Sunday, April 20, 2014

Dishonored [Game][PC]

Amount Completed: 1 complete and very deadly play through

Dishonored is a first-person stealth (or optionally not stealth) game in which you play as an assassin (or optionally non-lethal assassin). The game plays out as a quest for revenge (or optionally quest for revealing the truth and saving some people) with a couple of twists and turns. While interesting I wish the story were a bit more involved. All the extra details that are written in little notes found throughout the game, while appreciated, did not add much to the potential grandeur of the larger story.

The game plays very well and allows for quite a bit of creative freedom on how to approach complex situations. Various patrolling guards, lights, and otherwise make for some tough spots to work through.

Additionally the game provides some non-standard extra powers to give you the often much-needed edge over the enemy. The extra powers can be selected to suit your desired style of play. I opted for the anyone-that-is-a-threat has to be removed approach so most of my extra powers were suited towards stealth and inflicting death upon the world. It should be noted that non-violent "enemy" characters were always carefully rendered unconscious and placed in a comfortable resting place.

Gut: Play it if you have any temptation to try a stealth game. It's one of the few I have played all the way through. While I felt the conclusion lacked a bit (especially in relation the to Outsider character) the journey was enjoyable. I might just play it again and be completely non-lethal.

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