As we can see in Bioshock Infinite, Big Daddy in this game is re-created by Irrational Games into another form of guard, but still has that big giant size body. This time in Bioshock Infinite, Big Daddy is shown to you in the game as a bird, to be precise, a big giant robotic bird called Songbird. And yeah, just like the regular big daddy in the previous series, Songbird will still have those 3-color eyes, where each of them represents each different reaction from this bird.
Therefore, don’t scratch your head in case i refer Songbird in this article as Big Daddy, given that they both basically are just the same guardians that have the same role to protect the girl characters in Bioshock games.
Anyway, there are many things about Songbird that make him so powerful and simply unbeatable in Bioshock Infinite. Big Daddy may have a huge share of spotlight in the previous Bioshock, but in this latest installment of the game, it’s definitely Songbird who holds the thunder in Bioshock Infinite. Big Daddy, which now is in the form of robotic Songbird, still has some of key elements that makes him look really tough in his entire look.
First of all, Songbird still some solid steel-made armor in his whole suit. This of course makes this bird look powerful in the eyes of his enemies, which in this case are the Vox Populi people and Booker himself. The other thing that makes Songbird and Big Daddy look similar is their job description.
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Big Daddy, on the other hand, in the previous Bioshock Games, is given a main job to protect Little Sisters and also to escort them all around Rapture. So basically, they are just the same characters with the similar job.
Besides those 2, there is also one other specific key element from both of them that clearly shows that in Bioshock Infinite, Big Daddy is represented to the gamers as Songbird. And that is their same 3-color eyes that many fans of Bioshock game has been familiar with. If you have already played the previous series of Bioshock, then you all know that Big Daddy’s 3-color eyes have been programmed by his creator as the tool to control how this guy will react to enemies around him. This goes the same with Songbird.
In Bioshock Infinite, Big Daddy who is represented as Songbird, also inherits those 3 different colors in his eyes just like Big Daddy. And they are the same red, yellow and green colors. When his eyes are still in green, that means there is no action needed by Songbird as there is no attack or threat around Elizabeth. So Songbird will give no extreme reaction whatsoever and maybe stands still in his beloved cage.
However, when they go into yellow, this is when Songbird becomes aware and senses some threats around his guarded lady, in this case, Elizabeth. In this phase, Songbird will definitely go out from his cage and start flying over Elizabeth just to check her condition or situation around her. Finally, when Songbird’s eyes turn to RED. This only means one thing, Songbird will become brutal and will mercilessly attack anyone who dares to get close to Elizabeth.
The other similarity that sets Big Daddy and Songbird in a very little distance is how Big Daddy and Songbird communicate. As shown in the game, Big Daddy always uses his haunting calls, just like the sounds of whales, in order to call the other Big Daddies. Meanwhile, Songbird will also use his loud voice in order to communicate, mostly to Elizabeth.
However, despite their similarities, there are also some elements that make both of Songbird in Bioshock Infinite, Big Daddy, different. First of all, in the previous Bioshock games, Big Daddy is shown as a guardian who are wearing some kind of big helmet on his head. The reason why Big Daddy uses this huge helmet is because, as we all know already, the events in previous Bioshock games happen in underwater city of Rapture. And this location is really deep in the ocean, so no human will and can survive in this type of depth. It’s just impossible.
Therefore, even though Bid Daddy is narrated as a genetically enhanced human being, he will still need some equipments and special diving suit that are designed specifically to help Big Daddy survive in that deep ocean. It goes the same with his huge thick helmet that surely will help him breath conveniently inside the water. Meanwhile, on his hand, we can see that there is a really sharp driller that is equipped on his right hand to help him drill some solid rocks or walls inside the ocean.
On the other hand, Songbird is living in the floating city of Columbia, which is up in the air. So he doesn’t need all of those equipments and suit in order to survive in Columbia. However, given that this event in Bioshock Infinite happes in the floating city in the sky, then Songbird, as a bird, will be equipped with huge wings under his shoulders, making sure that he can freely fly away whenever he wants, especially to chase anyone who dares to get close to Elizabeth.
As appeared in some cutscenes in Bioshock Infinite, Big Daddy, who is now shown as Songbird, is simply unbeatable by Booker. Whenever they meet each other face-to-face, Songbird is always on top of Booker and Booker is even almost killed by Songbird’s sharp claws. And this happens when Songbird finally manages to capture Elizabeth and bring her back to Comstock. So yeah, pretty much, Songbird is just too strong for Booker to defeat.
However, things get differently when Booker finally meets with the “Future of Elizabeth”, who appears after Songbird manages to capture Elizabeth. Apparently, the reason why the future Elizabeth shows herself to Booker is because she wants to give Booker a special instrument called “The Whistler” and songnotes that will be helpful for Booker to control Songbird. Soon after that, Booker then is sent back to his present reality where he can find Elizabeth. Okay, now let’s skip fast to the moment when Booker finally faces Songbird again for the last time in this game.
As shown in Bioshock Infinite, Big Daddy, who is now is presented as Songbird, finally faces Booker for the very last time. In that moment, Booker finally manages to control Songbird with the thing called “The Whistler”, plus the songnotes of course, and make Songbird destroy the siphon, some kind of machine or device that has been preventing Elizabeth from using her full power. And the moment when the siphon has been destroyed, everything has changed.
After the devastating destruction of siphon, Elizabeth finally can use her full power to open the tear. She then transports her, Booker and Songbird to the Rapture, which is the underwater city used in the previous Bioshock games. In that city, Songbird then dies because Elizabeth transports him inside the water, while Booker and Elizabeth are inside the building of Rapture. So thanks to the high pressure of deep ocean, Songbird can’t survive there and must die running out of breathe.
So yeah, there you go, the short story about Big Daddy and Songbird in Bioshock Infinite. Hopefully, you get something from what i say in this article. If you have any question regarding this matter, then feel free to post your question in the comment section below. See you there!
Compared to other First Person Shooter games, then Bioshock Infinite definitely has much heavier storyline and richer gameplay than other games in this genre. That’s the reason why so many fans of Bioshock Infinite find it hard to digest the real story behind this game.
Therefore, in this “Bioshock Infinite story explained”, i want to help you guys dip a little bit more into the game in order to get a much better understanding about the storyline of this fantastic game.
Anyway, I want to call this article as “Bioshock Infinite story explained” because in this blog post, i want to share to you the whole story about this game, however, in much simpler way, so you can follow me through and understand each story and event along the way without even losing your hair.
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Okay then, first of all, In this Bioshock Infinite story explained, let me start with the part when the game is just about to start. As shown at the beginning of Bioshock Infinite, the game plot starts with the appearance of Booker Dewitt along with 2 other persons in a boat in the middle of the night when rain is falling on the ocean. In this part, Booker is narrated as a guy that is given a job by those 2 persons, which some of you already know as Robert and Rosalind Lutece, to get the girl named Elizabeth and bring her out from Columbia to the last destination, New York.
And then, after arriving to the lighthouse, gamer who controls Booker Dewitt, must walk toward the top of the lighthouse in order to get to the rocket launcher that will bring him up in the sky to the floating city of Columbia. This is when the journey of Booker begins. As the rocket launcher lands to the Columbia, Booker then will be forced to take the baptism as the first requirement to enter the city of Columbia.
For some of us who are still trying to digest the whole story of Bioshock Infinite, one of the best ways to do that is by learning the meaning of each story and fact of this game just like solving every piece of puzzle in order to get one complete picture at the end.
