TLF: Songbird in the Cage

6 May

So here’s my Learned Fangirl rather lengthy, spoiler-filled critique of Bioshock Infinite, dealing with the things I loved, the things I didn’t love, and the things that rubbed me the wrong way.

Ultimately, I see a lot of good things and fantastic potential in Infinite, and if you haven’t played it yet, you really should (before you go over and see whether you agree with me in the review, as it has spoilers aplenty). There are some truly amazing things about Infinite, especially the music (I want to own that soundtrack!) and the art (gorgeous!). There are also some things that stand out as highly problematic – not bad, necessarily, but things that should make us stop and think about the ways in which we represent race, gender, and oppression.

One thing I didn’t talk about was religion – not because I don’t think it’s important (it is), but because that’s another whole post that would take up vast amounts of text. Maybe next week.