Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dishonored Story Playthrough: Chapter 6 - The End Of The Regent's Reign

      I find myself on the ceiling, watching the guards talk to the Lord Regent through a box which displays his image; and they can actually hear him talk back to them. I didn’t know this had been invented yet. I slowly make my way around the place by freezing time and knocking all 5 guards unconscious. I then turn on the TV and reveal myself to be Corvo to the Lord Regent. He is surprised, but quickly calls guards to my area, which get to die because I’m tired of using up all my elixirs. The shock on the Lord Regent’s face was priceless, though, and well worth the effort of almost getting myself caught.       I make my way to the far left door near the entrance and find a huge room of Lord Regent busts. How many did he have commissioned in the 6 months I was in prison? It’s like he pre-ordered them years in advance because he knew he was going to overthrow the Empress. And there was a statue outside with the Lord Regent's full body. How did he torturer the sculpture makers to make sure they produced all these fast enough?

      I then go the door on the far right towards the entrance and find a staircase that I follow all the way up to the top. There is nothing here but a magical floating clipboard. There is a microphone and controls to indicate this is where all the audio comes from throughout the city, but I can find no speaker. I try to use it myself, but the microphone does not work. I try and select the audiograph, but it doesn’t work either. Maybe I need to find an audioograph card to input into it? Maybe I'll find an audiograph of Burrows' that details his entire master plan the way Garrett found out many of Karras' plans. I run out the front door of the castle, then return to this exact spot, but the clipboard is still floating in the air and nothing works. I abandon my plans to tell the world about how evil the Lord Regent is, and will have to merely settle for his death.

      I walk into the basement and hear the maid talking about delivering food to the torturer. I take to the air vents and follow her from atop them and find out the location of the torturer. First, I eat his food, then, I go downstairs and murder him and his dog. When I first entered, he was taking delight in beating a corpse. I learn that all the people in the castle are afraid of him because he not only follows the Outsider, but he also steals things and is generally creepy when people try to interact with him. Even when the maid delivered his food, the first thing she did was run back to the kitchen.

      The torturer’s chamber is not in a good location. Why would the regent place this only a few feet from his chamber upstairs. Also, you would have to bring criminals through the castle chamber to get them down there. The only thing I can think of is that he actually torturers people in the prison and this is his own personal quarters, and he doesn’t sleep on a bed, and only orders corpses to attack as a hobby whenever he is bored.

      I knock out all the guards on the first floor, tossing them onto the beds. At one point, the maid has a dream spasm and can’t stop twitching over and over again, banging her knees onto the bed. I’m surprised she doesn’t wake herself (or the others).

      I search most of the rooms, and at one point find an Overseer praying. I sleep dart the dog and knock him unconscious. I then learn it’s a good thing I didn’t kill him; this was Martin’s insider. I use my heart to find out there is another bone charm behind a wall, but I can’t find out how to get it. I’ll have to come back later.

      I learn that the Spymaster purposely wanted me to go away, leaving the Empress vulnerable, but if he wanted to kill her, why did he wait so long? Of course. When I first returned, the Spymaster said that I was full of surprises because I returned two days earlier than they expected. Either they planned to frame me for the murder a few days before I returned, but before I arrived in the city; or, they were always going to kill her when I arrived to blame it on me, and had to quickly push the timetable up 2 days when I arrived early.

      I find the Lord Regent’s bedchamber, but he is not there. I search for the door to the roof in what seems to take forever. I arrive inside before so many guards that I freak out and possess a rat to quickly hide in the shadows. I slowly take out the guards and knock them unconscious, then chuck their bodies into the moat below. I possess a rat again to get into the safe room the Lord Regent built, and find him speaking to someone else. Is the Lord Regent working for someone else? A foreign power?

      I find a way to take out the Tallboy, hide from the alerted guards that arrived at his demise, and see the Lord Regent is hiding behind a Wall of Light. Well, this will be fun. I rewire the Wall of Light, go in through the front door, possess his body, then jump out at the exact moment the Lord Regent is in-between the Wall of Light. He vomits, draws his sword, then I see his very body shatter into ash. The Lord Regent rules no more.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dishonored Story Playthrough: Chapter 6 - Revenge: Anticipation

      Samuel is not where I left him due to the Tallboy patrols, and I have to jump over the dam to get to him. When we arrive home, Samuel walks into the yard. Don’t go Samuel; Pendleton’s up there; he betrayed us. I expect Samuel to die, only nothing happens.

      I return to my room to find a Bone Charm from the other Boyle sister, thanking me for not killing her. How did they find me? I’m surprised the City Watch isn’t here right now. I find Emily, who is playing hide & seek, then go to Kill Pendleton, but the Outsider forces me not to. For some reason, the Outsider has designated certain people that I cannot kill, and every time I lift my blade, I feel a pull to put it back in my pocket. Pendleton doesn’t talk about the letter at all, and I wonder why; just because I walked away? I still delivered the letter, even if I did run away from the fight; I still know what he did!

