ATTENTION DUNWALL CITIZENS:

ATTENTION DUNWALL CITIZENS:

  1. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    what now

  2. 5 days ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      >The Loyalist Conspiracy is dissolved

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      How do I stop doing this in every stealth game I play?

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        play stealth games that dont meaningfully penalize you for getting caught?

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        G

  3. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    is 2 any okay if I ignore DotO

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      D2, despite being more polished, with better level design, better gameplay and a semi-decent story, turned out to be unbelievably boring.
      I finished the original game in a single weekend. The sequel took me over a month because I had to force myself to come back to it.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        What do you think made the difference?
        I finished 1 recently and didn't think it was a particularly interesting game to begin with. Too easy to Blink your way past most things

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >What do you think made the difference?
          I have no idea. It's just boring. Everything is predictable and exploration isn't fun - you used to find all sorts of interesting shit and sidequests, now it's just bloodfly nests all over the place. The only mission I liked is the one with a time travel device.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not really seeing much difference. The first game I also found to be pretty predictable. Even the sidequests I remember -stuff like being sent to duel the one guy or using the heretic's brand on the high inquisitor dude- just didn't have good payoffs. Maybe my expectations are just too high, but Dishonored is the kind of game that gets compared with stuff like Deus Ex

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              theyre all immersive sims

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                They literally are not.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                But they are by any definition, retard.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                It's an FPS with meaningless stealth and and an upgrade tree, you might as well call Dead Island an immersive sim.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                I wish the average FPS had detailed level design and alternate paths and solutions like Dishonored does

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >detailed
                >dishonored
                It's levels are extremely straightforward.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Can you try coming up with a better argument than lazy reductionism?

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                more like extremely skippable
                I almost felt bad for the level designers who put so much work into modelling Sokolov's big mansion and designing guard routines only for me to blink onto the roof and skip 70% of it

                How is Deus Ex any different by your standards?

                The tower and the prison are one of the most boring openings to a game I have ever played. I was so bored by the end of the High Overseer mission that I dropped the game.

                There is no challenege and no point to all your "route choices" since you can just skip everything with your starting powers. The stealth is meaningless because you can either just blink out of range or just kill everything with your starting gear and powers. The setup of the assassination being blamed on you and everyone just buying it and the city just turning into a police state overnight is dull, simple, and retarded. I have zero interest or motivation to rescue this random child I just met and I don't care about any of these resistance characters I also just met.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Sounds like a problem with your autism

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Dishonored gets so far, but falls on it's face in balance so hard it kills the entire experience.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                The story's opening and setup is also so bland and forced that I had and have zero expectation for it to get better.

                >send the single imperial bodyguard to random shitholes to ask for help and updates on a plague outbreak
                >send him alone
                >he must do it personally for some reason
                >he gets back early
                >assassination plan kicks off
                >a whole gang of assassins with blades and guns jump and teleport across rooftops
                >not a single marksman
                >the bodyguard (player) wipes them out with ease
                >but one of them that turns up late and bothers to use magic to defeat the bodyguard (cutscene)
                >empress killed
                >heir kidnapped
                >assholes that planned the assassination turn up and blame the bodyguard
                >all the other guards that know the bodyguard and know that he has a close relationship with the empress and heir decide he must have been lying for the past 10-15 years and secretly wanted to kill them for no reason and decided randomly that now was the time

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Thief was literally the same, you could go through the entire game and just bonk everyone.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah autism

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                good thing you proved my original post that it is indeed an immersive sim franchise

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                more like extremely skippable
                I almost felt bad for the level designers who put so much work into modelling Sokolov's big mansion and designing guard routines only for me to blink onto the roof and skip 70% of it

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                How is Deus Ex any different by your standards?

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              Personally I love both of those side missions just for the personal satisfaction I get, especially when I win the duel without using any powers.
              The Brand is more for elaborate revenge, I love flipping the script after Corvo got tortured (I kill the torturer guy too for this reason) plus Campbell ends up as a weeper in the Flooded District.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >plus Campbell ends up as a weeper in the Flooded District.
                he does? I don't recall seeing him there. If he is there, that changes my outlook drastically, that's pretty damn cool. Do you see any of your other marks again after non-lethally dealing with them?

