Needless to say, I was excited over Dishonored. And now that I’ve been on an absolute marathon run through the first half of the game I can say that it was worth the wait. In fact, I would go so far as to call it the best game of 2012.
If you were to take all of the best parts of Thief, BioShock, and Assassin’s Creed and roll them up into one incredibly well-made game, you’d get something similar to this one. It has everything you could possibly ask for in a solid action title: a great story, fluid controls, and intelligent design.
My only complaint is that the game can be too linear at times. The trailers led us to believe that Dishonored is far more open than it really is. But where it lacks in openness it more than makes up with compelling gameplay. It’s been a long time since I had this much fun gaming.
Bottome line? Even at full retail, this game is worth buying. It’s fantastic.