To herald the long-awaited launch of BioShock Infinite, Irrational Games tweeted the above picture. It’s always nice to get perspective on the effort that goes into making a AAA game, which is something that we gamers don’t always know too much about. Sadly, I haven’t yet managed to get my hands on the fruit of Irrational’s labours, but the initial response has been rather positive.
In-game footage, awesome action, bad-ass enemies, jaw-dropping scripted sequences, death-defying leaps, death-inflicting leaps, possible links to Rapture and a really catchy song – if there was a checklist that Irrational Games was working through when they made ‘Beast of America’, I’d say they must’ve damn near checked all those boxes.
Columbia sure looks lovely in between all the things that are trying to kill you. Bit of a Boardwalk Empire vibe near the beginning, which was quite nice.
Thierry Nguyen, over on Joystiq, has written this interesting article about Troy Baker, the up-and-coming name in the voice-acting industry. Hailed as the ‘new Nolan North’, Baker’s voice can be heard in games as diverse as Diablo 3, Final Fantasy XIII, Saints Row: The Third and Mass Effect 3; as well as the upcoming much-anticipated heavyweights BioShock: Infinite and The Last of Us. It’s a well-written look behind the scenes, and definitely worth a read.