Forget Thief, the stealth genre may have a new king. Released last October by developer Arkane Studios, Dishonored was a brilliantly realized stealth action game that proved there’s still plenty of room for innovation in the genre. I wouldn’t have predicted a sequel reveal anytime soon, but that may very well be the case here. If this leaked off-screen photo of a slide from a behind closed doors presentation is real, an announcement may come as soon as E3. I’d also like to know what that “Darkness of Tyvia” bit means, because Google isn’t proving very helpful.
I called Dishonored “delicious” in my review of the game, saying it “mixes elements from some of the best games of the action and stealth genres while successfully bringing plenty of ingenious ideas of its own.” If you haven’t played it already, this is very much a game worth experiencing.
Dexter and Silent Hill: Downpour composer Daniel Licht has released a live acoustic version of “Honor For All”, which is a track from the critically acclaimed video game Dishonored. The video features Licht along with his brother Jon Licht, Norman Kim, and Paul Haapaniemi trading off duties on several different instruments. Edited together, it’s a very fun and interesting take on the original track. Give it a listen below!
Also, make sure to check out Adam’s review. READ MORE
Sometimes a fresh set of eyes can bring new and interesting perspectives. When you look at the same thing for so long, it can get difficult to see its flaws, and while this can be said for many things, it’s especially true for video games. Getting a fresh perspective can be a great way to make sure a series stays engaging, to keep it from becoming stale and predictable. Franchises like Resident Evil and Silent Hill have each had games developed by studios other than the one that created them, and while the results have been a mixed bag, some of these partnerships have led to incredible games.
With this in mind, I’ve compiled a list of six game developers that I think are universally great and matched them with a horror franchise I feel they could make an incredible game for. Check out my picks after the break, and feel free to comment with your own dream matches!
Because so many websites and publications have Game of the Year awards that cover many games across many different genres, we created the FEAR Awards, which since its inception back in 2009 has recognized the best and worst horror (and horror adjacent) games of the year. Unfortunately, this means we miss many excellent games. To remedy this, I’m going to recognized this year’s best non-horror games right now. Check them out after the jump!
It looks like player reception of the recently released Dishonored has matched its critical reception. In my review I likened it to BioShock for its atmosphere, dystopian Steampunk setting, and even the combat, which feels similar to the uniquely satisfying plasmid/weapon combination. It looks like the two games could soon share something else in common — Dishonored could soon get a sequel that I’m not entirely sure it needs. Bethesda hasn’t disclosed exactly how many copies have sold so far, but it’s performed well enough to warrant the consideration of a sequel. Of course, BioShock 2 was a solid enough game, even if it didn’t quite have that feeling of newness its predecessor did. Either way, I’m sure a Dishonored 2 would be a great game. What do you think?
Yep! It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, which means dutiful consumers are already preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season. If you think you’re exempt from that, think again. Either you know a fellow horror fan (or family member) in need, or you want something for yourself! You can take this as advice for what to buy, or what to ask for.
This third installment is all about games, toys and merch. The stuff you buy for the real horror fans in your life. We’ve got collectibles, clothes, sheets, apps and video games! Many thanks to BD Video Game guru Adam Dodd who shot over a few blurbs with some of his suggestions, he’s credited as “AD”.
MUSIC/FILMS & TV.
Head inside to find that special something for that special someone. Again, I’ve made the images thumbnails so you can scroll more easily through the list – click to make big. READ MORE
Every so often a game comes along that is truly unforgettable. We’re adrift in a sea of sequels, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find a new experience. Don’t get me wrong, I love me a good sequel, and I’m very much looking forward to games like Halo 4, Assassin’s Creed III, and Far Cry 3 later this year, but one thing those games can’t provide is the feeling that comes with immersing yourself in a world you’ve never seen before. This makes Dishonored a breath of fresh air. because it’s more than unique — it’s also beautiful, twisted, and insanely fun.
When it comes to exciting releases, the rest of this year is pretty damn exciting. There are a ton of games I’m fully prepared to spend all my money on, and believe me, come December, those unsuspecting [insert game retailer of your choice] employees will know me. Head past the break for the most up to date release schedule for the rest of the games 2012 has to offer, and feel free to let me know what you can’t wait to get your hands on after the break.
Sony’s really pushing its digital download offering next month as they’ve unveiled eight major releases that will be available to download the same day they become available at retail. This is part of a new program dubbed “PSN Day 1 Digital” and it’s good news assuming you have enough free space on your PS3′s hard drive. The list of games includes the highly anticipated Resident Evil 6, as well as the remastered Doom 3 BFG Edition, Dishonored, and Assassin’s Creed III. Check out the full list after the jump.
Dishonored is quickly becoming one of my most anticipated games. With each morsel of gameplay I get my anticipation grows and my patience shortens. I want to run over rooftops of a gloomy Victorian city now. I want to jump from said rooftops onto the shoulders of an unsuspecting guard so I can plunge my hidden blade into the back of his neck now. I want to do all this while wearing an intensely badass looking mask right fucking now. In case you’re still not sure about this game, and really, if you aren’t you’re officially dead inside, you really need to check out its E3 trailer after the jump. It’s one part creepy, two parts awesome, with a dash of fuck yes thrown in. READ MORE
Have you ever wondered what you would get if you were to mix the graceful exploration and death-dealing of Assassin’s Creed with the murky morality of Deus Ex and the stealth action of Thief? You’d get Dishonored, an open-world adventure game that brings with it an intriguing blend of steampunk and the supernatural. It follows Corvo–the man with the badass looking mask–who’s on a mission of revenge after he’s framed for the murder of the Empress he swore to protect. Head past the break for an incredibly cool trailer and some snazzy new box art.
In Dishonored you play as Corvo, who is falsely imprisoned for the murder of the Empress, whom he used to protect. He has special powers, gadgets, and natural talents that make him incredibly dangerous. Though the game is an FPS it seems as if they ill be focusing on stealth and melee combat.
It’s said the game will vary greatly depending on how violent you are throughout. No release date. PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. Screens past the break. READ MORE