Dishonored 2 takes your protagonist, Corvo Attano or Emily Kaldwin, to the coastal city of Karnaca where the choices you make will have significant impact on the world.
A grim, gorgeous milieu of societal depth and cunning design. That its mechanics slot so naturally into its environment, giving players the freedom and choice to explore, influence and infiltrate means that Dishonored 2 represents the very best gaming has to offer.
What a sequel should be: bigger, more ambitious, but with a solid grasp on what the original was and wanted to be. A true example of how to design a world and an infiltration game.
Dishonored 2 is a pleasure to play… the ability to switch between mystical abilities, firearms or your trusty retractable blade (apparently some people don’t appreciate a folding blade) increases the variety of the game and leads to some very interesting interactions.
Dishonored 2 is the example of a perfect sequel, a game which improves several flaws of the first title bringing to life a memorable experience. Arkane Studios managed to create a masterpiece, especially for whoever loves the stealth genre.
Dishonored 2 is a great game IF you like stealth or immersive sim games. There are numerous ways to traverse the areas in this game and numerous ways to complete objectives. This really makes the game feel open. My big gripe is that on normal difficulty sneaking can be incredibly difficult. The slightest slip up and you are compromised. Many times I was discovered before I even realized there was somebody around me. You do, later get upgrades (should you choose them) that help alleviate this but it still felt a little annoying. I actually enjoyed the game more when I lowered the difficulty to easy. Another thing that holds the game back is the story. The theory of the story is a lot better than the execution. The story ultimately feels shallow. The beats come to fast without build up and therefore no payoff. It reminds me of GOT Season 8 in that the outline of the story is good but the way it’s told falls flat. All that being said I really did enjoy exploring this world.