Discussing Dishonored 2: Need for sequel
After seeing how well Dishonored has been received there are bound to be thoughts in regards to a sequel from both developers and gamers alike, even though many people are pleased to see some new IPs and feel that more of these are in order. As we look at discussions on this topic, we are interested to know whether there is a requirement for a sequel, or whether this type of suggestion is common once a good game has just been released.
In a recent interview with designer Harvey Smith there is no confirmation that there will be a Dishonored 2 game even though it is a title that the developers can build upon. Talking to the man himself about the possibility of a sequel Kotaku mention his response was that this is really meant to be a one-shot deal, but he has mixed feelings about this overall. He battles with both sides of the coin as part of him would like to see further adaptations to the world of Dishonored, but he would also like to see the door shut on this and stay an independent and individual IP.
With some gamers shouting hang on a minute, as this title has just come out, others may feel that money is sometimes an issue when it comes to developing on a game that is tried and tested. Those who have played Dishonored may feel that there is potential to use various characters in a different location with more of an area to discover and if they do make a sequel, a less predictable storyline would be ideal. In an article on Game Rant, they also mention what could be expected from a sequel and quote some of Harvey Smith and Raphael Colantonio’s comments on the game.
We already acknowledged that Smith was in two minds about a sequel, but we cannot help but think he has had a few ideas of what could be expected in Dishonored 2, especially if the sales numbers make him think otherwise. Without spoiling the game for those playing, they suggest you stop reading, as they divulge certain elements of the existing game that could be improved in a sequel, and to put our readers at ease, we will just say they are referring to the storyline. We get the impression from this that the storyline and ending could probably be better, and these would be main improvements for the next game.
Some gamers have suggested a longer campaign and more could be explored in Dunwall, along with a co-op that has been mentioned. A large majority of players would like to see more original games like Dishonored but as far as sequels go this aspect can be a drain to many series, unless a totally fresh approach is taken otherwise franchises go stale. By looking at the recent reviews Dishonored has been well received and the gameplay is regarded as extremely rewarding, with initial review scores getting a high mark, we checked out some others that have come about and the understanding is that this a great game with many critics and gamers coming to the same conclusion.
What are your thoughts on a sequel? Maybe you have some ideas that would work well in Dishonored 2.
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Beyond the fact that I greatly enjoyed, and am enjoying replaying (something I rarely do), this game, I appreciated that it was a solitary affair. Meaning no bloody co-op. It doesn't make any sense to me with this kind of game. Sick of tacked on MP and co-op, unless it does the game a service. After finishing it, seeing the ending, that is what they should improve upon if there is to be a sequel, which there is potential for with Dishonored. No need for new playable character's, just improve the story a bit, make it more cohesive, and perhaps an explanation as to who the F is this "Outsider", and all the mysteries that come with him. Won't divulge "spoilers", but players know there's a helluva lot that needs explaining. This game is deserving of it. Biggest suggestion> NO CO-OP,or online BS