Here are my top ten things I've liked about Dishonored so far.
1) Navigation. The game does a good job at storytelling in a meaninful way that allows me navigate to objectives or points of interest without the hassle of having to figure out wher I need to be. While that doesn't sound very challenging to some who enjoy exploring, I think I'm the kind of person that doesn't want to have to pull up a map or constantly re-read the objective details.
2) Choices. I kind of like not having too many choices. Right now I've only encountered two choices, one to carry on with a mission and the other is to hang out at the location a bit longer.
3) Stealth. I'm not too much into games that require you to turn stealth for most of the game. This game has a good balance. For the most I've been able to choose to be reckless or to be cautious. It's been rather fun throwing glass bottles in certain areas to distract people too.
4) Graphics. I am playing on the PlayStation 3 (oh, don't pester me, I just happen to be borrowing the copy and it saves
me money right now), but I have to say the game is absolutely beautiful causing me to want to play for that alone. I mean, it is kind of silly to admit but there are some moments I felt like i was touring Alcatraz prison at a movie set. Even the gross prison I walked through had a purpose but also provided a beautiful setting. Yeah, I think I'm hooked!
5) Story. While it's definitely basic to some, I kind of like the story starts and I want to know more about the portaganist. Sure right now I'm on a rescue mission but Corvosome how makes it an unsolved mystery.
6) Dreaming. Well, I wont go into too many details about this but there's a moment where I'm in a type of dream state in the game that I really enjoyed. I'm sure other games have had the same setting but it's just neat to interact with this state. No more will be said here, you need to experience it.
7) Steampunk.The way the media was catching on to the pre-coverage of this game, I would have thought the steampunk inspiration would have distracted me. It hasn't stood out enough to make it the primary focus. Sure, there's a nice mask that looks badass but so far early on I'm not feeling disconnected or distracted. I guess what I'm trying to say here is that it doesn't make me feel ot of place or foreign.
8) Keyholes. This has been one good way to ease drop and listen to what people are saying about you!
9) NINJAS. Well, I wont share much here!
10) Weapons. I have to say the weapons I've used so far have been quite fun, kicking back my controller when I shoot a gun, and come to think of it some have to be steampunk inspired.
Anyways, you can tell I've been enjoying it and theres not too much I dont like about it, I think I'm about 2 and half hours in. My only dilemma lately is realizing that Walking Dead Ep4 came out. I've got to stop thinking about that so I can finish Dishonored.
REWARD: Dishonored Game Guide!
Challenge: Name some reasons why you're playing (or why you want to play) Dishonored. I'll put your name into a hat and select one of you to receive the game guide!
I like the way you framed this game. Before, I was just waiting to see if this was a game I would buy later or not at all. Now I think I'll take a closer look.
Number 7 is the winner! ]http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2012/290/number7_78069_screen.jpg
Names in the order of comment posts.
Honor mention that aren't included because one finished the game and the other doesn't want the game guide.
BlueShark1 and DigitalExile
Looks great, beautiful graphics always get me hooked, wanting to play more of it. You've made me take an interest in this game now. I'll look more into it. Cheers !
Corvo is one of the cooler protagonists I've come across this generation. He's like Altair without the suck.
The main reason I'm playing this is because it's a French production. The French usually go all out to nail down one aspect while forgoing all others. They essentially build the entire game out of a single, unwavering concept. Think of the movie 'Taken', a French production. It's about Liam Neeson killing bad guys, and that's all it cares to be. Likewise, Dishonored is just about assassinating Anglo-saxon caricatures any way you like. Graphics/Presentation from 2004? Meh, the gameplay works, so why bother?
Second reason is that every time a developer insists that you can go the entire game without needing to kill anyone, it shoots high up on my list. I absolutely love the challenge of doing what's plausible, but highly improbable. Trying to get a ghost playthrough with no kills is freakin' hard, but they totally need to make more games like this =D.
Sigh, a French game *and* it teases a no-kill playthrough. It's a match made in heaven. What could be sweeter?
