BioShock is a classic, but its heavy-handed politics shouldn't be celebrated

Often celebrated for its political story, Irrational Games' classic was actually over-simplistic and overplayed.

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spicelicka2563d ago

Well written and interesting topic. I can't remember much of Biochock's political statement but I will say that it perfectly complimented the theme of the game. I wouldn't say it's particularly celebrated for its politics, its mostly celebrated for its dark theme, gameplay, unique and thrilling storyline, and a stunning atmosphere.

mastershredder2563d ago (Edited 2563d ago )

Go pound some salt. You are totally disconnected.

Chumps like this are not happy, unless it's somehow about THEM...because you know..the world revolves arround them and what they think.

MilkMan2563d ago

Huh? One of the reasons the games are such potent pieces of gaming is BECAUSE of their ideologies. They made for a fantastic setting and added much gravitas to the events taking place.
Nowadays narratives are so underwhelming you can play games muted.
Please, stop with this nonsense. This is the second article I've read about Bioshock politics. Play Call of Duty or whatever the hell tickles your fancy and leave what is arguably one of the last great games with stories worth remembering alone.

KwietStorm_BLM2563d ago

Um, it fit within everything else in the game world. There was clear reason why the plot was setup the way it was, and it's unfolded throughout the story. Bioshock actually had some of the better storytelling and plot in the last decade, made even more surprising coming from a FPS.

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak announced for Summer 2024

Kuro No Kiseki was announced for localization as The Legend of Heroes - Trails through Daybreak during the NIS America x Falcom stream.

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shinoff21831d 3h ago (Edited 1d 3h ago )

Hell yea, that's all I got to say. I hope one day they re release the cold steel set, I completly missed them due to issues at the time. Now their pretty pricey.


Months after declaring Tomb Raider unaffected by layoffs, Tomb Raider dev hit with wave of layoffs

Gamesradar writes: "Embracer Group's bloodbath continues as Tomb Raider dev Crystal Dynamics reports layoffs

Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics has suffered a wave of layoffs just months after insisting that the ongoing staff hemorrhage at parent company Embracer Group wouldn't affect the new Tomb Raider game or the studio's collaboration with The Initiative on the Perfect Dark reboot."

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-Foxtrot2d ago

It's sad that I'm more excited for the remaster trilogy than the new game.

Snookies122d ago

Nothing sad about that, the original three were amazing games! Can't wait to explore the Croft manor again and find all the secrets... It's been ages, so I barely remember the games these days.

Rebel_Scum1d 6h ago

lol secrets. You know the first thing you’re gonna do is lure the butler to the freezer and shut the door on him haha.

Mr_cheese13h ago

I can remember the secrets so clearly! Haven't played them since I was a kid but tha mansion just stays in my head

CobraKai1d 6h ago

Im only disagreeing because it’s not sad. Im excited as all hell for these. I can’t even remember if i played 3, but 1 and 2 are still ingrained in my mind. I love remasters and im actually excited to play these in a clean looking “ps1” mode…. i guess that would be a “pc” mode.

-Foxtrot1d 5h ago (Edited 1d 5h ago )

I’m not sad as in “I don’t want the remasters” I’ve wanted them for years. I’m super excited.

I’m sad with how they’ve handled TR over the years, I should be super excited for their next modern release but they have nothing but the remaster trilogy.

And I’ll say it…I didn’t care all that much for the reboot trilogy, it just didn’t feel like Tomb Raider at all. Like a new IP with Tomb Raider slapped on where you “become the Tomb Raider” for 3 games

CobraKai1d 3h ago

Yeah. I agree. I think i got burned out on “realistic” Lara, thats trying so hard to catch up to Nathan Drake, that i miss the old adventures of Lara. The Lara that would be in a bath robe with a shotgun.

crazyCoconuts1d 21h ago

"Crystal Dynamics made the difficult decision to part ways with 9 Brand/Marketing and 1 IT employee today due to an internal restructuring..."
Small layoff, hardly news worthy.

Tacoboto1d 7h ago (Edited 1d 7h ago )

With Aspyr handling the rereleases, what exactly would these CD marketing people be doing with no game release scheduled for any time soon? More yoga sessions on Twitch?

Sciurus_vulgaris20h ago

Marketing is being cut simply because Amazon will market the next Tomb Raider title, while Microsoft will market Perfect Dark. Crystal Dynamics will probably be fine due to development contracts with Amazon and a Microsoft. Unfortunately, I can’t say that rest of Embracer Group has any long-term stability.

Knightofelemia1d 20h ago

Embracer has left one hell of a mess and Tencent will be swimming around picking at the scraps.

RaidenBlack1d 4h ago

ffs, Embracer is already looking to sell Gearbox ... Volition studio was shutdown
now, CD got affected and even affect Eidos aswell?
Better sell Gearbox to Sony
And CD & Eidos to MS
than shrink these studios to bare minimum

Starman6922h ago

Sony should buy crystal dynamics 😎🤟