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah when you go get your stuff after Daud tosses it down into that pit, there's a weeper standing right next to your stuff; if Campbell was Branded this weeper is him

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                That explains it. I never actually found my stuff somehow and just kept going on without it. Kinda shitty that the game never gives you another crossbow. There were a few points I feel like I needed one afterwards

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                I think Campbell is the only one you actually see, but the Pendletons get it pretty bad too in the deeper lore
                >Slackjaw had them kidnapped, cut off their tongues, shaved them bald and committed them to eventual death working one of their very own Pendleton mines that earned them such wicked reputations

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            Not OP but having played it I can agree here, so many of the missions just felt like retreads of the original games
            >first level you're escaping as a fugitive
            >asylum lady felt too much like that Knife of Dunwall mission at the whaling plant ("look at all the sinister mistreatment from a darker aspect of human society!"), I did like the twist though
            >Jindosh just felt like Sokolov again
            >Paolo was just Slackjaw with a pinch of Daud
            >return to Dunwall was basically Flooded District 2

            I did like the time flip level though, haven't had that much fun with that concept since Titanfall 2.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              Damn, you nailed it. That's why it was boring. Essentially a rehash of levels.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                I mean I get what they were going for thematically
                >Emily gets to experience the same events of the first game but from a different perspective, in this case a new city
                >Corvo's more expert mode for the players who turn off features for added difficulty, most who picked Corvo on launch probably started on Hard or higher. He also appeals to the "this game is great I just want more missions" crowd, like the NuHitman fanbase

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              Damn, you nailed it. That's why it was boring. Essentially a rehash of levels.

              >Jindosh with his revolving mansion is just Sokolov again
              What the fuck are you smoking?
              Yeah, he's the big scientist guy in the story, but beyond that there are no other similarities.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              2's story didn't have any surprises like the Loyalists betraying Corvo, your goal stays the same from beginning to end making it feel predictable and formulaic. They could have done some interesting things with the Crown Killer and time travel but they were both limited to only one mission. The hub and supporting cast were also much worse.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >2's story didn't have any surprises like the Loyalists betraying Corvo
                You were surprised by that? The only thing mildly surprising about it was that 3 of them betrayed him instead of just one
                That the game didnt do more with the Outsider also felt like a letdown. That was kind of what I was counting on to make the story interesting, but he was just Greek chorus nonsense

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                It wasn't the greatest twist in the world, but it did shake up the story and it was built up to well if you pay attention to the Loyalists' dialogue and notes over the course of the game.
                Personally I like The Outsider better when he's kept distant and mysterious, everything 2 and especially Death of the Outsider did to try explaining and humanizing him was a mistake.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Really? I thought Meagan being Billie Lurke was supposed to be the surprise or it would have been if I didn’t see it coming the second I met her

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >'allies' are all voiced by asshole sounding VAs
                >the main guy looks like generic final boss design b
                >frequently catch them spying on girls in the bathtub and plotting betrayals
                >they betray you
                >surprised

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                See

                It wasn't the greatest twist in the world, but it did shake up the story and it was built up to well if you pay attention to the Loyalists' dialogue and notes over the course of the game.
                Personally I like The Outsider better when he's kept distant and mysterious, everything 2 and especially Death of the Outsider did to try explaining and humanizing him was a mistake.

                catch them spying on girls in the bathtub
                Piero never betrays you

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                >frequently catch them spying on girls in the bathtub
                That only happened once and that guy didn't even betray you.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Ehhhh, you only CATCH him once
                Piero's still a bro though

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            Same. I can't articulate why but D2 just didn't hit the way D1 did. The mansion and time warp levels are cool and every other level was fine but in the end I just feel completely neutral about the game.

            Maybe it needed some more Hispanice.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              the setting of D2 is shit and inconsistent with the tone and lore of the first game and even itself

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            I think even if there are just some sparks of social justice/diversity/feminist agenda it subconsciously kills the entire game.

            The setting isn't believable anymore, then the characters aren't believable anymore.

