Hm, disappointing. Looks more like Bioshock than Deus Ex, Thief or Hitman. That's not a good thing in my book. Human Revolution was a perfectly decent attempt to modernize DX but I certainly have no room for a game that seems even more simplified. I don't really see how the fighting is supposed to be superior to earlier titles and I don't have complaints about the punishing trial and error of earlier stealth games either. And motherfucker, does that Blink abitlity look awkward and terrible especially when you hate First Person platforming to begin with.
The game doesn't appear to be made with my prefenrences in mind at all. Sort of an opposite piece to Vampire Bloodlines, where there's usually three to four possible strategies (stealth, violence, dialogue and often some skill or context based trick) and a complex skill tree that offers a ton of options and abilities to specialize for any of these core scenarios. Here it just seems to be rather bland action gameplay with a ton of overpowered toys. I bet the Bioshock-wrench scenario applies to Dishonored as well. The simple gameplay that shies away from real challenge can be tackled with a generic standard solution and the player doesn't need to experiment at all.
Then again, that's an awful lot to infer from a QL, a review and some preview/ advertisement content. Shame there isn't a demo on their website/ Steam or wherever else because as it stands I'll never give this a try for 60 fucking bucks, especially not over XCOM on the very same day (that looks very promising and has a nicely playing demo already). I'll keep an eye out for later discounts though, the steampunk setting could be good although it looks boring here and the general genre is always interesting to me.