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  • Mood: Outraged
  • Listening to: Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Watching: The Armies Mobilize
  • Eating: Wrath
So, some of you may have been able to tell by some of my work that I enjoy my fair share of the video games...but Ethereal's got Beef.

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.

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.

Ethereal Out.


You know who's a straight up B.A.?


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Megan Sass
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
"I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, sir," said Alice, "because I'm not myself, you see."

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Opheroth Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav :hug:
The-Ethereal-Maiden Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You are whole-heartedly welcome! That steam punk Majora's Mask is absolutely beautiful. I've never seen anything like it. Thank you so much for posting it!
Opheroth Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Really :iconyuiglompplz:
tartrerainy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Artist
i dent beat morjas mask (but if NINTENDO REMAKES IT... THATS A DIFFERNT STORY)
The-Ethereal-Maiden Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
For a short time, they made a collector's set for the nintendo game cube, so if you have a middle era system, it's still possible to play if you find a copy. Regardless, it would be lovely if they'd do an edition for another generation of players to enjoy. <3

Thank you for the watch and another favorite!
tartrerainy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Artist
how dent i know o.o
The-Ethereal-Maiden Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It was a VERY short promotional copy, so the release was VERY limited. Basically, for a brief period when you bought a Nintendo Gamecube, they gave you the Collector's set along with it as an intensive.  
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micromess Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch! <3
The-Ethereal-Maiden Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You are welcome!
micromess Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student General Artist
sassy-pants! it is I! your PA child!
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