The end of Bioshock Infinite and actually the Bioshock universe as we know it. The second episode of the Burial Under Sea DLC brings you into the character of Elizabeth in the truest line of the many infinite loops. Elizabeth has lost all basically all of her abilities and this leaves her in complete weakness as she attempts to save this young girl from the clutches of Atlas. This will bring every timeline to its end and completely tie up all the ends that are possible; so I am interested to see how they can further it, though I'm sure they will be able to find a way. The stealth change was quite different from what I or anyone will be used to as it completely changes the dynamics of how you move through this world and you feel very vulnerable. I went around this as much as I could by just running through some areas as the enemies aim is really awful and extremely limited ammo makes attempts to stun everyone just unrealistic. It's basically the regular game with lowered health, limited supplies and a small selection of weapons. There are options to be stealthy to an extent, but that is just not really interesting. Moving from the stealth option the quests feel largely like the regular game with some fetching, defending and moving through the world to experience the story. The story itself is where all the strength and power of Bioshock is displayed at its best. This episode was well able to tie the entire story up by connecting us to the moments between both of the Irrational Bioshocks and even gives an insight to how many of the main features in the series actual functions. By this is I mean we are able to understand the bond of Big Daddies, the connections of plasmids to vigours and how the worlds connected. These abilities were actually downplayed a lot this time around and didn't help a whole lot. It was very intriguing to me to be able to have this extra knowledge and really have no more questions about the series. Every moment in this episode was beautifully designed and just had a deepened impact on me. From viewing every area that went from Paris to Rapture and even up to the clouds of Columbia. I was quite amazed that they were able to fit all of this story into one episode and why the first episode was so short.
This is the end of the proper Bioshock timeline, it was beautifully played out and had an amazing story. The ending was quite dark and I feel in low mood after seeing how it all played out. It's nice to have the closure that there are no more questions I have to ask and that the constant confusion is cleared. The episode looks beautiful the entire throughout the entire playthrough and the story was well pieced. As a Bioshock fan this is a definite finish. Remember to look deep into the background and watch for clues as this finale unrivals and just enjoy your final time in Irrational's Bioshock.
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