posted by Revantyler (MOREHEAD CITY, NC) Oct 28, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
This game looked extremely appealing and had a great concept, although I feel they felt short polishing up this game. The Graphics are underworked and the story isn't all that engaging. Very limited side quests with two ending outcomes Good/Bad or High/Low chaos. Quite short only took me 12 hours to get everything on High chaos and only 10 hours on Low chaos. The gameplay is very fun but I don't feel as though it can make up for the other factors that drag this game down. I enjoyed playing it but I'm really glad I didn't buy this.
I'll admit I had basically zero interest in this game prior to its release. However, seeing the glowing critical reception it received, my curiosity was piqued, and I figured it was worth a rental. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Dishonored; it was one of the only games that I have played besides Splinter Cell Conviction to present viable options for both complete stealth and utter carnage. The sandbox style levels give you a terrific amount of choices in how you choose to go about your missions. On top off that, the powers that your character is gifted with are a blast to use - as are your uprgradeable weaponry. It seems like the developers took all of the best aspects of Bioshock, Deus Ex: HR, and Hitman: Blood Money, and molded them into one fun, cohesive package. It surprised me that a new IP would play more smoothly than some recent sequels - but this game was hands down better constructed then the aforementioned Deus Ex: HR. That said, the game is lacking any sort of New Game + feature; that's a bummer, because it would be great to be able to creatively replay the various levels while retaining your entire exciting arsenal. Regardless, Dishonored was a great rental, and I have high hopes for what this franchise will develop into in the future.
When I first learned about Dishonored, it was while watching Face Off. During that episode, I had built up high hopes for this game. I hadn't read much about it, I just went off of what I heard from the show, and so I was greatly disappointed to find out you are only allowed to be one person and don't have a choice of who you are.
Overall the game is amazing, and even on normal mode, you still need to use your brain to sneak around without getting caught. The graphics are amazing, and except for some really big glitches that can ruin and entire quest, its an amazing game and I've already started to play it over again. The one giant downside, however, is that its short. There are only 9 total quests, that vary in length depending on your strategy of how to beat the game.