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Dear Elizabeth

A note of thanks for BioShock Infinite's heroine.


Text: Blair Inglis
Editing & Presentation: Peter Chapman

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23 Comments
  1. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Aww, a little crush have we?
    (did you make the paper yourself?)

    Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 09:23.
    • Blair Inglis
      hisnameisblair
      Since: May 2009

      I can’t speak for Mr. Scriptor ;)
      Peter did all of the presentation stuff.

      Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 10:34.
    • Peter Chapman
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      it’s all created digitally, yeah.

      Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 10:59.
      • Kennykazey
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        It’s well done! How did you make the folded paper effect? I tried making it with gradients earlier this year, but it didn’t work out.

        Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 11:53.
      • Peter Chapman
        Team TSA: Editor
        Since: Forever

        it’s done with a mid-grey to mid-grey (so a single colour) gradient with opacity stops at 33% and 66% spacing. If you just wanted a single fold in the middle you’d just set up one opacity stop at 50%.

        Set in its own layer above your paper texture as one full length gradient (the opacity stops look after the repeat), set layer blending to multiply and dial down the opacity until it looks convincing enough.

        Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 12:06.
      • Alex C
        One for all.
        Since: Forever

        I actually thought you’d photographed real paper. Good job.

        Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 12:36.
      • kjkg
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        Likewise. Or that you had used a digital mask of some sort from the web. Very nice.

        Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 12:43.
      • Kennykazey
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        Oh, fantastic! I tried with a two-colour gradient, and that didn’t work. Thanks, I’m going to have to try it out! :-D

        Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 13:05.
  2. kjkg
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Is there spoilers before I read this? I’ve barely scratched the surface yet. Just after you have to choose a baseball and throw it.

    Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 09:45.
  3. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Elizabeth is easily one of the best written characters of 2013. She actually feels like a person instead of something that is just there. She interacts with parts of the scenery and helps you in combat. More importantly, she can take care of herself thus you don’t have to worry about protecting her. We need more characters that are like Elizabeth.

    Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 10:31.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Have you finished the game, fella?

      Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 21:46.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        Yes and they just had to make the ending 10 times sadder then Bioshock 2’s one. T-T. It is written extremely well.

        Comment posted on 30/03/2013 at 07:56.
    • fattyuk
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      The ending was sad for you??

      I can be quite emotional but there certainly wasnt anything of the end that made me feel sad.

      Comment posted on 01/04/2013 at 21:12.
  4. Megamoppy
    Member
    Since: Apr 2012

    Finished Bioshock infinite yesterday, utterly fantastic and looking forward to playing it through a few more times (If only to work out all the kinks in the story that I don’t quite get yet), even if I did have an inkling where the story was going.

    I did like Elizabeth and some sections involving her are actually quite distressing and I hope that the DLC will continue her story.

    Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 10:47.
    • Blair Inglis
      hisnameisblair
      Since: May 2009

      I played the ending twice before it all ‘clicked’.

      Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 11:12.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        And you kept asking people on Twitter if they had complete it, before the game was even out, then kept asking about it. ;)

        Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 11:32.
  5. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    This is brilliant, loving the letter head style too. I must say I’m really enjoying the company so far, and the help in combat from Elizabeth. Only early days into the game so far, so story is only starting to get up to full pace. Lovely game though.

    Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 11:54.
  6. gaffers101
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    Just started playing Infinite today. Just got a bollocking from Elizabeth for killing loads of guys at the airship station – really looking forward to the rest of the game now :)

    Comment posted on 29/03/2013 at 20:50.
  7. zb100
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    Where’s the Like button? Awesome work.

    Comment posted on 30/03/2013 at 13:57.
  8. MICKY17
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Have literally just finished Infinite and the ending is sublime, if a little bit messing with your mind. Not sure I could ever sell this game, for any reason it’s that good. Great article though and love the format.

    Comment posted on 30/03/2013 at 14:29.
  9. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Finsihed it over Easter. There’s one bit at the end which made me squee but the twist was so obviously signposted it was a bit of a let down. It just went a bit too sci-fi for my liking.

    8/10

    Comment posted on 01/04/2013 at 17:15.
  10. fattyuk
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Fantastic letter I could do with printing it off on some fancy paper for my bioshock collection!!

    Comment posted on 01/04/2013 at 21:14.

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