            Also why is Sokolov suddenly a good warm hearty guy? He literally did human experiments in the first game without consideration for them.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              It feels like Sokolov's role in 2 was written for Piero but they couldn't get Brad Dourif back for whatever reason

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                That sounds believable

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                I thought Piero was supposed to be that Dunwall Courier Printer at first before finding out that Piero apparently passed away between the events of 1 and 2. The printer guy does resemble him though. Maybe he was supposed to be Piero's brother in earlier drafts of the game?

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                Piero dying offscreen felt very random, Sokolov was way older than him was but he's still kicking somehow.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, going in blind I expected to run into Piero somewhere during the game, only to have Corvo narrate that Piero died a few years before the game took place from an illness.
                Felt like that came out of nowhere, I expected that Samuel would have passed away, but Piero was blatantly written off.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              By Tyvian standards he's a saint

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            >I have no idea. It's just boring.
            This sounds like a massive copout. The worst part though is that you are completely right. I marathoned Dishonored in under a week in the middle of a busy work week, squeezing it in where ever I could. Dishonored 2 I still haven't finished. I couldn't even get past the first real mission because I keep losing interest. I don't get it. You have so many more options now, yet I just can't get into it. I have no idea how to articulate why I dislike it or what's boring about it.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        I never even finished it.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        They're both boring, just like every Arkane game.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      DoTo is like a bite-sized version of the base game, more simple powers, made away with mana potions in favor of a charge system that fills automatically as long as you don't use it.
      rapes the lore a wee bit and does a couple of cool things.
      2 is great, no idea what people are smoking

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        2 is only carried by the art style and the Clockwork Mansion and Time Travel Mansion. It was when Arkane became extremely pozzed though which resulted in original devs leaving to make their own studio.

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          I hope Colantonio goes back to making normal immersive sims again. Other indie devs are proving that you don't need a huge AAA budget to make one.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >rapes the lore
        It's not

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          It takes a giant shit on the characters of Daud and The Outsider and ruins the universe by destroying the source of all magic

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, but you HAVE to play as Emily. Playstyle doesn't matter, just play Emily.
      Corvo (in addition to being so narratively irrelevant he might as well be a NG+ reward) has powers that were and are game-breakingly broken. When you play Corvo, you have noclip, and when you have noclip, all that's left is for you to lament the inferior level design.
      Emily's powers are fun as fuck especially her dogshit suicidal slingshot that replaces Blink. It never does what you want, it's not instant so can't be used to get past people in stealth, is incredibly finicky in close quarters, has little synergy with the rest of her powers, and results in lots of fall damage all the time, but it's so goddamn fun. Far Reach makes the entire fucking game

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        What do you mean with no clip?

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        You are retarded. Emily's powers are not only overpowered but also boring as fuck.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        Seconding that the grab is stupid fun

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      its good, I need to do a no powers run as Emily

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, just ignore the story

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      I liked it more than D1 due to personal reasons.
      South climate of Karnaca and Italian-like architecture feels somewhat cozier to me than gloomy, Victorian Dunwall.

  4. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Should we gather for whiskey and cigars tonight?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Never doubt it

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Piss off, choffer

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Indeed, i believe so.

  5. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, of course

  6. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    so mind-broken people glorify mediocre games now

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Must suck to grow old and bitter

  7. 5 days ago
    Anonymous
  8. 5 days ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      IMAGINE THE SMELL

  9. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Dishonored is unironically a better series than Deus Ex.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      simply not true

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        It is, Deus Ex is basically an adventure game/RPG shooter hybrid with little to no simulation.

        Maybe if only the first game and Daud's DLCs existed

        2 has much better AI than 1 and it being a rehash story wise doesn't make the level design any worse.

