Dishonored is probably my favourite game! I love it’s casual but confident world building, the character design is beautiful, the Heart is one of my all time favourite game conceits.
But I think the thing I love most about it is its broken stealth. I’m not into stealth games in general and honestly, a lot of first person games give me anxiety. I know my vision isn’t that limited compared to third person games but that doesn’t stop my lizard brain from going 'oh god that weird sound you heard is an enemy and it’s right behind you’. Bioshock is the perfect example of that kind of game for me. I had to try to actively shut off that skin-crawling anxiety in order to play it.
I get that feeling with a lot of first person, immersive sims but I don’t with Dishonored. I often have the opposite feeling. I know exactly where I need to go and I know the best way to do it, all like I was never even there.
I’m not great at a lot of games, and maybe that fear I feel playing other immersive sims is the point, but I love the feeling of being in control I get with Dishonored. I struggle a lot in my daily life with anxiety and my OCD and I’ll always be grateful to Arkane for giving me such a wonderful respite.
Also that sky box tho