Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2 – the next chapter in the award-winning Dishonored saga by Arkane Studios. Play your way in a world where mysticism and industry collide.
Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2 – the next chapter in the award-winning Dishonored saga by Arkane Studios. Play your way in a world where mysticism and industry collide. Will you choose to play as Empress Emily Kaldwin or the royal protector, Corvo Attano? Will you make your way through the game unseen, make full use of its brutal combat system, or use a blend of both? How will you combine your character’s unique set of powers, weapons and gadgets to eliminate your enemies? The story responds to your choices, leading to intriguing outcomes, as you play through each of the game’s hand-crafted missions.
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Trusted Reviews - "Dishonored 2 takes it a step further and delivers one of the most rewarding experiences I've had in Gaming."
PCGamer - "If you ever thought ‘they don’t make them like they used to’ during the triple-A funk of the mid-noughties, then Dishonored was a reassuring return to form. Dishonored getting a proper sequel takes that further. It suggests that you can stop thinking about how they used to make them, and start getting excited about how they make them now."
BitGamer - "Regardless, there's an unmistakable feeling of quality to certain games, and Dishonored 2 has it."
We've been praying for a follow up to Dishonored ever since we first set foot in Dunwall, and the announcement of Dishonored 2 earlier this year has us all kinds of excited.
E3 raised a whole bunch of questions and tantalising possibilities. The fact that Emily Kaldwin is playable has us very intrigued, and from the looks of things, she's picked up some seriously cool powers from the Outsider too!
Dishonored 2 is set 15 years after the events of the first game, with a usurper having seized the throne from Emily, and the player charged with restoring her to power by playing either as Emily herself or returning masked hero, Corvo Attano. The game will take players beyond Dunwall to Karnaca – a coastal city where the fate of the Empire will decided.
Dishonored 2 looks bold, brutal, and beautiful, and it looks like Arkane are brimming with brilliant ideas for this sequel.
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Dishonored 2 is great. I (personally) think that this takes the idea of "play how you want to play" as far as Arkane possibly could with what they had. This game is littered in choice. Everything you do in this game is not as linear as it might seem. If you remember Dishonored, this game has essentially the same style of gameplay, just with a few different abilities (or no abilities, if you choose to go down that path). You can then upgrade those abilities through collecting runes within levels. The combat in the game is pretty satisfying, but maybe a little too easy, at some points there's no real reason to play stealth, but I guess that could be interpreted as the game encouraging players to change play styles to suit different contexts. The story is a just as interesting than the previous game, it's really just an excuse to keep you playing. You can either play as Corvo or Emily this time however, meaning to get the full experience you have to complete the 15 hour main story campaign twice, bringing the total gameplay time to around 30 hours. The graphics in this game are ok, I had to play on its lowest possible settings because holy moly is it graphically demanding. It seems that the Void Engine (a fork of id Tech 5) is not very friendly to lower end hardware. It seems Arkane chose to use some expensive post processing effects (even on its lowest settings) which did hurt performance for me quite a bit. Although to be fair my setup is just under the minimum requirements. Overall I like this game, in most areas it is an improvement on the original, however its just a shame I can barely run it on my low end computer.
Gameplay, level design and artistic design are superb and feel like a huge improvement compared to the previous game. The gameplay has much more verticality now and since you have two characters with different powers it's twice as much fun to play through the game multiple times. Levels are designed as big domains which offer a lot of detail and interesting little things to discover if you take your time. The story is rather predictable and is somewhat on par with the first game, nothing astonishing but interesting still. The voice acting is alright but the dialogues and the way your character moves when he/she speaks looks and sounds rather goofy if you pay attention to it. As for the optimazation which was absolutely horrible at the release and was the only thing holding the game down, well it got better now. It's is not by any means the most optimized game by now and probably never will no matter how many patches it receives but at least I can maintain 60 fps on High most of the time whereas on release I had to endure 30. All in all a fantastic game crippled by horrible optimization.
While in my opinion, the story was a little shorter than I would have liked, the scope for replayability has kept me playing it over and over. The level design is brilliant the charters are interesting and the graphics are great (once optimised patch dropped). Overall well worth you money especially at a reduced price.
Dishonored was one of the most unique game I've ever played. While the story was predictable, it made sense. The characters were written consistently and their attitude would change depending on the chaos level. All of the powers were interesting and blink was unforgettable. I was satisfied with the original. I didn't expect a sequel. And I'll admit, I'm scared of sequels. In my experience, sequels tend to inadvertently sully their predecessors. I was worried Dishonored 2 would once again prove me right. But by God, I was so wrong. Picking up the story as if Dishonored had been played on low chaos, some characters from the original return. Many old characters are referenced, like Samuel the boatman. Each mission is special in its own way, and the clockwork mansion is everything the game trailer hyped it up to be. I particularly enjoyed the powers in this game. The player gets a selection of different powers depending on whether they chose Emily or Corvo at the start of the game. Playing as Emily and becoming familiar with her powers made her character feel fresh, while the return of Corvo and his powers was fan-service in and of itself. Dishonored 2 is better than Dishonored in several ways. The environment feels much more lived-in and natural. In Dishonored, it was annoying that there were only a few areas where you could interact with NPCs without them immediately attacking you. Dishonored 2 features so much more neutral interaction with NPCs. Dishonored 2 also makes it easier for players, like myself, who prefer a low chaos run. In the original, you could only sneak, run away, or choke out enemies if you wanted to avoid killing anyone. The inclusion of reversals, bottles of chloroform, and drop takedowns gave the player more freedom in how they wanted to play on low chaos. The battle AI has also been improved. And don't even get me started on the graphics: simply amazing. While this game is not without its flaws, I've grown to look past them and appreciate this game for what it is; a damn delicious sequel.
I beat this game twice as Corvo, and three times as Emily, and I absolutely loved it. I thought it felt better to play as Corvo, as he is personally the character I'm more attached to. Emily was also a lot of fun, even more so than Corvo. The performance issues are said to be patched very soon, but it didn't stop me from enjoying the game. This game is significantly more difficult than Dishonored 1, but that's an improvement in my opinion. I've also robbed all of the black market shops (I think?) and that was also a lot of fun! I didn't feel like this game was longer than Dishonored 1, but you are able to spend like an hour and a half on each individual level. Don't buy it yet, wait for the fixes, but when it's patched, buy it.
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