Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Back to Rapture!

Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea DLC

The ending in Bioshock Infinite kind of begged for a trip back to Rapture and luckily the first story driven DLC pack, Burial at Sea, does just that.

Gamers enjoy tributes and reuniting with old familiar ground, so the return to Rapture is a welcome sight. Everything has been built up from the ground up in the Infinite engine and it gives a glimpse of how Rapture was before it's downfall. It gives you the sense of being there when the whole thing collapsed and became the nightmare from the first Bioshock game. It's an interesting experience for the atmosphere and scenery alone.

Luckily there's a nice story webbed into this episode and you get to play with Elizabeth as your handy partner in Rapture. There are some fairly free areas to roam and explore, with lots of hidden items and audio logs. A fairly big amount of enemies to defeat too, giving you a hard challenge to survive! I kind of enjoyed fighting these splicers more than the enemies in Infinite. Guess it's more of a throwback to how Bioshock 1 & 2 was.

I highly recommend all Bioshock fans to play this DLC, it about 3 hours long and really ties the original game's and Infinite's worlds together nicely. Hopefully we'll see equally interesting DLC's and ideas further on.