Dishonored the best video game since BioShock & Half Life 2?

#1 Posted by ShinjiEx (624 posts) -

My lists when it comes to video genres are short and for first person games that is BioShock & Half Life 2 the best fps video games ever made during this life cycle of consoles 
and recently Deus Ex Human Revolution but have not gotten around to a 2nd playthrough so I can't quit put it up there yet
 
Anyways I've yet to play Dishonored but would you put it up there with the greats of BioShock & Half Life 2?

#2 Posted by Vinny_Says (5691 posts) -

I haven't taken the plastic wrap off the game yet but I hope your title is true....although I have played better games than Bioshock (it's still a fucking amazing game tho!).

#3 Posted by Demoskinos (14578 posts) -

Uh, its a charmer for sure but I wouldn't say that it is that good. Its not even the best game I've played all year and I've played more than my fair share.

#4 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1233 posts) -

I haven't play it yet but I don't think it will be the best video game of all time. Bioshock is great, but not the best.

#5 Posted by laserbolts (5314 posts) -

I would put it over half life 2 because I don't really like half life 2. It is more enjoyable to play than Bioshock but I do like the setting of Rapture more than what I have seen so far in dishonered. Dishonered has been great so far though.

#6 Edited by Gantrathor (202 posts) -

It's definitely my favorite game of the year so far, and I think that it's just as enjoyable as any of those games. Dishonored doesn't remind me of those games very much, though. I get a distinct Thief vibe when I play it.

#7 Posted by Twitchey (865 posts) -

I'd put it over Bioshock and Half Life. Bioshock was too linear, more of a point n' shoot. Half Life is in the same boat in it.

But, to compare Dishonored, a stealth/action game to two FPSs is unfair. Dishonored, if played a certain way, could be a FPS. It wouldn't be a very good one though.

#8 Posted by Dr_Acula (27 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

Uh, its a charmer for sure but I wouldn't say that it is that good. Its not even the best game I've played all year and I've played more than my fair share.

This. I liked it but I have played better games this year.

I think we can give Half Life 2 a pass when comparing it to new stuff, its not really even part of this console cycle, it came out in 2004 a year before Xbox 360 was even released.

#9 Posted by Nightriff (4915 posts) -

I am not very far in the game and it is very good, I have enjoyed my time with it, but to put it up to those games is ridiculous and unfair.

#10 Posted by DeF (4808 posts) -

If you only like those types of games, sure.

#11 Posted by Sin4profit (2909 posts) -

Bioshock had a deeper story but Dishonored has more interesting gameplay. If you're going for comparatives though, this game, surprisingly, has a Thief vibe to it that i enjoyed a lot.

Did a great job on iterating on the First Person Sneaker genre, but it didn't have the same impact as HL2 and Bioshock did.

#12 Posted by DaSmart1 (69 posts) -

At first I didn't think so, but the world doesn't really expand and start getting interesting until around half way through

#13 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

Dishonored should do more advertising or something. Is it even out yet? I wouldn't know it existed if I didn't frequent this site.

#14 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5339 posts) -

I think it's more "only a handful of games were made in this genre type." Anywho I find most, if not all of the FPS/story games overrated, though Halflife itself is fairly important from a storytelling standpoint. Bioshock had one good scene and is a competent enough game, Half Life 2 is fun while you have the powered up grav gun, and generally solid all around. But I don't consider any of these 3 to be the best FPS's, let alone best games out there. Of course there is a lot of potential for the genre and maybe Dishonored delivers, but who knows.

#15 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2228 posts) -

Game of the year for me so far, unless the new Hitman can really surprise me

#16 Posted by believer258 (11668 posts) -

I don't really see the Bioshock comparison; this game seems far more about stealth and thinking things through. Bioshock had those things but the gameplay focus was definitely more on the shooting. Or, rather, the shock-wrenching.

#17 Posted by Genkkaku (733 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

Game of the year for me so far, unless the new Hitman can really surprise me

Same.. It's also kind of funny how similar these two games are

#18 Posted by Brodehouse (9614 posts) -

Remember back when all of us played any video game and liked a whole bunch of genres?

#19 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5339 posts) -

@Brodehouse: Hey, I still do that! Granted in some cases I have to justify a weaker purchase to do it, but keep hope alive.

#20 Posted by ShinjiEx (624 posts) -
@Brodehouse
 
I'm old so that's me still ^__^
#21 Posted by Marcsman (3125 posts) -

I am really loving Dishonored, but to rank it with Bioshock. I need to play more and see. Bioshock IMO is just so special.

#22 Posted by Blimble (302 posts) -

Since when did Bioshock start being so special? I mean it had good moments, characters and pulled the twist off really well but it hardly had an impact like HL2 did.

I'm not saying it was a bad game, it wasn't it was pretty great but not special in the long run of games

#23 Edited by mordukai (7140 posts) -

@ShinjiEx said:

My lists when it comes to video genres are short and for first person games that is BioShock & Half Life 2 the best fps video games ever made during this life cycle of consoles and recently Deus Ex Human Revolution but have not gotten around to a 2nd playthrough so I can't quit put it up there yet Anyways I've yet to play Dishonored but would you put it up there with the greats of BioShock & Half Life 2?

Cough...System Shock 2...Cough!

Cough...Thief 2...Cough!

EDIT! Didn't see that you were talking this generation. My bad.

#24 Posted by dudeglove (7688 posts) -

Neither of those two games are good.

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