Old Blood | Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC Review
New Gamer Nation
16 May 2013
Excerpt: As soon as they step into the blood-soaked boots of the master assassin Daud, The Knife of Dunwall ’s protagonist, players will remember what made Dishonored so great. Released a scant half-year ago, Dishonored captured our grimy, murderous hearts with its exciting, innovative gameplay, gorgeous...
Pros: New Location is Interesting, Story is Great
Cons: Lots of Low Resolution Textures, Randomized NPC Dialogue
Review: Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC (Sony PlayStation 3)
22 April 2013
Summary: In the end, this DLC is a mixed bag. While it offers some great Dishonored gameplay, it lacks in the story department. While it has freedom to tackle missions however you want, you don’t have the same number of options you did before.
Excerpt: While Dishonored's protagonist Corvo was the strong, silent stabby-type, the Knife of Dunwall has you wearing out the shoe leather of master assassin Daud, a man who isn't afraid to speak his mind or snuff an empress here and there.
Excerpt: Editor's Note 4/19/13: Scroll down for GamesRadar's review of Dishonored's DLC update, The Knife of Dunwall. Historically, new IPs with unique worlds don't pop up as frequently when it's several years into a console cycle.
Pros: Openness of the level structure, Freedom to be creative with the combat, Unique lore and characters suck you into the world
Cons: Abilities wheel and onscreen pop-ups take you out of the action, Steep difficulty at the start can be discouraging, Stealth option gets trumped by action gameplay
Excerpt: Poor old Daud. The moment he hits the height of his profession - assassinating the empress of Dunwall in Dishonored's opening cutscene - he's struck down by not a blade or a bullet, but by his own brain. As if making an enemy of Corvo isn't bad enough, a conscience rears into his ugly, scarred head.
Excerpt: Life is full of choices, but virtually all of the decisions we make every day are depressingly inconsequential. Shall I have tea or coffee with breakfast? Shall I wear grey or black socks today?
Excerpt: Wading deep into the wetworks as a contract killer isn’t the most noble of callings, but when dirty deeds need doing, there’s little room for principle. Improvisation and a touch of the supernatural are Dishonored’s trumps against seemingly impenetrable targets and impossible scenarios.
Excerpt: Dishonored is gorgeous, as you can probably tell from the screenshots. It’s a little misleading to watch the trailer, however, since the game never really gets that dark. The darkest shadows in the game only look comfortably dim at the most.