If you are looking for the typical fast pace shoot 'em up, big weapons, deathmatch this game probably won't keep your attention very long. In fact I blew through it in a few hours on hard being a ruthless killing machine. Where the developers really nailed this thing is in the subtleties of stealth, patience and prudent planning. To get the full effect of this game and how really challenging it can be, you don't kill anyone, go unnoticed and steal everything... NOT easy.
The gameplay itself is fluid, very few flaws in movement, sight or combat. The only I found were:
As with most titles you can get yourself stuck in a piece of the environment off the beaten path but the "blink" ability easily gets you out.
Sometimes waiting by a door with windows the view is blocked by your command prompt.
When fighting it's all pretty much the same, no matter if it is the first guard you encounter or a assassination mark. I thought there could have been a little more diversity here but like I said before, it's not about hack and slash. There are pretty cool fatality moves if you want to go that way but the combat system isn't really set up to cater to it.
these are easy to look past if you want to play the game it was intended.
The graphics are the same throughout the game, nothing really eyepopping but nothing bad either... all around decent.
The storyline isn't that great, no real depth to make you REALLY give a dookie about any of the characters. Thought that this was the most lacking part of the game, they really could have made this a 9.5 easy if the player WANTED to see the mark strapped down to a torture chair instead of easily shooting them in the head (thus saving a lot of time and planning).
Big yes to a rent, it's different every time you play (and HOW you play). Dig the main character's mask too, next halloween idea for me.
posted by AetherEater (SAINT JOSEPH, IL) Jan 6, 2013
Member since Jun 2011
A really well put together game all controls responded extremely well
could have been so much deeper, longer, and interesting
Hunting down runes ruined the flow of the uninspired storyline.
combat was brief and left either the enemy or corvo dead very fast leaving me wanting more than akward tussles
beautiful graphics and an interesting world, just steriotypical and once again uninspired.
It was a decent waste of time, but not fun or terribly exciting