However, given that most of the facts in this game are presented in random orders, along the journey of Booker and Elizabeth, then it would be harder to understand the entire storyline of this game. Therefore, before moving straight to real storyline of Bioshock Infinite, let me give you the whole picture of this game in much simpler points.
As we all know, at the beginning part of the game, it’s shown that Booker is being delivered to the lighthouse by Luteces, of course along with them. In the boat, Luteces give Booker a job to get a girl named Elizabeth and bring her out from Columbia to New York. I believe, many of you here can get the point of this part perfectly.
So Booker is given a job by Luteces (Robert and Rosalind Lutece) – The job is to help Elizabeth escape from the tower in Columbia and bring her to New York – Elizabeth is a girl who possesses a special magic or power to open the tears but she cannot use her full power, controlled by the siphon created by Comstock – Elizabeth is held captive in the tower and she learns a lot about lock-picking and geometric coordinates.
After taking Elizabeth to the airship to deliver her to New York, Booker lies to Elizabeth and says that they are heading to Paris (because Elizabeth loves Paris and wants to go there) – Booker doesn’t know that Elizabeth knows a lot about geometric coordinates – After finding out that Booker has lied to her, Elizabeth knocks him out to faint.
After waking up from the faint, Booker then finds out that Vox Populi people (people that want to rebel against the government of Columbia, known as "The Founders") apparently have taken the control of his airship – Daisy Fitzroy, the leader of Vox Populi, orders Booker to help their weaponry if Booker wants to stay alive – He then is released by Vox Populi and continues his journey with Elizabeth.
Along the journey, Songbird, a robotic bird that always guards Elizabeth in the tower, suddenly occurs and crashes Booker’s airship to the ground – They both meet again with Luteces and are given the manual card that shows how to control Songbird.
As they continue the journey, Songbird occurs again outside the building, but Booker and Elizabeth manage to hide below the table.
After arriving to the gate of Comstock’s house, Booker needs Lady Comstock’s hand as the fingerprint authorization to open the gate – At Lady Comstock cemetery, Booker and Elizabeth meet Sirene, the ghostly version of Lady Comstock – In that moment, Booker and Elizabeth find out that the person who gave the order to lock Elizabeth in the tower was Lady Comstock herself because she hated Elizabeth and suspected her as the result of Comstock having an affair with Rosalind Lutece (which is not true).
Songbird appears again, but this time, he manages to capture Elizabeth and bring her back to the tower – In the several months of being held captive again, Elizabeth has been tortured and brainwashed by Comstock and his team in order to prepare her as the next heir to replace Comstock as the next leader of Columbia.
In the meantime, Booker meets “the future” Elizabeth and is given an instrument called “The Whistler” and songnotes to control Songbird – Booker then comes back to the past when Elizabeth hasn’t been captured by Songbird – In this part, Booker and Elizabeth finally arrive at Comstock’s airship and confront Comstock together - Booker then kills Comstock by crashing his head on the edge of fountain and drowning him in the water.
After that, thanks to “The Whistler”, Booker finally can control Songbird and make this bird destroy the siphon that has been preventing Elizabeth to use her full power all along – After the siphon has been destroyed, Songbird aims back at Booker to kill him but thankfully, Elizabeth can now use her full power and bring 3 of them to the underwater city of Rapture – In the underwater city of Rapture, Songbird dies because the pressure of the ocean kills him – Luckily, Elizabeth delivers Booker and her inside the building of Rapture, so they are still alive.
In this part of the game, Booker finally finds out that Comstock is still alive in different realities and the only way to stop him forever is by preventing Comstock from being born in the first place – Elizabeth then brings Booker to the place where Comstock was born or created – But Booker is shocked knowing the truth that Comstock is actually himself if he decides to ACCEPT the baptism in the river and becomes the leader of Columbia.
Finally, Elizabeth, along with other Elizabeths from different realities are gathered around in the river and drown Booker in the water until he dies – Booker then comes back to the past where he was still Booker, and Elizabeth, was still Booker’s little baby, Anne Dewitt – THE END.
Okay, after knowing the entire events that occur along the journey of Booker, in the next part of this Bioshock Infinite story explained, i want to share to you the story about Booker Dewitt.
Okay, first of all, in the next part of this Bioshock Infinite Story Explained, let me begin with Booker's past. At the age of 16th, Booker Dewitt took the part in 7th Cavalry Regiment of US Army and became a soldier. During the war in Wounded Knee Battle, Booker was known as a really cruel soldier who committed many brutal illegal actions against his enemies, like skinning their heads and burning them all. This is why one of his comrades named Cornelius Slate called Booker as “The White Injun”.
In 1892, he then had a child from his wife/girlfriend that he named her as “Anne Dewitt”. Unfortunately, his wife/girlfriend died when giving a birth to Elizabeth. This is the part when all the problems keep piling up on Booker’s shoulders. Realizing that he just can’t raise his daughter as a single father, plus remembering all of his past and his brutal actions during the war, he then decides to turn to alcohol and gambling. Sadly for Booker, as a drunk gambler, he lost a lot of his money in gambling and starts collecting debts.
After finishing his duty as a soldier, he then became an agent in Pinkerton National Detective Agency. But apparently, Booker still brings all of his brutal habits and use them as the methods when doing his job as an agent. Thanks to that, he then is fired by his agency.
Living his life under the huge pressure of debts, Booker is not willing to drag his daughter, Anne Dewitt, to his miserable life. So when the offer to wipe off his debts comes around, he then reluctantly gave his child to Robert Lutece, a guy sent from other reality by Comstock.
However, Booker then realizes that what he just did is such a huge mistake, so he then chases Robert through the hallway in order to cancel the deal. Unfortunately, Booker doesn’t manage to grab his child from Comstock’s hands. As the window to other reality shuts down, Booker must be willing to see his child is taken away to Columbia by Robert, Comstock and Rosalind Lutece.
After that moment, he then feels really guilty by all of the mistakes he has done in the past, including his decision to sell his child to wipe off his debts, his brutal actions during the war and many other things. In order to start his new life and become a better person, Booker then decides to take the baptism to wash away all of his sins in the past.
In this part, when Booker is still DECIDING whether to ACCEPT the baptism or REJECT the baptism, this reality is DIVIDED into 2 realities.
- In the first reality or let’s call it as “TIMELINE A”, Booker decides to ACCEPT the baptism and finally becomes Comstock.
- On the other hand, in the second reality or “TIMELINE B”, Booker decides to REJECT the baptism and remains as himself as Booker Dewitt.
The other important story that i think should be shared in this Bioshock Infinite story explained, is about the life of Comstock. Okay, if you’ve already finished this game, then you know that Comstock is actually Booker Dewitt himself if he decides to ACCEPT the baptism in the “TIMELINE A”, as mentioned above (Oops spoiler alert!!).
In this reality, Booker who becomes Comstock, feels that all of his sins have been washed away, thanks to the baptism. However, despite being born as a new “better” person, apparently, Comstock still inherits some of the dark side of Booker Dewitt in the past.
Comstock has a friend named Rosalind Lutece, a genius scientist and technology inventor. Rosalind has a dream that one day, she could build a floating city up in the sky. Thanks to the help from Comstock who manages to convince New York government to fund Rosalind’s technology inventions, Rosalind finally can make her dream come true.
And to give the credits to Comstock who help her raise the fund, Rosalind then lets Comstock becomes the leader of the floating city of Columbia and even the “prophet” of people in Columbia.
