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Out of the Blue

Happy Cyber Monday, presuming this is actually as much of a thing as they make it out to be. I guess the good news is that nobody is going to get trampled during a "door-buster" today, though after some of the Black Friday footage I saw, I'm not sure I'd bet against that.

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7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2012, 14:22 sauron
 
Beelzebud wrote on Nov 26, 2012, 13:16:
Cutter wrote on Nov 26, 2012, 12:43:
Helf, re your question yesterday about Dishonored so far. I'm enjoying it but it's not blowing me away or anything. The environments are great but it's all a bit formulaic and predictable. I find the story wanting. It's just not as engaging as games like DX, Thief, Bioshock. It's also seems like it's pretty short as I think there are 7 acts and I've already burned through 5 - and that's exploring and doing the sneaky/low kill thing too. It was worth the $20 IMo but I'd have been miffed if I paid more for it.

That's pretty much how I felt about it. It's a nice looking game, but it just didn't suck me in like other games have. It is a bit on the short side too. Frankly I'll take less detailed huge games, than highly detailed short games. Last year I replayed Deus Ex, which was made in 1999. In 13 years, I doubt I'll even remember Dishonored.

I'm still hooked on GW2 (currently level 71) and haven't even loaded anything else up since it came out. Kind of a pain since I have a big backlog of games, but GW2 gameplay is really excellent. Looking forward to endgame.
 
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