Following the recent unveiling of DEATHLOOP Arkane Lyon, I felt that a return to Dishonored was on the cards. A few things struck me, but foremost was just how well the prison break that opens the game proper lays out some aspects of the playstyles on offer, and alerts you to the type of world you will encounter outside the walls of Coldridge Prison.
I’m a massive fan of the Dishonored games from Arkane Lyon, with both titles appearing my Year in Games lists, and I can’t hide my disappointment that Dishonored 2 didn’t do the numbers to allow for another entry, with the series currently “resting”. Fortunately Arkane Lyon haven’t been resting, and are moving forwards with DEATHLOOP coming this holiday season for PlayStation 5 and PC. For me, DEATHLOOP was the highlight of Sony’s big PlayStation 5 unveiling, read on to find out why.
My Twitter bio has this comment in it “Wannabe Games Journo.” It’s a passing comment on the way The Reticule has evolved over time, and how I at one point was giving serious consideration to whether I could do this games writing thing full-time. Then I realise how accurate it is, as I realise that the only time I have talked about Dishonored 2 at any length was in my 2016 Our Year in Games roundup. Then, I further realise that…
It seems like most of the big reveals took place before the actual E3 event this year. The new Doom had a (tiny) trailer, XCOM 2 was revealed and so was Fallout 4. Then there was the case of Dishonored 2 which was accidentally revealed during a Twitch stream before E3 kicked off. My thoughts on Dishonored 2? Hit the break.
The tale of Corvo and Daud that started in the opening act of Dishonored with the murder of the Empress comes to a close in The Brigmore Witches. The tale that has been told has been one of my favourite gaming experiences of recent years, and the world one of the richest. This is my Verdict on the last piece of DLC, The Brigmore Witches.
The question that I am left wondering after completing The Knife of Dunwall, the first story based DLC for Dishonored is as follows. Is it worth you spending £7.99 to go back to the city of Dunwall for three missions. I’ll try my best to answer that question in this Verdict. Don’t even think about reading this unless you have finished Dishonored.
Lo and behold, not 24 hours after Bethesda released this picture, they’ve popped up again to officially announce Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall.
This afternoon, Bethesda dropped a rather stealthy looking screenshot on its official Twitter account. Fans of Dishonored will find the surroundings somewhat familiar, as in the background Dishonored‘s protagonist Corvo converses with Empress Kaldwin, moments before her rather unexpected and stabby demise.
Dishonored is quite something, Chris loved it when he delivered his Verdict, but as one of the biggest titles of the year, and perhaps the biggest original IP of the year, it deserves to have more than just the one voice talking about it. After the break, you will find thoughts from a few of us here at Reticule Towers, enjoy.
Kill me once, shame on you. Kill me twice, shame on me. Arkane Studios have announced three upcoming packs of DLC for pseudo-Victorian stab-them-up power fantasy Dishonored. The first, a set of challenges of skill separate from the game proper, is coming as soon as December.