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    Dishonored - Review Thread & Discussion



    Dishonored is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where strange steampunk- inspired technology and otherworldly forces coexist in the shadows. You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress. Framed for her murder, you become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is besieged by plague and ruled by a corrupt government armed with industrial technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you abilities beyond those of any common man – but at what cost? The truth behind your betrayal is as murky as the waters surrounding the city, and the life you once had is gone forever.


    Release Date: October 9, 2012
    Genre: First-Person Action
    Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
    Developer: Arkane Studios

    We normally don’t like sharing leaks about early review scores, but Dishonored is one of our most anticipated games of 2012 and we are happy to inform you that CVG’s score got leaked today. The reason we are happy is because the game gained an almost perfect score (9.5/10), suggesting that it is indeed one of the best games of 2012. Of course, early reviews can’t be trusted – well, most of the times – but we are pretty sure that Arkane Studios is capable of delivering a really interesting title.

    According to the closing comments of CVG’s review, Dishonored offers incredible freedom, features an exciting and believable dystopian world and works equally well as a stealth or an action game. In its video review (that was also leaked but is private right now), CVG stated that Dishonored is GOTY and that it was a “once in a generation game that rewards patience.”

    In other news, some gamers got their copies earlier than anticipated and managed to finish the game under four hours. We should note that other gamers have finished Arkane’s title in under six-seven hours, suggesting that the game’s length depends entirely on your playing style. Level designer Dan Todd, on the other hand, said that the game should last about 20 hours, give or take. As he wrote in the official Bethesda forum:

    “My ghost and no kills playthrough took 22 hours. That’s without exploring every nook and cranny, and knowing the solution to everything beforehand.”

    Dishonored will be officially unleashed on October 12th on PC, X360 and PS3!
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    Reviews:

    GameArena – 10
    The Escapist – 5/5
    Ausgamers – 9.6
    CVG – 9.5
    IGN – 9.2
    PC Gamer – 92/100
    InsideGames – 92/100
    Polygon – 9
    Destructoid – 9
    EDGE – 9
    OPM UK – 9
    Gamespot – 9
    Gamefront – 90/100
    Joystiq – 4.5/5
    GameSpy – 4.5/5
    G4TV – 4.5/5
    1UP – A+
    GameInformer (US) – 8.75
    Eurogamer – 8
    GiantBomb – 4/5
    Kotaku – “YES”

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    Last edited by Metal King Slime; 10-09-2012 at 19:40.

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    Freakin sweet. I knew this game was going to be a sleeper hit. The art direction along with the gameplay has looked fantastic. Glad it's getting some positive recognition from the gaming media.


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    Good, can't wait to hear more.

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    I was in gamestop talking about how awesome this game will be.I'm glad it's looking good.

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    Awesome. Still not sure if ill day 1 this though. Borderlands and Dust are satiating my fps hunger.

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    I have been waiting for this game for so long....Dishonored. ZOE HD. Assassin's Creed 3 are going to make me a very happy gamer this holiday
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    I'm just excited to explore the world and look in every corner to explore things. I need no reviews. I knew as soon as I heard about this game last year I wanted it.
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    More reviews today.

    GameArena – 10
    The Escapist – 5/5
    Ausgamers – 9.6
    CVG – 9.5
    IGN – 9.2
    PC Gamer – 92/100
    InsideGames – 92/100
    Polygon – 9
    Destructoid – 9
    EDGE – 9
    OPM UK – 9
    Gamespot – 9
    Gamefront – 90/100
    Joystiq – 4.5/5
    GameSpy – 4.5/5
    G4TV – 4.5/5
    1UP – A+
    GameInformer (US) – 8.75
    Eurogamer – 8
    GiantBomb – 4/5
    Kotaku – “YES”
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    This game will be eeee--pppicccccc. Not sure if I have the funds to get it day1 (due to pokemon B&W2, as well as other currently playing commitments) but it will be mine at chirstmas if not sooner!!!

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    Ever since I knew Arkane Studios were responsible for it I was hyped.

    And I wasn't disappointed. Bring it on!



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    Nice, might have to think about getting this one. Haven't seen much other than the debut trailer, off to look I go!

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    The game looks really good!. But I'm kind of worried about bugs and such that it may have on the PS3.







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    Quote Originally Posted by FonFahbre View Post
    The game looks really good!. But I'm kind of worried about bugs and such that it may have on the PS3.
    It's been developed by Arkane Studios, not Bethesda.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacksite View Post
    More reviews today.

    GameArena – 10
    The Escapist – 5/5
    Ausgamers – 9.6
    CVG – 9.5
    IGN – 9.2
    PC Gamer – 92/100
    InsideGames – 92/100
    Polygon – 9
    Destructoid – 9
    EDGE – 9
    OPM UK – 9
    Gamespot – 9
    Gamefront – 90/100
    Joystiq – 4.5/5
    GameSpy – 4.5/5
    G4TV – 4.5/5
    1UP – A+
    GameInformer (US) – 8.75
    Eurogamer – 8
    GiantBomb – 4/5
    Kotaku – “YES”
    Wow. Looks to be a good'un. I loved the first trailer they put out but haven't kept up with anything since, but these review scores are great news

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    From the reviews looks like this might be one hell of a game. Can't wait to play it tomorrow.




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    I have been really looking forward to this game for awhile. Even though Bethesda is not the dev, just the publisher I may have to shake off my reservations about the ps version and pick it up this weekend. Just don't want to get burned, again!

    Edit: I'm definitely not here to cry about my past experiences with Beth games..in fact they have been some of my most recent faves...this title really does look great.
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    Awesome.

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    I am waiting for Amazon to do a buy 2 get one free deal and this game will be on the list. They normally do it around this time although usually I end up getting the games I want day 1 so I can't benefit from it. This time I am waiting and their deals are no where in sight!

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    Excited! Can't wait to get this tomorrow. Damn this holiday season. All my big games for this holiday for me release in this general month. Backed up on games and school work. Darn.

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    Launch trailer:

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    getting it for sure now!

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    Just picked my copy up today and looks good so far. When I first saw the gameplay, it reminded me of BioShock, and that's a good thing.
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    I'm glad that game has turned out as great as it looks (always thought it looked like a blend of Bioshock, Half Life 2, and Assassin's Creed).

    Seems to be one of the must haves of 2012.

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    Sleeper hit and best game of the year for me.

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