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Life, The Universe, And Gaming: Ludonarrative Dissonance

Quote: "Picture if you will, you’ve just arrived at a predetermined location with your ally in tow. Opting to look around rather than head straight to your objective marker, you head towards a nearby trash can and opt to look inside. Only you don’t look inside it at all but rather a small window flashes into your view, showing its contents: money and food. Without so much as a second thought, you decide to grab both, at which point the money magically appears in your wallet together with the sound of coin falling onto coin, and the food goes straight from the trash can and into your mouth accompanied by a few seconds of chewing. The meal is over in record time and you begin to feel slightly healthier.

Of course, this entire scene would be ridiculous in real life with so many things that are so wrong about it that it makes you wonder which fool would even consider doing such a thing. Yet this is, basically, a fair portion of BioShock: Infinite, which I’ve just described to you. "

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