Sunday, 21 October 2012

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Dishonored - Bethesda

Release Date: 25/10/12


Dishonored is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where strange technology and otherworldly mysticism 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 being besieged by plague and ruled by an oppressive government armed with neo-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.


Improvise and Innovate: Approach each assassination with your own style of play. Use shadow and sound to your advantage to make your way silently through levels unseen by foes, or attack enemies head-on as they respond to your aggressiveness. The flexible combat system allows you to creatively combine your abilities, supernatural powers and gadgets as you make your way through the levels and dispatch your targets. Improvise and innovate to define your play style.

Action with Meaning: The world of Dishonored reacts to how you play. Move like a ghost and resist corruption, or show no mercy and leave a path of destruction in your wake. Decide your approach for each mission, and the outcomes will change as a result.

Supernatural Abilities: Teleport for stealth approaches, possess any living creature, or stop time itself to orchestrate unearthly executions! Combining your suite of supernatural abilities and weapons opens up even more ways to overcome obstacles and eliminate targets. The game’s upgrade system allows for the mastery of deadly new abilities and devious gadgets.

A City Unlike Any Other: Enter an original world envisioned by Half-Life 2 art director Viktor Antonov. Arkane and Bethesda bring you a world where industry and mysticism collide, creating an atmosphere thick with intrigue. The world is yours to discover.


OK, you’ve been blasting your way around various titles, you’ve punched your way to victory and of course you’ve used your sword to save the world from an evil foe but what’s next for you? Well if you’ve been paying attention to the word on the gamer’s lips then you’ll have heard about this title.

It’s got everything you could want, a mission to get revenge, challenging scenario’s and the chance to upgrade you equipment alongside powers as you progress. It’s definitely challenging and you’ll find yourself replaying various levels to see if you could do it better each time, and for the hardcore gamer out there trying to accomplish each mission with a minimum death toll alongside making the most of your stealth ability.

Add to this a wonderfully inventive Steampunk world, some cracking characters and vocal talent that really enhances the experience. Add to this mix solid graphics, numerous routes to each goal and atmospheric music and all in it’s a game to truly enjoy. Definitely a magical experience and for me it’s going to be one of my games of the year. Cracking.

1 comment:

Carl V. Anderson said...

This is one that has been so irresistible. I don't have time to play it right now and so it is wiser to wait until it is a few bucks cheaper, and yet I ache to play it. It looks and sounds amazing.