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goosefromtopgun
goosefromtopgun

It's so genuinely nice to see a promo with such wit and polish. Hopefully this will be another installment in the 'shock series that refuses to dumb down on the big philosophical ideas whilst, continuing to trail-blaze a simple truth - not all gamers are thick - some of us even like to read... yes read like books and stuff. Please game developers, follow the examples of this, Deus Ex (the first one) and Silent Hill 2 and begin to place a much larger degree of emphasis on the plot, story and overall narrative of your games. Simply hiring a third rate former TV script writer doesn't count. Games series like this are too far between. 

CLOCKWORKIAN
CLOCKWORKIAN

Giving some exhibition in a creative fashion. = Great video.

DieselCat18
DieselCat18

Nice touch ....very creative video for the game exploring the mystery of Columbia...I'm looking forward to this.

driton
driton

Bioshock is going to be the game of the year for 2013


Sav117
Sav117

that is the most unique and mesmerizing announcement for a video game ive seen in a while
 

Pelezinho777
Pelezinho777

Best announcement for a video game in last 25 years.

BrUnOdeFeNiX
BrUnOdeFeNiX

I hope they put secrets in the cover of DVD again... Don't you know about it?? Try to Use "dark light" :).

And I hope a lot of new things to discover... Games that has good history are the best ever.

Brakkyn
Brakkyn

Very interesting video.  I'd even say unique.

DR-ZMBK
DR-ZMBK

I wish this would be made a TV commercial. It's so creepy, in a way that will get a lot of attention. Is it a documentary, a movie trailer, or what?

Non gamers don't know what Bioshock is. This trailer would let them try it.

Armyboy5
Armyboy5

I love it. more games should be as deep

NTM23
NTM23

That was really amazing, it was like an early 80's documentary/lesson kind of thing students in school would watch. At times it was a little goofy though I think. I mean, "look what we found, a sky-hook." It just so happens that, that's a very prominent tool, not just for the story, but for game play as well, it was almost kind of like a plug. 

I do have to hold back from saying it's a little goofy though, 'cause it is in fact such a big aspect of the way you get around in Columbia, which could make it possible that if a part of the city was found, these would be some of the things found. That was really superb, and this is the kind of thing I love. It mixes history with the fictional-spectacle.

I think, even if only little, some people that haven't been interested in such things from a historical point of view, will learn some stuff, and also be intrigued enough to go read about the times the game takes place in. If it wasn't for the original Bioshock, I wouldn't have cared about the music or the style of the 30's to 50's. 

It's set in the 60's and 70's, but the Rapture economy came to a stop, so it didn't really show those times.

nameaprice
nameaprice

im going to rub this game case on my balls

-HaloHitman-
-HaloHitman-

Irrational Games knows how to make cool trailers.

Owner34
Owner34

That was pretty awesome. Plus it carried the creepy feel of the original Bioshock. It would be cool to see a complete documentary on this haha

The_Rook
The_Rook

Fantastic video. Well done.

Centurion95
Centurion95

You know what? I actually want to see this documentary. Its perfectly campy and creepy that has sparked curiosity. Ugh, guess I have to put up with Ancient Aliens for my campy mystery fix.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I love how they did this. Like an old school mystery documentary.

dylan417
dylan417

This is awesome! In a creepy kind of way...

stevenjore
stevenjore

Who is brave enough to stop these evil White Americans and their Constitutional ways! Self Determination? Fah! Kill them all my slaves... I mean my friends! Funny how it comes out just about the time the Gub'mint is trying to decimate self-Determination for Americans.

ikaikalani
ikaikalani

Really looking forward to playing this one.  Great marketing!

matem8904
matem8904

Love the setting of this game. Nice video.

Shepard_
Shepard_

" Somewheeere, over the rainbow! High above!"

maddog123
maddog123

That is how you market a game people. This was so fuqing awesome!


max-hit
max-hit

An amazing third part to to complete an epic trilogy. 

xxBenblasterxx
xxBenblasterxx

Well i do hope there's more where that came from, really playing on the idea of Bioshock and it's greats mysteries, nicely done 

Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

Bravo.  Truly remincent of the old NOVA or "In Search of..." documentary shows from the 1970s and 80s.

All it needed was Leonard Nimoy as the narator.

shantd
shantd

That was exceptionally well done, really makes you hungry to learn more about Columbia.

DreamsofGreen
DreamsofGreen

im barry form detroit, i come with the car

but lol looks cool

charlesdao
charlesdao

comlumbia crashes into the sea and it becomes..... RAPTURE

RogerioFM
RogerioFM

War, war never changes. Ron Pearlman should have narrated this.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

@driton GTA V will, also there is Last of Us, tough year to be the GOTY.

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

@charlesdao Except Andrew Ryan is like 12 at this point in time... not to mention in the middle of Russia.