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Gamer Geek Quote of the Week

Well-versed gamers who have made their way through Bioshock should be familiar with the enigmatic Andrew Ryan. After all, he created the infamous underwater city known as Rapture to escape the idealistic beliefs of Capitalism and Communism. Is this man a genius or a madman? That’s debatable. Andrew Ryan stands out as one of the industry’s more notable villains considering how fresh on the scene he is to gaming.

What is so special about this guy? Andrew had a sweet suit and a killer mustache. But, he has no special powers or even an over-the-top plan to destroy the world. Andrew Ryan was just full of ideas. But that’s exactly it. He was an intelligent man with radical ideas and wasn’t afraid to put them to action. He crafted a society where only the gifted were welcome and nothing but bliss was promised to the people that occupied it. Throw in some gene-splicing Adam and political turmoil… what could go wrong?

As integral as he was to the Bioshock lore, Andrew Ryan didn’t even get a proper boss fight. He had very minimal screen time. But, his voice and presence was constantly felt throughout the wet and dingy halls of Rapture. Once the player found himself in the company of Andrew Ryan, one of gaming’s greatest plot twists comes to fruition.

Who’s up for some golf?

“Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? ‘No!’ says the man in Washington, ‘It belongs to the poor.’ ‘No!’ says the man in the Vatican, ‘It belongs to God.’ ‘No!’ says the man in Moscow, ‘It belongs to everyone.’ I rejected those answers; instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose… Rapture, a city where the artist would not fear the censor, where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality, Where the great would not be constrained by the small! And with the sweat of your brow, Rapture can become your city as well.”
– Andrew Ryan


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