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George Salt
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« Reply #150 on: February 19, 2013, 10:57:10 am »

Swords, wheel-lock pistols, fashion, the organisation of society.. all very nineteenth century rather than earl-twentiieth in the feel.  Perhaps mock-Victorian would be a better description than steampunk, but regardless of what you call it, it's a very well thought out and cohesive aesthetic, and it works very well.

If you have trouble reconciling Dishonored with steampunk, then every time an airship/zeppelin is mentioned in a steampunk setting your blood should be twitching.  Yet airships are taken as part of steampunk, despite being very firmly dieselpunk in their technology.
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« Reply #151 on: February 19, 2013, 11:24:03 am »

What about it didn't seem steampunk? Seriously, I don't know how it could be more steampunk than it was without becoming over the top cheesy.

Where there not enough goggles or something?
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« Reply #152 on: February 19, 2013, 11:51:49 am »

What about it didn't seem steampunk?
No steam? A palette plucked from Viva Pinata? No clockwork?
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« Reply #153 on: February 19, 2013, 08:25:12 pm »

No steam? A palette plucked from Viva Pinata? No clockwork?

The lack of steam is a bit of pedantic distinction. Whale Oil serves in the place of steam as the primary source of fuel. I guess you could call it Whalepunk, but that just doesn't role off the tongue as nicely.

The city and its people have clear Victorian undertones, like a rich and powerful hereditary aristocracy, fairly rudimentary firearms, Victorian style regalia, decidedly Tesla-inspired tech.
There may be a lack of brass, goggles and airships, but to be honest those tropes are a bit stale for the genre anyway   
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« Reply #154 on: February 19, 2013, 09:22:38 pm »

After lurking for far too long in the non-steamy world I have returned but not before playing this horrible game. I'm an avid gamer and  it certainly wasn't all bad but its another of those games where the trailer looks so much better (and different) to the actual game. There were too many little exploits that made me assume it was never playtested. There were perfect points where a major plot twist would be perfect and instead it steered well clear of them.

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« Reply #155 on: February 20, 2013, 08:29:58 am »

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There may be a lack of brass, goggles and airships, but to be honest those tropes are a bit stale for the genre anyway   

Hear hear!  Exactly. It could have just been a cliched cash-in but instead they created there own world that borrowed from a genre but didn't outright rape it.
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« Reply #156 on: February 20, 2013, 01:02:06 pm »

You all make good points, I guess I am so unused to seeing mainstream media do something that deviates from the box so clearly. It's just another reason for me to give it a try at the end of the day isn't it? Thank you for the responses, I really do hate to nitpick about these things.
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« Reply #157 on: February 21, 2013, 03:17:40 am »

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I really do hate to nitpick about these things.

I love to nitpick games, as you probably know if you look at my complaints about the graphics earlier in this thread. But aside from the low res textures there isn't much in this game for me to complain about. This was the highpoint of 2012 gaming for me.
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« Reply #158 on: March 23, 2013, 11:32:43 am »

These games look incredible, would love to experience them first hand. Keep steaming my brothers and never give up the (steam) dream.
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« Reply #159 on: March 23, 2013, 04:41:57 pm »

Having since seen the Epic City tech demo for android (using Unreal 3), I'm more inclined to agree about the graphics.... Whilst I've not found them a problem, and I think they did go for "stylised", my nexus can run games that look beautiful and it seems a little sloppy that the textures were all SO low res :/

But having completed my first playthrough (I'M SLOW! Cheesy) it's fantastic Smiley
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« Reply #160 on: April 03, 2013, 01:19:10 am »

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There may be a lack of brass, goggles and airships, but to be honest those tropes are a bit stale for the genre anyway   

Hear hear!  Exactly. It could have just been a cliched cash-in but instead they created there own world that borrowed from a genre but didn't outright rape it.

That's one of the things I love about Dishonored, the unique setting Arkane came up with. They could have just taken every steampunk cliché in the book (a book I intend to write by the way), slapped together a cheap universe, and nobody would have complained. Unlike say medieval fantasy or modern warfare shooters, steampunk (in video games at least) hasn't been done to death, so whatever they put out would have been fresh and interesting. Yet they chose to put a truly unique spin on it while keeping the things that really matter.

