It seems like just last year we were reviewing a Dishonored
Oh, we were – this one’s kind of DIshonored 2.5,
but comes as a standalone adventure. We like that, you can lose
track of what DLC you actually have sometimes.
OK, so far, we
sound like we should have an onion tied to our belt and tell stories
that don’t go anywhere. Like that time when we used a hook mine to
tear an adversary clean in half...
Actually, that story does
go somewhere, as the hook mine is a super-cool weapon, and it’s
yours. The ‘you’ part of that is Billie Lurk (aka Meagan Foster),
sea captain, assassin and one-time witchy woman.
very much revolves around you – as in the you who is Billie Lurk -
who teams up with old mucker Daud, who also happens to be an
assassin – a somewhat legendary one. Between you, a plot of enormous
proportions is hatched – you’re going to kill the Outsider. Were he
actually human then that might not be such a huge ask, but as he’s
like all supernatural and stuff, have our assassinationtational pair
bitten off more than they can chew?
Then there’s the immoral
ambiguity – didn’t the Outsider bestow the very skills upon our
protagonists that they now intend to use against him? Bloody
It shouldn’t need to be said, but we’ll say it
anyway – this takes place after events of Dishonored 2, so if you
haven’t made your way to the end of that then herein there be
spoilers. Don’t think you’ll knock it over before supper with its
misleading bargain price, either, as it’s a substantial outing.
It’s also a blast, with a great lead character (still voiced by
Rosario Dawson) who possesses cool powers, an involving tale and a
masterful mix of stealth and challenging combat. Plus, Billie gives
ace ‘Blue Steel’ on the cover.
Hopefully we’ll be able to
use the opening sentence here again this time next year.