Dishonored takes place in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city in the grip of a terrible plague.
Dunwall, located on the Isle of Gristol, is the capital of the Empire of Isles, a collective of four nation-states, tightly grouped in an otherwise hostile ocean. In the years leading up to the plague, a new process was discovered for making whale oil more volatile, powering a series of astounding technological inventions. Despite Dunwall’s technological prowess, the city’s elite have been unable to stem the epidemic that has plunged the once-great capital into chaos. Crime and gang activity are at an all time high, and the City Watch – armed with militarized security technology – have cracked down hard on the populace. Food, whale oil and elixirs designed to fight the plague have been strictly rationed. The situation is dire. This city is where you live… You, Corvo Attano, Royal Protector to Empress Jessamine Kaldwin.
Weeks ago, your Empress dispatched you to seek aid from Gristol’s neighboring nations. Leaving the city of Dunwall, you traveled to the other Isles – Morley, Tyvia and Serkonos. Now you return to her with dreadful news.
And here’s where I come in. I mean, OH MY GOD! I could have died without playing this game. It did not impress me much from the screenshots and reviews, but OH MY GOD. This is the kind of game where you say “They don’t do them as they used to anymore”. This is the type of game you ‘d wish for today.
The game takes place in a huge city that could be London in 1800 or 1900. You can’t really tell because you get pistols, swords, crossbows and electricity. Jesus!!! Help us all!!! How could anyone combine all that in a game? And yet here it is. A tryly unique game in a unique setting where everything seems to run on whale oil. Can you believe that?
You start by trying to escape from prison. And I love escaping from prisons. You can use a multitude of weapons plus magic to achieve your goals. Stealth plays a big part in the game but if you feel like killing everyone in the building that’s fine. Go trigger-happy. Or sword happy. Or magic happy. Yes. This game will make you very happy.
The environments with the dead plague victims lying around are superb. You tryly get a feeling of pure immersion and hugeness of the city shadowed by a horrible disease and destruction. You do get to explore every nook and crany for valuables and ammo if you wish or go straight to your goal.
The story is the typical kill the bad guy yet you get a very interesting twist ogf the plot at about half way through the game.
OK. Enough said. I ‘m delaying your buying the game, so needless to say that this is a 100% game recommendation. Enjoy!