Does ACIII handle race issues better than Bioshock: Infinite?

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Posted by uninspiredcup (29115 posts) 5 years, 1 month ago

Poll: Does ACIII handle race issues better than Bioshock: Infinite? (12 votes)

Ye 25%
nay 50%
Bonus option 25%

I found Bioshocks race handling really hamfisted, contrived and obvious. AC3 on the other hand handled practically every race and race issue with tact and respect without feeling fake.

Do you agree Bioshock Infinite tried way too hard when it came to race and race related issues (such as racism)?

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#1 Edited by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

Everything about bioshock infinite was mediocre, so yes

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#2 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

Both games are the very definition of mediocrity.

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#3 Edited by deactivated-5acbb9993d0bd (12449 posts) -

I think your trying to be clever and failing.

Race in Bioshock was such a minor deal, was in there for alittle bit of shock value and the sense of "the evil side of a nation". it was not meant to be tasteful, or political correct or to be "handled" as anything more. Was just another element of the twisted city.

how you can compare the two is beyond me. no where near the same.

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#4 Edited by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

BioShock Infinite is not a game that's about racism. :/

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#5 Edited by JangoWuzHere (19032 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite was a story that was focused on two main characters and their adventure through Columbia. It wasn't a story about the political and emotional corruption of the city itself. A lot of people like to give Infinite flak about not exploring the race issue more, but it was never a focus in the first place. The racism in Infinite shows that the city isn't a utopia and gives you a reason to hate Comstock. Besides that, it hardly factored into the main plot at all.

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#6 Posted by uninspiredcup (29115 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

I think your trying to be clever and failing.

But I didn't open a sentence like this.

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#7 Posted by cainetao11 (35680 posts) -

I like turtles

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#8 Posted by uninspiredcup (29115 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

Everything about bioshock infinite was mediocre, so yes

True, AC3 was a superior game in every way, not just the handling of touchy subjects.

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#9 Edited by deactivated-5acbb9993d0bd (12449 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@MBirdy88 said:

I think your trying to be clever and failing.

But I didn't open a sentence like this.

bad grammar but still true.

There is a difference between lazy internet typing and trying to bring up issues you have no clue about.

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#10 Posted by starjet905 (2065 posts) -

I don't remember either of these games doing much to "handle race issues."

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#11 Posted by GhoX (6267 posts) -

Witcher series does a better job than either games, even though it didn't involve real-world races.

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#12 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -

No... I don't think so. I felt like they didn't really deal with race issue to the extent that I'd hoped. Bioshock on the other hand pulled no punches and was shocking in it's presentation. Left you hating the Founders. When Connor got pissed at Washington, I was like, "Everyone's a jerk here."