“The moment she came in my office, I knew nothing was ever going to be the same...”
The first Burial at Sea episode is a surreal combination of BioShock and BioShock Infinite. It puts you once more in the shoes of Booker DeWitt, again accompanied by Elizabeth. This time both running loose within the city of Rapture just before the events of the original game.
Characters from both games make it into this new rendition of Rapture. All of them seemingly oblivious to the fact that their original stories were set fifty years apart, but are now co-inhabiting this utopian world happily together. My recommendation is as long as you don’t spend too much time trying to make sense out of it, then I assure you that everything will be fine.
However, it was nice to revisit Rapture once more. The gameplay in this short episode is tight. There are minimal encounters with enemies, but also a very limited amount of ammo. It does feel strange that all the surroundings are from Rapture, but the weapons and the ammo lying around the place are the same as Columbia’s. Even sky-lines form part of the scenery. Despite all the brain torture from trying to understand the evolution of Booker and Elizabeth, the experience is sound enough to make it worth your while.