I have a confession. I never finished the first Dishonored. But after watching the newest gameplay trailer, I’m feeling the urge to start back over and blitz through the game before Dishonored 2’s November 11th release date.
Watch Corvo Blink, Possess and slice his way through Dishonored 2’s latest gameplay trailer.
Hot damn, that’s one good looking game! And it’s one of more than a dozen confirmed upcoming games that will take advantage of the PS4 Pro. HDR and 4K? Yep, Dishonored 2 will be one of the games to showcase what the new PS4 Pro can do.
Bethesda released a few extra details about the powers seen in the new gameplay.
Blink ability now lets you pause time as you figure out where you want to go.
Possession opens up new traversal options. Instead of using Blink to get to a balcony, chain Possession across multiple hosts to slip into an area undetected.
Bend Time gives you complete control. You choose how slow or fast you want the flow of time to be.
Bethesda promises, “that’s just the tip of the iceberg” for the powers of Dishonored 2.
What about not using your powers in Dishonored 2?
The powers in Dishonored 2 are cool and all, but are they completely necessary to play the game? Is each level designed around using certain powers at certain times? Those were the questions in the back of my mind when I was watching the new gameplay.
And there’s good news for folks who want to give the supernatural powers of Dishonored 2 a pass. Some of you may have missed this news during the craziness that is E3.
During a chat with GameSpot back in June, game director Harvey Smith revealed you can play the entire game with nothing but your wits and your blade. If you choose to play as Emily, you can turn down The Outsider’s offer for supernatural abilities according to Smith. This launches a new style of play Smith calls “Flesh and Steel.”
It’s named after an achievement in the original Dishonored called “Mostly Flesh and Steel,” (finish the game without purchasing any supernatural abilities, except Blink.)
From a pure graphical and art style standpoint, Dishonored 2 looks fantastic. We’ll have to wait and see how the gameplay and mission design stacks up, but the game ranks up there as one of my most anticipated this holiday season.
Now, I just need to go back and finish the first one.
What do you think of the new gameplay trailer? Who will you pick to play as? Will you choose Corvo as an extension of the Dishonored story? Or, change things up with Emily?