Posted: January 21
Not the most difficult stealth game but perhaps one of coolest...
Dishonored is set in a world that resembles Victorian London, but with an odd asortment of technology that looks like it came straight out of a HG Well sci-fi novel: It is somehow familiar and alien at the same time. The visuals are pretty good as is the story, and the game mechanics are easy to pick up.
The AI is generally quite good, except for a minor issue with leaning .... basically the AI will not spot you unless you could be seen when not leaning. This means occassionally you can lean aound a corner and look someone right in the eyes and they wont see you. Not that this is a big issue because you soon unlock special powers that make 'leaning' seem prosaic. With the addition of magical talismans and very cool gadgets the game does become somewhat easy even on the hardest difficulty, but it somehow manages to remain a lot of fun.
The missions are very well done, often allowing many different ways to succeed. You can be the cat burglar or the ghost killer, or maybe you want to possess the minds of men and beast to help gain access to somewhere new? It is up to you. Add to this many different routes in and out of every place and you have the feeling of really being free to do things your way rather than being herded by the game
In the end, whilst I would not classify it as the greatest stealth game ever made, it is certainly one I recommend to stealth game lovers without any hesitation.
See my video review here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFhxSBRENDw