Dishonored revolutionised assassination based gameplay when it was first released back in 2011 winning over 100 Game Of The Year awards in the process, and its sequel Dishonored 2 is finally dropped last Friday. As you might expect, it’s even better, more creative and brutal than its predecessor in every single way.
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The original game’s protagonist Corvo Attano returns as a playable character, alongside his daughter Emily Kaldwin, with the player choosing to control either one or the other for the entirety of the game. The storyline follows Emily being deposed as Empress 15 years after the original and the subsequent quest of one of the two heroes to win back the throne, taking you from the original setting of Dunwall to the once flourishing coastal city of Karnaca.
Both supernatural assassins have a variety of different supernatural powers, with Corvo utilising his traditional Possession ability to take control of rats to sneak past opponents and Emily instead turning into a thermal shadow for such tasks for example. Emily also utilises the equivalent of Corvo’s Blink power in Far Reach – which is kind of like a grappling hook – alongside other abilities such as Mesmerise, Doppelgänger and Domino to name a few.
You can see these in action in the video below, as well as one of the main new enemies known as the Clockwork Soldier – they look like real pieces of work:
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Like any game that allows different playable characters, your gaming experience will be noticeably different whichever one you choose. As a stealth based action game, Dishonored 2 also allows you to shape the way the game plays out via your tactics as well – you can either kill everything in sight or use stealth to sneak around any obstacles in your way and everything in-between. The choices you make will have an outcome on the storyline and future scenarios you will have to face on your way to taking back the throne.
But let’s talk about what you really want to hear about – all the new brutal ways you’ll be able to kill people in the game. Sure, you might not need these if you choose to follow the stealth path, but if you’re into maiming your opponents like most people, this is what it’s going to look like with a wealth of new abilities to utilise:
Brutal and creative – just the way I like killing people, particularly with that springrazor trap.Wouldn’t want to be on the end of that one.
Dishonored 2 was released last Friday and is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and will probably win about 100 Game Of The Year awards again – don’t sleep on it. If you need anymore convincing, get more information over at dishonored.bethesda.net.