WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL 2012 - DAILY DOSE
Today's DAILY DOSE is a special preview of -
For those of you who may have missed them, the Bioshock series has been a real game-changer in the games industry. The first game had one of the most realised worlds, characters and stories of most fiction - never mind gaming fiction!
The story took place in Rapture - a city under the sea - where the inhabitants had foregone ideas of morality and restraint in their scientific and technological progress and advanced far too quickly. Within a few years, humans had augmented their minds and bodies with chemical cocktails known as plasmids - and led to society tearing itself apart.
It was a masterpiece in gaming - truly incredible.
I even liked the second one - which retained the setting but moved the story on a few years. Rather than uber-capitalism run rife, you had a communist dictatorship which offered another (albeit much less awesome) chapter in Rapture's dark history.
Now comes some video previews for the next game in the series, Infinite, which takes the player into the skies - on a floating city called Columbia.
It's all very well explained in the videos - the 15 minute gameplay video above shows off one of the games introductory scenes, while the videos that follow give some details on the factions, environments and enemies of Columbia.
The team is clearly talented - the environments and enemies look stunning and are well thought-out - but it's the skylines that have me interested.
Does anyone else get a little rush of excitement just watching those things in action?
I'm going to be foaming at the mouth on the approach to release day (sometime in late 2012) in anticipation of flinging myself through a floating frikkin' city on a skyrail frikkin' rollercoaster. Oh yeah...
WORLD AND ENEMIES
FACTIONS AT WAR
TEARS INTO OTHER WORLDS
HEAVY HITTERS 1 - MOTORIZED PATRIOT
HEAVY HITTERS 2 - HANDYMAN
HEAVY HITTERS 3 - BOYS OF SILENCE
HEAVY HITTERS 4 - SIRENS
As a final note - although people may not have read this far down - I am going on holiday!
So, sadly, there will be no DAILY DOSES or ECLECTIC REVIEWS for the rest of this week... *sobs*
However - I'll be back with
A MASSIVE SPECIAL EXTRAVAGANZA
on THURSDAY 3RD MAY!
It's going to be big -
a very special DAILY DOSE,
a hot CD review,
2 new GAMES reviews
AND a FILM review too!
(I really spoil you guys).
PLUS - a special announcement about an upcoming ECLECTIC EVENT!
Big things are happening in May - come back soon to see what's happening!
So.... see you all in a week!
Any images are copyright of their respective owners and are from: http://www.bioshockinfinite.com/downloads
Any videos in this review are from Youtube and are subject to relevant copyrights. They are kindly provided by: http://www.youtube.com/user/IGNentertainment