Besides discovering the way to build that floating city, Rosalind also manages to build a “Time and Reality Travel” machine. With this machine, Rosalind amazingly can make a communication with herself in different reality. However, despite being her twin, Rosalind in the different reality apparently is the male version of Rosalind, named Robert Lutece. They then meet with each other in Columbia with that machine and work together to help Comstock to build all the technology inventions he needs.
So the conclusion of this Bioshock Infinite story explained is, Comstock is actually Booker Dewitt himself if he decides to ACCEPT the baptism. Therefore, after finding out that Comstock is Booker Dewitt in different reality, Elizabeth then uses her power to transport both of them to the place where Comstock was being born for the very first time, which is when Booker Dewitt decides to ACCEPT the baptism or REJECT it.
Elizabeth then, with many other Elizabeths from the different realities, gather around Booker and baptize him, which actually to drown him in the water until Booker dies.
Well, with all of these facts that i have shared in this Bioshock Infinite story explained, i hope you all guys can now get a much much better understanding about what is exactly going on with the whole storyline of Bioshock Infinite.
As one of the best games in 2013, if not the best, there are so many people across the world that are so curious about Bioshock Infinite gamefaqs and the whole story behind this game, from the existence of Comstock, Robert and Rosalind Lutece, Elizabeth, Booker Dewitt and Columbia itself.
That’s why in this Bioshock Infinite gamefaqs, i’m really excited to share to you the whole thing about this game, not just the ones you already know and see in the game, but also the other interesting facts behind the scene of Bioshock Infinite that are never being told and shown to the fans of this game.
Okay then, without further ado, here i want to share to you my own version of 55 Bioshock Infinite gamefaqs that i just gather from many sources, including from the gameplay itself. Enjoy!!
Okay, the first fact that i want to share to you in these Bioshock Infinite gamefaqs is about Comstock. Well, well, well. Zachary Hale Comstock is actually Booker Dewitt himself if he decides to ACCEPT the baptism (Oops spoiler alert! If you haven't played or finished this game, you better shut your eyes if you don't want to see the rest of this article).
The first reality is or let’s say, we call it as “TIMELINE A”, Booker decides to ACCEPT the baptism, thus changing his name to Comstock and helping Rosalind Lutece fund her projects and technology inventions to build the floating city of Columbia, time and reality travel machine and many other technologies.
And then, here comes the second reality or “TIMELINE B”, where in this reality, Booker decides to NOT accept the baptism and continue his life as Booker Dewitt himself.
The story behind the floating city of Columbia is that, this city is built thanks to the technology found by Rosalind Lutece, known as the theory of “quantum of levitation”, plus with the help of Comstock who manages to convince New York government to fund Rosalind’s projects. Therefore, both Comstock and Rosalind manage to build that floating city and it makes Comstock become the leader and prophet for the people in Columbia.
However, having used many of Rosalind’s technology inventions, including the technology to travel through times and realities, apparently makes Comstock become sterile, whereas when he was Booker Dewitt, he was NOT sterile and had a daughter named Anne Dewitt. So that’s the reason why Comstock is sterile and can have child anymore with Lady Comstock.
After finishing his tenure in 7th Cavalry Regiment of US Army, he then continue his job as an agent in Pinkerton National Detective Agency. In that agency, there’s nothing changes about his old behavior as he still brings some of his brutal actions when he is in duty as an agent. So the dismissal of his job as Pinkerton agent is inevitable for him.
After quitting his agent job, this is the moment when his despair starts piling up as he begins to destruct his life by gambling, drinking alcohol and collecting debts as the results of his gambling habits. Having been offered to wipe off all of his debts by a man named Robert Lutece, he reluctantly accepts to sell her only daughter, Anne Dewitt, to Robert, which is under the order of Comstock.
Anyway, with her power to open the “tear”, Elizabeth is capable to travel through infinite times and realities and even bring some elements from different reality into the present or the reality where she exists in the first place.
Unfortunately, after being “reluctantly” sold by Booker to Comstock and transferred to Columbia, Elizabeth spends all of her time in the tower as captive.
Having been caged for all of her time, Elizabeth has nothing else to do in the tower except to read books, learn about lock-picking and geometric co-ordinates, sharpen her “tears” power and any other things that Comstock has provided to her in the tower. Her adventure in this game starts when she has a shocking acquaintance with Booker Dewitt, who is actually her real father in Booker’s reality (again, spoiler alert!! For God's sake, please shut your damn eyes already!!).
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When Anne was brought to Columbia through the time and reality machine invented by Rosalind Lutece, Comstock decides to change her name to Elizabeth in order to prepare her as the next heir of his throne to rule Columbia.
Rosalind Lutece is not just a scientist, but she is a brilliant and genius one. After getting the help from Comstock, who manages to convince New York government to fund her technology projects and inventions, she has a major success in creating a time and reality machine, a floating city of Columbia and many other inventions that are built under the order of Comstock.
|Robert and Rosalind Lutece|
Thanks to Rosalind’s brilliance to create a time and reality travel machine, Rosalind manages to communicate with herself from the different reality, who weirdly, is the male version of herself and has a name Robert Lutece. Rosalind then decides to bring her “twin” brother to her own reality and work together to help Comstock fulfill his dreams.
Besides Comstock, there is also another person that is worth mentioning in these Bioshock Infinite gamefaqs. And that is Comstock's wife. Lady Comstock is Comstock’s wife. However, she was murdered by Comstock, who then deliberately put the blame on Daisy Fitzroy, the leader of Vox Populi revolution. Comstock murdered her wife because Lady Comstock wanted the public of Columbia know that Elizabeth was not her genuine child and the story about the 7th day of Elizabeth’s birth was a lie, as Comstock has become sterile “thanks” to Rosalind’s technology.
In the game, Lady Comstock doesn’t make any appearance except as “Sirene”, which is the ghost version of herself when the trap of her coffin, set by Comstock, is activated by Booker (who initially wants to cut Lady Comstock’s hand as the way to open Comstock’s house) and forces Elizabeth to use her power to resurrect her spirit to life, but in the form of ghost.
Cornelius Slate is one of the comrades who fought together with Booker during the war in Wounded Knee Battle. In Booker’s past, Slate called him as “The White Injun” because Booker had been known back then as a really cruel soldier who committed many brutal actions during the war, including skinning enemies’ heads and burning them all.
In the reality of Comstock in Columbia, Booker meets him again. But this time, Cornelius, who has been lied by Comstock regarding Booker’s arrival in Columbia, tries to stop Booker from doing his mission in that city, which is to bring Elizabeth out of Columbia to wipe off his debts.
However, at the end of the day, Booker manages to defeat Slate, who then pushes Booker to kill him to prove that Booker is still the same person as he uses to be in Wounded Knee Battle, who was a really cruel and brutal soldier. In this part, player who controls Booker can decide whether to kill Slate or spare his life.
Songbird has 3 different colors in his eyes: green, yellow and red, which are programmed mainly to protect Elizabeth and prevent her to escape from the tower in Columbia. When his eyes are green, it means there is no action required as he senses no threat around Elizabeth. However, when they turn to yellow, it’s the moment when Songbird will stay alerted from any threat to Elizabeth.
And finally, when his eyes turn to red, Booker should stay away from Elizabeth as Songbird will do harm to him, even kill him to death. In the game, Songbird is never involved in direct battle against Booker as this bird only appears in some cutscenes, except when Booker meets Songbird at the very first time in the tower of Monument Island.
Most of the time, Songbird will try to harm and even almost kill Booker. However, there is the moment, at the near end of the game after Comstock is finally killed by Booker, when interestingly, Songbird obeys Elizabeth’s order to help Booker to protect the thing called “The Zeppelin” on the airship, which is really important for the airship in order to land safely to Monument Island.
