A long period has elapsed since my last posting; my job and my university demanding my attention and, of course, my considerable time. After returning, I obviously faced a dilemma. Of what topic do i make a tumblr entry on?
Then it occurred to me while i switched on my Playstation 3; I had experienced not long ago a creation of epic magnificence, story and presentation that it had completely overtaken my emotional state. It happened after I had completed a game and I remember that after I had let the credits rolled over and an after-credit scene viewed, I was just staring at the screen in awe; unable to organize my thoughts.
Bioshock: Infinite is a splendid creation that not just blends a story so complex and profound that it would leave most of Hollywood’s creations look like a kindergarten picture book, but a gameplay that is equally immersive.
A lot of people professed complaints about the game’s boldness in depicting a viewpoint against religion. But I found that it did not oppose religion, rather contributed to the society’s ability to blindly immerse itself into the beliefs of someone. It presented an interesting show on how religion can be manipulated into tricking people to follow a specific ideal; an ideal that doesn’t necessarily have to contribute towards the well-being of the society itself, rather feed the megalomaniac’s ambitions who started the following in the first place.
I suppose the term “megalomaniac” is rather strong, but it is not directed towards every individual in religion, only those selected few who use it for their own personal gain.
The intention of representing duality in humans, which is shown through many interpretations, like the Lutece twins, Booker DeWitt and Father Comstock, the flipping of the coin, the bird and the cage and so on and so forth all focus on the yin-yang aspect of a person, and of situations in general.
A person can fight for a purpose like Booker Dewitt or emerge as a tyrannical figure like Father Comstock. Situations can compel people to feel their life is “caged” and controlled, or give the notion to people that they control their destinies; that they choose where their life is supposed to proceed. That they are “free as a bird”. What I found truly amazing was when i discovered this forum and how people justified their reasons for choosing between the bird or cage pendant. I love it when a game makes you think.
All-in-all, it was one of the most amazing games I have played in a long time. And I mean really long. I do pray the franchise continues. Now on to complete The Last of Us, which I heard was equally good as well.