posted by TheDisfigured (CLIFTON, NJ) Oct 23, 2012
Member since Nov 2011
Dishonored utilizes a broken stealth system that focuses more on being up high opposed to being concealed. Its tired steampunk Victorian ultra-industrial pseudo-Bioshock setting offers much to be desired, and the game comes complete with a "unique" chaos system that affects your ending. However, this feature ultimately punishes you for slaying your enemies, and rewards you for mercy. So...that is a "chaos system". That is the tired good versus evil choices, cloaked in a new term created by the game's designers.
There are a few original touches, but nothing experienced gamers won't have seen before somewhere. Tired gadgets, tired textures, tired themes, Dishonored has it all.
You will often get caught on textures, observed by enemies when you were hidden, or completely ignored when you are performing blatantly obvious actions. The game says that you can rampage through the story, or sneak around, focusing on "play your way" style dynamics.
But this isn't completely true. If you're looking for a specific ending, you MUST play a certain way to control your level of chaos. And of course, there is a "don't kill anyone" challenge that you can do as well that is as excruciating and stale as the Metal Gear Solid franchise.
I tried to stick with the game for the plot, you know, see it to the end? But I got terribly bored and just watched all the endings on YouTube instead. Dishonored promised so much from inception, but delivered nothing.
I won't rip the game too much because I know everyone has their own favorite kind of genre game.
For me, it's hack and slash and FPS. I prefer fast action.
I was disappointed in Crysis and am disappointed in Dishonored.
It's an extremely difficult game, even on the easy levels. You have to be patient.
I do think the ideas are good. Sneaking up and killing is always a fun concept, but when it only takes a few hits to die, it loses its appeal fast.
Not an awful game but if you aren't patient and prefer to just run and kill, then it's only worth a rental.