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Dystopian Masterpiece

posted by E_B_Miley (LANCASTER, PA) Nov 27, 2012

Member since Nov 2012

First, I have to add the caveat that I typically HATE first person action games. I find the first person perspective to be incredibly disorienting and difficult to control. This becomes particularly problematic during sequences of intense action or where intricate stunts are required. I always feel like I have blinders strapped on that limit peripheral vision and create a confusing and claustrophobic game experience.
However I love steam-punk and dystopian story concepts and felt compelled to give Dishonored a try despite the first person POV.
I was not disappointed. Though the story starts out as a simple stereotypical quest-fest wherein some random NPC you just met starts barking orders at you which you dutifully jump to fulfill, the story eventually evolves into an intricate plot that carries you through a depressing and troubled - though hauntingly beautiful - realm afflicted with numerous plagues, both biological and political in nature.
Each mission is elegantly constructed and features numerous possible solutions. By numerous I do not mean that there are two or even three ways to complete your objectives - I mean there are at LEAST three, probably more, ways to approach each target. This represents what must have been a painstakingly intricate process for the game's developers. The payoff is a game unlike any other in terms of its potential for player ingenuity and personal style. Literally, it is staggering to consider how many different paths are available to you.
The interesting thing about Dishonored is that you can complete the entire game without killing anyone. It's difficult - especially if you try to beat the game while maintaining a flawless "ghost" achievement wherein you not only kill no one, but you perform zero non-lethal take-downs as well. One must make expert use of the available skills your character possess and be extremely patient - but this option of game play is a strategic mastermind's paradise. Political targets can be taken down w

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First person shooter

posted by JesterCGI (LOS ANGELES, CA) Nov 26, 2012

Member since Apr 2004

Gamefly has this listed as an Action Adventure game, but it's really a first person shooter.

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Bethesda SUCKS

posted by TBone (RACINE, WI) Nov 23, 2012

Member since Feb 2011

Dont get me wrong they make fun games however Im so tired of the buggy/glitchy nature. Bethesda is the only company that i buy games from and have glitches with.. Who is working there a bunch of entry level developers who just learned how to write gaming code? The stories and concepts of their games are always so cool, which is why its so depressing when they continuly fall short of expectations. I'm yet to play a bethesda game without bugs and problems. Take skyrim for example wheres the DLC on PS3?? Bethesda you suck! I hate wasting my money on half aresd efforts. I have never heard of other devolopers needing Sony's help to make their game work on their system. What a bunch of entry level lazy bums. Get with it Bethesda.

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