Also, I'm convinced that they will make a sequel rpg set in the same universe. It seems a waste to build such a detailed and unique universe only to use it in a single (rather short) game. Plus, the game world feels a lot like Skyrim to me, and the game mechanics could be adapted to an rpg with very little tweaking. The fact that Bethesda owns the franchise is the icing on the cake.
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« Reply #161 on: November 22, 2013, 10:31:26 pm »

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I really do hate to nitpick about these things.

I love to nitpick games, as you probably know if you look at my complaints about the graphics earlier in this thread. But aside from the low res textures there isn't much in this game for me to complain about. This was the highpoint of 2012 gaming for me.

I tried it but was unimpressed , the lighting and lack of real contrast or depth in colours made the whole thing feel washed out and almost hazy like some water colour painting , but then a lot of games seem to suffer from this these days.

Maybe i am just too old but I think at this point there needs to be serious improvement or leap in technology / innovation before i tempted to try gaming again , who knows maybe the Occulus can change that but it needs something.

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« Reply #162 on: November 28, 2013, 04:39:06 pm »

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I really do hate to nitpick about these things.

I love to nitpick games, as you probably know if you look at my complaints about the graphics earlier in this thread. But aside from the low res textures there isn't much in this game for me to complain about. This was the highpoint of 2012 gaming for me.

I tried it but was unimpressed , the lighting and lack of real contrast or depth in colours made the whole thing feel washed out and almost hazy like some water colour painting , but then a lot of games seem to suffer from this these days.

Maybe i am just too old but I think at this point there needs to be serious improvement or leap in technology / innovation before i tempted to try gaming again , who knows maybe the Occulus can change that but it needs something.

404

I have bad eyes (80% blind in the left).  I know that feel.  However, my trick has been to turn the brightness up farther'n it should be.  Takes away very little from the "dark feel" of the game, while actually allowing me to see what's going on.  Had to do the same thing in Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite.  Then again, Columbia was already so bright it'd make your head spin...
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« Reply #163 on: November 30, 2013, 06:20:30 pm »

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I really do hate to nitpick about these things.

I love to nitpick games, as you probably know if you look at my complaints about the graphics earlier in this thread. But aside from the low res textures there isn't much in this game for me to complain about. This was the highpoint of 2012 gaming for me.

I tried it but was unimpressed , the lighting and lack of real contrast or depth in colours made the whole thing feel washed out and almost hazy like some water colour painting , but then a lot of games seem to suffer from this these days.

Maybe i am just too old but I think at this point there needs to be serious improvement or leap in technology / innovation before i tempted to try gaming again , who knows maybe the Occulus can change that but it needs something.

404

I have bad eyes (80% blind in the left).  I know that feel.  However, my trick has been to turn the brightness up farther'n it should be.  Takes away very little from the "dark feel" of the game, while actually allowing me to see what's going on.  Had to do the same thing in Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite.  Then again, Columbia was already so bright it'd make your head spin...

Its even worse if your using low def screen on a laptop , it annoyed me so much I returned it and got a better one.

sry to hear about your eye..

404
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« Reply #164 on: November 30, 2013, 07:54:50 pm »

Very good price on Dishonored in the Steam sale at the moment..
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« Reply #165 on: December 01, 2013, 12:27:04 am »

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I really do hate to nitpick about these things.

I love to nitpick games, as you probably know if you look at my complaints about the graphics earlier in this thread. But aside from the low res textures there isn't much in this game for me to complain about. This was the highpoint of 2012 gaming for me.

I tried it but was unimpressed , the lighting and lack of real contrast or depth in colours made the whole thing feel washed out and almost hazy like some water colour painting , but then a lot of games seem to suffer from this these days.

Maybe i am just too old but I think at this point there needs to be serious improvement or leap in technology / innovation before i tempted to try gaming again , who knows maybe the Occulus can change that but it needs something.

