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What is Dishonored Death of the Outsider?

Dishonored Death of the Outsider is the third game in the action-adventure stealth videogame franchise. It was published by Bethesda Softworks and developed by Arkane Studios in 2017. The game can be played on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles as well as Microsoft Windows PCs. It continues the story of Billie Lurk, a former assassin who tries to bring down the supernatural creature called the Outsider.

Key facts about Dishonored Death of the Outsider

  • Dishonored Death of the Outsider is centered on the adventures of Billie and her mentor Daud.
  • The video game is the best in the series in terms of graphics, sounds and AI.
  • Dishonored Death of the Outsider has intelligently designed levels and plenty of side quests.
  • Compared to its predecessors, the new installment has a weaker narrative.
  • Dishonored Death of the Outsider brings very few new skills, weapons and special talents.

Gameplay of Dishonored Death of the Outsider

Anyone who has played the previous game in the franchise will find the gameplay of Dishonored Death of the Outsider to be quite familiar. Players can use special abilities to inflict damage and block attacks as well as special weapons. The gear feels underwhelming at many times and it’s not possible to use more than one gadget at once. Players are frequently tasked with dealing with opponents silently, by using nonlethal solutions. This is the recommended way when trying not to attract the attention of the guards.

The Dishonored Death of the Outsider gameplay gets progressively more complicated with each new mission. That’s because players gain access to new supernatural abilities, with the core of three such talents at their disposal. They rejuvenate energy and hitpoints quickly, deal more damage and are more resilient. The difference between the previous games and this one is that all the special abilities are unlocked simultaneously.

Billie Lurk is a versatile hero but her main ability is the one of teleportation. It goes by the name of Displace and allows her to teleport to a marker set previously. Another cool way of dealing with opponents is by using Semblance, which is a special ability. Players can take the faces of NPCs and use this disguise so they don’t attract attention. Many missions can only be completed by using this skill, although players have the option of resorting to brute force in most cases.

To make the most of the few new mechanics introduced by the gameplay of Dishonored Death of the Outsider players should complete side quests. These go by the name of Contracts and their successful completion will reward players with gear and weapons.

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Plot of Dishonored Death of the Outsider

The plot of Dishonored Death of the Outsider continues after the narrative of Dishonored 2. Emily Kaldwin is back on her throne and Billie Lurk begins the search for her mentor. When she finds Daud she realizes that he is in serious danger. After freeing him from the hands of the maleficent Eyeless cult they embark on an epic quest together. The pair tries to kill the Outsider, a supernatural being created thousands of years ago using a special blade.

In their quest to find the blade and defeat the monster, Billie is visited by the Outsider. This interaction results in her right arm being replaced by a Void-made arm while her eye is changed into a red artifact. This is when the plot thickens because she is granted supernatural powers that help her defeat the enemies she encounters. Nothing seems to stand in her way and eventually she finds the coveted knife. Sadly, her mentor dies from natural causes and she has to return to the Dreadful Wale to cremate his remains.

The Dishonored Death of the Outsider story continues with Billy infiltrating the Royal Conservatory to retrieve priceless documents. She learns more about the Void and the creatures spawned by it before entering the Void portal. There’s where she finds the Outsider and has the option of killing it or bringing him to the mortal realm. In any case, the void will endure and there will be nobody left to control it.

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Development of Dishonored Death of the Outsider

Dishonored Death of the Outsider development started soon after the second game in the series was released. Since it was met with such critical acclaim, the team began work on it with enthusiasm and the deadline was met. They also decided to make certain changes to the gameplay and leveling system. One of the most important modifications was the one regarding the way special abilities are unlocked. In the latest installment, players get them all at once and can use them in the early missions.

Compared to its predecessor, the new game doesn’t have all the levels sporting an original theme. That was the consequence of the development team having less time to work on the game. Even so, the manageable levels and the ramifications of special powers were regarded as sufficiently complex. The developers have announced that if more games will be produced in the series, they will bring new characters in the spotlight. This means that the era of Emily Kaldwin and Corvo Attano has ended.

Where can I download Dishonored Death of the Outsider?

Dishonored Death of the Outsider is a game that must be played by anyone who enjoyed the previous titles in the series. Even though it is centered on new protagonists, it has the same popular gameplay. Arkane Studios is selling all the games in the franchise on its website so players can buy the bundle including Dishonored 2. If new games will be released, they are guaranteed to be found here as well.

Meanwhile, Bethesda Softworks is a prolific publisher that has produced countless popular games over the course of time. Not all of them belong to the same genre, but this doesn’t make them any less exciting or worth playing. Those who want to try something different but stick to games of superior quality can also visit their website. The Elder Scrolls Skyrim, Fallout 4 and Fallout 4 Far Harbor DLC as well as DOOM and Prey 2017 are just one click away.

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What are others saying about Dishonored Death of the Outsider?

Dishonored Death of the Outsider reviews were written mostly by people who have played the previous games in the series. Many drew comparisons to those titles and in most cases they concluded that the first games were better. While they set the bar very high for the new sequel, the latter was not disappointing by any means. The wonderfully detailed levels and the compelling narrative have kept players at the edge of their seats for many hours in a row.

Some were quick to criticize the removal of the Chaos system and the fact that the game lacks any serious character progression. At the same time, there were people who found these modifications as necessary, since they provided players with more options. Overall, the game got high scores from both critics and players and met the sales projections.

My Rating of Dishonored Death of the Outsider

I know how difficult it is for even the best developers to meet the high expectations of dedicated fans. I’ve had the opportunity to play Dishonored 2 and I was impressed by it. That’s why I agree with those who think that the new sequel fails to outshine the previous game in any way. Having said this, it would be unfair to dismiss this game as mediocre because it is anything but. Given the shorter time that developers had at their disposal, I can say that they did a great job.

Dishonored Death Of The Outsider was a pleasure to play and I don’t regret a moment spent in front of the computer. I can’t say that I’m looking forward to replay it anytime soon, something that I’ve considered when playing Dishonored 2. Overall 2017 was a good year for video game fans, with plenty of titles that fully deserved higher ratings. This particular action-adventure stealth title is right there at the top as this 7.5/10 review score indicates.

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