You Should All Be Ashamed Of Yourselves
We haven't had much Bioshock Infinite news to chew on for a while now. Still set for a 2012 launch, Irrational is no doubt fine-tuning the title for a mass preview siege. However, creative chief, Ken Levine, has a bone to pick with us. Apparently we're all a little too interested in heroine Elizabeth's cleavage, when we should, in fact, be empathizing with her tragic plight.
"In terms of her body type, I think certainly people on the Internet have spent way more time thinking about Elizabeth's chest than I have," Levine told The Official Xbox Magazine. In fact, it's something Levine has "barely thought of", as he instead immerses himself in realizing a believable and engaging relationship between Elizabeth and the player.
"It's disappointing when [Elizabeth's appearance] becomes a focus for conversation because that was never my intent and it's sort of a disincentive," he goes on to explain. "I'd much rather talk about what she's going through as a person, but whatever, they have the right to shout out whatever they want."
Levine did admit that "generally people in media are more attractive than the average person", and was also in agreement that omnipresent beauty in gaming was a "natural thing". However, he does have a valid point. If we're finding our gaze being drawn from the emotion in Elizabeth's eyes and the words spoken by her mouth to what lies beneath, how can we possibly hope to enjoy the gripping narrative I've no doubt Levine has concocted? [OXM]