Besides Songbird, i'm also interested to include this bouncer in these Bioshock Infinite gamefaqs. As we all know already, Handyman is some sort of bodyguard to protect Columbia, especially from the attacks of Vox Populi people. Most of his body is made from steel but his head and his heart are the only real genuine human parts that still remain in his body. He has giant doll-alike hands but are really strong to knock people down to death, or at least to faint. Booker always meets Handyman in several occasions, from cutscenes until direct battles.
It’s pretty hard to beat this enemy as he is really strong and can bring big damages when his giant hands punch Booker in the face. The best ways to kill this guy are by combining all the weaponry that Booker possesses, including his telekinesis powers.
The Skyline can also be really helpful for Booker to avoid the attacks from Handyman. However, be careful when there is a sign of electric spark on the Skyline, it means Handyman will hack the Skyline and turn it into electrocuted tracks.
Columbia is a floating city that is made thanks to Rosalind’s genius ideas of “quantum of levitation” and technology, under the order of the Founders, the group led by Comstock. Columbia is created because Comstock wants to create a new city where it is clean from black and Irish people, and he can be the leader or so called “prophet” to lead the people in Columbia to heaven.
However, Comstock, who is under The Founders, is opposed by the other group called “Vox Populi”, that is created by black, Irish and other discounted people that wants to revolutionize Columbia where all people will be treated equally and can have the rights to live in Columbia, without discriminating their races, tribes or anything.
Daisy Fitzroy is one of the leaders of Vox Populi group. There is some part of the game that shows how she finally leads Vox Populi revolution against The Founders. There is something that really fires up her anger. And that is when Comstock put the blame on Daisy Fitzroy for the murder of his wife, Lady Comstock, which was killed by Comstock himself in order to prevent the lady to spill the truth to the people of Columbia about the lie made up by Comstock about Elizabeth 7th day birth.
When the revolution of Vox Populi happens, Daisy Fitzroy is shocked with the arrival of Booker Dewitt, thanks to Elizabeth’s power to open the tear. When cornered by Booker’s critics about her brutal methods during the revolution, Elizabeth stabs Daisy on the back.
She is also known as the one who killed Jeremiah Fink, a person who wants to kill Luteces for betraying Comstock (although this has nothing to do with Daisy killing Jeremiah).
The Founders is a group, led by father Comstock, that contains people that want to keep Columbia pure from black and Irish people. This is why Comstock is always strict regarding the existence of inhabitants outside white people in Columbia and will do anything to prevent Vox Populi from living peacefully in that floating city. This group is opposed by Vox Populi.
Vox Populi is a group, led by Daisy Fitzroy, that is comprised by rebellions who want to restore the rights of black and Irish people to live in Columbia. At the part nearing the end of the game, the revolution of Vox Populi against The Founders finally begins.
If there is one thing that really stands out from Bioshock Infinite, then it’s definitely its gameplay. Usually, FPS or first person shooter games are mostly around the war between soldiers against terrorists. However, what makes the gameplay of Bioshock Infinite amazing and incredibly brilliant is because it has so many things to offer for the gamers, like doing combat on the skyline (which is really awesome and original), Booker’s telekinesis powers (vigors), Elizabeth’s power to open the tear, the uses of many old style but great weapons, the chances to upgrade Booker’s weapons, skills, and vigor, and many more.
Despite the success of Bioshock Infinite to sell million copies all around world, there are many controversies surrounding this game. First of all, is the use of theme about religion in this game makes some gamers, of course the ones that are religious, feel offended, especially with in the story when Booker Dewitt decides to reject the baptism because he feels that all of his sins (from committing brutal and savage actions during the Wounded Knee battle, drinking alcohol, gambling and selling her daughter, Anne Dewitt) simply can’t be washed away only by the dunk in the water (baptism).
The other controversy thing about this game is its vulgar and violence scenes during the game, like when the policeman tries to kill Booker by slashing his head with the grappling hook (used by Booker to hang on the skyline) but instead slashes the head of other policeman brutally.
There is no recent report regarding how many copies of Bioshock Infinite that have been sold. However, as reported by multiple sources, by May 2013, 3.7 million copies of this game have been successfully shipped worldwide, while in late July, the sales reaches 4 million copies.
As the public enemy in Columbia, it’s not surprising that Booker Dewitt will need all the best possible weapons on his arms, including the telekinesis powers that will be granted ever time Booker discovers new vigor along his journey in Columbia.
And thanks to Elizabeth’s power to open the tear, although not at her fullest power, every time Booker needs something to help support him during his combat against enemies, Elizabeth can grant him some new goodies like medics, bullets, decoys, walls or anything as defense, that are transported from other realities or timelines by using Elizabeth’s power.
Comstock has a friend named Rosalind Lutece, a genius scientist and technology inventor, that helps Comstock build all the technologies that he wants. Unfortunately, thanks to Rosalind’s advanced technology of traveling through times and realities, it accidentally makes Comstock become sterile and just can’t have any child anymore with her wife, Lady Comstock.
This surely makes Comstock under the pressure as he will need the next heir of his throne to rule Columbia, to be from his own blood. But again, thanks to Rosalind’s brilliant time and reality travel machine, it allows Comstock along with Robert and Rosalind Lutece to travel to the time and reality when Comstock is still Booker Dewitt who is not sterile and has a daughter named Anne Dewitt.
Comstock then, through Robert Lutece, offers Booker a chance to wipe off his debt if he is willing to sell his child to Comstock. Booker reluctantly accepts the offer, but then decides to chase Robert to cancel the deal with Comstock.
The reason why Booker Dewitt wants to sell Anne Dewitt, his daughter, to Comstock is, at that time, Booker possesses a huge amount of debt. Given the chance to wipe off all debts, he then reluctantly accepts to sell Anne to Comstock.
Tear is the power possessed by Elizabeth that allows her to open the gate or window to another reality or timeline, where she can also bring some elements from the different reality or timeline to her own reality or timeline.
In this game, it’s shown how Elizabeth posses a power to open the tear that grants her to travel through different timelines and realities without any limitation. However, Comstock sees her power as the threat that could possibly endanger his position as the leader or prophet of people in Columbia.
Therefore, he then decides to build a siphon, with the help of Rosalind Lutece, in order to control Elizabeth’s power and prevent her from using her full power. The good thing is, when the siphon is destroyed by Songbird, controlled by Booker’s instrument called “The Whistler”, Elizabeth finally can use her power at the fullest, thus making her even more powerful than ever.
The answer is yes. Throughout the game, in some cutscenes, it’s shown how Songbird is just unbeatable by Booker. Given the fact that Songbird is never involved in the direct battle against Booker, then it’s just impossible to beat Songbird. However, at the part nearing the end of this game, after the siphon is destroyed, when Elizabeth finally can use her full power, Songbird is not unbeatable anymore as Elizabeth manages to drown him in the ocean, to be exact, in underwater city of Rapture.
Before entering to Columbia, Booker was an agent of Pinkerton National Detective Agency. Previously, he was also involved with 7th Cavalry Regiment of US Army as the soldier. Thanks to his brutal and savage methods during the war, his comrades, Cornelius Slate, called him as “The White Injun”. He was also fired from his Pinkerton agency for the same reason.
