BioShock Infinite begins much the same way that the original BioShock did—with you, the protagonist, stranded on an island in the sea, with a mysterious structure looming ahead. But right off the bat you'll notice one of the most major changes for a BioShock game: the protagonist is no longer silent.

Booker DeWitt, the seemingly goodnatured 30-something everyman down on his luck and sent on this mission to the floating city of Columbia, will exclaim, murmur, grunt, respond, plead, query, and talk to himself throughout the game. The inclusion of a vocal protagonist in BioShock Infinite may be a sign that the era of the silent hero is over—and that's okay by us.