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".
Excerpt: Many Dishonored fans will undoubtedly be disappointed that the game's first DLC does not provide any new adventures for Corvo or give players the chance to further explore the fascinating Dunwall and the world it inhabits.
Excerpt: In Dishonored, you played as Corvo, falsely accused of killing the Empress and forced to go underground to avenge the conspiracy that led to her assassination. But what about the other guy? The assassin who really did kill the Empress?
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...
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?