Worth Completing?

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#1 Posted by Dacnomaniac (493 posts) -

So I bought this game on my Xbox because of the sales, and I haven't had much time on my hands recently. I'm currently at the part with Slackjaw, and Granny (spolier-free), and haven't been motivated enough to play it recently. So my question is, is the game worth completing?

P.S. I'm also doing a non-lethal playthrough

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#2 Posted by EpicSteve (6908 posts) -

The game is really good up until the last hour.

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#3 Posted by Bell_End (1234 posts) -

i found the start a bit boring but as i got more powers it became much more fun.

the level in the brothel was fantastic.

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#4 Edited by Coafi (1520 posts) -

@Dacnomaniac: I think you have a couple of missions left, personally I loved the game. If you ain't feeling it...stop playing it? Maybe you should put it off for a few days and come back to it if.

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#5 Posted by Dacnomaniac (493 posts) -

@Coafi: I don't know what it is, maybe because i'm doing it non-lethal, and some of the non-lethal mechanics are fucking stupid...I just get frustrated and don't want to play it anymore...I haven't touched it in well over a week.

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#6 Posted by Funkydupe (3584 posts) -

"Meh" I say.

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#7 Posted by Demoskinos (17281 posts) -

@Dacnomaniac: I really liked it. Was one of my top games last year and I also did a no-alert , no kills play through. It just seemed more fun and more challenging playing that way.

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#8 Posted by WalkerTR77 (1806 posts) -

@Dacnomaniac: It was one of my favourite games of the year. I also went mostly non lethal, going entirely non lethal is somewhat unnecessary and needlessly frustrating. Try playing a little more leniently, nothing too chaotic but drop a few guys when it comes to it.

I recommend upgrading the blink ability fully and purchasing the agility power. These two combined make traversal and ergo a stealthy approach much more viable.

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#9 Posted by Morningstar (2363 posts) -

I'm having a blast now that I've stopped reloading every time I get spotted. Just adapting to each situation and using powers is a lot of fun. And when you manage to pull off some master assassin moves it feels very rewarding.

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#10 Posted by OneAndOnlyBigE (472 posts) -

Before you stop playing switch your play style to a murderous psychopath and see the game at its most fun.

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#11 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6649 posts) -

I honestly thought it was a total let-down. It is no where near a "9" game that the reviewers gave it. It's about a 7. It's slow at the beginning. The Ending is a REALLY big letdown. The art style is nice. The story is cliche and boring. The characters are uninteresting.

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#12 Posted by oraknabo (1712 posts) -

If you are worried at all about the last hour of the game, there is a way to basically bypass the entire fortress in the final level. I only had to deal with maybe 4-5 of them at the very end of it.

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#13 Edited by Klei (1799 posts) -

People don't like the ending because the game ends. No moon child handing you different endings, it just end. Old school 98' style. No fucking bullshit. Game is a modern classic for me; it does everything right. Including its ending.

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#14 Posted by OfficeGamer (1120 posts) -

I return to it once every two weeks and find myself quitting soon after. I love me some old-school-esque PC stealth games, and I can even see how the non-stealth is fun, but the game is just cartoony and feels like an arcade machine. It's boring, in other words. The AI is not too smart either.

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#15 Posted by Humanity (15098 posts) -

@Dacnomaniac: Stop playing non lethal and just start using all your powers and slitting throats left and right while still maintaining a healthy dose of stealth. That made me enjoy playing the game a lot more. The ending is far from being like cool games in '98 because even those games had decent outro movies. Dishonored just kinda says "thanks for playing" and wraps up which is only a shame because you expect so much more from all this choice you've been given thus far in how you handle different situations. The only time you ever see direct results from one of your options is with the high Priest and even that is kind of easy to overlook.

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#16 Posted by phantomzxro (1613 posts) -

@Klei said:

People don't like the ending because the game ends. No moon child handing you different endings, it just end. Old school 98' style. No fucking bullshit. Game is a modern classic for me; it does everything right. Including its ending.

Well i don't think people are talking about those endings with praise and i guess your right in it just a old school style ending with no added crap. My problem is that it just sort of ends when you wanted things explained or given context. Not bad in my book and far far better handled then say assassin's creed 3.

@Dacnomaniac said:

So I bought this game on my Xbox because of the sales, and I haven't had much time on my hands recently. I'm currently at the part with Slackjaw, and Granny (spolier-free), and haven't been motivated enough to play it recently. So my question is, is the game worth completing?

P.S. I'm also doing a non-lethal playthrough

I say why not finish the game. It's not all that long and like someone said save before you mess up and go nuts then reload back. It was a good way to let lose the frustrations i had with the game.

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#17 Posted by Dacnomaniac (493 posts) -

@Humanity: Buh duh cheeve. D':

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#18 Posted by Deranged (2019 posts) -

You'll find yourself becoming annoyed at the "stealth" options the game gives you. Just go for the kills, makes it far more enjoyable.

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#19 Posted by Humanity (15098 posts) -

@Dacnomaniac said:

@Humanity: Buh duh cheeve. D':

You can settle for dealing with all situations in a non lethal way achievement instead. At some point you gotta ask yourself if having fun is worth the trouble of the achievement.

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#20 Posted by RazielCuts (3245 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@Dacnomaniac: I really liked it. Was one of my top games last year and I also did a no-alert , no kills play through. It just seemed more fun and more challenging playing that way.

This. Although at the time the ending really pissed me off at how it just 'ends'.

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#21 Posted by vikingdeath1 (1185 posts) -

yes, yes it is.

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#22 Posted by KingHippp0 (134 posts) -

Fire it back up and play it as an inglorious basterd. You can thank me later.

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