• • Hands-on with BioShock Infinite: A different path to the same dystopia
Brendan Keogh, games.on.net BioShock |Individualism | The flying city of Colombia and its leader, Father Comstock, complement Rapture and Andrew Ryan — a Ying to the other’s Yang. To Ryan’s secretive city, hidden in the darkness, Comstock’s city proudly floats over and looks down on the “Sodom” below. To Ryan’s ideology of individualistic objectivism, Comstock’s ideology is an embrace of manifest destiny (“It is White Man’s burden to care for the rest of creation!” he tells us at one stage), complete with all the xenophobia and racist imagery of the time. Each visionary takes the promises of the American dream down a different, delusional road to the same destructive ends.