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Topic: Pure Xbox Game Club: Dishonored (May)

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ralphdibny

Just finished Alan wake and both it's DLCs, good game!

The Signal DLC ramped the difficulty up a bit! Thankfully it evened out by the second DLC The Writer. I think I preferred the second one anyway, bit more barmy than the first. Reminded me a bit of Alice Madness Returns. There was one section of the DLC where you ascend a lighthouse near the end which really reminded me of a bit in the final Dark Tower book by Stephen King.

I also liked they reused the end credits for the game after each DLC which means I got to hear Space Oddity by David Bowie 3 times today! Easily the best song in the game

ralphdibny

LtSarge

@ralphdibny Nice one mate, glad that you enjoyed it! I also thought the second DLC was the best one out of the two. I really loved the section before the lighthouse where you have to shine your torch at the rocks in order for the light from the lighthouse to reach the Taken. And yeah, the game had an amazing soundtrack. I still listen to some of the songs even now after having finished the game weeks ago.

Are you going to go through American Nightmare next?

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ralphdibny

@LtSarge cheers matey. That bit was crazy actually, you don't realise all the baddies are there until the light simultaneously reveals them and kills them! I'm not sure if I prefer the manuscripts creating words to use as items/events over them just unlocking text with voice over. The first one is like a good use of it in terms of game play but the latter is just enjoyable to listen to

I will do American Nightmare soon-ish, maybe tomorrow maybe not. I've got about 20 days to tick off as many PS Plus games as I can before my sub runs out. I want to focus on PS3 and Vita titles though so I can buy any keepers in case the store shuts down during my next sub period (only going to sub again if it's like £30 on sale). Having said that, I am keen to finish off the remedy-verse before then as well because Control on ps plus was the ultimate edition that includes the Alan wake DLC. Obviously that means I'll have to play it on base PS4 with all the performance issues instead of the One X which I'm sure will be a bit better at least 🤷‍♂️

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ralphdibny

LtSarge

@ralphdibny Ah it sounds like this is going to be a busy month for you then! I think it's a good idea though to go through your PS+ backlog. Once Sony sees that nobody is buying from the PS3/Vita stores then they're definitely going to shut them down for good this time. Might as well finish up as many as you can now.


I just finished the fourth mission in Dishonored and man this one was just all over the place. The level started out pretty straightforward but once you got to the main area, it just took a complete nosedive. I entered through the main door and everyone discovered me even though they told me at the beginning of the mission that nobody would notice me since it's a party where everyone is wearing a mask. I died numerous times and had no idea what I was doing wrong. So i decided to enter from the top floor and that went better, but as soon as I walked around on the ground floor some people became suspicious of me for no reason once again! I looked up online why this was happening to me and apparently a lot of players have been reporting issues with this level. Even the Definitive Edition is having issues, which is dumb. But yeah, this is something to keep in mind for you who haven't done the fourth level yet.

A tip for those starting out is to immediately upgrade Dark vision to the last level. I thought I didn't need to upgrade to the second level because it seemed like it didn't add anything significantly beneficial. But level two does add the ability to highlight loot, which is great because it's so easy to miss loot.

LtSarge

Beagle

@ralphdibny hi mate, thank you! Sorry for the delay, I was sure I had replied to this but think I failed to hit post reply! Yes please, that sounds great. I probably wont be able to join in every time but would definitely like to join when I can!

@LTSarge, really pleased to see you are enjoying the game. I don't remember if the game teaches you this, but it kind of scales the difficulty by adding more or less enemies for each mission, depending on your play style. Take the “easier” option of taking guards out, and you will get more guards on the next mission as they start to notice someone has been killing them off. Take the more stealthy option and the game rewards you by not having too many guards - because the bad guys haven't noticed your actions as much, and because it would be near impossible to make it through a stealth playthrough with too many guards I guess! I remember thinking that was a very cool mechanic, one that makes sense in terms of the game but also in terms of keeping a good level of challenge.

Beagle

nessisonett

For whatever reason Callista didn’t ask me to save the guy in the first real mission like she normally does. So it didn’t pop up as an optional mission but I’ll still try to do it.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

nessisonett

Finished High Overseer Campbell there. No kills but a couple of unconscious bodies were found so didn’t get Ghost. I at least managed to save Curnow, Griff and Elsa though!

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Mr-Fuggles777

@nessisonett you are best going for ghost with a high chaos run, you can turn guards to ash when killed to stop them being discovered - you can also pick them off at a distance with your crossbow.