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Any small gameplay improvements 2 made weren't enough to redeem its problems

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe if only the first game and Daud's DLCs existed

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >forgetting that infinite war exists

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          I remember it exists, I put it on the same level as Death of the Outsider(both were directed by the same hack Harvey Smith funnily enough).
          Human Revolution and Mankind Divided were definitely better than Dishonored 2.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            HR was good but flawed, MD was dogshit

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              MD has the best gameplay in the series Prague is a masterpiece of level design

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Prague is a masterpiece of level design
                This. It's the best hub that's been done in a very long time.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              as a deus ex game MD is better

              HR is a bit limited

              MD has a truly staggering amount of exploration and hidden lore built into it

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah the riveting exploration that involves finding praxis kits and items for crafting. Game was awful and I'm glad the Jensen era is dead.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                Way to confirm yourself as a brainlet that missed a lot of important details

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah I missed the fact that the game is lacking details because it was easier to add chest high walls you can press up again and epic animations for breaking through walls and beating up NPCs.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                I see you're just a pedantic autist

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            Both those games are not very good and employ a check-list design of combat rooms with chest high walls or vent passageways for sneaking.

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              I disagree

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              so what? its a video game, the levels dont have to be realistic. If anything, even the unimportant rooms you dont have to sneak around in are full of clutter and random unnecessary boxes, so the levels being the way they are makes sense

              The real problem with them is that you are incentivized to play in stupid ways. I should not miss out on experience because I found a computer password instead of hacking. I should not miss out on experience because I decided to leave the enemies unscathed instead of going around and doing nonlethal takedowns on all of them; if anything I should earn more points for that

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                There are other videogames like the one this thread is about that don't have to do that shit because they're not designed by retarded french canadians that never played Deus Ex.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                They give me the same vibe you guys are telling me about Dishonored 2.
                The level design in NuDX is more consistently good than the original game (I recall some levels in the original more or less forcing gunfights) and your abilities are overall more balanced (nonlethal isnt a total joke) but it lacks any of the wacky charm of the original and has a retarded incentive structure that feels like its just hopping on the dumbass nonlethal stealth game bandwagon that a lot of games in the late 2000s were doing. Theyre good games but definitely do give off more of that soulless corporate product feel than the original

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing in Dishonored compares to the joy of hacking into security systems using the GEP gun

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Deus ex was never a series in the first place
      it was only 2 games

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        *3 games, Invisible War is noncanon

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          >the game made by the same people isn't canon
          lmao

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            It had a different director and writers and it shows in how shit of a game it is

            • 5 days ago
              Anonymous

              Harvey Smith did a massive amount of work on the Original Deus Ex and is one of the few reasons the project didn't fall apart despite Warren Spector's retarded new-age management bullshit like splitting the team in two and having them compete against eachother.

              • 5 days ago
                Anonymous

                And that doesn't matter when he's proven to be a terrible director by himself

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          IW wasn't that bad.

  10. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Rescue Emily
    >Put her in the most rickety piece of shit building on the entire coast
    What were they thinking?

  11. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    PENISES
    THAT IS ALL

  12. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >THE garden gnomeS WANT TO TAKE YOU WHALE OIL

  13. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    covor needs your help to defeat gigagas

  14. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >ATTENTION DUNWALL CITIZENS: Y.W.N.B.A.W.

  15. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Ayo
    *Smack lips*
    So u iz da outsida?
    *steals your wallet*
    Yooo I been lookin for you. I must kill you for racism an sheit

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Can someone give me a QRD on Death of the Outsider? I played Dishonored 1 but probably will never play Dishonored 2, at least not its DLC.
      In Dishonored 1 the Outsider was pretty much a God, how is he killed and why? How does he react to it? His existence or motives are never really explained in the first game, and I liked his enigmatic presence. I was surprised the devs would kill him off

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >His existence or motives are never really explained in the first game, and I liked his enigmatic presence
        They completely screwed this vibe in 2. He's a quipping bitch with an entirely different voice actor with shitty post processing over his voice. I hate how they brought him into and grounded him in the world. In the first game he came off so detached that he could also be a god in a completely different story or setting at the same time. Like he was casually breaking the fourth wall into this story specifically because it amused him. From his perspective he can see all the different Corvos and what actions they took simultaneously. A truly godlike entity.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >In Dishonored 1 the Outsider was pretty much a God, how is he killed and why?
        Thousands of years prior to the events of the second game, a civilization on the island of Serkonos discovered a dead god buried in the heart of a mountain.

        The Outsider was brought into the Void through the eye of this god and used as a human sacrifice. By doing so they actually turned him into a demi-god of sorts, able to control the void and grant special powers to individuals he thought were "interesting", branding them with his name (the sigil on the hand of the protagonist in the first game).

