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'[GAME] Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall - Review '

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Tue 23/07/13 at 11:35:
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I picked up this DLC not long after I bought the game itself and it's a great little add on. The Knife of Dunwall centers around Daud, leader of the Whalers and murderer of Empress Jessamine Kaldwin. Seeking redemption for killing the Empress, Daud is given a directive by the Outsider: unravel the mystery behind the name Delilah. Daud sets out on a journey that includes stops in familiar places (the Whalers' base in the Flooded District) as well as areas of Dunwall not seen in Dishonored's main story (the Legal District and the Rothwild Slaughterhouse).

Like Corvo, Daud is imbued with supernatural powers by the Outsider. Some of them are new, like Summon Assassin, which lets Daud call in acolytes for assistance in combat. Others are variations on Corvo's abilities, such as Void Gaze which highlights runes and bone charms and Blink, which, when used while standing still, also stops time. Daud also has an array of new gadgets at his disposal, including Choke Dust, a substance that dazes enemies, and Arc Mines.

Bethesda has confirmed that The Knife of Dunwall will serve as the first of two DLC add-ons focusing on Daud; Dishonored's final DLC, The Brigmore Witches, will complete the arc. It will release on August 13, 2013.

The Knife of Dunwall features a whole new set of achievements.

Although this DLC is very fun it's also very short with only three missions meaning a lot of content has to be squashed in, apart from that its great, new powers and runes are available while playing as Daud.

They have also introduced the favors system which allows you to gain items etc. by using your assassin followers to retrieve them.

The Plot: The Knife of Dunwall begins with a flashback of the Empress's assassination from Daud's point of view. At the moment he stabs the Empress, Daud is pulled into the Void, where he is confronted by the Outsider. The Outsider ambiguously tells Daud that his "story will end soon," but how it ends will depend on whether or not he finds Delilah.

Six months later, Daud receives word of a whaling vessel called The Delilah that has just docked at the Rothwild Slaughterhouse. Daud and his protege Billie Lurk investigate the slaughterhouse for clues. They eventually find out (either by interrogating Bundry Rothwild or by questioning Abigail Ames) that the ship belonged to a Barrister named Arnold Timsh. Timsh sold Rothwild the ship after claiming that "the name was haunting him."

Daud and Lurk then make contact with Arnold's niece, Thalia Timsh. Thalia has information on Delilah that she is willing to share, but only if Daud can dispose of Arnold Timsh and retrieve her grandmother's will from his estate. While in the estate, Daud encounters a statue of Delilah, and upon interacting with it, the statue begins to move and talk to Daud. She claims to be Delilah, communicating through the statue via black magic. She tells Daud to stop trying to find her, if not for his own good then for the good of his Assassins. Daud is not discouraged and steals the will from the estate archives.

Upon returning the will to Thalia, she tells Daud everything she knows about Delilah. A young baker's apprentice from Dunwall Tower, Delilah met Arnold Timsh and convinced him to make her the benefactor of his mother's will. Shortly after, Delilah disappeared, and Arnold became haunted by her image. One night while attending a mock seance at the Boyle Mansion, Arnold and Thalia accidentally summoned Delilah, who was painting Daud's name on a canvas.

Upon returning to the Flooded District, Daud finds that the Whalers' base has been overrun by Overseers attempting to eradicate them. Daud is then tasked with repelling the raid by eliminating their commander, Overseer Hume, and freeing the captured Assassins.

How this mission plays out is determined by Daud's chaos level.

Certain Achievements are received by playing at a certain chaos level.

High Chaos: When entering the Flooded District, Daud is greeted by a Novice Assassin who tells him of the Overseer attack. Daud repels the Overseers, alone, before ordering his Assassins to execute or capture the remaining Overseers. Immediately afterward, Billie Lurk appears and claims to have been pinned down by Overseers. Suddenly, Delilah appears on a nearby rooftop, taunting Daud and saying that her coven of witches will destroy Daud and his assassins.

Lurk then reveals herself to be working with Delilah's coven, saying she led the Overseers to the Assassin's base and sabotaged their defenses in attempt to usurp Daud as leader of the Whalers. Lurk and Daud fight until Lurk becomes mortally wounded by Daud's hand. Daud can then execute Lurk or tranquilize her with a sleep dart. The story ends with narration from the Outsider, and an image of Corvo sneaking up to kill Daud from behind as he is making a recording.