There are so many problems that Booker encounter in his life that make him turn to alcohol and gambling. As narrated in the game, he used to be a brutal soldier in the Wounded Knee Battle and a brutal agent in Pinkerton agency. Those are the things that make him feel guilty and full of regrets. Not to mention, his wife or girlfriend died when giving a birth to Anne Dewitt. With all of those problems mounting up in his head, he then turned to alcohol and gambling.
Having so many problems and regrets of committing many brutal actions in his past, plus the death of his wife/girlfriend, Booker turns his back from all of his problems and starts embracing alcohol and gambling. This is where Booker starts collecting debts.
From many Bioshock Infinite gamefaqs that I've found in this game, i think one single fact about Booker's nickname, "White Injun". is also interesting to talk about. During the war of Wounded Knee Battle, Booker committed so many brutal actions against the enemies, like skinning their heads and burn them. This is why his comrade named Cornelius Slate calls him as “The White Injun”.
After failing to prevent Comstock from taking his child, Anne Dewitt, he felt guilty. He then marked his right hand with the initial “AD”, which stands for Anne Dewitt, in order to remind him about his failure.
Booker arrives in Columbia in 1992, after Robert and Rosalind Lutece bring him to their own reality where Comstock, Elizabeth and Columbia exist. They both then leave Booker at the lighthouse and this is where Booker, with the help of the rocket machine in the lighthouse, can get to the floating city of Columbia.
Booker met Robert Lutece at the very first time in 1983, when Booker was offered by Robert the chance to wipe off his debts by selling his only child, Anne Dewitt to Comstock. They met again in 1992 when Robert Lutece dragged Booker to the reality where Columbia exist and gave him another chance to wipe off his debts if he could bring Elizabeth out from Columbia to New York safely.
During the war in Wounded Knee Battle, Booker was a cruel and brutal soldier. He then brought his habits when he became an agent in Pinkerton. Thanks to his brutal methods during his duty as Pinkerton agent, his agency decided to fire him from his job.
The first time Booker met Rosalind Lutece was in 1992, when Robert and Rosalind Lutece dragged Booker to the reality where Comstock, Elizabeth and everything about the floating city of Columbia exist. Actually, Booker already met with Rosalind in 1893 when Robert offered him the chance to wipe off his debts by selling his daughter to Comstock.
There are some confusions regarding the use of the sentence “Get the girl, wipe off the debt” in Bioshock Infinite. The first use of this sentence in the game happens when Robert Lutece offers Booker the chance to wipe off his debts if he is willing to sell his daughter, Anne Dewitt, to Comstock.
And then, the second use of this sentence happens when Booker is given a job by Robert and Rosalind Lutece, after being dragged to Columbia, to get the girl named Elizabeth and bring her to New York.
In this reality (in Columbia), in Booker’s mind, suddenly there are some mixed memories that make Booker think about his old memories that not only exist when Booker was still in his own reality, but also some new but old memories that suddenly occur when Booker arrives in Columbia. This is why Booker doesn’t ask any question when Robert and Rosalind Lutece give him the mission in order to “wipe off his debts” in Columbia.
The very first time Booker meets Elizabeth is when Booker arrives to the tower where Elizabeth is held captive there. After being shown with the key (given by Robert and Rosalind Lutece) to escape from the tower, Elizabeth starts trusting Booker to help her escape from Columbia.
Grappling hook is the tool that Booker can use to hang on the skylines that are spreading out across the sky of Columbia. Booker found this grappling tool when he was confronted by some policeman that saw the initial “AD” on his right hand, which is the sign of “The False Sheppard” that Comstock already warns earlier as the person who will bring Columbia down. The first policeman who possessed the grappling hook almost slashed Booker with that tool.
Luckily, Booker who had a ball in his hand, then juggled that ball in order to distract the second policeman who held Booker’s hand, until he realized that Booker already put his head in front of the spinning grappling hook that slashed his head brutally. Realizing that the grappling hook was still there on the torn face of that second policeman, Booker then took that grappling hook and kept it as the weapon to fight the policeman.
The first time people found out that Booker was the one who Comstock claimed as “The False Sheppard” is when Booker almost throws the ball with the number of “77” to the Vox people that are tied on the stage. The policeman or security in that area, holds Booker’s right hand and shows it to Columbia people that he is “The False Sheppard” that Comstock already warns earlier.
Knowing the fact that Songbird is simply unbeatable for Booker, he then is given a special instrument called “The Whistler” by the future’s Elizabeth along with the songnotes, known as C.A.G.E, that Booker can use to control Songbird.
There are some some parts in the game that show the confrontations between Songbird and Booker. As shown in the game, Booker faces Songbird around 5 times. However, unlike other enemies that stand in Booker’s way, Songbird is never involved in direct battles face-to-face with Booker. This robotic bird only appears in some cutscenes of the game.
In these 55 Bioshock Infinite gamefaqs, I'm also interested to talk about Songbird's 3 color eyes. As we all know already, Songbird has 3 different colors in his eyes: green, yellow and red. These colors have been programmed by Rosalind and Robert Lutece, under the order of Comstock, to always feel betrayed every time Elizabeth manages to escape from the tower. When his eyes are green, there is no action required by this bird as he senses no threat around Elizabeth. However, when they turn to yellow and then red, this bird will become brutal and will harm anyone who gets close around Elizabeth. And that means you, Booker!
As a powerful guard of Columbia from the threats of Vox Populi people, and especially Booker, then Handy man will definitely be a really tough and hard to beat enemy in this game. However, there are many ways you, as Booker, can use to kill Handy man, like using the combination of heavy weapons and his telekinesis powers. And if Handyman gets close to you, you can avoid his attacks by jumping to the skyline by using your grappling hook.
As shown in this game, Daisy Fitzroy, who is the leader of Vox Populi revolution, is finally killed at the part nearing the end of the game. It was Elizabeth who killed her by stabbing her on the back, after Daisy’s attention was distracted by Booker who confronted her.
In Bioshock Infinite, Songbird is just unbeatable by Booker. However, at the part nearing the end of the game, the future Elizabeth gives Booker a special instrument called “The Whistler” along with the songnotes, known as C.A.G.E, that Booker can use to control Songbird.
At the part when Booker and Elizabeth arrives at Comstock’s house, they just can’t open the door of that house as only Comstock and his wife, Lady Comstock, who was killed by Comstock, that can have the access to open Comstock’s house, through the fingerprint scanner.
Having known about the arrival of Elizabeth in Columbia for the very first time, Comstock is confronted by his wife, Lady Comstock, because she suspects that the birth Elizabeth is the result of Comstock having an affair with Rosalind Lutece. Lady Comstock then plans to tell the people of Columbia that the story about the 7th day of giving birth to Elizabeth was a lie made up by Comstock. Knowing that his wife’s plan would ruin his position as the leader and the prophet of Columbia, Comstock then decides to kill his wife and put the blame on Daisy Fitzroy.
At the part when Booker and Elizabeth is opening Lady Comstock’s coffin to get her hand as the fingerprint key to open Comstock’s house, this is when Sirene appears. Sirene is the ghostly version of Lady Comstock. She occurs to Booker and Elizabeth because there is a trap, set by Comtock with the help from Luteces, that will be automatically activated if anyone tries to open Lady Comstock’s coffin. When this trap is activated, there is a mechanism that will force Elizabeth to use her power to resurrect Lady Comstock’s spirit from her death.
Jeremiah Fink is a person ordered by Comstock to kill Robert and Rosalind Lutece because, by using the time and reality travel machine invented by Rosalind Lutece, Comstock can predict that Luteces will betray him in the future, and bring Booker Dewitt to Columbia to help Elizabeth escape from the locked and heavily guarded tower, which indeed really happens.
