Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! You know when you reach the point in a video game where you find yourself doing something very different from the rest of the game? Well, that’s what hosts David and Holly talk about this week, citing some examples of when games have done it wrong, and when they’ve done better!
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! Hosts Holly and David spoil the world talking about the Statute of Limitations for spoilers! I think the main recent spoilers we discuss are from 2014 or older. If there are things you’re worried about being spoiled about, be warned! Otherwise, it’s a discussion of how long is right before you start talking spoilers for different media.
Recently I have been thinking a lot about what it means to say something is true, which is a story for another time. In thinking about the idea of truth it made me think about the movies I have seen or stories that I have read where in the end truth seems to be a flexible idea. So here for your consideration are some of my favorite truth altering stories. Continue reading →
It was such a good game, with solid gameplay, a new sort of environment, solid characters, and including all sorts of problematic elements from the real world and incorporating them. Was it perfect? No, but by golly it was pretty darn good. We’ve talked about some of the things we loved this week, but how about you?
I thought about doing a poll, but again with spoilers, I feel like a poll even would give away things! So comments, then. What did you like about Bioshock Infinite? Or, if you didn’t, if you walked away or never picked it up, why’s that? Let us know!
Ah, the Lutece Twins. Some of the more interesting characters not only in Bioshock Infinite, but in video games in general. In part, by the end of it all, you still don’t know who and what they are. As The Doctor might say, wibbly wobbly, timey wimey.
So I’ll explore what we see of them in the game. But it’s more than that, my interest is more, the connection. Because the Lutece Twins remind me of something else, remind me of absurdist plays. They remind me of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
One part character study, one part absurdist play comparison, this is what I have for you. The Lutece Twins both fill a story and plot purpose, but exist as an interesting result of that plot, of the quantum mechanics that make the game so interesting. Spoilers ahead!