I love Bioshock. I even really liked Bioshock 2. I was REALLY looking forward to Bioshock Infinite, and I still am, but I must say that I can’t help but feel ashamed for such a uniquely visual game to have such a generic actionbro cover. Check out a full sized image of the terrible, terrible artwork after the jump mixed with a generous helping of patented Joe Cam Bitching™.
First things first, check out the artwork, which honestly, for any other dudebro shooter, would look fantastic, but this isn’t just some generic dudebro shooter. It’s Bioshock Infinite, and I feel that fans of the Bioshock series expect more out of Irrational Games than just some generic dudebro crap.
Let’s see, what does the cover do right? Well it has pretty colors, you have that. It has the proper name of the game, too. They get points there. But then you have the generic action shooter pose, angry guy holding a gun, fire, stubble. And let’s not forget some good ol’ orange/blue contrast! Good lord, I want to play Bioshock Infinite, not Call of Uncharted: Battlefield of Honor.
Where is Elizabeth? Where is the Columbia cityscape? Where is the Songbird? Where is some of the incredible art design that went into the creatures and people of the game? Can he at least hold some kind of non-generic looking weapon?? I guess I can hold out hope that the Ultimate Songbird Edition has some kind of distinct, non-crappy artwork.
At the absolute very least, at least we can all take solace in knowing that despite whatever artwork was crapped out for this game, the actual game itself will probably be one of the highlights of 2013. I guess we will see when Bioshock Infinite hits store shelves for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on February 26th, 2013.