gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Dishonored isn't a bad game by any means. But it's not the holy grail it's been made out to be.
It's quite fun, reminds me a lot of Time Splitters with a heavy Bioshock influence as well as some Fallout (Obsidian) mechanics thrown in. The sneaking/multipath levels is pretty cool too.
The graphics are a bit weak. The artstyle and design is cool, but takes some getting used to.
The game plays smooth and provides some decent variety. I like the Hitman approach where you have the option of being super stealthy assassin, or total action hero assassin.
But, it reminds of me RAGE actually, in the sense that the game feels more like a prototype for what could eventually be an amazing game, but this isn't it. Mostly because there's a lot of decent ideas thrown in with a pretty weak story that just serves as a vehicle to try out these ideas, but none of them are completely fleshed out.
If this had come out at a better time, say the beginning of summer, or even the end of summer, it could have justified more attention and credit. But, it's time for the holiday heavy hitters and this game simply can't compete with the likes of Borderlands 2, Assassin's Creed III, COD, and the like.
If you have the time, this is definitely a game worth checking out at some point. But don't miss out/delay your time for something better.
If you have to decide between this or RE6, pick this. Yeah, the former was supposed to be one of those heavy hitters, but man oh man, was that a miss.
The games story and mechanics are awesome. The way the characters and outcome react to everything u do is great. You have a lot of options on how u wanna go about completing your missions. but its too short.
gamers (69%) found this review helpful
Epic. Amazing. Brilliant. This game is one that will keep you in your seat, either for the captivating storyline or the interesting gameplay. It plays as a First person shooter, stealth game... Giving you an ability to scale and find alternative routes to get to an objective and various ways to complete an objective.
The story is of Corvo Attano, Royal protector of the empress...
Coming back from a mission from afar, Corvo is welcomed by the people he protects. The welcoming home falls short as rouge Assassins appear -- Ending the life of the Empress of Gristol. Accused and sentenced for the murder of the Empress. You have been pushed underground to live the life of a face-less Assassin.
Created and published by the masterminds at Bethesda... This game is brilliant. Amazing game detail; fluent controls; deep-rich story line; innovative game play.
Taking control of the Assassins story... You have numerous of abilities. You can scale and traverse the game world using a climbing mechanic -- The game world is designed nicely, so that you use the mechanic often. You have a numerous set of powers. Able to see through walls; Able to possess people and animals; Telekinesis and as well as various other abilities is in your hands.
You can make use of the stealth system in game and play the game without killing anyone... The game difficulty is very HARD, when trying to do that. Your main fight controls consist of a melee weapon and crossbow or pistol. You have various of tools to use to rig up traps to do some... Grew-some damage. Has a very well detailed gore system.
With a steam-punk appearance this story places you in a different world full of odd twists and turns. It is well worth checking out and has a great replay value.