Low Chaos: When entering the Flooded District, Daud is greeted by Lurk. She tells Daud about the Overseer's attack and assists him in retaking the Rudshore Commerce Building. Once the district is retaken, Lurk admits to Daud that she was the one who revealed the location of the base, and that she gave the information to Delilah. Believing that Daud was too shaken by the Empress's death to lead the Whalers any longer, she teamed up with Delilah to usurp him. After observing Daud's behavior during the hunt for Delilah however, Lurk realizes that she struck too early and that Daud still possesses the same skill as always. Delilah then reveals herself to the Whalers and curses Lurk for double-crossing her, before issuing a final threat to both Daud and Lurk before vanishing.

Claiming that Daud deserves better than a dishonorable death at her hands, she bends her knee to Daud and surrenders her life to him. Daud can then choose to kill Lurk, or tell her to flee Dunwall and never return. If Daud chooses to spare her, the epilogue shows Lurk on an outbound smuggler ship as she contemplates finding a new use for her skills. It also ends with the image of Corvo approaching Daud as Daud greets him sitting in his chair. If Daud chooses to execute Lurk, the Outsider tells Daud that Billie lived as Daud taught her and died without regret, before ending with an image of Daud standing next to the dead Empress.

Three New Missions:
A Captain of Industry
Eminent Domain
The Surge

Ten New Achievements:
Just Business
Missing Pieces
Well Connected
No Regrets
Redemptive Path
Whisper Ways
Cleaner Hands
Rats and Ashes
Stone Cold Heart
Message from the Empress

Pro's: Unique storyline, new achievements and gear
Con's: Short
9/10

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Wed 24/07/13 at 15:13:
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Sonic Chris wrote:
I'm going to put the link at the end of the review. This won't be eligible for a GAD though.

I just finished a review on Darksiders II if you want to check it out :)
Wed 24/07/13 at 10:46:
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Well no, but to claim that the content is not yours means proper attribution, as per the rules. Just keeping you straight :)
Wed 24/07/13 at 00:35:
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HighflyerVII wrote:
Shame the added content was ripped from the Dishonored Wiki

I wasnt claiming to own the information it was just so that freeola had a review also, the information taken is the same as anywhere else no harm done I guess
Tue 23/07/13 at 23:43:
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I'm going to put the link at the end of the review. This won't be eligible for a GAD though.
Tue 23/07/13 at 23:04:
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Shame the added content was ripped from the Dishonored Wiki
Tue 23/07/13 at 22:21:
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Sonic Chris wrote:
Hey Jak,

Going to need to know a bit more detail! Maybe you can add a few more points here and there?


Sorry about that, Hope this helps :)
Tue 23/07/13 at 17:53:
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Hey Jak,

Going to need to know a bit more detail! Maybe you can add a few more points here and there?
Tue 23/07/13 at 11:35:
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I picked up this DLC not long after I bought the game itself and it's a great little add on. The Knife of Dunwall centers around Daud, leader of the Whalers and murderer of Empress Jessamine Kaldwin. Seeking redemption for killing the Empress, Daud is given a directive by the Outsider: unravel the mystery behind the name Delilah. Daud sets out on a journey that includes stops in familiar places (the Whalers' base in the Flooded District) as well as areas of Dunwall not seen in Dishonored's main story (the Legal District and the Rothwild Slaughterhouse).

Like Corvo, Daud is imbued with supernatural powers by the Outsider. Some of them are new, like Summon Assassin, which lets Daud call in acolytes for assistance in combat. Others are variations on Corvo's abilities, such as Void Gaze which highlights runes and bone charms and Blink, which, when used while standing still, also stops time. Daud also has an array of new gadgets at his disposal, including Choke Dust, a substance that dazes enemies, and Arc Mines.

Bethesda has confirmed that The Knife of Dunwall will serve as the first of two DLC add-ons focusing on Daud; Dishonored's final DLC, The Brigmore Witches, will complete the arc. It will release on August 13, 2013.

The Knife of Dunwall features a whole new set of achievements.

Although this DLC is very fun it's also very short with only three missions meaning a lot of content has to be squashed in, apart from that its great, new powers and runes are available while playing as Daud.

They have also introduced the favors system which allows you to gain items etc. by using your assassin followers to retrieve them.

