(Caution - Slight Spoilers)
1912 was an interesting year, with (among other things) three territories gained by the United States, the sinking of the Titanic, the first parachute jump and military use of airships, and an assassination attempt on Roosevelt, who then stepped down in November for Woodrow Wilson. And, if Bioshock Infinite is anything to go by, an entire city floating in the skies was torn apart by political riots when the false shepherd came to steal the lamb of the Prophet.
If that sentence isn’t enough to go by, let me tell you now that the new masterpiece by Irrational Games does, on the outset, appear to be a shooter, but when you delve into it you find a horde of political and religious opinions, all vying for your attention.
Furthermore, the application of real world rules only drives home so far – stealing from cash registers brings down the armed forces of Columbia on you, but in that same section of the game you only have to go so far before they turn up to arrest you anyway. Every section where you have all your weapons in a civilised locale, it’s not long before – regardless of your actions – someone is shooting at you and all hell breaks loose.