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A wild swing away from the sequelitis that dominated 2012, Dishonored from Arkane Studios and Bethesda empowered players with an alluring combinations of tactics, powers, and tools. This new IP was featured as our cover story from August 2011 (click here to enter the content-filled hub from our studio visit) and it had a couple of editors fighting for it to be named as the Game of the Year.
Watch the video below to watch Game Informer's Andrew Reiner and Matt Bertz talk about their experience with Dishonored and what made it stand out in a year of excellent releases.
For another discussion focusing on the ending of the game,check out our episode of Spoiled featuring Andy McNamara.
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It was a good game, but I couldn't force myself to play for a second time. The story was boring and the conclusion wasn't very satisfying.
I should play this. Looks like fun but there was just too much going on.
You know what else looks cool? That Tail of the Sun hoodie. And it's available now, oh man...
I liked the game, it was really good. The only problem i had was it was to short.
Mass effect 3 was a good choice for GOTY though, it was better
I would disagree. The gameplay was pretty good, but the story was severely lacking.
Gameplay was amazing, the story was crap. The story was almost non-existent and their were too many plot holes for a game that has very little plot.
I never picked this game up. Personally, I don't see the appeal :S
I keep hearing the story was not all that great, so I will probably wait till this one drops in price.
I 100% percent agree with the comments from both gentlemen. This game completely turned my head and gave me a complete experience and satisfaction where I played the game twice back to back. it was like no other and the last game that made feel that way was the first Bioshock. The game surpassed my expectations and exposed me to new and exciting things that could be done with a game.
It is one of my favorite games of all time. Hell I even loved the music!!! This will definitely be added to the "don't' even think of asking me to borrow that game" shelf!!!!
Reasons why Dishonored is a good game:
- Awesome Whalepunk level design
- Perfect stealth/combat gameplay
- A bit of replay value (Not much)
Only problem is that they should have used a better writer for the story.
I always liked Andrew Reiner and his reviews , great game by the way
To be honest, I wasn't quite feeling this game. I mean, I liked the art style, and stealth mechanics in a FPS is always a soft spot for me (for some reason :P), but playing the game was a drag. I understand this is a game about opression, but jeez, it was way too depressing for me. Still, a pretty great game, especially for a new IP. Just not the best I've played...maybe because I got spoiled from Farcry 3 (yeah, I picked up Dishonored pretty late :P).
agree with you guys, i picked mass effect 3 for my GOTY BUT this game is on par with ME3, and diablo 3, as my 3 best games of the year, dishonored is freaking fantastic and reminded me of the glory days of deus ex and thief (although i never get into the first thief games, only played 3 but i liked it), need more stealth games with lots of choice!
Very excited to play this game. Unfortunately I've been too tied up with a bunch of other titles :(
This was a great game with some significant conceptual flaws. My biggest problem with the game was how it almost punishes you for being good at the game and using all the various powers at your disposal. Also, I like silent protagonists when they are done well, but Corvo's silence caused me to disconnect from the plot.
got it for 25 dollars around black friday. havent had time to play it yet