GUT CHECK EPISODE 7 “BEYOND COLUMBIA: A CLOSER LOOK AT BIOSHOCK INFINITE”
In this week’s episode we hold a frank (Fink?) discussion on one of this year’s biggest video game releases…Bioshock Infinite! From the next level insanity narrative to the gorgeous locales of the sky-city of Columbia, we disclose our thoughts on everything about Irrational Games’ latest opus.
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Lutece probably refers to Rosalind Lutece, author of “The Principles of Quantum Mechanics,” the book that Elizabeth is holding when she first meets Booker and, as revealed this last December in his Reddit AMA, one of Ken Levine’s “favorite characters.”
While Lutece’s role has not been revealed fully yet, having her own track indicates she will be a reoccurring character throughout the game.
Rory O’More, however, is a new name that hasn’t been discussed yet.
Rory O’More could refer to a character that aids Booker and Elizabeth or, more likely, since it’s accompanied by the Irish folk tune “Saddle The Pony,” it’s a reference to Samuel Lover’s Irish ballad “Rory O’More.”
Since Rory O’more is something of a love story (eventually turned into a book by Lover), it’s possible that the track is eluding to the relationship and adventure that Booker and Elizabeth become entangled in.
What are your thoughts about the upcoming game?
Here are the complete track details:
Introduction (K. Levine)
Welcome to Columbia (G. Schyman, J. Bonney)
Will The Circle Be Unbroken – choral version (A. Habershon, C. Gabriel)
Lighter Than Air (G.Schyman)
Lutece (G. Schyman)
The Battle For Columbia I (G. Schyman, J. Bonney)
The Girl In The Tower (G.Schyman)
The Songbird (G. Schyman)
Rory O’More/Saddle The Pony (S. Lover/anon.)
The Battle For Columbia II (G. Schyman)
The Readiness Is All (K. Levine, J. Bonney)
Lions Walk With Lions (G. Schyman)
Will The Circle Be Unbroken (A. Habershon, C. Gabriel)
Unintended Consequences (G. Schyman)
The Battle For Columbia III (G. Schyman)
Family Reunion (G. Schyman)
Solace (S. Joplin)
The Battle For Columbia IV (G. Schyman)
The Battle For Columbia V (G. Schyman)
Let Go (G. Schyman)
Doors (G. Schyman)
The Girl For The Debt (G. Schyman)
Back In The Boat (G. Schyman)
AD (G. Schyman)
Smothered (G. Schyman)
Baptism (G. Schyman, J. Bonney)
Will The Circle Be Unbroken – full version (A. Habershon, C. Gabriel)
Bioshock Infinite will be available on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on March 26 and is available for pre-order from Amazon.
It seems like just the other day we had a new trailer for Bioshock Infinite which was especially nice because it didn’t feel or look like an advertisement. In fact there wasn’t a game logo or sales pitch information in that trailer at all.
Today Irrational Games and 2K Games dropped another trailer but this one is more focused on detailing story and gameplay elements while still keeping a stylish edge to it.
I really like how the Prophet speech section in the trailer looks a lot like the “1984” Apple commercial. It’s iconic and it makes me feel like there might be an Orwellian kind of vibe to this city in the sky.
Look for Bioshock Infinite to hit retail shelves this March 26th on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. You can pre-order the game (in both Regular and Premium Editions) from Amazon to secure the Industrial Revolution mini game (which unlocks in-game bonus content).