As many of you know, I hate First Person titles. I hate the sense of hopelessness as you constantly spin around 360 degrees trying to work out what exactly is attacking you, only to end up dead just as you work it out…..5 seconds too late. I hate that my depth perception ability is not only hindered but seems to take a break and I either run head first into enemies or end up doing some sort of comedy kung fu routine 5 yards in front of them as they wait impatiently for me to finish so they can kill me with a single poke of their little finger.
If I have an option to, I will zoom out into a third person perspective although it’s only really Bethesda developed titles that allow you to do this.
However, there is an exception to this rule and that is slow first person titles. ones that allow you to stand and take in your surroundings, ones that allow you to work out the optimum path to take. I’m talking the Portal franchise and Mirror’s Edge to name two. The other thing that many people know about me is that I am a sucker for a bargain and even if I know I will hate a game, if the price is right I will still buy it.
When I was scanning through the online store and I found that I could pre-order Dishonored Definitive Edition for less than half price because I owned – but never played – the last gen version on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (thanks Plus and Games with Gold) then my price point gene was engaged. A quick message on the Midlife Gamer Facebook group to find out what sort of First Person title it was convinced me that I should at least give it a try.
I have absolutely no interest in writing a full review of the title and if that’s what you are looking for then I suggest you have a quick look over Derek’s Dishonored review from a few years ago – hey if games companies are allowed to re-release games, then surely we can re-release reviews. What we do bring you though is a 30 minute video of the opening sections showing you the reason for your incarceration at Dunwall Tower and subsequent escape from Stonebridge Prison which will allow you to see the improvements made to the title graphically as well as laugh at a few funky kung fu moves as I battle with my depth perception before a kill is landed in a game that I may just frequent a few more times in the near future. So sit back, relax and enjoy Spoiler Alert – Dishonored.