I'm back now. Hooray! But more importantly, Bioshock Infinite is coming out tomorrow! Double yay!
Bioshock remains one of my all-time favorite games, in many ways for its ambition to be something really, truly different. Reviews for Infinite are positive and tend to at least continue that trend of trying to tell a truly interesting story. While I was initially worried over a rehash, hearing some of the core ideas that propel the game stoked my interest to the current fevered pitch.
A good link for those who may not have been following it as much is an article from Escapist Magazine http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/… that goes over some of the major historical events that serve as a backdrop for the game. In addition, many themes that are otherwise unexplored in video games (namely racism, which is a central source for conflict in the game) are being tackled, supposedly in ways that are shocking some players and reviewers. There's also a very long interview with Ken Levine from the BAFTAs that discusses some of the myrid details we'll encounter in Colombia's skies.