The one who gives the special instrument called “The Whistler” and the songnotes, known as C.A.G.E, to Booker is the future’s Elizabeth. This instrument along with the songnotes are the only ways to help Booker control Songbird.
At the part nearing the end of the game, after being confronted by Comstock with the question about why Elizabeth lost her pinky finger, Booker decides to kill Comstock by drowning his head in the water in the fountain, after cracking his head several times on the fountain.
When Comstock brought Elizabeth to Columbia for the very first time, suddenly Elizabeth possessed such a powerful power to open the tear. The reason why she suddenly has this power is because her pinky finger was cut and left in the different reality where Booker Dewitt existed. The separation between her pinky finger in the 2 different realities apparently gives Elizabeth some kind of magic or power that allows her to open the window, known as “tear”, and travel through times and realities infinitely.
At the end of the game, Booker is brought by Elizabeth to the place where he used to be baptized by Preacher Witting in the river. In this moment, Booker was confused why Elizabeth brought him to that place, whereas they were on the mission to find the way to stop Comstock forever. Booker then finally realized that he is actually the same person of Comstock, but in the different reality or timeline if he accept the baptism.
The one who ordered people to lock Elizabeth in the tower was Lady Comstock because she suspected Elizabeth as the result of Comstock having an affair with Rosalind Lutece.
The preacher who baptizes Booker is Preacher Witting.
The reason behind the baptism of Booker is, with all of his problems like having debts, the death of his wife after giving birth to Elizabeth, the failure to stop Comstock from taking his child to the different reality, being fired from his job as a Pinkerton agent and all of his regrets of committing so many brutal actions during the Wounded Knee Battle, then Booker felt guilty that he should take a baptism to wash away the sins he already committed in the past. In the moment when Booker is still deciding whether to ACCEPT the baptism or REJECT it, this reality is split into 2 different timelines.
Booker Dewitt decides to NOT accept the baptism because he thinks that all of his sins he already committed in his past are just way too much and can’t be washed away only by dunking in the water.
So yeah, there you go, 55 Bioshock Infinite gamefaqs that i can share to you in this post. Hopefully, i can add more facts about this game in the coming future. By the way, if you feel like this post has helped you understand about this game even further or you just simply like this post, then please share this article to your friends or family as that will help my blog a lot. I would really appreciate it a lot. :)
As one of the enemies that Booker Dewitt will face in Bioshock Infinite, Handyman possesses such a great power that makes him tough and really hard to beat in the game. If you’ve played this game and even had a chance to fight this villain face-to-face along your journey, then you already know that in Bioshock Infinite, Handyman has 2 giant doll-alike hands that are capable to give such huge damages to Booker’s health and even knock him out if he’s already running out of juice.
The good news is, in Bioshock Infinite, Handyman is not an unbeatable enemy for Booker. So when you feel like you’re ready to face this big fat guy, then don’t ever hesitate to out all of your power and weapons in order to collapse this guy to death. And if you still think Handyman is too tough for you, then Elizabeth will always come to the rescue.
This girl will accompany you along your journey with her special power to open the tears that surely will be useful for you to grab some goodies and items from different realities (like medics, bullets, walls, etc) and bring them all to Booker’s own reality. So you’re safe in Elizabeth’s hands definitely.
Anyway, before we go straight to talk about one of the big bosses in Bioshock Infinite, Handyman, i actually have something that i want to share to you about this game.
|Handyman concept art by Irrational Games|
Okay, Call of Duty series maybe has huge fans bases all across the globe, thanks to its brilliant gameplay, graphics and storyline. But i just personally think that with all of bunch of stuff that being offered in Bioshock Infinite, then it’s really possible that this game could blow other FPS games out of the water and even claim the award of the best FPS game in 2013.
There are so many aspects that can support that argument. One of them is definitely its brilliant storyline that is so refreshing to many gamers. Besides its brilliant and genius storyline, the other things that make this game stand out among FPS rivals are its stunning graphics, amazing gameplay (especially with the skyline and stuff, which is original), some of RPG influences, dark tragic themed soundtracks, and not to mention its breathtaking combat system.This game is simply genius!!
Okay, now let's talk about Handyman. First of all, who the hell is Handyman? In Bioshock Infinite, Handyman plays a big part to protect the floating city of Columbia from many threats and attacks outside the city, like from the Vox Populi people, led by Daisy Fitzroy, or maybe from Booker Dewitt, who is given a job by Luteces to “kidnap” a girl named Elizabeth from the Mountain Island in Columbia and bring her to New York safely.
As shown in Bioshock Infinite, Handyman looks really big compared to other enemies that you will meet in this game. All of his body is made in China, just kidding, i mean, from metal steel. His hands also look quite big, making his punch more “meaningful” to create significant damages to Booker. However, 2 things that separate this guy from all of his robotic look are his head and his heart, which are still the genuine human parts in his body.
If you notice something at the beginning part of Bioshock Infinite, Handyman shows his face for the very first time when he is “showcased” on the stage in front of people of Columbia as if he is in the “Freak Show” stage, where weird people are gathered in one stage and show their weirdness. The other part in Bioshock Infinite when you can see this guy in this game is when you meet Daisy Fitzroy for the first time. In that part, still a half unconscious, Booker saw Handyman below the airship.
Besides those appearances in some cutscenes of Bioshock Infinite, Handyman is also involved in some direct battles with Booker Dewitt. And this is the part when things get really difficult for Booker. Facing Handyman face-to-face is just really hard for players.
By looking at his appearance in Bioshock Infinite, Handyman’s main power definitely comes from his 2 giant hands, which can give such big damages to people who stand in his way, and especially Booker. Most people that i see playing this game, when facing Handyman, they will always use some combination of attacks and combos in order to defeat this big tough guy. So i think, it’s simply impossible for you to face Handyman face-to-face without any strategy. You will find yourself being punched all over your face mercilessly without even landing any meaningful damage to this villain.
So the question is, how exactly to defeat Handyman? Well, in Bioshock Infinite, Handyman along with some other enemies, will definitely be given with some distinctive strengths and powers. However, it doesn’t mean that they have no weakness, right. As for Handyman, the best way to beat this guy is by using the combination of your weapons, the big ones, not to mention the telekinesis powers, and the most importantly, a great strategy.
Okay, in Bioshock Infinite, Handyman may be a really tough and hard-to-beat villain. But if you already master all the controls and the environments around the area where you meet Handyman, then it will make it so much easier or at least, a bit easier to find the right time to attack this enemy. The skyline, which is the roller coaster tracks around Columbia can also be a great element that you can always use to fight Handyman. Not to mention, the power of Elizabeth to open the tears will always be really useful for you in order to beat the crap out of this giant-handed enemy.
The best trick when fighting Handyman is to always attack him in the heart, where this is the genuine human part in his body besides his head. However, it’s also important for you to always use your best gun at your disposal, like shotgun or anything like that. And if Handyman starts attacking back at you, then your best move is definitely to stay away from the area where he is around because in Bioshock Infinite, Handyman can reach you even if you’re at really far distance on the same ground (floor or platform).
So when you see Handyman is ready to land his jab at you, then you must run away and find the nearest skyline around you because Handyman just can’t reach you from this roller coaster track. However, grappling on the skyline doesn’t solve all the problems because in Bioshock Infinite, Handyman can also hack the Skyline and stream electricity on this roller coaster track.
