Dishonored 2 is definitely going to be a game I play twice. Not just because developers Arkane reckon it’ll take that long just to understand what it’s about, but rather because of the game’s two protagonists. master assassin Corvo has his own set of tricks, but it’s Emily Kaldwin that really has my attention. She’s an unstoppable force when really put to the task, and there’s no better evidence than that than this highly chaotic run through Clockwork Mansion.
Most of Dishonored 2’s marketing has featured some impressive looking mechanical soldiers, and the latest gameplay peek takes Emily to the doorstep of their creator: Kirin Jindosh. Making her way through the (literally) transforming mansion, Emily holds nothing back during this playthrough – using the full extent of her abilities to behead, dismember and otherwise render her foes obsolete. It’s quite exquisite.
Aside from the glorious abilities and grace that Emily has in the game (how great is the Domino skill still?), there’s another part of this particular bit of gameplay that really appeals to me. The Clockwork mansion itself isn’t a static building, twisting and turning at the pull of a lever. It reveals new paths, new levels and some delicately placed environmental puzzles. For someone like me who has no intention to actually be seen, it’s a paradise of possibilities just waiting to be explored.
It’s also yet another piece of Dishonored 2 that has me seriously considering this sequel one of the best games to still be coming this year. Its silently flown under the radar in a sense, only now picking up some real steam with these great looks at gameplay. With Emily’s non-chaotic and silent walkthroughs coming soon, I can’t wait to see even more.
Dishonored 2 is out on Xbox One, PS4 and PC this November.
Last Updated: September 30, 2016