posted by JungleCatPoles (WASHINGTON, DC) Nov 27, 2013
Member since Nov 2013
Being the proverbial hero, bringing justice, and rescuing an innocent girl sounds like it would be very soul fulfilling. In that the game itself does not disappoint. The graphics are great, scenes and characters look realistic and the plot of the game really keeps you absorbed.
More engrossing is the element of free added to the game that allows you to make various choices about routes, side quests, allegiances, and the ways in which you can interact with other non-playable characters.
The most impactful of the decisions are the ways in which to dispense enemies. One can either choose to stealth in the shadows and quietly dispatch their victims either fatality or non fatally or go all out Rambo style in in a full out frontal assault.
Since I wanted to be ninja like I did my best attempts at stealthing to incapacitate individuals without using lethal force. I have to admit I wasn't very good at it. There would be many an instance where my lack of stealth skills would force me into lethal combat in turn impacting the game. The choices can impact positively or negatively. The can affect who becomes allies and who becomes enemies.
This game taught me a lot about myself. The total experience was a mirror. Not only did I realize that I found myself giving up attempting to use non-lethal force less and less as the game went on, I also found myself judging victims after learning secrets and hidden details about them.
I had made it all the way to the last board when the only character who actually had true respect for me loss it and said I had myself become corrupt. He even deliberately blew my cover and out of knee jerk reaction I chopped his head off. I Immediately turned off the game UNFINISHED abhorred at what I had done. Leaving this game unfinished was my last desperate attempt to save the rest of my virtual soul that I had lost.
The experience was telling. I was very disappointed in myself for I had become Dishonored.
This game is seriously fun to play, and the story was well written. The voice acting was good, and the graphics were good as well. The graphics were not great, they were kind of different, but good just the same. And like I said it was super fun to play. Very short though. I probably would have given Dishonored a 9 if it were just a little bit meatier, a few hours longer.