The Soul of Bioshock Infinite - An Interview with Ken Levine
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- Dec 7, 2012
Creative Director and Co-Founder of Irrational Games, Ken Levine talk about what distinguishes a Bioshock game and falling in love with Elizabeth.
I love this guy's approach to game design, this game is looking great so far and I hope it turns out great. I didn't really like Bioshock and thought it was overrated, but this looks a lot more interesting.
Just a heads up. If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, but haven't read the books, be advised that Ken drops a big time spoiler about halfway through this video while making a comparison between the that series and Bioshock: Infinite.
Resident Evil has gone to total movies, Devil may cry Dante looks like a hooker, what ever you do please don't screw up, I am out of options here.
Ken Levine makes me want to get into video game design as a writer
Dude's like a renaissance man to the industry
...The use of the word 'soul' has no positive use in connection with Bioshock...only in the negative, that is...Umm, well you get the point and if not, check the rating.
It looks good, but after my experience with Bioshock 2, I remain wary of any new installment in this franchise.
I loved Bioshock, hated Bioshock 2. Even on my relatively fast system, framerates fluctuated wildly from smooth to slideshow, the FOV problem for 16 x 10 screens from the first game was back, and to top it off, there was a bug that made the game literally unplayable after about 20 minutes - a door had to be remotely hacked to progress, and the hacking minigame would not respond, effectively stranding my Big Daddy in the tutorial section of the game.
So as much as I loved the first game, and as good as this looks, I'm definitely not pre-ordering or buying early. I'll wait for reviews and price drops and check forums for gamebreaking bugs before buying. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
@CalamityKate It's goot to be cautious every now and then when it comes to games these days, but considering that Bioshock 2 (even though it was a good game) was not developed by Ken Levine & Co, just so you know.
@Chewin3 @Enexs : I'm not discounting the possibility that it could be as good as it looks. I sincerely hope it's a great game, similar quality to the first one, and that I'll have a wonderful time playing it.
But I'm still going to wait a bit after release, as I do with most games and look at critical and fan reaction.
I am aware that it was outsourced, but 2K chose to put their name on it and call it Bioshock, so as far as I'm concerned, developed in-house or not, they're responsible for the content.
@CalamityKate so sorry for you experience with bioshock 2, i had a awesome time with it and i am super excited to play infinite
It looks amazing, but like all other games, the price is a bit high for me. So again I'll have to wait for the price to drop. Most games drop to 10 bucks on sales within a year and a half or so, but I might get this one a bit earlier.
In a time when every game is a clone of each other, looking at Bioshock Infinite is like looking at the light at the end of a tunnel. Yes. Will pre-order.
@Renato1984 GTA5 being awesome is something I want to believe but just cant after the disaster that was Max Payne 3.
After all the bad news surrounding people leaving Irrational for other jobs, my interest in the game had waned pretty seriously. Having watched this trailer, I'm back on the bandwagon, baby!
So excited, this game sounds like its going to be perfect! Just his passion is enough to sell it to me.
I just love very passionate people that make very high quality games. Bioshock Infinite will be a masterpiece for sure and I cannot wait to experience it.
Could be one of the coolest games in 2013, sounds like they are innovating the way FPS and the environment could react based on the players reactions in a refreshing new way.
I just love Ken. He's one of those rare people we meet in real life who's not only fun and great, but also authentic. He'd rather be red-faced than be fake. That's cool in mah book.
It is me or Ken Devine seems to be getting tired of explaining so much of the game after each delay on the release date? I want Bioshock Infinite
You half expect him to say "d'you wanna know how i got this scar?" at any point in the interview :DGame sounds very interesting though. It seems like there is some genuine depth to this title.