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Dishonoured 2 from a Women’s Point of View

Dishonoured 2 has finally arrived!  The game garnered much attention pre-release at 2015’s E3 expo. Arkane Studios received positive comments on its sequel largely due to the presence of a female protagonist in the game; this fact is unsurprising considering the fact that the stealth action-adventure video game’s predecessor, Dishonoured, won several awards. These awards included Best Action Adventure Game at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards, Best Environmental Design at the Inside Gaming Award, and the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 Game Developers Choice Awards. It also won the Best Overall Action Game and Best PC Action Game at IGN’s Best of 2012 Awards, and the Best Game Award at the 2013 British Academy of Film and Television. Dishonoured 2 has also gained numerous accolades. It won the Best Xbox One Game at IGN and the Best Multiplatform Game at Game Informer.

Dishonoured 2 is set 15 years later after the original story; similar to the previous game, the player plays the game from a first-person perspective in Dishonoured 2. The first Dishonoured game’s plot followed the protagonist Corvo Attano, a bodyguard to the Empress of Isles. The plot is set in the impoverished metropolis of Dunwall. Corvo suddenly experiences accusations of homicide; he becomes a scapegoat for the actual killer of the Empress by an ambiguous person. As a result, he adopts the role of assassin and seeks vengeance against those who framed him. The Loyalists – a resistance faction fighting to regain control over Dunwall, support Corvo and the Outsider – a being who instills Corvo with magical powers.

In Dishonoured 2, Corvo successfully reinstates Emily Kaldwin as Empress subsequent the allegations regarding the murder of her mother. Dunwall continues to thrive under Empress Emily’s rein, as she trains under Corvo in order to defend herself from assassins. However, the appearance of an “otherworldly usurper” causes a great disruption to the peace and harmony of the city. Emily is dethroned, and both her and Corvo become outlaws. Like, Dishonoured, Dishonoured 2 is bound is break some new ground in the realm of stealth action-adventure video games, with its stunning graphics, and realistic and novel settings. Both fans of the previous title and new fans will appreciate the interesting cast of characters, and serious and immersive storyline.

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