Edit: ignore that, I've just checked and you can't kill or alert anyone

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With no Power, comes no Responsibility!

Xbox Gamertag: CHAOS BADGER 77

nessisonett

@Mr-Fuggles777 Ah well, I don’t mind seeing how hard it is! Shame, I managed it in The Golden Cat as well!

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

nessisonett

Finished another couple of levels today, The Royal Physician and Lady Boyle’s Last Party. I have thoughts but I’ll wait until more people get to the Lady Boyle level!

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

LtSarge

@nessisonett Did you have any difficulties getting through the party section of the Lady Boyle level? As I mentioned in an earlier post, I kept getting discovered even though I hadn't even done anything wrong yet. Apparently a lot of people have experienced issues with this particular level as well.

LtSarge

nessisonett

@LtSarge Honestly no, I must have missed that particular glitch although I was playing the original version on Steam if that makes any difference.

I also completed the game tonight. I swear I didn’t mean to do it so soon, I just kept playing and couldn’t stop! Glad that I’ve finally gotten into the game though and I’ll be playing the sequel sooner rather than later. Shame I don’t have any of the DLC on Steam but I think the Game Pass PC version has the DLC.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

LtSarge

@nessisonett Maybe, I'm playing the PS4 version so maybe that one is not as good as the PC version.

To be fair, this game does feel rather short once you get past the first couple of missions since those take up a huge chunk of the campaign. I looked it up and apparently I was already halfway through the game, lol. That's why I've decided to take my time with the rest of it instead of finishing it up too quickly, even though there are two story DLCs for the game. But yeah, it is quite addicting to play!

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ralphdibny

@Beagle no problem!! Don't worry, we are all in and out a bit. I'm out this time, my hectic month just got more hectic! I'll get you added to the list soon!

ralphdibny

LtSarge

So I've played a bit more today and I think I'm getting close to the end of the game. At this point though I'm getting kinda tired of playing too stealthily since I've been doing it the whole game. So I'm playing a bit more risky now and killing people more often since it's more satisfying. Especially in the case of high value targets. Like it doesn't feel satisfying at all when you defeat them in a nonlethal way, so I just went back and killed them anyway, lol. But yeah, this game is so much fun just killing everyone. I've been looking up playthroughs on YouTube and apparently high chaos runs is a common thing, which doesn't really surprise me. It's just way too slow and less fun to not kill anyone. So I'm not going to be reserved anymore for the rest of my playthrough.

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ralphdibny

@LtSarge how many hours would you say you've put into it?

I think I get a bit like that on games like MGS and Splinter Cell. I've played them all so many times now, stealth and non stealth, lethal and non lethal that I just do whatever now if I replay them. You kind of get to the point where you can execute stealth moves really quickly. A headshot while a second guard isn't looking for a split second followed by a second one for example.

ralphdibny

LtSarge

@ralphdibny I think I've played for 7-8 hours so far. I still got a good two hours or so left of the main game. But the game still feels so short, probably because there aren't that many levels but you still spend a good amount of time in them depending on how much you choose to do in terms of the optional stuff (collectibles, side missions and so on).

You can unlock an ability to sneak kill enemies and when they die they just dissipate into the air so other guards rarely notice your presence. If you can combine the teleport ability with sneak kills that make the enemies dissolve then you're pretty much unstoppable. Teleporting is the coolest ability in the game btw, you're able to teleport anywhere, both horizontally and vertically, within a fairly long radius. The only time I shoot enemies is when I want to put them to sleep with sleep bolts, but now I think I'll just use my regular crossbow bolts and kill them instantly (which also makes them dissipate into the air).

LtSarge

ralphdibny

@LtSarge oh right fair enough, quite a short game then! I thought it was going to be a long one for some reason 🤔.

That kind of unstoppable stealth machine is quite a good feeling in games. It's just slick instead of a messy shootout or a timid poking your head out around the corner

ralphdibny

LtSarge

Just finished Dishonored. Excellent game! It took me some time to get used to the gameplay but towards the end of the story I was able to alternate between playing stealthily as well as violently. Moreover, I was quite delighted at how the characters grew on me even though you don't see or interact with them that much. Also, I was impressed by how much attention to detail there was in the game as well as how in-depth the mechanics were. This game has so much replay-value due to its open nature and because there are so many different ways to play. I highly enjoyed my time with it and I'm definitely looking forward to playing through the two story DLCs soon as well.

Another great experience thanks to Game Club!

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