        The Outsider's goals are to die, basically. That's why he's picky about who he blesses with powers; literally everything he has done is so that someone can find him and stab him in the heart.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        In part 1 he had this eldritch element that made him mysterious and cool. In part 2 they made him much more human and boring.

        Also, they explained how he became like this (was a normal guy until a cult made some ritual with him if I remember correctly - didn't rly care anymore) which takes a lot of the mysterious/unknown feeling from him.

        So yeah, they fucked the most interesting character up

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          see I don't really have a problem with making the story about him since the rest of the story really wasn't too interesting

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        Well, Dishonored 2 drops lore that the Outsider was originally a human that was ritually sacrificed and bound to the the Void, having his name stripped from living memory in the process
        In Death of the Outsider you're able to recover the knife that did the deed and enter the Void, finding the Outsider's body. Either you kill him permanently, or convince the recently deceased Daud to speak the Outsider's lost name (his Mark is actually a representation of that name in a form that only the dead can speak) and free him from the Void (he becomes a mortal in the real world again somehow)
        Apparently he was not the first god of the Void, and it seems that without one it has started breaking through to destabilize and consume the material universe. Or something. That stuff's all in more books

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          >and it seems that without one it has started breaking through to destabilize and consume the material universe
          I haven't touched any of the Dishonored books yet but I'm almost positive the lack of an Outsider is what leads to the time anomaly in Deathloop.

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            Interesting if true.

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            More than that I think its causing the world to end which is why they went to the island in the first place.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >I was surprised the devs would kill him off
        Outsider's VA XBL gamertag was "chuddestroyer"
        if a trannoid grabbed a gun it would kill itself instead, so they settled for damnatio memoriae.

  16. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Please disregard any posters claim to be the late Empress Jessamine Kalwins “feet pics” these are nothing more than lies by seditious traitors! Also if you see anyone claiming to be selling the the empress’s bath water we ask you report them to the guard immediately

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >That one dude in Draper's Ward that was absolutely jacking off with the bit of Emily's hair he had

  17. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    WELCOME TO
    THE ARENA!

  18. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    KILLING BAD
    KARMA GOOD

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      It's more like killing is okay, but only in moderation

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      If you're not a psycho retard, yes

  19. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    BLOCK MISCOUNT DETECTED. ANTICITIZEN CONFIRMED IN SECTOR C 2. OVERWATCH CODE: INCISE, STABILIZE, CAUTERIZE

  20. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I thought somebody in a previous thread had a really cool idea
    You could set it during really any past or future time period as long as you ignore "the Abbey is kill and no Outsider" developments
    Is there a punchier term than "Excommunicated" that would be equivalent to "Dishonored" as a title?

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Heretic? That's already taken though, it could still work as a subtitle

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      I'm glad that my greentext was worthy of being saved
      Maybe I should try writing a fanfic

  21. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I beat both games nonlethal no powers, ask me nothing.

  22. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    >2 sets up murder mystery
    >you solve it in the first mission
    Man... I really enjoyed DH1 and went straight into 2 riding that high immediately after. What a fucking disappointment. Especially since everything in the original stands alone so well. They didn't want to do the rat thing again so all the rat motifs in the first game (constant backstabbing, dogs look like giant rats, humans are cartoonishly proportioned to resemble rats) were completely dropped. The graphics are objectively better but the art style took a hit and so does the framerate. The world no longer looks like one of Sokolovs paintings. Completely unnecessary sequel.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      The Crown Killer was such a waste of potential she could have been a cool rival character that randomly ambushes you during levels.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >she could have been a cool rival character that randomly ambushes you during levels.
        I guarantee this complaint lead to that Deathloop bitch

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          Ideally there wouldn't have been any forced multiplayer shit. It's a cool idea but I don't think Arkane has the talent to do it well, at least not anymore.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >2 sets up murder mystery
        >you solve it in the first mission
        Man... I really enjoyed DH1 and went straight into 2 riding that high immediately after. What a fucking disappointment. Especially since everything in the original stands alone so well. They didn't want to do the rat thing again so all the rat motifs in the first game (constant backstabbing, dogs look like giant rats, humans are cartoonishly proportioned to resemble rats) were completely dropped. The graphics are objectively better but the art style took a hit and so does the framerate. The world no longer looks like one of Sokolovs paintings. Completely unnecessary sequel.

