Friday, December 9, 2016

Only so far

I was presented with a bizarre choice at the end of Dishonored 2, one worthy of being discovered on your own if you have not played the game yet. If you have continue on!

My Corvo may have been little more than a murderer with nifty powers but he at least stayed true to one thing: everything he did was in an attempt to save his daughter who the main villain had turned to stone. He said it over and over. It was his reason for discarding societal norms like the sanctity of life and not breaking into random houses and stealing their bath salts.

So when he finally gets back to her, after having killed, electronically lobotomized, killed and forever imprisoned his enemies, the game presents him with a choice: save the daughter or leave her imprisoned in stone and take the thrown.

What the hell?

I compared the first Dishonored to a test of self restraint, one that I failed quite early on. The second is like it, and I never even attempted to achieve its goal, but what kind of asshole leaves his child frozen in time and steals her kingdom? This isn't Game of Thrones!

My Corvo may have been homicidal but he was no dick head.

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