At its core, the primary BioShock concerning the flaws in objectivism, significantly because it’s introduced in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged novel. It’s not attempting to cover that, both (see: that character named Atlas). John Galt’s utopia is Rapture, besides gone unsuitable. What was purported to be an ideal paradise for artists, docs, engineers, and entrepreneurs who wished to interrupt away from the Church and the governments above the floor was rapidly destroyed by class warfare after the invention of ADAM. It seems the ultra-rich are at all times going to do what the ultra-rich do no matter the place they’re residing, huh?
On that very same notice, Columbia additionally represents an ideology perceived as a utopia that rapidly turns into something however when put into sensible play. A society constructed on the muse of God, led by one man who thinks the remainder of the world ought to fall in line behind America – what might go unsuitable? Properly, if mentioned “one man” begins to assume he’s God, or a minimum of somebody who thinks God seems like him and acts like him, a floating and remoted metropolis rapidly turns into a spot rife with oppression, significantly for individuals of shade.
On the coronary heart of each BioShock, BioShock 2 (which largely continues the objectivism critique of the primary), and Infinite are tales that critique these philosophies in distinctive sci-fi methods. It’s the commentary on real-world philosophy that’s core to the pillars of the collection’ storytelling, and with out that basis, the following might threat turning into blasé, dropping what makes these video games fascinating within the first place.