By Sargus 13 Comments
I was covering QuakeCon 2011 here in Dallas for The Dallas Morning News (just as a freelancer. I'm not on staff). So I got the chance to sit in on a Dishonored demo, but the newspaper only wanted a wrap-up story, not individual game impressions. So I decided to write up some game impressions on my personal blog. The Dishonored entry is here.
Normally I wouldn't shamelessly promote myself like that, but I didn't see anyone talking about the game here, and I think it's looking really cool. Since Giant Bomb didn't cover Quakecon, I figured I'd put up my impressions as a member of the Giant Bomb community and get your thoughts on the game. I personally think it has a lot of potential, even though it might look a bit like a BioShock clone (more specifically, BioShock Infinite) when you first see it. It seems to be doing it's own thing, and doing it well.
::EDIT:: To clarify (since there seems to be a bit of confusion), this game does NOT look like a Bioshock "clone" in terms of gameplay or anything when you really see it in action. That's just the very first reaction some people might have if they see the right screenshots or snippets of gameplay. The character models and animation have the same sort of feel as Bioshock Infinite, if only at first glance. But the game itself is very much it's own thing, and is probably in fact closer to something like Thief or Deus Ex than it is Bioshock.