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Submitted by HauntedQuiche 1020d ago | opinion piece

Bioshock Infinite: Empathising with the Handyman

"The Handyman is sorely misunderstood by Columbia’s people, as a spectacle and technological wonder, not a person. As Booker walks through the streets of Shantytown, he comes across two Vox posing with the slumped body of a dead Handyman while their friend takes a photograph."

Jack Bromley talks about the Handyman as a tragic figure, and how he fits into the Bioshock: Infinite universe and enhances its narrative themes.

"Plenty have complained that they should have been featured more prominently – as their omnipresence in the trailers suggested – but like the Boys of Silence, they’re placed and distributed so that they can be perfectly appreciated as unique characters and not faceless recurring obstacles." (BioShock: Infinite, Irrational Games, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

dboyc310  +   1020d ago
I honestly just saw him as another obstacle. It would have been better if there were to be character development behind that type of enemy. Also with the boys of the silence enemies. They were unique and would have been great as boss battles.
smashcrashbash  +   1020d ago
Handyman actually has it worse then Big Daddies.All you seem to be is a head perched up on a robot body.
joab777  +   1020d ago
They ate quite sad because they are always coughing and when they yell at you they yell get away, leave me alone. Its like they were created as watch dogs but want no part of it. It would be a great dlc to focus on their story.
cerpintaxt44  +   1020d ago
i hated those bastards hard to kill!!!!!!
Jagsrock  +   1020d ago
The Handyman's cries alone made me want to kill it. So annoying!

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