I just finished the new DLC for Bioshock Infinite entitled Burial at Sea Chapter 1, which was just released yesterday. I wrote about the preview of the first five minutes not too long ago. I’m not really good at writing reviews, because I’m afraid of spoiling games for people who haven’t played them yet.
Anyway, in Burial at Sea, you play in the time when Rapture was at its prime, and seriously, I could run around Rapture forever. It is beautiful. If I believed in screensavers, I would use the view outside of Rapture. You play as Booker DeWitt, of course, and he’s a private detective. Elizabeth comes into your office and asks you to help her find a missing girl. Booker takes the case and Elizabeth comes along to help, much like Bioshock Infinite. But this is a more mature, sophisticated Elizabeth.
I always heard that in DLC you would be able to play as Elizabeth, however this is not the case for Chapter 1. However, Elizabeth has a really cool new tear called Samurai, and it’s exactly as it sounds. She can create a samurai that will fight your enemies with katanas. Also, the plot is built around a new plasmid called Old Man Winter, which freezes everything, including environment. I heard that this plasmid was an idea submitted by a Bioshock fan, maybe through a contest. What a lucky guy (or girl). The DLC also has plenty of cool gear, my favorite of which was a hat that gives ice, fire, or electric abilities to your ammo.
I did really enjoy this DLC, as short as it was. I think it took me about two hours to complete. If you really miss Bioshock Infinite like I do, go ahead and buy the DLC. If you think you can hold out, wait until the Season Pass goes on sale again. Who knows how many more chapters we’ll get for Burial at Sea.