Irrational Games have at last announced DLC for BioShock: Infinite. The first, available today, is Clash in the Clouds. Throw the amazing story out the window, load up one of four maps (each with fifteen waves) and unleash carnage among the chaos. All the guns, vigors, tears and gear are at your disposal to rip your way through the enemies and challenges.
I’ve only played the first ten waves of The Ops Zeal until a Siren destroyed me like I knew she would. I can’t even begin to fathom completing the Blue Ribbon Challenge for that wave. The challenges are a large part of the fun. Not that obliterating everything on the screen with whatever is available isn’t enjoyable. It’s an absolute riot.
The challenges bring something extra. They’re a puzzle hidden in the destruction, waiting for you to figure out how to best accomplish your goal. Some of them are just proper preparation, such as bringing the right weapons or vigors, while others are skillful play. Some challenges are just doing things the hard way: kill a wave of soldiers and a Handyman without head shots or heart shots.
Completing waves and challenges earns you money to spend on upgrading your vigors and weapons while clearing unbeaten, waves unlocks infusions and gear for Booker to bring to the fight.
As you progress you earn trophies in the Columbian Archaeological Society, unlocking concept art, voxophones and more. There are leader boards to compare your progress to your friends and to see how well you stack up in the global rankings.
Overall it’s an utter blast. If you don’t have the season pass, it’s only $5 and available now. Even having only played it for an hour or two I can tell you it’s worth it. I’m off to play some more.
Don’t forget your weapons.