The Plot: The Knife of Dunwall begins with a flashback of the Empress's assassination from Daud's point of view. At the moment he stabs the Empress, Daud is pulled into the Void, where he is confronted by the Outsider. The Outsider ambiguously tells Daud that his "story will end soon," but how it ends will depend on whether or not he finds Delilah.

Six months later, Daud receives word of a whaling vessel called The Delilah that has just docked at the Rothwild Slaughterhouse. Daud and his protege Billie Lurk investigate the slaughterhouse for clues. They eventually find out (either by interrogating Bundry Rothwild or by questioning Abigail Ames) that the ship belonged to a Barrister named Arnold Timsh. Timsh sold Rothwild the ship after claiming that "the name was haunting him."

Daud and Lurk then make contact with Arnold's niece, Thalia Timsh. Thalia has information on Delilah that she is willing to share, but only if Daud can dispose of Arnold Timsh and retrieve her grandmother's will from his estate. While in the estate, Daud encounters a statue of Delilah, and upon interacting with it, the statue begins to move and talk to Daud. She claims to be Delilah, communicating through the statue via black magic. She tells Daud to stop trying to find her, if not for his own good then for the good of his Assassins. Daud is not discouraged and steals the will from the estate archives.

Upon returning the will to Thalia, she tells Daud everything she knows about Delilah. A young baker's apprentice from Dunwall Tower, Delilah met Arnold Timsh and convinced him to make her the benefactor of his mother's will. Shortly after, Delilah disappeared, and Arnold became haunted by her image. One night while attending a mock seance at the Boyle Mansion, Arnold and Thalia accidentally summoned Delilah, who was painting Daud's name on a canvas.

Upon returning to the Flooded District, Daud finds that the Whalers' base has been overrun by Overseers attempting to eradicate them. Daud is then tasked with repelling the raid by eliminating their commander, Overseer Hume, and freeing the captured Assassins.

How this mission plays out is determined by Daud's chaos level.

Certain Achievements are received by playing at a certain chaos level.

High Chaos: When entering the Flooded District, Daud is greeted by a Novice Assassin who tells him of the Overseer attack. Daud repels the Overseers, alone, before ordering his Assassins to execute or capture the remaining Overseers. Immediately afterward, Billie Lurk appears and claims to have been pinned down by Overseers. Suddenly, Delilah appears on a nearby rooftop, taunting Daud and saying that her coven of witches will destroy Daud and his assassins.

Lurk then reveals herself to be working with Delilah's coven, saying she led the Overseers to the Assassin's base and sabotaged their defenses in attempt to usurp Daud as leader of the Whalers. Lurk and Daud fight until Lurk becomes mortally wounded by Daud's hand. Daud can then execute Lurk or tranquilize her with a sleep dart. The story ends with narration from the Outsider, and an image of Corvo sneaking up to kill Daud from behind as he is making a recording.

Low Chaos: When entering the Flooded District, Daud is greeted by Lurk. She tells Daud about the Overseer's attack and assists him in retaking the Rudshore Commerce Building. Once the district is retaken, Lurk admits to Daud that she was the one who revealed the location of the base, and that she gave the information to Delilah. Believing that Daud was too shaken by the Empress's death to lead the Whalers any longer, she teamed up with Delilah to usurp him. After observing Daud's behavior during the hunt for Delilah however, Lurk realizes that she struck too early and that Daud still possesses the same skill as always. Delilah then reveals herself to the Whalers and curses Lurk for double-crossing her, before issuing a final threat to both Daud and Lurk before vanishing.

Claiming that Daud deserves better than a dishonorable death at her hands, she bends her knee to Daud and surrenders her life to him. Daud can then choose to kill Lurk, or tell her to flee Dunwall and never return. If Daud chooses to spare her, the epilogue shows Lurk on an outbound smuggler ship as she contemplates finding a new use for her skills. It also ends with the image of Corvo approaching Daud as Daud greets him sitting in his chair. If Daud chooses to execute Lurk, the Outsider tells Daud that Billie lived as Daud taught her and died without regret, before ending with an image of Daud standing next to the dead Empress.

Three New Missions:
A Captain of Industry
Eminent Domain
The Surge

Ten New Achievements:
Just Business
Missing Pieces
Well Connected
No Regrets
Redemptive Path
Whisper Ways
Cleaner Hands
Rats and Ashes
Stone Cold Heart
Message from the Empress

Pro's: Unique storyline, new achievements and gear
Con's: Short
9/10

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