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Beautiful looking, fun stealth 'em up,
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This review is from: Dishonored (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)First off I'm going to briefly mention Steam... Just buy yourself a movie or three to watch while it slowly downloads the game... The game weighs in at over 5GB, and took me about 4 or 5 hours to download.
When a game intro introduces you to a lovely interesting looking world then dumps you in a prison and makes you crawl through a sewer, you just KNOW its a Bethesda game.
As usual with Bethesda art direction, lighting and textures are superb, it is a truly beautiful looking game...
This it has to be said is definitely in terms of look and feel Bioshock crossed with Thief but that is no bad thing.
However it is not the game I bought, I was sold an a fps by reviews which it is not, its not an fprpg either, its a stealth 'em up, play it like a stealth 'em up and it becomes far more enjoyable and immersive, sure you can charge through levels guns blazing/ sword 'decapitating everything that breathes, but the game will be short as hell and a surface experience. In terms of stealthiness you are given options from stealth killing everything to the Thief style 'try not to kill anything' to ghosting through each level.
Has to be said choking someone out is rather satisfying though.
The only difficulty with most stealth 'em ups is enemy AI and Dishonored suffers with the usual 'psychic' issues, it can be very twitchy in this area; enemies spotting you hidden 8 foot up a wall deep in the shadows through a metal pipe being a particularly bad example.
However these issues mostly add challenge and just enhance the puzzle of getting around stealthily although you probably will utter oaths that would make a whaler blush.
I'm not a massive gamer the last game I bought was Skyrim, I'm a picky, picky gamer, I like a game that doesn't drag me around on a leash but lets me amble around digging through the trash, admiring the nurnies and collecting stuff and these games are few and far between, this is a fine example and a perfect balance between tense and relaxed playing, and the gentle snores of the KTFO enemies add a soothing warmth to the experience too...
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Initial post: 18 Oct 2012 16:46:11 BDT
does this retail cd key register in steam then? Ergo, register the cd key and not worry about the disk, or will it need the disk to install but can be launched from steam?
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2012 20:48:35 BDT
Well for me I put in the disk, it said 'installing steam' , five minutes later it said 'oh you have steam' fjfhjfhjfhfh *crash*
Then I restarted and this time it said steam was already installed, I put in the key to activate it and the whole thing downloaded through Steam, I've not used Steam very much, it seems a ridiculous way of doing things, frequently screwing up... So may be Dishonored is on the disk, may be I didn't have to wait that long, But that was what steam did..
Sorry but I can only relate my experience as an inexperienced Steam user.
When the games playing you don't need the disk in, I know that much, but I doubt that is any help to you.
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2012 11:16:31 BDT
Michael Taylor says:
I started up Steam first, then inserted the retail disk. Inserted the cd key and Steam came up with "installing from disk". Took about 15 min in total. The disk is not required after installation.
If you manage to get the game installing from the internet instead of the disk, you can stop it and force it to install from the disk but it involves deleting cache files that might not be ideal for an inexperienced user.
My advice - start Steam in online mode before installing the game!
Posted on 24 Oct 2012 23:15:37 BDT
The usual suspect says:
Nice review. You've sold it to me!
On the Steam subject, I'm lucky to have a decent internet speed in my area and am able to download this in 20 mins. So the Steam option is ok if you a) you don't mind Steam and b) you have a decent connection
Posted on 7 Dec 2012 23:16:22 GMT
S. Duncan says:
*pssst...* it was developed by Arkane Studios, Bethesda only published it.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2013 10:31:58 GMT
It`s Steamed? A pity I was looking forward to this.
That`s a loss purchase for them and I save my cash for some other game.
Thanks for the headsup.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2013 11:14:25 GMT
I've never had any problem with steam, read a book or watch a film while its downloading, the game is fantastic...
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Feb 2013 11:07:45 GMT
Michael Odea says:
I used to think Steam was bad until Blizzard.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2013 09:16:18 GMT
I have Tomb Raider, Skyrim, Dishonored, Deus Ex all running on steam, I mean its a pain, its slow updating and installing and stalls rarely, but hey don't sweat the small stuff, it is only a minor inconvenience to play some utterly fantastic games! Skyrim on steam is especially noteworthy as they now have 'steam workshop' which allows you to mod the game easily, the modding community behind Skyrim are geniuses, the game looks utterly beautiful and amazing with hi res textures, enhanced vegetation and water...