I Finally Played It: Dishonored

 

Dishonored

Platform:  PC

Hours to Beat The Game:  9 Hours

Achievements Earned on Basic Play Through: 21/80

Score:  8.5

At first I was not going to play Dishonored, because the cover art was not my cup of tea.  By chance I saw a video where it was talking about supernatural side of the game.  I am a sucker for the supernatural.  When I saw Dishonored for 7 dollars, I picked it up. The art design and play reminds me a lot of Bioshock.  The difference is with Bioshock, you can assign each hand a weapon or plasma (magic), and in Dishonored you are limited to just the left hand, as the right hand can only use a sword.  This really does not take away from the game play. As sword play does play a part in the game play (if you choice it to be). One of the options in the game is stealth.  Which I loved, even though I did not think it worked as well as it could have.  The other option is to go on the missions guns blazing.

You play as Corvo, he is the personal body guard for the Princess and her young daughter, princess Emily. The game starts off with you coming back from a visiting the neighboring countries in hopes to find a cure for a plague that is sweeping through the land. As you are talking to the Princess, assassins come out of nowhere, and kill the Princess, and kidnap her daughter.  By the time the guards get there, it appears you are responsible for the death. Fast forward 6 months, and you are in prison, and you are been beaten and asked where Princess Emily is located.  This is where you take control.  I will not get too much into the story, but it is very enjoyable, and the optional side quest really fit the story nicely.  I feel like I still have a lot I could explore with the game.  A ran into a few hiccups here and there, the only major one, was the NPC standing in doorways, that I wanted to go into, and they wouldn’t move. They were areas I was allowed into, as I got into them in other ways.  There were also times, that I was being stealthy, and the enemy AI would see me, and I know there was no way they could have.

Overall this was fantastic game, and is recommended to anyone who likes FPS, with a good story.