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del Toro: Bioshock Infinite Is Beautiful, A "Great Mindfu**"

We told you that Bioshock Infinite was an excellent game with a fantastic story.

And it seems noted film director Guillermo del Toro agrees. The "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Pacific Rim" director told Polygon that Irrational's masterpiece is a "great mindfu**."

"Two days ago, my daughter and I finished--she finished it before me--Infinite, BioShock Infinite. It's such a great mindf*ck. It's also beautiful and I think, obviously, Levine always has such beautiful cross-cultural references, like Comstock and the Civil War and all that, I have to explain them to my daughter--I don't explain Comstock, that's a little heavy. I did explain, you know, he's a puritan guy, blah, blah, blah. I love the richness of those worlds. He's one of the best world creators in any of the visual forms, period."

We agree wholeheartedly with that assessment. del Toro was hard at work on a proposed game trilogy entitled inSane, but scheduled publisher THQ went down and the project has apparently disappeared. Still, the director wouldn't mind trying to make a "proper" game based on "Pacific Rim." As for Bioshock Infinite, it was the highest rated game of 2013 (via Metacritic), until The Last Of Us blew critics away.

Bottom line- play both.

Related Game(s): Bioshock Infinite

Tags: bioshock infinite, guillermo del toro, ken levine

6/13/2013 12:55:48 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (4 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 1:18:09 PM
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I just watched Mama, it was pretty good, almost as good as Korean and Japanese horror. I like how del toro is always in your face with his monsters/ghosts. Lookin forward to Pacific Rim but please, no more movie games. Make a solid story and atmosphere for inSane and sell it to somebody. I hear Activision ran out of IPs that aren't Call of Duty, talk to them.

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Xombito
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 2:13:20 PM
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Love Del Toro's work. Looking forward to Pacific Rim. What he feels about the game says a lot.

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Kryten1029a
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 4:28:50 PM
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Infinite is a great game and along with The Last of Us in reveals the further maturation of videogame storytelling. The story blew me away and it's gratifying to see that a director of such stature agrees.

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___________
Friday, June 14, 2013 @ 4:36:05 AM
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beautiful?
yes?
a mind f*ck?
most certainly!
exactly why i did not enjoy it as much as i could of, the story is a little too muddled up and poorly pieced together.
kinda hard to get the full picture of a puzzle when half of the pieces have been cut in half.
leaves far too much to be revealed at the end of the game too, your sitting there with nothing for 10 hours than bam you just got hit with 10 tons of paper!
good luck going through all of it.......

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