404

I have bad eyes (80% blind in the left).  I know that feel.  However, my trick has been to turn the brightness up farther'n it should be.  Takes away very little from the "dark feel" of the game, while actually allowing me to see what's going on.  Had to do the same thing in Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite.  Then again, Columbia was already so bright it'd make your head spin...

Its even worse if your using low def screen on a laptop , it annoyed me so much I returned it and got a better one.

sry to hear about your eye..

404

Yeah, I'm rather lucky-full 1080P on a 40" HDTV through my PS3.  Can't play games on my computer because of the low-def issue and my eyes.

And no worries about the eye issue-I've learned to adjust.  Just gives me an excuse to wear an eye-patch when I'm out and about sometimes. Wink
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« Reply #166 on: December 02, 2013, 10:19:08 am »

I'm 15, ok eyes Cheesy just bought the game at steam autumn sale (please steam, no more!) and I have to say I quite enjoy it...the party level is my favourite at the moment, just (SPOILER) stabbed dauds face in.
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« Reply #167 on: December 02, 2013, 06:29:13 pm »

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I really do hate to nitpick about these things.

I love to nitpick games, as you probably know if you look at my complaints about the graphics earlier in this thread. But aside from the low res textures there isn't much in this game for me to complain about. This was the highpoint of 2012 gaming for me.

I tried it but was unimpressed , the lighting and lack of real contrast or depth in colours made the whole thing feel washed out and almost hazy like some water colour painting , but then a lot of games seem to suffer from this these days.

Maybe i am just too old but I think at this point there needs to be serious improvement or leap in technology / innovation before i tempted to try gaming again , who knows maybe the Occulus can change that but it needs something.

404

I have bad eyes (80% blind in the left).  I know that feel.  However, my trick has been to turn the brightness up farther'n it should be.  Takes away very little from the "dark feel" of the game, while actually allowing me to see what's going on.  Had to do the same thing in Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite.  Then again, Columbia was already so bright it'd make your head spin...

Its even worse if your using low def screen on a laptop , it annoyed me so much I returned it and got a better one.

sry to hear about your eye..

404

Yeah, I'm rather lucky-full 1080P on a 40" HDTV through my PS3.  Can't play games on my computer because of the low-def issue and my eyes.

And no worries about the eye issue-I've learned to adjust.  Just gives me an excuse to wear an eye-patch when I'm out and about sometimes. Wink

And i cant use consoles due to my bad joints / hands Tongue

I use a cherry mechanical keyboard -and even then I need to use autofire programs with a struggle because its usually cumbersome.

What I really want to try is Occulus when its hopefully released next year .

404
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« Reply #168 on: December 03, 2013, 12:38:30 am »

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I really do hate to nitpick about these things.

I love to nitpick games, as you probably know if you look at my complaints about the graphics earlier in this thread. But aside from the low res textures there isn't much in this game for me to complain about. This was the highpoint of 2012 gaming for me.

I tried it but was unimpressed , the lighting and lack of real contrast or depth in colours made the whole thing feel washed out and almost hazy like some water colour painting , but then a lot of games seem to suffer from this these days.

Maybe i am just too old but I think at this point there needs to be serious improvement or leap in technology / innovation before i tempted to try gaming again , who knows maybe the Occulus can change that but it needs something.

404

I have bad eyes (80% blind in the left).  I know that feel.  However, my trick has been to turn the brightness up farther'n it should be.  Takes away very little from the "dark feel" of the game, while actually allowing me to see what's going on.  Had to do the same thing in Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite.  Then again, Columbia was already so bright it'd make your head spin...

Its even worse if your using low def screen on a laptop , it annoyed me so much I returned it and got a better one.

sry to hear about your eye..

404

Yeah, I'm rather lucky-full 1080P on a 40" HDTV through my PS3.  Can't play games on my computer because of the low-def issue and my eyes.

And no worries about the eye issue-I've learned to adjust.  Just gives me an excuse to wear an eye-patch when I'm out and about sometimes. Wink

And i cant use consoles due to my bad joints / hands Tongue

I use a cherry mechanical keyboard -and even then I need to use autofire programs with a struggle because its usually cumbersome.

