Bioshock Infinite video: the first five minutes

Would you kindly beware of spoilers?

Man the pumps! Or the ballast tanks, or the fuel injectors, or whatever's appropriate when you're stuck on a city composed of hot air balloons and overweening ambition. 2K has released five whole minutes of Bioshock Infinite gameplay, taken from the beginning of the game.

Reporting on this gives me a few conscience pangs, I have to admit. Infinite is one smart cookie, and that's apparent right from the off in the form of finely honed meta-commentary about player agency. Watch if you must, but if I were you, I'd wait till release day - 26th February - before setting foot on the city of Columbia.

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