Milo Burke wrote:
Dishonored (PC) - just got this and so far am really liking it.
What is Dishonored like? I've heard the name slung around a lot, but I don't know anything about it. What genre, and what is the gameplay like? Should I pick it up if I see it on sale on Steam?
It's a first-person role playing game... It's set in an alternate universe that looks kind of like 1800's England but with some high-tech intermixed, as well as some Steam-punk style gizmos. You play a royal bodyguard that is accused of murdering the Empress, and you have to clear your name and rescue her daughter with the help of some Loyalists. You carry a sword, various projectile weapons (crossbow, pistol) and you have some limited magical abilities. Your fellow conspirators can upgrade weapons for you, make new ammo for you, etc; and there are various other places to buy and sell gear.
The environment is really nice; the city has a really excellent "lived in" look and feel to it.
It's also cool that various characters interact with you differently based on how you act in the game; for example, if you treat every encounter as a killing spree, various NPCs in the game react to you differently than if you use more discrete methods.
So far, I've been trying to go the stealth route, killing as few people as possible. The stealth is implemented fairly well - it's not the best I've seen, but certainly not the worst. I'm not that far into it, and so far it has been a bit more linear than I normally like, but the story has been interesting enough to make up for that. Also, it's kind of amusing that if you kill a guard for example and leave the body in sight, other guards will understandably freak out when they see the corpse, but if you merely knock them unconscious, other guards will sometimes just remark that they shouldn't be sleeping on the job or something along those lines, and act like nothing is wrong.
Overall, I'm really liking it. If you are thinking about getting it, check out the Game Of The Year edition on Steam - it costs only slightly more than the base game, and includes four expansions.