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Old 10-07-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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Review leaked, some finished in under 4 hours

http://www.dsogaming.com/news/first-...er-four-hours/

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We normally don’t like sharing leaks about early review scores, but Dishonored is one of our most anticipated games of 2012 and we are happy to inform you that CVG’s score got leaked today. The reason we are happy is because the game gained an almost perfect score (9.5/10), suggesting that it is indeed one of the best games of 2012. Of course, early reviews can’t be trusted – well, most of the times – but we are pretty sure that Arkane Studios is capable of delivering a really interesting title.

According to the closing comments of CVG’s review, Dishonored offers incredible freedom, features an exciting and believable dystopian world and works equally well as a stealth or an action game. In its video review (that was also leaked but is private right now), CVG stated that Dishonored is GOTY and that it was a “once in a generation game that rewards patience.”

In other news, some gamers got their copies earlier than anticipated and managed to finish the game under four hours. We should note that other gamers have finished Arkane’s title in under six-seven hours, suggesting that the game’s length depends entirely on your playing style. Level designer Dan Todd, on the other hand, said that the game should last about 20 hours, give or take. As he wrote in the official Bethesda forum:

“My ghost and no kills playthrough took 22 hours. That’s without exploring every nook and cranny, and knowing the solution to everything beforehand.”

Dishonored will be officially unleashed on October 12th on PC, X360 and PS3!

I'm interested in this game.... I just hope I don't finish it as quick because I like bang for my buck. If it's that quick of a finish... sorry, it's a rent
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:02 AM   #2
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So.. 4-22hrs depending on who you talk to I guess? Great -.- Gonna have to keep an eye on this stuff until I head to gamestop I guess.
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I always take my time with games. So the length of someone else's playthrough is irrelevant to me. As long as the game is high quality and enjoyable, then it's worth the price in my opinion. I'm highly anticipating playing this next week.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:18 AM   #4
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I always take my time with games. So the length of someone else's playthrough is irrelevant to me. As long as the game is high quality and enjoyable, then it's worth the price in my opinion. I'm highly anticipating playing this next week.
exactly. I'm the type who wants to run off into the distance and explore everything. Hell that's why I've put 200+ hours into fallout 3 and STILL haven't finished the main story, or even all the sidequests.

Also, this sounds like a multiple playthroughs game. From the various previews out there, missions play out differently depending on your choices and the game gives you loads of ways to be a badass/ghost. I know I intend to attempt a silent play and also a kill everything in sight play.

as to the topic, I'm glad it got such high praise, I hope this game does well. I'm excited for Tuesday!
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:22 AM   #5
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Also, this sounds like a multiple playthroughs game. From the various previews out there, missions play out differently depending on your choices and the game gives you loads of ways to be a badass/ghost. I know I intend to attempt a silent play and also a kill everything in sight play.
Yea, it does sound a lot like the Hitman games and what not, allowing you to play through the game a ton of different ways. I'm not sure if it will be as open as the Hitman games, but I guess we'll find out in a few days.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:04 PM   #6
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yeah i mean you can beat fallout new vegas in under 3 hrs if you do everything right and i believe people also beat skyrim in around the same time in a speed run so if you skip everything im sure you can beat it that fast it wouldnt be the first game that you could do that i mean fallout and skyrim are some of the biggest games out there but i am hoping that it lives up to the 9.5 hopefully it gets some 10s
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:33 PM   #7
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Not concerned in the slightest about length. In fact, I was expecting it to be short. Looks like one of those games where you can just blast through the whole thing quickly, but obviously the more methodical, stealthy path is the selling point.
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If you seriously believe that this game can be beaten in 4 hours, something is wrong with you. I could see it if you had played the game 3 times, on easy, and just ran to each objective full speed. But anyone who plays this for the first time is not going to beat it in 4 hours.

That's like bitching about Portal 2 being 4 hours. Sure if you know every puzzle by heart and just speed run through it.

Anyone I see most people getting this game for the stealth. Which means by default you will be playing somewhat slow. Include collectibles, exploration, side missions, there is no way its 4 hours.
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Four hours sounds like speed run times, and by the time you're attempting those that might seem long. I'm going to hold out for some credible reviews. The only thing that would stop me from picking this up would be dramatically low scores across the boards.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:45 PM   #10
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All these "I finished it in under 4 hours" are the type of people who just skip cutscenes and just rush through the missions.

I'm already more than 4 hours in and still have a good chunk of game left. And not mention finishing up all the achievements is going to take a few playthroughs.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:58 PM   #11
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yep it can be beaten very quickly the stealth adds to the length but if you played on easy and just run in guns blazing and kill everyone then it will be fast, im making videos for the the game and it's taking me a while to get through because im playing in stealth so
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So you can beat the story in 4 hours by blasting through it on easy. The real question to me is how long it takes to get the 1k. I am betting it will be much longer than 4 hours.
Those people that have to speed run the game just to be 'first' to complete it don't bother me. It is interesting when they do that and then complain that the game is too short or that they didn't have much fun with it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:05 PM   #13
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fuck this 4 hour bull. Hell, i remember taking a few days to beat Quest 64 on the N64 and then I went on youtube and saw a kid legitimately beat it in 3 hours flat.

There are just some people in our world that don't get a breath of fresh air.

I have no doubt in my mind that everyone planning to get this won't be rushing through this game. Getting 1K will be interesting. Depending on how the game works, beating the game using only blink could be difficult. That's just mentioning ONE of the difficult achievements listed.
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I'll take my time and play all the side missions and not just completely run through doing the main missions, at least for my first play. The 2nd or 3rd, maybe 4th play i'll go for story missions only to get certain achievements
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4-8 hrs is a clear rushthrough. That is how you get the first user walkthrough/guide out there the second they lift the NDA. The game is nothing but SP, so there's no way its that short on content. The devs said 20+ hrs...I'll take their word for it.

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