The Skyoshock Issue... - Destructoid

Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android

Player Profile
Follow me:
Taigoman's sites

6:34 AM on 08.13.2010

Before I start, I suggest you see this video right here Done? Good.

So... Irrational Games presented their new game and it's Bioshock in the air. It may seem like I'm not happy with it, but honestly I'm not sure if I'm happy or not. I just have to see more of the game first.

The problem to me is that some gamers and media are giving too much thought in it being called Bioshock: Infinite.

To one side, that apparently means it's going to be a sequel, or prequel or at least set in the same universe because, you know, it has the same name. Final Fantasy does that 13 times (more, but let's keep the spin-offs away) and no one has problems with it being different and not a sequel.
And those are the same people that if the game called "Skycity" or something they would whine about the game being like a Bioshock rip-off.

To the other side, it means that the game will be like Bioshock but in the air, so there's no purpose in playing something they already played. The story is different, the setting is different, certainly there will be some different gameplay elements.
But for some reason, if it has Bioshock in it's name it will be the same thing. Perhaps this was caused by the Bioshock 2 (that mind you, was done by a different team, like the call of duty's infinity ward and the treyarch, 2K games edition).

I think that they gave it this title to convey exactly what the Final Fantasy titles do. You're going to get a similar gameplay (read First Person Shooter), it will have some of it's known elements like the Big Daddies, plasmids, little sisters, all of them may have a different name. And it will have things that are different.

And that raises a good question? Is it that bad that the game is similar yet completely different? Didn't you hope to have the same kind of experience that wasn't the same but felt as good? I know I did.

Is this blog awesome? Vote it up!

Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*]   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.

Back to Top

All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more