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Dishonored is truly a brilliant game,
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This review is from: Dishonored (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
I remember when I first purchased Dishonored. I was on-the-fence whether to buy this, or Assassin's Creed III. However, after playing all the previous Assassin's Creed games, I thought I'd give Bethesda's then-new stealth game a try. What a wise choice!
I've never been a big fan of the strictly stealth games (as in, "you cannot be detected") and so Dishonored provided quite a relief when I discovered that stealth wasn't a necessity for most of the game. Of course, the player can choose to stick to the shadows and become a silent instrument of devastation, but the "all guns blazing" (or, in this case, crossbow and pistol blazing) option is left open throughout the game.
The story of Dishonored is rather interesting, with twists involved that'll make you re-evaluate everything you thought you knew about the game. I'd say the story, in its intrigue and intelligence, isn't too dissimilar to BioShock Infinite. The characters are well-designed, too.
There's a good amount of lore and backstory ready for the player, accessible through the considerable amount of books scattered throughout the game. But don't worry, the books are much more digestible in their length than those in Bethesda's Elder Scrolls series!
The abilities and weaponry available in the game makes Dishonored an enjoyable experience for the combat-driven gamer, too. Summoning a swarm of rats and using sleep-inducing crossbow bolts are just two of the abilities available to the player in-game.
Overall, a great game with few flaws. 5/5.