Going to be honest. Kind of disappointed. Let me tell you right off the bat though, I'm a huge fan of the game, the series, everything about Bioshock. I even got the season pass if that means anything, and I NEVER buy season passes for games. I've been looking forward to this DLC for months now, but have refrained from keeping it high regards as I'm one to usually hype something up too much for my own good.
Let's dive into this now. It is wonderful to be back in Rapture. It honestly is. And to see it in such a new light is absurdly interesting. But once getting into the game, it almost feels like the mechanics and overall play of the game were never really meant to fit with Rapture. Bioshock Infinite almost feels like Rapture should have never been a part of it. I say this for many reasons, but I won't get into too much of it right, for I want you to all make a true opinion of your own. I just don't think it fits very well and I'll leave it at that.
On the bright side, two (and a half) new weapons are introduced. The plasmid (vigor) Old Man Winter which is just like the freeze plasmid from the first Bioshock games except a little easier to use and slightly more fun and useful. Then we get a new gun. It's the Radar Range. A gun used to microwave and force-explode enemies. Very fun to use but you have almost no time with it at all, so it's a little sad on that end. And the reason I say half a weapon is because the carbine has changed into a three-shot burst gun rather than the one shot in normal Infinite!
It does have an interesting story to follow for the most part, and the end of the episode is rather exciting and surprising all in one! I will be playing the next episode and I look forward to it.
Some side notes about this episode: They did a very good job explaining aspects of the game that we never understood before such as where Big Daddies came from and what their original purpose was, why plasmids are used, why you now DRINK plasmids in this Rapture universe, why splicers are a thing and where the originated from, and a couple others. This is all explained in one way or another whether you have to listen closely for it or not.
Let us know what you thought of it!
-Hugs and britches, Christian