Del: Remember what I said about playing Dishonored more than Assassin’s Creed III?
Del: I think I was wrong.
Jeff: What do you mean? You think you’ll play ACIII more?
Del: From what I know of that series I think it’ll have more–more everything. Last week when all I’d done was the first mission in Dishonored I thought the game would be far deeper than it turned out to be. There isn’t much there. You’ve got the stealth going on, some skills, a pretty mediocre story, and non-existent difficulty. Now that I’ve beat it I felt like the game could have had a lot more too it. You finished it too, did your opinion change?
Jeff: I thought it was going to be open-world, but it isn’t. In the Assassin’s Creed games there’s multiple cities and the worlds are so big that I don’t think I ever really learned the cities. I didn’t see a street and know where I was playing them, but in Dishonored you go through an area once and you’ve got it. I think if Dunwall had been an open city and not just split into missions it would have been better.
Del: Yeah. I liked the game, but I think I liked the idea of it a lot more when I started playing than I actually liked what it turned out to be. I still like the idea of it, but it does as much right as it does wrong.
Jeff: I still like it too. I’m glad I bought it, but I do think there’s plenty that could have been done better.
Del: One thing I didn’t like was how it held your hand in a lot of places. Telling you how to use blink all over the place instead of letting you figure it out. Or once you get to the Golden Cat there’s that pop up saying how there’s all these ways in. That wasn’t needed at all. Just let me figure it out.
Jeff: It did that a lot. I think at the party and the tower missions too.
Del: Huh. I only remember once. But you played it on the PS3, so I wonder if there was even more hand-holding on the console version. Wouldn’t surprise me.
Del: I’m glad I didn’t go out and get The Mark of the Outsider as a tattoo. Nifty symbol and all, but the game isn’t good enough for me to get a tattoo from it. I don’t think there’s much of anything I’m looking forward to this year now. I guess I’ll play ACIII, but it’s not something I’ve been itching for. After that’s out is there anything you’re looking forward to?
Jeff: This year? I don’t think so. I’ll probably get Black Ops: 2, eventually. I’m not in any rush though.
Del: What about next year?
Jeff: Uh… Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us I guess.
Del: Yeah, Infinite looks like it could be pretty good. I guess I’m tired of getting my hopes of for games only for them to disappoint. Metal Gear Rising seems promising though. I know Platinum can make a darn good action game, so I don’t think it’ll be too bad.
Jeff: Is there going to be another Final Fantasy game?
Del: Yeah. I think XIII something is next. There’s another XIII spin-off with Lightening again, I think. Then there’s supposed to be Final Fantasy XIII: Verus at some point.
Jeff: Versus what?
Jeff: What versus what?
Del: Uh… I have no idea. Versus ever coming out, I guess. It was announced in 2007 and there’s been basically no info besides one of the guys working on it promising it’s basically the best Final Fantasy ever. Apparently he’s said it has an over-world, airships, all that like VI or VII. I don’t think anyone believes him.