What I really want to try is Occulus when its hopefully released next year .

404

Ya know, we could probably pool our GOOD parts and make a whole person! 
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« Reply #169 on: December 03, 2013, 04:07:40 am »

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I really do hate to nitpick about these things.

I love to nitpick games, as you probably know if you look at my complaints about the graphics earlier in this thread. But aside from the low res textures there isn't much in this game for me to complain about. This was the highpoint of 2012 gaming for me.

I tried it but was unimpressed , the lighting and lack of real contrast or depth in colours made the whole thing feel washed out and almost hazy like some water colour painting , but then a lot of games seem to suffer from this these days.

Maybe i am just too old but I think at this point there needs to be serious improvement or leap in technology / innovation before i tempted to try gaming again , who knows maybe the Occulus can change that but it needs something.

404

I have bad eyes (80% blind in the left).  I know that feel.  However, my trick has been to turn the brightness up farther'n it should be.  Takes away very little from the "dark feel" of the game, while actually allowing me to see what's going on.  Had to do the same thing in Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite.  Then again, Columbia was already so bright it'd make your head spin...

Its even worse if your using low def screen on a laptop , it annoyed me so much I returned it and got a better one.

sry to hear about your eye..

404

Yeah, I'm rather lucky-full 1080P on a 40" HDTV through my PS3.  Can't play games on my computer because of the low-def issue and my eyes.

And no worries about the eye issue-I've learned to adjust.  Just gives me an excuse to wear an eye-patch when I'm out and about sometimes. Wink

And i cant use consoles due to my bad joints / hands Tongue

I use a cherry mechanical keyboard -and even then I need to use autofire programs with a struggle because its usually cumbersome.

What I really want to try is Occulus when its hopefully released next year .

404

Ya know, we could probably pool our GOOD parts and make a whole person! 

Yes , I was thinking the same thing like one of those robots that transform and combine into super powered big one - we would be an unstoppable gaming machine !

404
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« Reply #170 on: December 31, 2013, 04:10:24 pm »

I've played this game through several times and thought it was brilliant. It was very much Thief meets Bioshock, and I loved the world lore -- the incessant feeling of despair and darkness, the hints at the macabre nature of the whaling industry that essentially powered Dunwall, the non-linear approaches to the different missions. The non-lethal solutions to taking out your targets were particularly devious, especially given the fact that they end up being even darker than simply killing your target in many cases. A high-stealth, non-lethal approach to gameplay only enhances the comparisons to the Thief series -- one of the finest stealth franchises ever conceived.
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« Reply #171 on: January 03, 2014, 11:22:37 am »

Greetings (Always late to the party...its the done thing don't ya know Wink )

I was tempted by the Steam sale and bought this game on a whim. I must admit I quite enjoyed it (It reminded me of Tenchu - Stealth Assassin on the PS1 - a fab game I might add) I was a little disappointed that it ended so quickly and I must do a rerun soon. I have played this on maximum settings on my laptop and I think the game looked great, (a little like an old graphic novel) played slickly and gave me a few smiles along the way. I have the extra missions to do as well so the game will keep me interested for a while yet.

Steam has got me again however (Christmas sale haha) and I have just bought the Bioshock series so that's my evenings sorted for a while Smiley

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« Reply #172 on: January 24, 2014, 10:30:07 am »

I did like the atmosphere. More grim then well, bioshock infinite. The plague is also well done.
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« Reply #173 on: June 15, 2015, 09:17:46 am »

Time for some threadromancy

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Bethesda have announced that they're releasing Dishonored 2 next spring

www.youtube.com/watch?t=14&v=UnsDyv-TtJg


They're also going to release a 'definitive edition' of the original game for PS4 and Xbox One in August this year.
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« Reply #174 on: June 22, 2015, 01:59:05 pm »

Dishonoured (the original + the GOTY) is in the Steam 'Encore' sale for another 4 hours if anyone wants to get it really cheaply.  Wink
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