We all know that Bioshock was a widely praised game. We all know that much of that praise was directed at its storytelling and narrative. So then when news like this comes around it makes us look at things a little differently. In an interview with PC Zone, Ken Levine the project lead on Bioshock, was quoted as saying:"If you want people to follow your plot, it has to be really f****** stupid.""What are you doing in Bioshock?" continued Levine,"Act 1: Find the submarine and get out. But, the sub goes down. So, Act 2: You go find and kill Ryan".
He's certainly correct (duh), noting thatBioshock'soriginal story plan involved at least three civil wars and spanned across a total of 70 years (possible Bioshock 2 hints?). Despite lambasting the necessary dumbing down, Levine does praise the gaming medium's ability to immerse the player to whatever degree they choose via player exploration and discovery. With Ken involved, we're not at all worried about 2K Marin, and we have high hopes for whatever new IP he's working on next.