Vox Populi are the bad guys?!?!

#1sflowers539Posted 6/25/2011 5:57:26 PM

Normally you would think that you would be playing as a support character for the Vox Populi (Latin for voice of the people), but in the most recent preview/interview video they guy displays how Elizabeth can help you bend time and other things in your fight vs. the Vox Populi. That is pretty interesting, it leads to some awesome story possibilities, maybe the "voice of the people" is actually the evil members of Columbia rising up to overthrow the good, maybe you switch sides at some point, maybe even you play through the whole game and in the end it is shown that either on purpose or by being manipulated Booker and Elizabeth were actually the evil ones.

#2bluehat94Posted 6/25/2011 6:25:06 PM
there really are no good guys other than booker and elizabeth, the Vox Populi and the Founders are at the extreme opposite ends of the spectrum, the founders being the extreme right wing capitalist conservatives, and the vox being the ultra hardcore socialists
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#3blkcowboyhatPosted 6/27/2011 5:32:27 AM
It's like Ryan vs. Fontaine blah blah blah.
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#4AntiBlazexcPosted 6/29/2011 2:48:46 PM
^ That was more of Fontaine exploiting Ryan's ideologies, and then Ryan overreacting.
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#5Elvis_PreselyPosted 6/29/2011 8:38:46 PM

BioShock Infinite is not going to have good and bad moral choices. It's a battle between ideologies, nationalist capitalist v.s communist extremist. Both seem very extreme and are not above each other. It boils down to your political ideals, capitalism or communism, not good or bad.

#6blkcowboyhatPosted 6/30/2011 6:50:01 AM
That was more of Fontaine exploiting Ryan's ideologies, and then Ryan overreacting.

More than what?
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#7AntiBlazexcPosted 6/30/2011 7:45:19 AM
blkcowboyhat posted...
That was more of Fontaine exploiting Ryan's ideologies, and then Ryan overreacting.

More than what?


More than two extreme ideologies at war, like in BI.
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#8sflowers539(Topic Creator)Posted 6/30/2011 9:08:39 AM

Elvis_Presely posted...

BioShock Infinite is not going to have good and bad moral choices. It's a battle between ideologies, nationalist capitalist v.s communist extremist. Both seem very extreme and are not above each other. It boils down to your political ideals, capitalism or communism, not good or bad.



That sounds pretty correct, it would be cool if you got to pick a side at some point, and maybe even the final boss would be different depending on what side you picked and then lead to an obviously different ending. That would take lots of work, but this game looks amazing so far and will have been in development for over 2 years before it is released so it's possible. In the early stages though, it does seem like you are fighting mostly with the Nationalists. There is the video clip I mentioned in the opening comment as well as stuff like the wallpaper artwork of Elizabeth "petting" the Songbird, a Nationalist enforcer.

#9bluehat94Posted 6/30/2011 9:13:17 AM(edited)
Elvis_Presely posted...
BioShock Infinite is not going to have good and bad moral choices. It's a battle between ideologies, nationalist capitalist v.s communist extremist. Both seem very extreme and are not above each other. It boils down to your political ideals, capitalism or communism, not good or bad.

thats just a slightly edited version of what i said
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#10MrArmageddon8Posted 7/6/2011 4:41:21 PM

Vox Populi sound like aggressive Marxist and we all know how nice of guys those types were during the various communist revolutions. They are probably trying to capture Elizabeth to use her powers as well.