Bioshock 2 Themes

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  1. Fineghal

    Fineghal Member

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    This is probably an odd question, but I was discussing Bioshock 2 with a Clinical Psych. the other day, and she pointed out that the Little Sister/Adam mechanic could very easily be seen as a metaphor for abuse or pedophilia. You, the father figure, are "harvesting" them.

    This had never occurred to me oddly enough.

    Has anyone run across a literary or philosophical analysis of the game? Something beyond the blatant "Objectivism" and "Communism" of course. I've read No Gods or Kings but haven't seen anything on Bioshock 2.
     
  2. Slick5150

    Slick5150 Diamond Member

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    Since I saved all of them instead of harvesting them, does that mean I'm not a Pedo Bear then?
     
  3. Fineghal

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    Ha! Wasn't expecting a reference to that on AT! But the cutscene where she tells you about
    experiencing everything you did was absolutely horrifying if you harvested.
    For my part, I was really sucked in to the "paternal" element with her constantly calling you Father. Which is why it was so powerful for me.
     
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    digitaldurandal Golden Member

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    Guess no one wants to admit to being the soul sucking leach that killed them. Personally I haven't played yet (finishing ME1), but I am going to eat their souls.
     
  5. totalnoob

    totalnoob Golden Member

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    bahahaha totaln00b that's great
     
  7. Sho'Nuff

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    I wouldn't say that Bioshock or its sequel advocate communism. More like objectivism (Ayn Rand).
     
  8. Liet

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    totalnoob gets 10 points!
     
  9. Adam8281

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    I don't think he meant the game advocates communism - rather that it "concerns" communism in that objectivism is essentially a critique and antithesis of communism.
     
  10. ayabe

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    Classic.

    "I'm Pedo Bear and I approve this message!"
     
  11. Beev

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    I harvested them in the first game when I played it on the PC, but saved them in the second because of trophies :p
     
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