Dropping you into a well-constructed universe of oppression in a 19th century style fusion of English and Eastern European cultures Dishonered tells the tale of Corvo, framed for the death of the Empress and the kidnapping of Princess Emily.
Where Corvo was once the trusted protector of royalty, now he must join the underground movement to clear his name and rescue Emily from the oppressive regime that has emerged in the power vacuum left after the Empress’s untimely demise.
Corvo dons a specially constructed mast, learns the magical assassin abilities of rune based powers and is sent on a number of missions to right the wrongs of the recent past.
Game-play itself is played out in first person, and depending on how you want to tackle each objective, could take an hour or two each mission (including saving often, and reloading). In the tradition of games such as Thief, or Deus Ex, you can tackle objectives in a variety of ways; primarily sneaking around, or going in crossbows blazing (that is indeed possible with incendiary bolts).
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