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Okay, so my reaction to the announcement of Bioshock Infinite was almost extraordinarily lukewarm.

Basically, playing the original Bioshock constantly left me wishing that I could get System Shock 2 working on my PC. It certainly left me a significant hankering for SS2, even though I enjoyed Bioshock… mostly.

Bioshock 2? I didn’t even try. Everything I read about it suggested that it simply wasn’t for me.

The notion of Bioshock Infinite, therefore, I greeted with considerable indifference.

Why didn’t they take a new direction, I wondered briefly, and just mentally set the title to ignore.

Then my daughter waved this at me.

Wow. Okay. New direction? I’m seeing that. Let me just find my socks, which were unaccountably knocked off.

That’s ten minutes of gameplay, and what sounds like Stephen Russell (the voice of Garrett from the superb Thief series).

Mind you, it all looks very fast-paced, so I might ultimately have to pass on the game anyway. That sort of pace is fine to watch, but I prefer my gaming experiences a lot slower than that.

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