So the original reason I bought this game was because I love Assassins Creed, and I also love Bethesda games. I watched the previews and I thought the game looked pretty interesting. I figured I had a week until AC3 comes out, and I'd just get this to fill my time until then. I wasn't expecting it to have any lasting appeal to me, rather I thought it would be like a one time play through type of game. Well boy was I wrong. First, as most people know, the graphics aren't amazing. They're really not bad either. As you play through the game, you get accustomed to them, and it's like you don't even notice, but oddly enough, even though the graphics aren't that great, there are a ton of little details that you can really appreciate if you pay attention. The gameplay and mechanics are absolutely fantastic. As I stealthed my way though Dunwall and looked for different routes I could take, while avoiding guards, tallboys and weepers, I could feel my palms really start to sweat, and when you finally finish a level you feel really accomplished. The killing is very unique with all of the different powers you can use as well. Lastly, the storyline is one of the best parts of the game. Initially, you kinda get the feeling that "oh, this is just gonna be another revenge story", but there are some really good, and unexpected plot twists, and what you do, and if you choose to kill people or not really affects for one, how the game ends, but it also affects peoples reactions towards you, and how they interact with you. This game is fantastic, and there is a lot of replay value. I plan on replaying it at least two more times, mostly because I want the different endings, but also because it has easily become one of my all-time favorite games. One thing though: If you are impatient when it comes to games, like if you prefer to just run headfirst into enemies and do a lot of killing without thinking about the repercussions, then you might have a little trouble with this game. If you really take your time though, it almost becomes instinct to be really stealthy and pay attention to your surroundings. Of course, you don't necessarily have to be stealthy, but it's a lot harder if you don't try doing that. Also, being stealthy feels a lot cooler while your playing. Bethesda really outdid themselves with this one. Many many thumbs up.
dishonored is just an amazing game experiance for any gamer.the gameplay is great,the fighting is good and brutal,and of course,all of the supernatural powers you can use,even the upgrades are great.
Arkane Studios deserves an A+
Today in the gaming world it is very hard to fine a game that does not come from a big series like Call of Duty or Battlefeild with any replay value. But this game changes that. With three different play styles and three different endings this game is a must have and has one of the highest replay values of a game I've ever had. The plot may seem generic but the twists and turns are executed beautifully and we won't see them coming. The Graphics are not exactly the best but the game still feels real. The Gameplay in itself is remarkable. I rarely ever play a game that can get it's controls right and this game nails it and top of that the supernatural powers are fun because they are all made around different play styles. Overall it is a sleeper hit from 2012 and a must have in any Xbox 360 collection.
Best Assassin Game of 2012
Choose your path! Will you assassinate every enemy in sight, or will you spare their lives. That's what this game has to offer. You can complete any mission the way you want to. But what shocked me about this game is that it felt like a Bioshock. The powers you get remind me of Bio. The graphics remind me of Bio. Also the way you have to regenerate health is like Bio. And what does that mean? That this game kicked total booty and I am glad that I bought it.
bethesda and zenimax do it again!
this is a very unique game, it is mostly about stealth and decisions, similar to deus x human only a deeper story, with unique weapons and powers. Very good game with some replay value!
This game is stunning!
I'm really surprised at how well Bethesda pulled this game off. Being a fan of Bethesda for a while, I knew that this game would come nothing short of spectacular. I was right, this game is the definition of spectacular! The stealth mechanic was great, the abilities were great, the story was great. There was very little I found wrong with this game except for the fighting and shooting aspect. I felt that they could have spent a little more time on the fighting as well as the shooting mechanic, and most of the charms on each map were a little too easy to acquire, but all in all this game is magnificent.
I don't need to make this review long as anyone can see my opinion from the rating I gave this game. However I will say this game exceeded expectations in several areas and has more than enough potential to be a GOTY contender if not already. If you come into this game with an open-mind for adventure and the will to make choices and so much more then I don't see how anyone could be disappointed.
Dishonored - Like a Skyrim Assassin
If you liked Skyrim then you will easily get a hang of this game, and should surely like it. Bethesda does a great job at making their first person adventure games. Dishonored gets you immediately engaged into the story with the first mission. This game is a great first person assassin game, which can be played as a serious stealth assassin hiding amongst the shadows, or you can go full force and eliminate everything, either way is pretty satisfying. The game is around 10 hours long, and as with any game, I always want to beat the game, but then again, I wish the story would've kept going. Overall, the game is rather fun, and can be done with killing nobody, or killing everybody, its your choice, but either way it's a great story. After beating the campaign though, there's not much to do. Achievement hunters and people who want another run can replay missions as they wish though, so that's good. If you don't want to run through another time, the only other thing available is the DLC Dunwall City Trials, which I believe is some kind of wave by wave battle. I will be playing that soon.
I went into Dishonored excited by a lot of the praise it had been receiving prior to release. In the very beginning of the game I could sense that I was about to be treated to a finely crafted game. Eventually I came to realize that I was wrong about my first impression and I found that I was forcing myself to complete the game not out of any enjoyment but because I had paid 63 dollars for it. I'm certain that there was a good game here but I personally wasn't able to find it. Typically for me to enjoy something I merely have to be entertained and this did not entertain me. I loved the idea of being able to choose the high kills or stealth options but in practice I found it frustrating because it seemed like I was always a bull in a china shop.
Great if not best game of all time.
Dishonored is a truly amazing game. The graphics being Borderlands-ish perfectly suits the environment the game takes place in. The game is extremely unique. The game requires a lot of thought. This game is definitely not a game that is anything like the average first person shooter. This game requires you to plan out your takedowns and time them so that you are not caught in the game. The game offers you the option to kill or to non lethally complete the game, which is an achievement/trophy. This game is a lot like like a first person Batman Arkham game. except for the setting and characters. It has that predator feel about it. It is worth the price and I suggest this highly.