Dishonored Changed My Mind

I was under the impression that I wasn’t a big fan of stealth games. For the longest time, I couldn’t understand why so many of my friends chose to play Skyrim as thieves. I felt I’d be too impatient… preferring to rush attack enemies rather than sneaking around slowly all over the place. Dishonored made me see why this can be pretty darn awesome.

There is something very spooky about stealth. A constant nervousness with adrenaline at bay ready to kick in. The pace of the game may be slower, but oddly enough, it makes my heart beat faster, so crouching in a corner waiting for a patrol to walk by is still oddly dynamic.

Dishonored felt like an open world in small doses… if that makes any sense.  It was fun being able to approach situations in various ways, yet the choices never felt overwhelming. About 4 hours into it, I was already planning how I would play it the next time around.

For powers, I used Dark Vision, Blink, and Bend Time. I also upgraded Vitality, Agility and a bit of Shadow Kill. I tried to keep chaos low, so I left the remaining more aggressive powers for a future playthrough.

And holy crap. The final mission had me saving every two feet. haha!

The best part about loving this game from start to finish, is that it now opens up an entire genre of games that I mistakenly thought were not right for me. Splinter Cell, Deus Ex, Assassin’s Creed… See you soon!

Do you guys dig Stealth games? If you played Dishonored, what did you think of it?

Much Love,

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  • Reply Ryan

    I’m also not a huge fan of stealth games, and I still don’t like the hardcore ones that punish you for not going stealth. Dishonored falls into the nice middle ground like Assassin’s Creed that rewards stealthiness without closing other styles of play. Another good one to check out is Thief. It combines the first person parkour style of Mirror’s Edge with gameplay like Assassin’s Creed.

    January 24, 2016 at 7:09 pm
    • Reply malukah

      You make such a good point in that Dishonored does not punish you for not being 100% stealthy and it finds ways to reward you so that you try but are not forced to play a certain way.. So true! And it’s likely the reason I was still able to enjoy it. Thanks for writing, Ryan! And for the recommendation.

      January 26, 2016 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Liam Waddell

    Sorry if I’m a little bit late to the party.

    I have not played Dishonored, but your post got me interested in the game, and I plan to buy it when it next goes on sale on Steam.

    I haven’t played many stealth games, but I would like to recommend Mark of the Ninja, created by Klei Entertainment. It is a 2D game, not intensely challenging, but very fun, with every situation having multiple solutions.

    August 24, 2016 at 3:44 am
    • Reply Malukah

      Hehe! You are actually just in time since Dishonored 2 is about to be released this year! 😀 I’m very happy the post made you consider playing it, Liam. I’m sure there will be a sale at some point! And thanks for recommending Mark of the Ninja!

      August 26, 2016 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Sylith242

    Rogues, Assassins, Thieves are always the best ! I play that kind of class in every MMO or RPG if I can and I always enjoy it.

    However, I’m not a huge fan of 100% infiltration games like Splinter Cell and I prefer to choose what approach I’ll use and that I agree with you and Ryan.

    January 11, 2017 at 5:42 pm
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