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?