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Early Look at Steampunk Action-Adventure Game Dishonored 58

Posted by Soulskill
from the neo-victorian-deus-ex dept.
Dishonored is an upcoming first-person action-adventure game in a steampunk setting. It's being developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. As the game nears its October 9th release, Jim Rossignol of Rock, Paper, Shotgun got some hands-on time with the game, and was impressed by how it is shaping up: "The level I played saw me overpowering a government official from his laboratory high on a building above the lavish pseudo-London cityscape, and lugging him out to a riverside rendezvous. Initially I went in through the front door, bluntly killing the guards with a knife and sneaking inside. But I could have used all manner of other entrances, and other powers. I could have slipped in undetected by distracting the guards. I could have possessed a rat – zooming into the hapless thing in a manner of bodily possession/transformation reminiscent of forgotten FPS Requiem: Avenging Angel – and then rematerialized once I’d run in through grates and rat holes. I could have possessed an NPC and used the meatsuit to pass through the energy-field barricades. Or I could even have employed a short-ranged teleportation power, blink, and leapt and mantled my way up across the rooftops."
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Early Look at Steampunk Action-Adventure Game Dishonored

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  • All the talk of whether or not Steampunk is total rubbish aside... is it just me or is this guy a terrible writer? Is this what passes for journalism these days?
    • by gl4ss (559668)

      Steampunk is mostly rubbish, most of what if scenarios coupled with are along the lines that are essentially "what if we had technology advance faster at a certain time AND everyone was retards".

      However.. summoning rats and all that other magic bullshit make this sound more like Lovecraft style pre-1900's magic show.

      The writer seems to have serious troubles with what defines a rpg too though...

      still, might be a good game, but it's still a magic show, might just as well call it a fantasy setting since obviou

  • by Tridus (79566) on Friday July 06, 2012 @05:51PM (#40569989) Homepage

    When did this start? Game previews (especially ones this far out) are a total waste of time. They're controlled by the publisher, and positive 100% of the time. It's nothing more then free PR for the publisher.

    Why is this now something worth being posted?

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