So if you don’t want to get electrocuted by this enemy, every time you see there is any electric spark on the Skyline, then you must jump out from the Skyline and land on the ground quickly. And if you already land safely on the ground, you should always watch your back because this guy can always make a big jump from one platform to another platform and attack you at a sudden.
So the best way to defeat Handyman is by using the best gun, avoiding his attack as soon as possible, grappling to the Skyline every time he attacks you, and If you can repeat this method over and over again, then it’s gonna be so much easier for you to defeat Handyman.
If you call yourself as a huge fan of Bioshock Infinite, then it will be a must for you to have one of the special items of this game that came out officially from the maker itself, Irrational Games. This one is the Bioshock Infinite Ultimate Songbird Edition, which of course, will put Songbird in the spotlight among other interesting items that come inside the package.
First of all, I think the box of this Bioshock Infinite Ultimate Songbird edition can be considered as really huge compared to the copy DVD of the game itself, the regular one that you normally can find across the game stores around your town. But given the fact that this is a Bioshock Infinite Ultimate Songbird Edition, then there will be so many stuff inside the box, not to mention the “special one” that Irrational Games has provided for you in the box.
Meanwhile, there are some concept arts that you can see around every side of the box, with the Bioshock Infinite logo stamped below the transparent plastic where you can see all the stuff inside without opening the box.
The box size of Bioshock Infinite Ultimate Songbird edition is really small compared to the other special edition games with the same price of $149.99, like Gears of War III that came out a couple of years ago where it had a giant Marcus Phoenix statue in it.
|These are what you're gonna get in Songbird Ultimate Edition|
Okay, let’s start with the first item, or one of the items that you see at the first time in this Bioshock Infinite Ultimate Songbird edition. Of course, there is the DVD copy of the game. Interestingly, this DVD copy of Bioshock Infinite comes with another smaller individual black box, which holds that DVD in one place with other items.
Besides that DVD, in this Bioshock Infinite Ultimate Songbird edition, there is the copy of Bioshock Infinite soundtrack which, i don’t know, maybe contains the songs found inside the game. But it’s just great to see how Irrational Games doesn’t forget about small details like this soundtrack to be included in the purchase of this special edition.
The 3rd item that you can find in this Bioshock Infinite Ultimate Songbird edition is the avatar items in the form of brochure alike paper, which contains all the items that you can use directly inside the game on your own Booker Dewitt’s avatar collection items.
Not to mention, in this Bioshock Infinite Ultimate Songbird edition, there is also another brochure alike paper that contains some of the upgrade packs or gears that you can implement right away to the avatar of Booker Dewitt, such as: the new pants, costumes, etc. I think they both are really cool.
Besides those 2 upgrade packs above, there is also the other special item, also in the form of paper, that is wrapped up tightly in the envelope. And if you open it, you will find the concept art of Booker Dewitt using one of his telekinesis powers called “Devil’s Kiss”, which we already know as the power that allows Booker to use a fire magic that he can throw at the enemies just like throwing a grenade, but this one is a fire grenade. If I’m not mistaken, this small concept art of “Devil’s Kiss” is designed by the concept artist of Bioshock Infinite, according to many sources.
The other interesting item in this Bioshock Infinite Ultimate Songbird edition is a book, which i think, looks like an old time text book. This book contains all the stuff about Bioshock Infinite, like the concept arts of the game, the concept arts of Elizabeth in different appearances according to her evolutions in the game and other interesting facts about Bioshock Infinite.
And if you like collecting key chains, then lucky for you as in this Bioshock Infinite Ultimate Songbird edition, you can get the official Bioshock Infinite key chain, which is really small but still looks attractive as your room key chain.
Okay, before we go to the most important item in this Bioshock Infinite Ultimate Songbird edition, then let me show you first a small miniature of Handy man in this package. This Handyman statue is really small compared to the real size of Handy man himself in this game. I think it’s about an inch tall.
And finally, as mentioned in the package name, there is the action figure of the Songbird himself. This songbird statue is much bigger than the miniature figure of Handyman that we’ve already seen earlier. And like the rest of the other items, this Songbird action figure also has its own individual box that has some concept arts of Songbird with the other characters in this game. The box itself has this red color on the top side with yellow on major side of this box.
The Songbird, the statue itself shows how this bird is standing on top of the ruined stones where he raises his right hand with all of those sharp claws, while his left hand is holding the rock. On the back, of course, there will be his huge wings. However, the wings are separated with the action figure itself, and each wing is also separated one to another, so you need to put the right and left wings together first before attempting to join the wings on the back of Songbird statue.
Given that Irrational Games itself only releases a little batch of this special songbird edition, then it will come in limited edition. So don’t be surprised if on Amazon and other retail stores around your town, you won’t likely see this songbird edition anymore as it’s already sold out from a few months ago. But if you want to show that you are a real big fan of Bioshock Infinite, then you must prove it by looking a bit further on other retail stores around your town.
Good luck with that!!
There are many things about Bioshock Infinite that make this game one of the best games around the market in 2013, if not the best. Besides its brilliant storyline and game concept, this game is also superior in term of graphics. And that’s why i have no reason to be shocked if many fans of this game really want to get any Bioshock Infinite concept art that they can find around the net. Besides, Bioshock Infinite concept art will also look gorgeous if you use it on your desktop’s wallpaper.
The good news is, Bioshock Infinite concept art can be found easily around the net right now. However, you need to spend some time on Google in order to find much better looking concept arts of this game.
One of the things that makes Bioshock Infinite concept art worth checking out is because these concept arts will re-create the game in more meaningful pictures, just like some beautiful paintings. So it kind of like brings more value to the gamers than when seeing the graphics or cutscenes in the game itself.
Despite being the official or a dedicated site for this game, on this website, there are not many great concept arts of Bioshock Infinite that you can find here. So don’t expect to see many jaw-dropping images and beautiful paintings of Bioshock Infinite on this page, even though this site indeed has a complete database about the game itself. However, if you just want to check out the site, then no one’s gonna stop from doing that. Besides, it still has some basic concept arts of the game, although not very attractive to see, they are still worth checking out.
Even though this website doesn’t provide a database information as many as Bioshock.Wikia.com above, this site turns out to be one of the great sources where you can find and look any interesting Bioshock Infinite concept art. In fact, there are tons of them and amazingly, they have more complete concept arts of the game than the website mentioned above.
On this page, you can check out some interesting concept arts of Bioshock Infinite, such as: Elizabeth, Propaganda Songbird, Propaganda Murder of Crows, Propaganda Poster, Columbia Market Fire, Motorized Patriot Gun and many more.
Even though Kotaku is not the site the provides database information as many as Bioshock.Wikia.com, there are great concept arts of this game that you can find on this dedicated page. However, some of Bioshock Infinite concept arts on this website actually can also be found on Neoseeker. So if you want to get more complete concept arts of this game, then Neoseeker is the site you’re looking for.
Anyway, besides sharing 3 websites that provide the concept arts of this game, in this article, i also want to show you some of Bioshock Infinite’s concept arts that i think look really gorgeous and deserve to get attention from all of you here. Well, if you’re curious to see some of the stunning Bioshock Infinite concept arts that i just stumbled upon around the net, then without further ado, here they are!! Enjoy!!
|Image by http://neoseeker.com/|
As shown in the picture, then we can all agree that this concept art wants to show you about how Vox Populi people are really brave people. They even dare to fight Songbird, whereas, in this game, Songbird is simply unbeatable by Booker himself.
And the only way Booker can control Songbird is when he finally got the special instrument called “The Whistler” from the future Elizabeth. So i think, this concept art has a deep and meaningful message in it. And that is to not be afraid of anything, even of something that seems unbeatable by you.
