I know people get real butthurt over spoilers these days, so let me give you my anti-warning: NO SPOILERS HERE KEEP READING.
I played through the new Bioshock expansion last week. Switching the setting to pre-catastrophe Rapture has so much potential. Like a lot of potential. Tons. So much so that they didn’t want to spend any potential doing anything with this game. I enjoy shooting the faces with the guns and charming monsters to do my bidding (still OP), but the after Infinite I was expecting so much more. To be more accurate, I was expecting anything at all. This game takes Booker and Elizabeth to Rapture and rushes them through a story that is basically a Cliff’s Notes version of the last third of Infinite.
What? Dewitt is Comstock!? Oh my god! Wait. We already knew that. We already had to know that for this game to make a lick of sense. So, who was the story in this game for? For people who hadn’t played Infinite? But, you have to have Infinite to play this expansion. Well, then it’s for Infinite fans? Maybe, but reiterating plot points does very little in the expanding category of this expansion pack.
Now, before all of you start your hate engines, know I’ll be willing to re-review this game when episode 2 comes out and the story is more fleshed out. I hear we get to play as Elizabeth. (But who will throw crap at my head mid boss fight!?) For now, I’ll just have to wait around being all disappointed that I can’t find the last voxophone.