Dishonored

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  1. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

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    Seems like the gaming media is all over this game. Has anyone picked it up? Is it as good as everyone says?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    i just started it and really like it so far. What I like is there are different ways to play the game. You can just hack and slash your way through, or (what I am trying) play all the way through without killing anybody using stealth. How you play affects what happens in the game.
     
  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I read Eurogamers glowing appraisal so I have now ordered PC version. Should arrive tomorrow from gamestop online :)

    It looks like the best FPS since Bioshock, and its great to see a game that was on practically nobodies radar turning into what a lot of users are already calling their game of the year....

    Ordered it along with X-COM which I had no desire to play until I tried the demo and really enjoyed it. :) Bought that for PC too.

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    This is the approach that actually made me want to buy & play it too. A chance to not kill anyone in a FPS :)
     
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    I am really not all too impressed. I don't care about the characters anymore, too many times the missions have broke on me, and too many times I want to do something and it's not built into the game. Enemies are much too stupid, and the game much much too easy. Only took the first 2 missions to lose my interest, and never needed any of the abilities to get the Ghost achievements. Playing on a PC fyi.

    Minus the ridiculous boss fights, Deus Ex was superior.
     
  5. Miharu macrumors 6502

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    I'm interested in this game. But between two assassiny games, I'm choosing AC 3 because I'm really interested in the story. I might pick this up later when the price drops though.
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I heard from one reviewer that you should play the game on hardcore to beef up the AI and give yourself a real challenge.
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Playing this now and I'm finding getting the no kill, no alarm - very tricky and I'm only at very early stages.

    Spent ages thinking I'd done it, saving and re-loading along the way, only to get to end of chapter 1 and it tell me that 1 hostile killed.... I think it may have been when I just threw a guard off my shoulder rather than dropping them...


    Now thinking I might just race through the game being evil and killing first and then play through after as a stealthy conscientious objector.
     
  8. TedM macrumors 6502

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    Once you get blink lvl 2 it gets a lot easier to stealth around. The game was amazing. I already beat it. You have 3 possible endings which is ok I suppose. I went and looked at them on youtube and wasn't too thrilled with the different endings. My only complaint about the game was that as an assassin game I felt there were not enough benefits to actually assassinate people. I really was just a rampant strangler no one could stop.
     
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    The reviews of this soured my expectations from media outlets. I know most reviews are disappointing, but this has been over the top. Its fun, but I would give it a C overall, because yes, IT IS AVERAGE.
     
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    Try to put the bodies on a slightly elevated surface. If you're in an area where they could be a bunch of rats, they'll eat an unconscious guy just as happily as they will a dead one.
     
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  12. Taustin Powers thread starter macrumors regular

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    Finally started it, really enjoying it so far!

    Taking a rather stealthy approach, can't be bothered with the "no kill" BS though. I'm dropping those guys left and right or having my rats attack them - too much fun! :)

    Does anyone actually read all those journal entries and such? I guess I am impatient, but it's just really too much reading for me, keeps interrupting the game flow. Am I missing out on much?
     
  13. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah I played stealthy non Lethal. Adds a lot more strategy to your play, but...... It's a pain in the ass if you accidentally kill a person or they die in their unconscious state and you have to replay the entire level again....

    Look forward to Dishonored 2.
     
  14. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I'm slowly working my way through the game and I'm enjoying it. I love the fact that I can just sneak past everything but sometimes I just have to kill at least one of the guards...just have to:D

    I would of liked the game to be more of open world type because I love the oil painting look and the blink power is just awesome for exploring.


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  15. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I didn't care for this game anywhere near as much as I had hoped... not sure why... I think I was hoping for a more open Assassins Creed type world but instead felt very confined. I think it's one of those times that my expectations were out of whack with the product and I brought my own disappointment.
     
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    Yeah, same here. I love the game world, the graphical/artistic style; but I just found it too limiting. I understand it's hard to make games that are big, open and yet full of detail & character.. but I would have liked a more open city.

    I think I'd have preferred a 3rd party view as well; sometimes it really felt like you were just an arm and a knife sliding around the place; with no real connection to the environment.
     
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    Weird. I'm the complete opposite. I love 3rd person games, but 1st person has a tendency to make me feel more like I'm "there" when it's well done. Like there isn't a disconnect between me and the environment.
     
  18. Taustin Powers thread starter macrumors regular

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    1st mission: 46 hostiles killed
    2nd mission: 28 hostiles killed

    Not quite the "Ghost" yet, but I'm getting better! :D
     
  19. Taustin Powers thread starter macrumors regular

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    3rd mission: 2 hostiles killed, none alerted! :D

    Got me my Specter Trophy, now I can go back to killing people!
     
  20. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Lol.... :)

    But don't you want the best ending ?
     
  21. Taustin Powers thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not necessarily, no. :D

    I'll play it the way I enjoy it the most and see whatever ending I get. I'll likely go back at some point and do the "Ghost" thing, but not on my first playthrough.
     
  22. Taustin Powers thread starter macrumors regular

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    When I finish the game, does it give me some statistic, such as hours played, number of people killed/alerted, stuff like that?

    I'd really like to keep track of that while I play, but there doesn't seem to be a stat screen.

    My people killed count should be well over a hundred by now, I pretty much cleaned out the entire Dunwall Tower in the Lord Regent mission! :D
     
  23. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yep I believe so.

    I'm going to pick up the DLC pack shortly as it looks Interesting.
     
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    It's been a bit since I played, but I seem to vaguely recall something being buried in there that tells you your stats.

    You're gonna get the depressing ending. :p
     

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