      Anyway, I’m anxious to end the Lord Regent’s life. I should go to sleep, but I am running on adrenaline and vengeance. Samuel takes me to the Lord Regent's stronghold (my old castle where I was once the Empress' bodyguard). I start out swimming and exploring the rocks outside, seeing if there is any other way to get into the castle, but even the balcony in the docking room is far too high. I climb up behind the water elevator that stretches nearly 10 stories high. I’m back where I started; this is the same dock I entered when I started the g...when I returned home from my message to the other city. This time, however, there are patrolling guards. I quickly go out a window, and find that I can Blink to the lower courtyard, avoiding an unlocked door and a Wall of Light. I go to the roof and see that I can survey the entire length of the path to the castle entrance. I’m so high up that no one, not even the Tallboys, or even the gun-firing Watch Tower, can see me. Since I can see them, I quickly take out 3 guards with sleep darts.

      I then find the best combination of powers ever. I freeze time to walk up to the Tallboy, then use my double jump. At the very top of my double jump, I can stab the Tallboy and kill him instantly. It’s so fun to unfreeze time and watch the pieces of the Tallboy fall to the ground.

      I’m accidently spotted by the Guard Tower, and run to avoid being splattered by the bullets. I run to the right and hide in the bushes, slowly waiting for guards to walk by. In a quick amount of time, I go through 2 guards, and immediately make it upstairs on a balcony, then Blink to the Watch Tower. I reprogram the tower and watch as it kills all the people below in a glorious firefight of explosions that takes 5 minutes to kill everyone.

      I walk to the courtyard and find that a maid was shot by the Watch Tower. Eh, I tried to avoid the blood of innocents, but now that it’s happened a few times, I’m starting to care less about it. I learn about the torturer who interrogated me for 6 months, and decide I should kill him for no reason even though that’s really going out of my way for this particular mission since I already have someone I’m currently trying to get revenge on that seems more important since this Regent killed by Empress, but I guess revenge is not logical.

      I’m not happy about the courtyard I’ve passed; everything has been makeshift guard towers, tons of lights, and a huge Watch Tower right in the middle of the door. The Lord Regent has destroyed the majesty of this castle, and as I find a way inside by using a small shaft, my mind intensifies with pleasure at the anticipation of killing him.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Dishonored Story Playthrough: Mission 5 - Crashing The Party

      Outside the Boyle home, I find many Tallboys, and tons of Weepers. I play along the rooftops and evade patrol routes, but I don’t kill anyone today; not even Weepers. Maybe I’m in a good mood today, but I make it my goal that no one dies tonight.

      After exploring every house I can, I look for ways into the manor. I posses a fish to get in the basement, walking through a door which leads to the kitchen. I eat the food they are cooking then go into the locker room and steal some coins. I then realize that I just stole the meek amount of money that the maids get paid by the nobles; I am a bad person.

      Going upstairs, I can see the party to my left, but the stairs continue upwards. Unfortunately, when I try to go up, a guard blocks the stairs and pushes me away. I only have to wait a minute for him to walk down stairs, at which point I make sure no one is looking, and quickly make my way upstairs.

      I run into the White Boyles room, only to find out from the first room that I’ve searched is the Boyle that I am looking for. In her bathroom I make a great discovery; she has a key to the Dunwall Castle. At one point, guards start walking through her room to the hallway; you must go through White Boyle’s room if you want to go to the 2nd floor hallway? This is some messed up design. I would hate to live like that.

      I leap off her balcony and run into the man Pendleton wanted me to deliver the letter to. I follow him to the field and a guard starts talking about me being Pendleton’s proxy for what I realize, once they open a box of pistols, in a duel. That lying sack of shit. Pendleton wants me dead! But doesn’t he need me to overthrow the Lord Regent? He’s also a coward, getting me to fight a battle for him; but I think he knows I can win because he needs Lady Boyle gone, also. I’ll kill him when I return.

      I go around to a guard station and steal some gold while a guard is looking. He does not care. I then eat an apple on the desk, to which he exclaims, “Hey, my apple.” I start laughing in his face. I return to the party and start talking to everyone. At one point, I bother a guy who says he doesn’t think I’m on the guest list and reports me to a guard. When he asks who I am, I simply tell the guard I work for the Outsider, and he just believes I’m drunk.

      All 3 Boyles are in masks, and playing a game with their guests in which they must guess which is which. I already know from the notes I’ve seen upstairs. I talk to all the Boyles, and once I’m sure the White one is my target, I seduce her by making it look like I am after her, but not because I’m trying to win this game. I don’t tell her I know which Boyle she is, or show her who I am.

      She escorts me up to her room, and as I follow, she says she is with someone powerful at the moment, but she can’t name him. She says she doesn’t like him, and just needs him to help her family survive in this city. This is not a villain. I knock her unconscious then freeze time to get her body through the maids in the kitchen so I can take her downstairs. The man in the mask says that she’ll be fine, and I sort of trust him, until he says she’ll have all her life to love him. I’m going to try and not think about that, I just ran through the house and it’s streets without killing a single person for the first time, and this is how it had to happen.

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