Just finished Dishonored
. Not convinced. To the point that I won't play the DLCs for the moment.
I mean, while technically quite good (even if the visual design is a matter of taste), I was really let down by the story. Okay, I played in normal mode, which might have been too easy, but I really felt overpowered. I almost never felt endangered by the environment or the adversaries.
Plus, the AI really sucked. It's a game heavily relying on discretion and hiding, right? Well, I don't find good an AI that makes an NPC fail to notice that the guard he was speaking with a couple of minutes ago has suddenly disappeared, that a normally locked door is now open, etc.
Maybe it's a feature of the "normal mode", but if that's it, I find it stupid. While I enjoyed the realtively large panel of ways by which you could reach your destination, powers granted were really a little too strong.
Let's not speak about the scenario, which is your usual "one-man-saves-the-day" stuff. Even if I agree, a videogame scenario cannot always be original, Dishonored lacked the way to tell the story itself. No real dramatic moments.
Last point : I made a mistake, I played the game in my mother tongue, French. French players, don't make that mistake. The french voice over is awful. Voices are almost all the same (except Pendelton, but he is a wimp, so giving him a deep voice would have been the most ridiculous thing), no tension, no drama. I even wondered if the actors even gave a shit about what they were doing...
Maybe, if one day I play the DLCs, I'll play them in english, just to see.
I know that's a lot of criticism, but deep down Dishonored is not a bad game, it's just that it has lots of underexploited potentialities...
So far in 2013 : http://www.gog.com/forum/general/games_finished_in_2013/post31