By Joseph Leray
If all else failed, I also enjoyed the shotgun.
Imagine my disappointment, then, that none of those things are in today’s new “BioShock Infinite” trailer! I mean, getting a feel for the story and seeing the protagonist fire rockets at enemies is cool and all, but I need to know that Elizabeth and I will be allowed to crossbow our way through Columbia.
It’s a slick trailer all around — and more traditionally videogame-y than the excellent faux-documentary trailer from last week.
I particularly noticed that Elizabeth, the game’s mysterious leading lady, seems like she has an active role in combat. See how she throws the protagonist a rocket launcher in the middle of the fray? He even says, “Thanks!” It may be a scripted event, but I can’t help but be reminded of Alyx Vance from “Half-Life 2”: it’s hard to overstate how fun and engaging it is to have a helpful, autonomous partner, even in a single-player game.