Described as a mixture of both the God and Devil this person gives Corvo all of the powers that he uses throughout the game. There is no explanation as to why The Outsider gave the powers to Corvo; he just gives them for the sake of giving. As Corvo you break out of prison and begin to take on assassination missions, each mission brings you a step closer to the person who framed you.
Dishonored gameplay makes use of several abilities. These abilities help make the game feel unique. As Corvo you can use weapons such as swords and crossbows to take out opponents, but utilizing the powers is what makes the game much more fun. For example, the freeze time ability makes it so that you can move out of the way of attacks or place your opponents in front of gunfire. You can use wind blast techniques to force open doors and redirect bullets, as well as throw opponents back.
The Dishonored characters are scattered throughout the game, while there are some you assassinate, others you will learn about later as the game progresses. In the end, you will get to know about the characters that Corvo has associated with in the past, as well as learn a bit more about the Outsider that granted you your abilities.
As you travel throughout the game there will not be a lot of cinematic scenes popping up except ones that are vital to the experience. Instead you will remain in the first person point of view so that you will stay immersed completely in the game at all times.
When it comes to creativity, Dishonored definitely knows what it is doing. The game allows you to play as Corvo, a guy who has had a rather bad day. Not only does the Empress, someone who he is a bodyguard for, found dead but he is also framed for her death, meaning that, he is forced into prison. While he is in prison the character is met by a person called "The Outsider".
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