Dishonored 2 Review
Dishonored 2 is a fantastic title that came out this fall. It was also one of the many games on sale for Black Friday. Erik with The Gamers Lounge has spent some time with Dishonored 2 and has this to say, "Not only is the game a fantastic sequel, but Dishonored 2 should appeal to everyone and is a must buy."
Dishonored 2 has many great features. There is an interesting story with lots of twists and turns. Not to spoil it too much, but someone has come back to claim the throne and the game takes place outside of Dunwall in Karnaca. There is a rising conflict between two groups that players will have to work around, as they try to figure out how to stop this imposter from destruction the kingdom.
There is plenty to collect and see in each level. The game is long, over 15 hours. There are two different characters to play, as both have different play styles that encompass multiple endings. Dishonored 2 lets gamers pick between the mighty hero of the first game, Corvo, and the grown up princess Emily, turned ruler. Both have unique stories that cover each point of view. Both characters have unique sets of skills that offer different playthroughs.
Gamers can choose to be stealthy and try to get through the game as a ghost with a non lethal approach. Or they can gather their arms and charge into combat. I tried both, first as Corvo and I attempted a non-stealth playthrough and it was fun. Made some noise, didn't hide bodies, and then took on groups of enemies with my sword, and pistol. I quickly learned that multiple enemies and elite guards can pose a problem, my recommendation is learn to parry.
Corvo does have some stealth options which include slowing down time and possessing rats. Emily is much more suited for a stealth playthrough, Domino effect which will take down multiple enemies is fantastic. Shadow Walk and Mesmerize can serve as a distraction for players to sneak around or take down enemies stealthy.
Both characters also share some upgrades such as crafting bone charms, shadow kill which turns enemies to ash and upgrades to agility, strength, and vitality. Some of these are geared toward certain play styles. Both characters have a teleport-like ability which is great for getting around the lengthy levels.
The puzzles are interesting and the bits of lore in the game only serve to suck players in further. I found like the first game, that the world is very interesting and there has a been a lot of care to immerse players. My problem with the first Dishonored game was that I gave up on stealth eventually.
This time around I am not going to give up so easily. If gamers were lucky to get this game on Black Friday it was $26, if not it has been on sale on Amazon for under $50. The original game is also on sale for under $20.
Final score 4.75/5