I asked my mom for Dishonored as a Christmas gift and she delivered. It was the only game I could think of at the time while we were at the mall. Let me tell you now, I regret nothing. The story was interesting throughout and I didn’t expect the twist midway through- I thought it was a short game when I killed Hiram Burrows in the torturer’s chamber.
My chaos level was high for the most part, with the exception of Lady Boyle and killing Daud. I was terrible at stealth. I didn’t know how to get around the guards, especially in the first level. What didn’t help was the Weepers; I didn’t know they counted as civilians until I read the Wiki later. The game was great at letting me know they were valued citizens…
When I got that high chaos ending I was disappointed in myself. I didn’t have to most of the guards, but when they cornered me there was no choice.
Some of my assassinations (bad and good) were as follows:
1. Rescue Martin and poison High Overseer Campbell.
2. Kill one of the Pendleton brothers while they are in the steam room, by ramping up the steam. It killed the girl, which was unfortunate. And then I stabbed the other Pendleton in the throat and used a grenade to kill his guards before escaping.
3. My bad stealth had me slaughtering a lot of people to get to Sokolov on the bridge.
4. A few guys on the street were wiped out before I gave Lady Boyle to the weird stalker guy; Lord Brisby.
5. I was pretty stealthy on the way to Hiram Burrows, but when I did the whole broadcast station thing, he found me and ran. I threw a grenade at him and the torturer… and the dog…
On a side note, check out TVTropes page about Dishonored, I had an hour of fun reading it!
I feel the most surprising thing that happened to me was after escaping from the Flooded District in the sewers. In high chaos there were weepers; but the second time around I encountered a group of survivors. It was a pleasant reprieve from all the violence.
The most entertaining times I’ve assassinated someone were when I used the chandelier to blink up to Hiram Burrow’s room. I crouched on top of his bed and then blinked behind him after the guard left. The second time was when I blinked up to the assassin Daud and straight up stabbed him in the throat. And the third time was with Admiral Havelock. He didn’t see me and I flat out shot him in the head. It was a happy ending. YAY!
And my absolute favorite part about the game was the soundtrack, often whistled by a guard and adding to the atmosphere.
10/10 would play again.