So as you all know by now, me and Robert have been playing lots and lots of games at this years Gamescom in Germany and I can tell you that so far that it has been awesome.
While we were queuing up to play Injustice: Gods Among Us, we spied across the hall Bethesda’s booth, which was playing a trailer for their new first-person, stealth game, Dishonored. So we decided to make that our next stop.
Dishonored is a very ambitious first-person game which allows you to play the game in many different ways. The character you control in the demo, Corvo, has been set the task of infiltrating the bad guy’s house, named Salvador (which is being protected by numerous guards), traversing the house to find Salvador (which has more guards inside), knocking him out (not killing) and then escaping to the escape point while carrying Salvador without letting him be killed.
While playing through you have many different abilities and weapons at your disposal including: Blink (which you can use to teleport), slow-time, mind control, summon rats, crossbow with lethal and sleep darts, pistol, grenades and his sword. How you use these weapons and abilities is up to you when you play the game.
I decided to attempt to be as stealthy as possible, my choice to do any game if it’s possible. So I used summon rats and mind control, so I could sneak past the guards and into the building. From there, I used blink to teleport around the guards so I could assassinate them quietly. I then found Salvador and snuck up behind him and knocked him out. Lastly, I used blink again to teleport around the guards over the rooftops to avoid being detected and got to the escape point.
But like I said before, you can play this game any way you like. So you could use a more direct approach and charge in using a combination of your sword, crossbow and slow-time, attack from long range and use your pistol and grenades or another way completely, it’s up to you.
It’s this diversity in the way you play the game that is the big appeal of Dishonored. It helps that it also reminds me of the Bioshock games, which are both great games. The style of the game is also very unique, using a mixture of Victorian England and Steampunk universe.
Dishonored is looking like a great surprise hit and I recommended everyone to try it out when it is released later this year on October 12th.