        Dishonored 2 has many faults but the mishandling of the Crown Killer might be the most baffling part. They hype them up considerably in the first level and it's solved immediately. The game is laughably easy and a rival character could have been exactly what the game needed.

        Incredibly easy enemies suck too. Everything you do instakills them or puts them in a state to be instakilled. Somehow Deathloop got even easier.

  23. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    I'm kinda glad Prey didn't do well enough to warrant a bastardized sequel that continues or understands none of the themes

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm kinda glad Prey didn't do well enough
      Prey was fucking amazing, how dare you.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        I do too. I'd rather time see it stand alone on its merits as it deserves to without any secondary lesser appendages leeching the lime light.

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          >I do too.
          Oops. I misread your post as my immediate reaction to it. I meant to say I love Prey.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      As long as Colantonio directed a sequel instead of Harvey or Dingus it would have been good

  24. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    What do apricots taste like?

  25. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    I thought D1 was amazing.
    But I like many others didn't click with D2, it was a good game but it was just meh.
    D2 actually made me not play Deathloop until just very recently and it's pretty good tbh and feels more memorable than D2.

  26. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Probably rats
    Get into everything

  27. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's not surprising he got his own squad after what happened last night. Think about it logically.

  28. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    What a cool world that will never ever be revisited.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      May all bespoke works of art never have to be qualified with ", but the sequels..."

  29. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    >have fun tools
    >but using them earns you a bad ending
    wow

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      this is tired bait, anon

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >bait

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          >game can be played in more than one way and accounts for this, thus leaning into the strengths of it being a game and not a movie or book
          >this is bad
          yes. bait.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Evil emily is the kino path any way.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Evil
        It's only prudent to wipe out those backstabbers, but yes I agree

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        This

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          What does the Low picture look like?

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous
            • 4 days ago
              Anonymous

              is Corvo actually Emily's father or do they never say?

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                2 states as such

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                They say it in 2. I just figured she saw and looked up to him as a father figure in 1.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, now that I know he actually is it just makes me ask why he never married the empress

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                Scandalous maybe. The Empress getting with her most loyal right hand man. I prefer not knowing tho

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                Scandalous maybe. The Empress getting with her most loyal right hand man. I prefer not knowing tho

                He's not a fucking nobleman, that shit don't fly.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                Agreed. I wouldn't like thinking my divinely appointed Empress bloodline was being polluted by random tools. Kinda shakes my faith in the divinely appointed thing

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                Agreed. I wouldn't like thinking my divinely appointed Empress bloodline was being polluted by random tools. Kinda shakes my faith in the divinely appointed thing

                Even worse, he was a commoner from another country. He's not even native to Gristol.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                fucking oof. PR nightmare. shut it down. pin the blame of the pregnancy on... on...
                >people catch on
                >assassination perpetrated by the people who are newly disillusioned
                kino

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                I think its part of anti-emily propaganda in 2 so yeah there's a reason they kept it secret

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          oh hey, you saved my screenshot

  30. 4 days ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      out skilled

  31. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    the only thing i remember about this game is creeping on that lady in the bathroom through the keyhole

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      how dishonorable

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Fun fact she was voiced by the chick that plays Cersei in Game of Thrones

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        "Piero was spying on your beautiful, perky norks, just a heads up"

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        Most of the characters are actors that you would know but don't realise whole you're playing.

        >lena headey - callista
        >susan sarandon - granny rags
        >brad dourif - piero
        >michael madsen - daud
        >rosario dawson - billy lurk
        >john slattery (from mad men) - havelock
        >chloe grace moretz- emily

        Same thing with the second game

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      >not hopping in the tub with her
      ngmi

  32. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    How the fuck does ANYONE say the levels in Dishonored 2 are worse than 1? They're bigger, more complex, more nonlinear, and fewer of them are chopped up into separate pieces like D1's levels often were. I remember Knife of Dunwall and Brigmore Witches having bigger maps, are people comparing to those? I really don't get it.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Bigger =/= better most of the levels focused on gimmicks that hurt their replayability
      The best levels that felt the most like classic Dishonored were the Dust District and Grand Palace

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        I think Addermire Institute is a great level with its "one big building" style, accessible from rooftops to basement, and that was a style I felt was sorely lacking in Dishonored 1. D1's interiors are all disappointingly small IMO, Dunwall Tower is probably the best but they had to chop it up between the inside and outside.