Only X-COM, of course :D
Just finished this about 10 minutes ago.
1) Story (plot) is weak sauce. I mean really weak.
2) Environments are awesome and where most of the interesting "story" takes place.
3) Art style and environments are BRILLIANT.
Game looks awesome, I had it preordered (and got some tarot cards!) but i'm waiting to finish RE before I fire it up. It looks like it's gonna play very much like Deus Ex and that right there is probably one of the greatest compliments a game can get.
@horgen123 I know the feeling! Money is tight lately, so I borrowed my copy. At this point I may want to save up to get it later down the road to add to my game library.
1. It's awesome.
2. It's freaking awesome!
3. It's been a while since I played a good stealth game.
4. Visual style is oh so pretty.
5. Exploring the city of Dunwall is so much fun (especially via rooftops).
6. IT IS AWESOME!
7. It feels like what Thief 4 should be like.
8. It's bursting at the seams with story.
9. They told me my PC would run it on high graphical settings, but it does (hurrey!)
10. I kinda like it...
I've heard more than once story was weak-? Do you plan to review it? (I like your reviews).
@Tidal_Abyss Don't know if I'll review it yet (right now busy playing it and writing a Walking Dead Episode 4 review).There is a lot going on in the world of Dishonored - Regicide, plague, witch hunting, conspiracy, bootlegging, mysterious out-worldly entities and so on. I consider it all to be part of the game's story. The main plot, however, is a bit weak maybe, or at least uninspired (haven't finished the game yet, so I can't tell for sure).I can easily see the rich world of Dishonored housing a franchise with great success, with each entry telling a different story within.
maybe just a little bit hu? lol
(I don't need the guide but thanks :)).
I love stealth games, I like having to use my brain. (Not that I'm against shooters, I enjoy those very much too, but the stealth is really what spoke to me about this game). Most of all -I like being sneaky lol. Also a plus for this game, it offers both, so even when I'm in more of a mood to play it differently, I will have that option. I love options.
P.S. sorry for the double posting but I can no longer edit comments and add this to my previous one! (Miss that edit feature).
Anyhow, you were talking about settings and how you liked some of them and they were beautiful, I just wanted to ask you, do you ever take screenshots and use them as wallpapers? (I do that). Wait, can consoles take screenshots? (no offense, I just honestly don't know- but you would think that's a feature that would be included- ?).
When my mother visits, I have her her very own PC here, but she likes watching me play Skyrim (on a different PC) and likes the snowy locations and some of the night shots with the lights in the sky, and I can hook another keyboard into a front usb slot and she has her own and will hit the button for whatever screenshot she wants lol, (and I let her choose what I wear, where we go/what we do, she likes to just horseback ride and see sights sometimes- she doesn't want to try to play herself- she's a casual gamer and happily, but she likes watching me lol).
She sounds spoiled :)
I have some friends that aren't really into gaming, not 'hardcore' for sure, but they just want to watch me sometimes- and I know the appeal for a non-gamer (or not a gamer like us)- games are like movies that you can control. They basically get to play the director lol. Some of them have felt like they get to enjoy the game without the frustration or stress -that comes from them not understanding the controls, or worrying about dying from being a newb etc. and I can understand.
I can understand why she'd like that as well (w/Skyrim)- you let her decide everything and you just do the 'doing' for her.You're used to the m/kb so you can kill bandits or bears that surprise you and keep doing whatever she wishes- she basically is getting to play the game through you- as a few of my friends have through me.
I just started the game (PC) and what appealed to me was being able to play stealth. It's pretty good so far, but enemies sometimes 'should' notice me but don't. I'm hoping as my character levels up the enemy AI won't go easy on me and bust me quicker if they should detect me. (I love stealth and sniping).
