability to sneak a peak at the kind of evil 80s last seen in Back to the Future Part II.