Would you kindly explain these plot points to me?
July 19, 2012 6:25 AM Subscribe
I just finished playing Bioshock for a second time, and I have some questions about the story. Massive spoilers inside.
posted by jbickers to sports, hobbies, & recreation (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The first time I finished the game, I was left with some confusion about certain aspects of the plot, but I wrote it off to me either not paying enough attention or having a buzz on some of the time while playing. This time, I played much more intentionally and paid careful attention. But there are still some things about the plot that don't make sense to me, and I'm wondering if they're actual plot holes or if I just missed something:
* Andrew Ryan, the ultimate self-made man, allows himself to be beaten to death just to make a point to a creature he despises? This makes no sense at all. What am I missing here?
* How old am I (my character), and how long ago did my story start? There's one sequence where you encounter the little girls in their hiding place, and it's intimated that I'm no more than a few days old, and that everything I thought happened to me was an implanted memory. But at the end, Atlas says something like "I sent you out into the world." Two possible explanations come to mind: (1) I have never seen the outside of Rapture, am only a few days old, and everything (including the plane crash) is an implanted memory. (2) I have seen the outside of Rapture, the plane crash happened. #2 seems ridiculous, but if #1 is true, when do the implanted memories stop and my "real life" begin?