- Posted October 8th, 2012 at 19:34 EDT by Adam Dolge
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A game full of options, Dishonored puts choice in the hands of the player in nearly every element--gameplay, level progression, even storytelling. Dishonored is one of the greatest new IPs in recent history, and one of the best games of the year.
- Options in just about every element of the game
- Clever abilities and engaging gameplay
- Excellent level design
- Minor control issues with platforming
- Interesting art style, but just fair graphics
- Some disjointed story elements
(continued from previous page) ...perimeter check. Once you actually engage enemies, they can be tough opponents, blocking your sword hacks, or charging as you reload.
There are a lot of save slots for a good reason; you'll want to save frequently. Since you'll have several options per level, per encounter, you may want to load an old save and change your decision. Then again, the game can be difficult, so if you run into a situation where you get killed immediately after the start of a recent save and are without health potions, you'll need to find an old save (or even past auto-save) to give yourself another shot.
Dishonored is a game that deserves multiple playthroughs, and luckily the core mechanics are solid enough to provide unique experiences every time you play. It may not have that same magic as big brothers like BioShock, but it's more than worth your time and money. You can choose to play as a stealth master, a murdering hooligan, or a magic assassin. Or, you can mix it all together until you find your perfect blend. However you play, you'll be rewarded with an interesting story, solid gameplay, a clever art style, great characters, and more options than a Sunday buffet. Dishonored may be a new IP, but it's here to stay and a welcome addition as one of our absolute favorites of the year.
- 8:19pm EDT - October 8th, 2012
I was on the fence about getting this. It looks like an awesome game, I just wasn't sure about spending the money. After reading this though and some other reviews I'll be picking it up tomorrow.
- 11:06pm EDT - October 8th, 2012
Are we looking at the next BioShock or Deus Ex here?
CloudStrife37 | CloudStrife37
- 12:12pm EDT - October 9th, 2012
Reminds me a lot of Bioshock, and that's never a bad thing.
- 1:37pm EDT - October 9th, 2012
Awesome stuff Adam, the game sounds great, whenever I finally get through my backlog i'll probably have to look into getting this.
- 3:38pm EDT - October 9th, 2012
Always reminded me of Bioshock too
Lol_Lmao | AJL_LEYJA
- 11:58pm EDT - October 9th, 2012
EPIC FAIL! Graphics are terrible!
- 8:41am EDT - October 10th, 2012
Quit your whining about graphics. You had no complaints when you played N-64.
- 7:13pm EDT - October 12th, 2012
Great review Adam. I'm planning on picking this up for PS3 next week.
- 10:26am EDT - October 13th, 2012
@7 When the nintendo 64 was out we didn't have games of such high graphical quality as Uncharted and Killzone for comparison that we do today. No-one complained as there was nothing with such high standards that set the bar to compare graphics to. Therefore your argument is invalid.
I never understand how people can complain about others not being satisfied with the graphics. If a game has bad graphics, there's no excuse: Dishonored is no excpetion.
- 1:02pm EDT - October 13th, 2012
@9 you sound like a loser bro "therefore" go jump off something high. That being said a game is played to have fun. You can give me all these polished games but ill play the one that feels the most exciting and gives you an interesting and unique experience.
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