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Bioshock: Infinite Takes Players On A Roller Coaster Ride

by Ernice Gilbert on September 22nd, 2010, under Hot, Irrational Games, News

We all agreed, the gameplay footage of Bioshock: Infinite Irrational Games released yesterday was the best we’ve seen from a Bioshock title in a long time. It’s downright stunning.

In the footage, the main player’s seen shooting at people — things, creatures and dangling across a roller coaster, getting shot at and and returning the favor.

Today, over at the EU PS Blog, Irrational Games boss Ken Levine opened up on what exactly the roller caster concept is about.

“Imagine being on a roller coaster, over another roller coaster, over another roller coaster,” said Levine.

“Imagine being able to jump freely from one roller coaster to the next. Then imagine people are shooting at you. And you’re shooting at them. That’s the experience of being on the Sky-Lines.”

Adding: “You might choose to take on enemies at extremely long range while traveling on Sky-Lines, or you might engage in close combat. You might do both in quick succession. You can jump between crisscrossing Sky-Line routes, allowing you to instantly change direction and evade or outflank enemies. Sky-Lines are there to expand your tactical options, not dictate them.

The range of environments in BioShock Infinite lends itself much better to the game’s broad toolset. In previous BioShock games, there weren’t really visible distances vast enough to take advantage of weapons like the crossbow. In BioShock Infinite, you could take a shot at an enemy situated on an entirely separate floating city block, across an expanse of sky.”

Video Thirst: Bioshock: Infinite Gameplay Footage

Here’s the vid once more for those who didn’t get a chance to see it:

The game won’t be out until 2012, but goodness, it’s pleasing the masses thus far. And as for the roller coaster thing, sounds like much fun to me. Just give me a gun, I’ll defend my self; after all a man must stand on his own two feet.

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7 Comments

  1. Thu, 23rd Sep 2010 at 12:53 am

    yeah, it looks good. Ernice, I got my connection fixed.

  2. Thu, 23rd Sep 2010 at 3:46 am

    i hate roller coasters.

  3. Thu, 23rd Sep 2010 at 6:41 am

    Oh good, Bro. We’ll here’s to gaming! What do you have?

  4. Thu, 23rd Sep 2010 at 6:42 am

    @Nick: Bioshock: Infinite will make you love em

  5. Thu, 23rd Sep 2010 at 9:45 am

    lol, doubt that.
    went to movie world for my holiday last year, went on the superman ride which goes from 0 to 150KMs per hour in 3.6 seconds, and suffice to say my face was blue for the rest of the holiday!
    ever since then i have hated roller coasters.

  6. Thu, 23rd Sep 2010 at 9:58 am

    LOL. A Bad experience

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