‘Dishonored’ twisted fun

Ted Buffington, Features Editor

Revenge solves everything in the new stealth game, “Dishonored,” a unique first person assassin stealth game. In the gloomy cityscape of an industrial Victorian-steampunk setting called Dunwall, you play as Corvo Attano, the Empress’ loyal guard. You are charged with her assassination and are imprisoned in a cold, rotting jail cell. Later, you escape and seek revenge on the political scum that framed you.
As you seek out vengeance, however, you will uncover the twisted scheme that led to the assassination of the Empress, and a rat-ridden plague that is conquering most of Dunwall’s citizens.
“Dishonored” has a wide variety of choices you can make.
For example, you can go through the game without killing a single person, even your assassination targets wont have to be punished. On the other hand, you could go through the game much like “Assassin’s Creed” and pick everyone off as you go. However, there are consequences for killing people.
Unlike “Assassins Creed”, “Dishonored” gives you the option to either kill or incapacitate an enemy. Giving the player the choice to kill or spare will also reveal different plots to the story.
As the game progresses, you will gain abilities to enhance your stealthiness like slowing down time while you move around at normal speed, or teleporting to visible locations.
You can booby trap bodies, hide them, or use them to get from one area to another.
Around every corner you can get the latest gossip  on the locations of your targets or even weapons and items that could potentially aid you in your vengeance. In fact, you can become so stealthy, that you can turn yourself into a fish or even a rat.
Of course, all of this will have to be in a stealth-like manner so that the guards don’t slaughter you on sight. The endings are multiple depending on what choices you make, thus providing you with hours of entertainment.
“Dishonored” brings players an entire new stealth and role playing experience that no other game has to offer. It brings you the style of Fable’s storytelling and setting, with the first person swords play of The Elder Scrolls, and the stealth of Assassins Creed. All mashed together into one has created the epic game that is “Dishonored”.
“Dishonored” is rated M for 17 and older and is for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

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