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Submitted by AaronBaron 485d ago | opinion piece

Bioshock: Infinite on Organized Religion and Politics

Aaron Ploof from Explosion.com writes:

"If Infinite exists as a critique of modern day America, then it does not hesitate to expose the hypocrisy of the self-righteous religious fundamentalists of the world that would use something as beautiful as faith to engage others in lifestyles of destruction."

Warning, spoilers abound here. (BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

SilentNegotiator  +   484d ago
I haven't gotten a chance to play Infinite yet, but I wasn't impressed with the way that Bioshock 1 did it. They basically just had zombies blurt out pseudo and out-of-context scripture. And while some people may find that amusing, you could plug in any idea that you don't like and have them say things that group supposedly say; there's nothing clever or deep to the method.
coolbeans  +   484d ago
I've only played bits and pieces of Bioshock 1, but I'm anticipating something similar to what you're suggesting with Infinite (reinforced by the way critics are gawking over it).
SilentNegotiator  +   484d ago
The image in the upper right screams that Infinite has a similar, unclever, one-sided critique of the immigration problem in the US, too.

I think it's safe to say that the Irrational Games writing staff has a not so rational set-in-their-ways style of thinking. To the point that some of their works remind me of the propaganda posters (from ALL of the major powers) that I studied back in 20th century studies...except it's purposefully meant to be ironic.
AaronBaron  +   484d ago
There's a lot more to both Bioshock 1 and Infinite's critique on organized religion and politics than splicers spouting nonsense.
AaronBaron  +   484d ago
Furthermore, I'd refrain from judging a game's ideas/political opinions before saying the company behind it has a "not-so rational set in their ways style of thinking," especially if you haven't even played the game.

Having played Infinite, I can tell you that it is not overly simplistic in its critique of politics.

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