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Marathon: Infinity

Developer / Publisher: Bungie
15 October 1996
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#55 for 1996
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The Marathon series always had extremely involved story/lore for FPS games, with much of it buried in difficult-to-reach secret terminals and thus only accessible to the most dedicated explorers of its frequently labyrinthine levels. Even if you read every terminal you still have to put together a lot of puzzle pieces yourself to fully understand the setting and plot and untangle the web of allusions to literature, mythology, and previous Bungie games. But Infinity really blows the other Marathon games out of the water in this respect. The game has you basically jumping between different parallel universes, and even keeping the different timelines straight requires a lot of reading between the lines. The dream-like in-between zones and the possibility of repeating timelines or skipping over them depending on your ability to find alternate level exits add a new layer of strangeness. But ultimately I feel like it falls prey to the Evangelion syndrome: it's certainly enormously complicated, and depending on how much you're willing to speculate and how much time you spend pulling on threads, it can basically be as complicated as you want it to be. But I'm not sure it really adds up to anything more than what it appears to be on the surface: a sci-fi saga with an elaborate backstory that gives the player another opportunity to play a facet of the Eternal Champion.
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ketchup940 Marathon: Infinity 2022-11-16T07:34:00Z
2022-11-16T07:34:00Z
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kfairn Marathon: Infinity 2022-11-07T08:09:00Z
2022-11-07T08:09:00Z
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
podunk Marathon: Infinity 2022-11-07T03:38:51Z
2022-11-07T03:38:51Z
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
KINGATMO Marathon: Infinity 2022-10-20T19:55:32Z
2022-10-20T19:55:32Z
3.0
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
philichili Marathon: Infinity 2022-10-01T20:10:31Z
2022-10-01T20:10:31Z
5.0
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
Xinovah Marathon: Infinity 2022-09-30T01:01:50Z
2022-09-30T01:01:50Z
5.0
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
nmkolp Marathon: Infinity 2022-09-27T12:12:08Z
Mac
2022-09-27T12:12:08Z
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
watched a bit mac
MateusAuri Marathon: Infinity 2022-08-31T05:16:00Z
2022-08-31T05:16:00Z
1
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
MisTurHappy Marathon: Infinity 2022-08-13T04:13:30Z
2022-08-13T04:13:30Z
3.5
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
arisuchan Marathon: Infinity 2022-08-01T23:27:52Z
2022-08-01T23:27:52Z
5.0
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
DaBlackGoku Marathon: Infinity 2022-07-14T00:20:15Z
2022-07-14T00:20:15Z
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
benz97 Marathon: Infinity 2022-07-11T23:14:32Z
2022-07-11T23:14:32Z
In collection Want to buy Used to own  
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  • Labrys 2020-01-03 04:02:05.891329+00
    fuck acme station
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  • funkacademy 2020-04-06 05:40:49.383589+00
    On TC only, otherwise its ok
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