You just need to always be confident and brave to face anything in this world. Okay, i know, maybe that’s not the real message that the creator of this concept art wants to tell, but i believe you got my point here.
|Image by http://neoseeker.com/|
|Image by http://neoseeker.com/|
|Image by http://neoseeker.com/|
|Image by kotaku|
|Image by http://neoseeker.com/|
As seen in the picture, there is a bunch of people, which i believe is the group of Vox Populi, that is pictured as really horrible people that want to destroy Columbia. Whereas, these people just want to get the same treatment with other white people to get the access to live in Columbia equally and peacefully.
So there you go. Some of Bioshock Infinite concept arts that i believe are worth checking out, especially for those of you big fans of this game. Well, if you want to get more interesting concept arts of Bioshock Infinite, then you can check them out at the given link address above. And if you any other recommended website or some other concept arts of this game, then feel free to post them in the comment section below!
Okay, if we talk about FPS genre, then the games that we mostly play on console are the ones that have something to do with real life war between soldiers against terrorists, like: Call of Duty, SWAT, etc. However, when it comes to games that combine many game genres from FPS, RPG, sci-fi, a little bit of horror and fantastic storyline, then nothing can beat Bioshock Infinite. Songbird, which plays the role as villain character in this game, could be one of the magnets that makes Bioshock Infinite interesting to play.
In Bioshock infinite, Songbird plays as one of the main enemies of Booker Dewitt. His (Songbird is male by the way, according to Elizabeth’s call to this bird) main job in this game is to guard Elizabeth and prevent other people, especially you as Booker, to rescue and help her escape from the tower of Monument Island, which could bring nothing but dangerous threat to Comstock himself and most importantly, his position as the prophet of Columbia.
As we all know already, in Bioshock Infinite, Songbird is really huge as a robotic bird. This bird was built by Lutece twins, Robert and Rosalind Lutece, under the order of Comstock. And thanks to Lutece’s technology, they manage to create this bird as a really powerful and perfect machine that is unbeatable even by the main hero character in this game, Booker Dewitt.
|Songbird as protector of Elizabeth|
And finally, when it’s red, it means Booker has to stay away from Elizabeth as this bird will attack and even kill Booker with his giant steel claws. The good thing is, most of the time, Booker is always saved by Elizabeth because every time Songbird gets mad, she will comfort this bird and calm his anger to the low, thus sparing Booker’s life.
In Bioshock Infinite, Songbird appears in many occasions. The first time Songbird appears in this game is when Booker finally discovers the place where Elizabeth is held captive in the tower. In this moment, after receiving the key from Booker to escape from the tower (which was given by Luteces when delivering Booker to the lighthouse at the beginning of this game), Elizabeth hears a very loud scream from outside the roof. And apparently, it’s Songbird that screams loudly maybe because he senses the possible threat around Elizabeth, thanks to Booker’s arrival.
|The moment when Elizabeth just escaped from the tower|
So when opening the door of that tower, Elizabeth and Booker must jump from a very high tower in order to avoid Songbird. Thankfully, Booker has a grappling hook that he can use to hang on the skyline and rescue Elizabeth from falling down far away to the ground. However, after reaching almost at the end of skyline, they both are falling down on the ocean, and this is when Songbird appears for the very first time in the game. He then tries to attack Booker that is already drowning in the sea. Luckily, Songbird doesn’t manage to grab Booker as this bird cannot survive in the water.
The second time this robotic bird occurs in Bioshock Infinite, Songbird, is trying to attack the airship which contains Booker and Elizabeth. He manages to crash the airship down but he then disappears after you are conscious from your faint. This is the moment when Luteces, Robert and Rosalind Lutece, appear against to Booker and gives him some kind of paper that contains the manual or secret to control Songbird.
The third time this bird appears in Bioshock Infinite, Songbird manages to track down the location of Elizabeth and Booker, when they are heading toward Comstock’s house. Luckily, they manage to hide inside the building below the table, making it difficult for Songbird to search through the building and find where Elizabeth and Booker really are. Soon after that, Songbird disappears again from the cutscene as Booker and Elizabeth’s journey continues. As a refresher, in this moment, Elizabeth asks Booker to not let Songbird find and bring her back to the tower again, with her hands putting Booker’s hands on her neck.
And the fourth appearance of this bird in Bioshock Infinite, Songbird manages to find Elizabeth and Booker when they are trying to continue the journey toward Comstock house, after breaking in Lady Comstock’s coffin. Unlike the previous acquaintances with Booker, this time, Songbird is almost an inch away to kill Booker, after throwing him to the building. Luckily, Elizabeth comes to the rescue and manages to calm Songbird down as he decides to spare Booker’s life.
However, this turns out to be the turning point of the game. After getting Elizabeth back to his possession, Comstock with all of his brilliant scientist decide to brainwash and torture Elizabeth in order to turn her rebel attitude into the obedience, as this will make it easier for Comstock to control Elizabeth and thus, prepping her to be the heir of his throne.
But thanks to the future Elizabeth who drags Booker to the future and shows him everything that will happen in the future, not to mention the secret to control Songbird with an instrument called “The Whistler”, this is the moment in Bioshock Infinite, Songbird will reveal his bright side to both Elizabeth and Booker.
Unlike in the previous occurrences where this bird is really cruel to Booker, this time Songbird doesn’t try to kill Booker anymore and instead helps him to protect the thing on the airship called “The Zeppelin” that is really vital if Booker and Elizabeth want the airship to land them safely to the Monument Island. After getting the order from Elizabeth, Songbird finally decides to help Booker protect the airship. This is also the moment when Songbird will show his face for the last time in this game.
In his last appearance in Bioshock Infinite, Songbird decides to obey everything that Elizabeth and surprisingly, Booker say to him. Thanks to the instrument and the song notes given by the “future” Elizabeth called “The Whistler” and “C.A.G.E respectively, Booker finally knows how to control Songbird and prevent this steel-armored bird to kill him. And with that instrument, Booker and Elizabeth decides to use Songbird as the tool to destroy the siphon, the machine that was made under the order of Comstock, which has been controlling Elizabeth to use her power (called “the tear”) at the fullest.
As the siphon is destroyed and Elizabeth can finally use her full power, the instrument that Booker uses to control Songbird is also broken, so Booker can’t control Songbird anymore. Soon after destroying the siphon in Bioshock Infinite, Songbird chases Booker again and aims to kill him as this bird can finally get his sense back and sees Booker as the threat around Elizabeth. Luckily, thanks to Elizabeth’s full “tear” power, she decides to use her tear to transport 3 of them to the city called Rapture, which is an underwater city used in the previous series of this game, Bioshock 1 and 2.
And in the last final occurrence of this bird in Bioshock Infinite, Songbird is brought by Elizabeth with her full power to the Rapture. However, unlike Booker and Elizabeth that are transported by the tear inside the building of Rapture, Songbird, on the other hand, is transported by Elizabeth outside the building in Rapture, to be exact, in the deep blue sea. Therefore, thanks to the extremely high pressure of the ocean, Songbird can’t survive this depth and breathes for the last time, as his 3 color eyes are broken and fading away.
In this moment, the game almost comes near the end, as Elizabeth and Booker finally found the whole secret about the existence of Comstock, Elizabeth and Columbia. Anyway, if you want to continue reading about the ending part of Bioshock Infinite, then you can check it out on my other blog post called - What is Bioshock Infinite Good Ending? -.