Summary: Stealth games typically have a handful of "right" ways to finish each level, and then a few dozen "wrong" ways where you totally screw up. Dishonored, on the other hand, just has fifty different ways to do everything, and all of them are "right".
Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches DLC Review – Xbox 360
29 August 2013
Excerpt: If you’re reading this then you’re more than likely already aware of how good of a game Arkane Studios’ Dishonored is. The freedom to complete a mission how you wanted as the accused Corvo, be it non-lethal or with plenty of bloodshed, was brilliant.
Summary: The Knife of Dunwall definitely wasn’t emphatic in setting the stage for The Brigmore Witches, but did offer something fresh. As part two, a drastic change wasn’t expected, but the few alterations essentially stunted Dunwall’s insistence on offering diverging paths and cluttered the city with...
Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC Review – Xbox 360
15 May 2013
Excerpt: Dishonored was an amazing game when it came out last year. This action and stealth based adventure gave its players the option to navigate the world and complete the main story in almost any way they wanted as the framed royal protector, Corvo Attano.
Summary: Dishonored: Knife of Dunwall casts you as Daud, the titular Knife of Dunwall. He’s an infamous assassin - the kind of character mothers tell their children stories about so they’ll behave. He’s the one that ran Empress Jessamine Kaldwin through in the opening minutes of Corvo’s story. Why?
(Xbox 360 Review) Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
The Entertainment Depot
30 April 2013
Summary: As a worthy companion story to Dishonored , The Knife of Dunwall is a terrific example of high-quality DLC that intelligently improves upon the core material while retaining what made it great in the first place.
Excerpt: Dishonored made its mark being original , but with downloadable content, originality is harder to pull off: developers often don’t have the resources to build the number of new features you’d see in a full-fledged release.
Pros: + Meaty three-stage adventure with improved stealth-violence balance., + Tells a quality-over-quantity story that isn’t too cliffhanger-y.
Cons: - Missions aren’t quite as imaginative as Dishonored’s best; powers aren’t as punchy., ? There’s always time for whiskey and cigars, isn’t there?