Conclusion: Combined with The Knife of Dunwall , The Brigmore Witches and the story of Daud is exactly what Dishonored ’s DLC needed to be – a fun side-story with an interesting character that adds to the main story but doesn’t take anything away. The story of Daud’s redemption is pretty well told in the few hours it takes to complete (depending as ever on your play-style), adding some full supernatural dealings to Dunwall but always keeping to the series’ intriguing canon, and ends...
Excerpt: Lithe, deceptive and deadly: the titular antagonists of Dishonored ’s second story based DLC, The Brigmore Witches , make for formidable opponents, armed with Outsider granted sorcery and ghostly pet hellhounds. These green skinned, stalky veined sirens are a clear and present danger, the kind of palpable threat that Dishonored lacked.
Conclusion: While Knife of Dunwall provides a good excuse to revisit the city of Dunwall, it never does anything particularly interesting. There are no missions akin to Lady Boyle’s Last Party or powers quite as neat as the ability to summon rats. Every mission sticks to a strict Dishonored ness, never veering far from what the main game did.
Excerpt: Corvo Attano isn’t the only man who was touched by the spiritual mark that grants him his powers. In the dreary streets, whaling ports, and lavish houses of nobles, another stalks in the shadows. He is the killer of an Empress, Daud, the master assassin. In this standalone campaign, you must sneak, stab, and survive the dastardly difficult missions Daud undertakes on his quest to piece together the unravelling world around him.
Conclusion: Nevertheless it’s a story that definitely has me intrigued (which I couldn’t say about Dishonored ’s plot, another failing of the main game that Knife of Dunwall seems to be correcting) and anyone hankering for more Dishonored will be utterly satisfied – I certainly hope this is how Bioshock Infinite ’s DLC will go. I’ll be first in line for The Brigmore Witches Arkane, but just remember to let me carry my baggage over please.
Excerpt: Daud. If you've beaten Dishonored , the very name drips with foreboding. This leader of assassins and fellow favorite of the Outsider proved to be one of Corvo's most formidable foes, and in The Knife of Dunwall downloadable content, you step into his sneaky, stabby boots. He can maneuver and murder with the same stealthy grace and brutal panache as Corvo, but he has a few new tricks that freshen things up and encourage experimentation.
Pros: Great tweak to the blink ability, New areas are rich with secrets and goodies, Daud is gruffly appealing, Lethal and nonlethal play styles are both very rewarding
Excerpt: If you experienced Dishonored , you no doubt caught the catalyst for the protagonist’s entire adventure at the start of the game: the death of the beloved Empress of the The Empire of Isles. But who actually killed her? Why, none other than Daud — assassin extraordinaire, and man of dubious moral standing.