**While I appreciate the generous offer to give a random winner the guide, you can leave my name out - I get guides like crazy (a hobby- with a little obsession mixed in lol- I have an expansive guide collection. Plus, with 1 less name, it increases others' odds) :)
I was initially put off by a previous game from the development team being a steaming pile of excrement (Dark Messiah: Might & Magic) so I've been waiting for reviews and feedback etc... I may pick it up when I'm done with Borderlands 2
I'm pretty surprised one of your reasons for playing wasn't because you like knifing people. :P
I plan on playing Dishonored down the road due to great amount of ways you can tackle on objective. The freedom of movement is remarkable and being able to have so many choices per scene is great and makes the game feel less restrictive, as is the ability to recover when stealth fails, something I don't like too much in most stealth games. Also, I like knifing dudes. :P
I'm playing Dishonored because of what it brings to the table and combines. Stealth is what I like and that genre has been lacking for quite sometime. Big fan of the tenchu games, so I know all about stealth. :P I've played about 1 or 2 of th game and must say, it's impressive. I like the approach options you have and the ways you can go about doing things.You can be reckless in your approach, you can be sneaky or you can be creative.As for weapons I've only got my hands on two, the basic one you start off with or are "given" =P and the other one that has some distance to it. The keyholes have helped lead to three quiet deaths so far ha. I'm having a blast with the game though. Well with the time I have spent on the game so far. The graphics are pretty solid for the game as well. But like "I" say, you don't need top notch to make a beautiful game such as dishonored.
I'm playing (or shall be, rather - haven't got my copy yet =P) because I'm thoroughly addicted to anything that evokes the image of a dark, industrial Victorian-era London Kingdom. Truly one of my favorite settings across any media, and the reviews have been unanimous in their praise for this aspect of the game.
I'm more partial to eastern Europe and that scene- Romania, Budapest, Prague would make great settings for my taste. Perhaps I'll get my wish next- enjoy the game.
BlueShark1- I'm with you :) I'd love to be able to travel over there in real life (e.europe), but you're right, games do ignore that region of europe too much and over-do on the english stuff- take a game with a sword (medieval or not)- you can bet 9 times out of 10 there will be english accents (a little grating) and themes- there were other countries in existance at that point in history -and if english accents/themes are 'heavy' in dishonored, I may have to think twice about it... it's honestly nothing personal against england in a real life sense- it's just (to me) over-saturated in games. Throw in some Finnish or Swedish, or Icelandic- etc. accents and locations- more variety would be nice. I've mentioned this before when the topic was brought up and had several agree with me, so clearly I'm not the only one. Afterall, variety is the spice of life :)
I want to play Dishonored because it's like a steampunk Deus Ex. It has just about everything I loved about Dues Ex, the choices in the way to play, the environment, the story, with, of course, a Dishonored spin on everything.
Deus Ex is awesome, right now (started before Dishonored came out and I'm splitting time between the 2!) I'm in the midst of a Deus Ex:HR playthrough. Seems good too so far.
I'm playing it because of the amount of choices and ways to go about a mission, and because it allows non lethal options. I love the setting too. Steampunk has always been a favorite of mine. And also keyholes! I miss those!
I'm playing for story, stealth and gameplay of course.
I like stories with revenge and proving innocense and stuff also dat Blink power is like a dream coming true.
I wanna possess a mouse and get half eaten by a mangy cat with rabies, then **** into an infected sewer system where I eventually meet up with a large mutant rat called Splinter, who in turn helps me to cultivate a love for morning after pizza topped with poo-foam, as well as a love for the art of Ninja. I would then seek my revenge on that darn cat by infecting him with a more virulent strain of rabies, and then using my intimate knowledge of pressure point to prolong his death and suffering...I will show no remorse. I really do love it when a plan comes together.
Sounds like you'd probably enjoy Thief... speaking of which, I would like to check out Dishonored because it looks like a slightly more action-packed, less-sophisticated (in both good & bad ways) Thief-wannabe game. But please don't put my name in the hat. I don't have the game, so I don't want to decrease the chances of someone who has the game getting it as they'll actually need the guide. ;)
?"Name some reasons why you're playing (or why you want to play) Dishonored."
Because Ubisoft have been taking waaaay too long to release Thief 4. :P