pros: almost every thing about this game is great, weapons and magic are pretty cool. you can possess animals and humans, you can get a magical power in which the bodies turn to ash so they cant be found, an the coolest is the power in which you can blow the enemies away as they go flying through the air. and the physics in this game are extremely realistic. like the bodies once they are dead dont flop around too much and if your in the water if your being shot at by robot missle towers they enter the water if you jump in as an attempt to get away and/ or hide the missiles dive into the water and explode. this also will happen in real life obviously. and another pro that is realistic is that if you jump in to water when you are extremely high up and hit the water with force you die. there are so man ways to kill enemies even with sneak attacks and there all just plain beautiful. you rarely do the same kills back to back.
CONS: the only problems i have with this game are that once you are seen its extremely hard to hide in the shadows and under things and in things like fire places that arent burning,dumpsters, and tables in which you can hide under.oh and you can also hide bodies under and in these things which is a pro(sorry i forgot to mention this). most of the time even if your a little far from them they know exactly where you've gone to hide most of the time. so you have to sprint long distances to hide. and one more is that its extremely easy to be seen by the A.I. thats all i have problems with in this game.
It should be mentioned this game is an adrenaline rush of killing or stealth. Loved every minute, you owe it to yourself to beat it on hard :)
Art direction, writing, and overall immersion more than make up for anything lacking in the graphics department as far as texture res etc.
I had high expectations with this one, and i was not disappointed. The graphics were great. The characters were interesting. and the city of Dunwall was amazing.
Your character is charged with a crime you did not commit, and forced underground to help right all the wrongs committed by the people who rose to power by framing you in the first place. It was not open world but even better with very large areas to explore and many hidden areas, with objective markers for tasks and side tasks.
The gameplay was great though it took getting used to the controls. I am used to aiming with the left trigger and shooting with the right. In this game, the left controls the left hand with a plethora of powers to choose from and the right trigger controls the right hand to use weapons.
The best part is all the choices you have in how to complete your missions. I herd that you can play the whole game no-kill. I was not skilled enough to stay in stealth mode at all times. I tried to knock out and use sleep darts when i could, but when i was detected and surrounded by 4-12 enemies i busted out my arsenal of weapons and went off! I upgraded my weapons and spent all my money on ammo. I chose to upgrade my powers (left hand) with tornado which was like "the force" in that you wave your hand to shred anyone in your path. Or stop time and use your sword to off everyone. The sword play it self is also very good if you want to go head to head with the guards, but be prepared that when more guards show up, they will shoot even through other guards. If you chose to go stealth you can upgrade powers such as seeing though walls, possessing animals, or people to walk past or through tight places.
Some things i did not like as much was collecting Bone Charms. They all had different little powers but did not seem to do anything. Also i would have liked to see my character more, but with most Bethesda games, there are few cut scenes. My ending was dark. Game was short.