BioShock: Infinite Has Never Looked Better

Illustration for article titled emBioShock: Infinite/em Has Never Looked Better

Comic book artist Alex Garner had so much fun with his Portal 2 fan piece that he decided to do his own take on upcoming game BioShock: Infinite.

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The result pays homage to the iconic Saturday Evening Post covers of illustrator J.C. Leyendecker.

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"But after drawing my layout, I discovered that the smart folks at Irrational Games had ALREADY done this concept with a few Post parody Game Informer covers," Garner wrote on his DeviantArt page. "But to me they didn't look particularly like Leyendecker's art, who had such a distinctive style, so I said screw it and just moved forward with my original design.

"Now, my version doesn't necessarily look like Leyendecker's stuff either (i.e. no where near as good), but I did try make it recognizable as such in the very least while still throwing in my personal stylistic touches."

And those touches look great, just great.

BioShock [DeviantArt via SvaltGamized]

Illustration for article titled emBioShock: Infinite/em Has Never Looked Better

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DISCUSSION

DavyJones777
Davy M Jones

I think this is the first time I've seen our hero of Infinite properly.

If this is indeed him, I like the style, but I must adopt the stance more widely adopted by Japanese gamers at large and say "I wish this was a third-person adventure, now."

In the first two Bioshock games, it was absolutely necessary to have the more claustrophobic feel of the first-person view in dark, closed-in corridors. Infinite seems much more open, however, and I think it could benefit from a bit of inspiration from the Uncharted formula.

Just me?