I am experiencing the rage with BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea.
Now, I waited patiently for the second episode of Burial at Sea to come out. I was super excited to get to play some of it today.
((Now, let it not be said that I'm against change in a series. I'm going to preface this. Change can be beautiful.))
For those of you NOT in the know, in the final chapter of the BioShock Infinite DLC, you get to play Elizabeth, a pretty dang kick butt, omni-something or other psychic wonder woman would can RIP HOLES IN REALITY WITH HER BARE HANDS and in the first DLC, was established as a pretty hardcore lady going out to do something pretty hardcore (which I will not spoil for you).
The initial sequence is amazing. Classic turn on head "Everything is Misery Coated in Deceptive Happiness" wonderfulness. I was wiggling in my seat giddy about getting to play. This is what BioShock IS.
And then the cut sequences ended. Elizabeth no longer has cool powers for reasons. She is a "Normal girl" now. Okay. Fine. Whatever. This can be cool. Booker was normal. Jack was...engineered normal. Delta was- well...Delta was spliced to crap. But whatevs. Not the point.
BACK TO NORMAL ELIZABETH.
I am finally in the driver's seat. First room. Let's go-
"Sneak up on this Splicer!"
Well, okay. I guess I don't have weapons yet. Fine. Makes sense. I can deal.
So I play this little stealth intro bitterly. I ain't got no beef with stealth, but I have sexy flings with BioShock for the badaboom combat/corvids shooting out of my hands stuff.
And then the first gun I pick up is...a tranquilizer crossbow.
And now, this is when I start to get irritated. Because this isn't just about a stealth game. Nope. They have to get a little gendery.
You don't need to be like your dad, Elizabeth. You don't need to shed blood...You're just a normal girl...splicers are dangerous.
Not because it's wrong. Oh no. Mechanically, I'M NOT ALLOWED TO.
Booker can jack a man in the face with a skyhook and take him down. But I need to sneak behind him or he'll just get dizzy and claw my face off. Booker can attack from above raining wumps of death. But if I'm Elizabeth, I can daintily land without sound and hide from splicers in a vent.
Finally tapped out as soon as the in game advice let me know that Big Daddy with attack on sight, and little girly Elizabeth cannot kill him.
This is not about Bioshock becoming a stealth game for me. This is WHAT I'm playing somehow MEANING this is now a stealth game.
I invite you to join the TEAR IT UP CHALLENGE. The Rules are simple.
1) Draw Elizabeth as a Hardcore Action Hero.
2) Spread Across the Internet
3) 'Knucks with the people.
You know who's a straight up B.A.?
Check out his contribution: www.deviantart.com/art/Liz-445…