I can admit that when I see a game that has borrowed styles of gameplay from my personal favourite, Bioshock, I’m already holding my wallet ready for the developers to take all my money.
Dishonored is that game and from what I’ve seen and played, it’s going to be another unique shooter coming to the video game market.
From the preview and from what I’ve played, you can play this first person shooter in two main ways: you can either kill everyone who stands in your way, or you can do it silently with many powers at your disposal such as the Blink ability which allows you to teleport to places close by.
The game revolves around a character names Corvo who has apparently been accused of killing the empress and obviously no one likes being wrongfully accused of murder so he does the next best thing, which is taking revenge of those who framed him.
The demo had me impressed. Especially with another of Corvo’s useful abilities called Possess which does exactly what it sounds like. You can take control of nearby people (if you level is high enough, but they didn’t really go into detail) and even animals. Yes, this game is going to be good.
How can he possess animals, you may ask? Well I’ll tell you. At one point in the demo (playing the silent assassin play through) Corvo heads to a bathhouse with the name of the Golden Cat. How the hell is he going to get inside, I asked myself. Never in 100 years would I ever guess how he got in. He went down to the nearby body of water, possessed a fish and swam up the drain until he was inside. My god. I have to admit, I was pretty impressed and I can only imagine the many different ways you can take control of people.
Arkane Studios can gladly take my money because everyone doesn’t have to wait a long time for this game as it’s going to be released October 9th on PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3.