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          See I like Addermire's level design but it annoys me with how it won't let me kill Hypatia normally and forces me to do the little quest to find the key and go to the abandoned area every time. The way they handled the Crown Killer was disappointing in general.

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            Huh? I coulda sworn you can kill her as soon as you meet her

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      If dishonored 2 were not named dishonored and not connected to dishonored in any way I would agree. Dishonored 1 is just such a tight singular package in it's themes, visual design, and gameplay that associating with it diminishes it

  33. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly I thought 1 really shot itself in the foot with the ending where the game basically retcons itself regarding the plague. All throughout the game all this lore is dumped implying the Rats and the disease are literally an ancient supernatural curse. You literally get the ability to cast Rat magic, Killing Rats refills your magic, and on and on. Then at the end of the game it's just "Jk lol it's just regular rats and a regular disease". Way to completely deflate everything.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Not if you equate rats to behavior. The game invites you to interpret it on a symbolic level.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Rats might be associated with the Void (The Abbey literally believes eating them will curse you to eternity within it), but people are figuring out that the plague is largely engineered by human hands as soon as the first real level with Galvani's research
      Also the plague rats came from Pandyssia so they probably are legitimately cursed

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Eh they're still pseudo eldritch creatures from Pandyssia aren't they?

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      They are cursed rats, the manmade aspect was just that they imported them from another continent and it backfired because they couldn't control them like they could control regular rats

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      They are supernatural they're from pandyssia

  34. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    you made me wanna replay it after I just did last year, fuck you OP

  35. 4 days ago
    Anonymous
  36. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Tell it to me straight. Should I play these next, or will I get bored because they are super dull """stealth""" games that basically means "Walk. Stop. Walk. Stop. Walk. Stop."

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Do you like exploring every nook and cranny of a level?

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        Yes

        Refund 2.

        Too late

        You CAN just kill everything in sight if you hate stealth.

        I will be too tempted to do this

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          It's a valid way to play the games. There are different endings for high and low chaos.

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            there is also a distinction between high chaos and "I am trying to max out the chaos meter"

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          Youll probably like them. Also because of your mobility you can still be stealthy without just waiting for enemies to be alone

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          Don't worry about going non-lethal the first time through; it's very limiting.

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            Personally I think starting with Low is better
            It really puts things in perspective when you go in sword and gun blazing and clear a segment in seconds that might've taken ten minutes before

            • 4 days ago
              Anonymous

              I barely missed a low chaos ending on my first game. The way I see it, a good man hellbent on restoring the monarchy would try not to kill, but if a few mooks got in his way it would be a small price to pay. Playing a game with an ending in mind is a delusion.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                Ah, well I suppose when I say low chaos I really imagine more the challenge of essentially trying for Ghost the entire game, and knocking out all the guards

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Refund 2.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      You CAN just kill everything in sight if you hate stealth.

  37. 4 days ago
    Anonymous
  38. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Damn it bros I'm already replaying all the dude sexes I don't have time to replay dishonored too

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      the games just keep on giving bruh dkwts

  39. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's funny that till I saw this thread I completely forgot this franchise existed despite playing it at least 3 times from beginning to end. I have absolutely zero motivation to play dishonored 2 or the DLC for 1.

  40. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    this and Bioshocks are pretty mediocre. Why do people keep praising it?

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      I no longer know how to relate to the filtered anymore. I guess, from your perspective, plebians are simply attracted to things that aren't GOAT for unfathomable reasons and are perhaps attracted to things that superficially resemble the cream of the crop but aren't. Of course these delusions of self importance fall apart once you actually experience the thing but since you will never actually do so it would better serve you to think everyone else but you is an idiot

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