It’s New Year’s Eve, and about time that I finished my series of entries in Our Year in Games. Through the first two parts of my chatter, I covered games from the last couple of years that I had spent quite some time playing this year, while in Part Three I covered three highlights from games released this year. Now, I have three further games released in 2016 that I want to talk about. Hit the break dear reader for musings on Battlefield…
It seems like most of the big reveals took place before the actual E3 event this year. The new Doom had a (tiny) trailer, XCOM 2 was revealed and so was Fallout 4. Then there was the case of Dishonored 2 which was accidentally revealed during a Twitch stream before E3 kicked off. My thoughts on Dishonored 2? Hit the break.
The tale of Corvo and Daud that started in the opening act of Dishonored with the murder of the Empress comes to a close in The Brigmore Witches. The tale that has been told has been one of my favourite gaming experiences of recent years, and the world one of the richest. This is my Verdict on the last piece of DLC, The Brigmore Witches.
It is time for more of Our Week in Games as the football transfer window approaches last orders, the kids get ready to go back to school and the end of year big hitting games get ever closer to launch. That’s right, we are now in September, a month where we will see Rome II and Grand Theft Auto V launch. You can see the latest GTA trailer after the break before we get down to business.
The question that I am left wondering after completing The Knife of Dunwall, the first story based DLC for Dishonored is as follows. Is it worth you spending £7.99 to go back to the city of Dunwall for three missions. I’ll try my best to answer that question in this Verdict. Don’t even think about reading this unless you have finished Dishonored.
Lo and behold, not 24 hours after Bethesda released this picture, they’ve popped up again to officially announce Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall.
This afternoon, Bethesda dropped a rather stealthy looking screenshot on its official Twitter account. Fans of Dishonored will find the surroundings somewhat familiar, as in the background Dishonored‘s protagonist Corvo converses with Empress Kaldwin, moments before her rather unexpected and stabby demise.
Dishonored is quite something, Chris loved it when he delivered his Verdict, but as one of the biggest titles of the year, and perhaps the biggest original IP of the year, it deserves to have more than just the one voice talking about it. After the break, you will find thoughts from a few of us here at Reticule Towers, enjoy.
Kill me once, shame on you. Kill me twice, shame on me. Arkane Studios have announced three upcoming packs of DLC for pseudo-Victorian stab-them-up power fantasy Dishonored. The first, a set of challenges of skill separate from the game proper, is coming as soon as December.
I had been looking forward to Dishonored for quite some time, my interest first piqued when the initial batch of concept art was released last year and further heightened with the commencing deluge of gameplay trailers and my hands on experience of the game at the Eurogamer Expo. When I came to play the full game, I feared I would be let down, I wasn’t. This review is as spoiler free as I could make it, apologies for anything I…
The majority of us here at Reticule Towers (disclaimer: we have no towers) have been playing Dishonored like there is no other game on the planet. Well, apart from Nick who has been exploring the universe of Star Trek: Online. As the odd one out, we start with Nick, then we have some Dishonored thoughts.
It is a sad fact that in the games industry we have this funny little trend of games being released on different dates in different parts of the world despite the prevalence of digitial distributors like Steam and Origin. As such, it strikes me as odd to present a launch trailer for one of the hottest games of the year, Dishonored but yet have to remind our British readers that the game doesn’t actually release until Friday. It is an immensely frustrating state of affairs that is also affecting XCOM, and I have no doubt that this arcane release schedule is contributing to these two games sitting at the of most shared games on one of the large file sharing sites. I hope that someone, somewhere realises how stupid this way of releasing games is sooner than later. If you want to see the release trailer for Dishonored it is after the break.
These interactive trailer thingy-mabobs are popular aren’t they? Today Arkane Studios presents an impressively complex and varied video adventure of an early Dishonored level which poses more questions than it answers.
As I mentioned in my EG Expo Day 2 Roundup I managed to get a pretty decent session with Dishonored yesterday, and it was a brilliant experience. After the break is a blow-by-blow report of my hands-on session, enjoy.
What a day it has been, it is now 10 in the evening an I am relatively pooped. I travelled up here to London from Cardiff and checked into my hostel earlier today before spending a few hours down at the Eurogamer Expo in Earl’s Court. It was only a short visit compared to what I hope to achieve over the next few days, but it had some very good moments. Hit the jump for my Day 1 roundup.