You'll Have To Play Dishonored 2 Through Twice To Fully Understand The Story Says Dev

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 12:00 PM
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I can’t say I was ever needing an excuse to play Dishonored 2 through twice, what with Emily Kaldwin and Corvo Attano packing totally different superpowers with which to murder their way through the streets of Karnaca / possess rats. Now we’ve got one though, courtesy of game designer Harvey Smith, who’s said players will need to play through Dishonored 2 as both Emily and Corvo in order to fully understand its story.

“We do have a lot of players who go through many times, because in Dishonored you cannot see everything at once,” said Harvey. You probably only see 25 percent of the game if you play it once. There’s a path on the right; a path over the roof; a path on the left; or maybe you just possessed a fish and swam around in the river. And you can’t do all of them; you have to choose one. Plus you can play violently, or sneakily, or a combination of the two.”

“So previously some people played once, some people played many times, but in Dishonored 2 there is even more reason to play it again,” he continued.

“And I think players won’t understand Dishonored 2 till they play it twice, because there is so much overt conversation that you can miss, and lore to read and even just understanding the environment’s impact on the storytelling. Plus, there are all these powers and you don’t get enough runes to buy all of them; you can’t even buy half of the powers in one playthrough.”

That’s great to hear considering the original was a little on the short side. We’ve heard already that playthroughs of both should take between 30-40 hours, so there’s some serious meat to stick your teeth into. After the influx of of bloated open-world games, it’s promising to see the industry track back to ‘open levels’ with a greater deal of complexity and a variety of of methods to achieve your goals.

Fingers crossed Dishonored 2 is every bit as good as it sounds. We’ll find out for sure on November 11th when Dishonored 2 launches for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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10:19 Sep-28-2016

That sounds a good idea to have the stories of the two characters connected. Only concern is that playing for a second time should not be redundant/repetitive that it would diminish the fun. Well, its entirely dependent on whether they make a good game. I usually have no qualms about dishonored, as there is a lot of replayability with the approaches you can take.

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00:19 Sep-28-2016

Excellent news!

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18:19 Sep-27-2016

so devs, says you are stupid to not understand a single game...

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18:49 Sep-27-2016

That's... not even remotely what they said.

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17:43 Sep-27-2016

i love game designs like these, it reminds of The Witcher 2 when you have to pick sides between Iorveth and Roche.

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18:36 Sep-27-2016

I know, I still need to go back to TW2 and play it through the other story path! Really looking forward to Dishonored 2, as well.

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22:16 Sep-28-2016

Lol to be honest everything about the storytelling in the Witcher series is great.

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15:49 Sep-27-2016

Prince of Persia Warrior Within had something like that . Time Travel. Playing same levels with different perspectives.

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15:11 Sep-27-2016

They Just gave Me A Reason To Actually Buy It.....

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14:28 Sep-27-2016

Great. Cause the supposedly new AAA titles I've finished the past few months only took me 10-18 hours each...

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14:25 Sep-27-2016

Damn!!


Can't wait for this!!!

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12:32 Sep-27-2016

30-40 hours !! awesome. i was disappointed with doom 's playthrough it took me only 10h

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12:31 Sep-27-2016

just gives us new game + and i will be playing the game 4 times

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