The sequel to Bethesda’s acclaimed Dishonored puts players in control of either Corvo or Princess Emily Caldwin as they look to clear the former’s name from accused murder with the sudden appearance of a dark witch woman claiming to be her aunt. Players must use the different powers & weaponry they find to defeat their foes and restore the faith of the people.
Dishonored 2 is an 2016 action-adventure, stealth game and a sequel to 2012’s Dishonored, it is developed by Arkane Studios, and published by Bethesda. It is available on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.
Dishonored 2 continues sometime after where Dishonored left us with Emily now the active Princess of Dunwall, however she still has enemies afoot looking to end her reign, as a witch claiming to be of relation to her mother suddenly appears claiming the throne herself, this of course leads to many betrayals fro people Emily thought she could trust. The player as Emily or Corvo can seek either revenge or justice in order to once again regain control of the throne.
THE GOOD: Dishonored 2 improves upon its predecessor in just about any way imaginable. With a far more open world than the last entry, the sequel has players opting to either sneak around the world without taking a single life via knockout or avoiding physical contact altogether, or going on a cold-blooded open murdering spree. To sort of aide these decisions players have the option to kill or preserve enemy bosses which in turn effects Emily (and Corvo’s) psyche as well as the story in progression. The supernatural powers return, but are fare ore optional compared to its predecessor where they were basically forced upon the player.
The newest addition to the game is the skill tree which players use to upgrade not only Corvo & Emily’s natural abilities, but their super powers as well. Eventually you’ll come across shops to upgrade your guns and swords, as well as how many bullets, etc you can carry at a single time.
THE BAD: There are times when stealth felt pointless and gave you no choice but to kill or knockout an enemy, whichever route you chose.
OVERALL THOUGHTS: Dishonored 2 is exactly what a sequel should strive to be, almost every aspect is improved upon and the new mechanics make for a better gaming experience compared to the original. Stealth admittedly can feel pointless in certain areas, and there were some minor glitches present that are an unnecessary annoyance.