Just finished playing through Dishonored 2 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to pad out my collection of pacifist achievements in stealth games
So yeah, Dishonored 2 was fucking amazing.
So if Dishonored was 90% Thief, this game is 99% Thief. They took the first game and added steampunk robots and the voice of Garrett.
Other than that though, this is just more of the first game. I love the new gameplay loop, where you have to infiltrate some facility, but each facility has, like, a sublevel preceding it where you have to cross town to get to it first.
I still absolutely lament this game's complete lack of functional shadows though. Visibility is still 100% line-of-sight based.
The choice between two characters is great through. They both have completely different magic powers though. And last week, they added, like, the best New Game+ ever, where if you start a new game with the other character after beating it with one of them, you get to start over will all of your upgrades that you unlocked availible AND THAT INCLUDES THEIR POWERS! So you can end up with this complete god of time and space that can do everything! It's goddamn amazing!
Also, you can now totally check your stats at any time to see if you killed/alerted anyone. It's saved me quite a few times.
Deus Ex, it's pretty much more Human Revolution. For better or worse.
Still super annoying that there's no stat screen, so I can't periodically check to see if the game has decided to randomly glitch out and kill someone. Making it way harder to do Pacifist.
Also still super annoying that a guy that can throw vending machines around can only move a body by grabbing it by the foot and slowly dragging it around at 1mph...
The remote hacking is not what I wanted it to be, but still awesome.
I was hoping for something that just plain old let me hack things from a distance, so I could sit in a hiding spot away from guards and still hack doors and computers without being seen. Instead, you get a thing that lets you basically disable any electronic security remotely. Turrets, mines, laser grids, cameras, etc.
That's awesome, but I still kinda wanted the other thing. Or at least, I did, until I found out that, unlike the last game, your cloak doesn't drain battery while hacking something or using a computer at all. Which kinda removes the need for the remote hacking I wanted, because I can just cloak, run up to a computer, then fuck around on it all I want and not have to worry about a guard coming for me.
Also, EMPs suck in this game. In HR they would blow a robot the fuck up(although I would have preferred the just shut them down permanently). In this one, they just kind of stun them for 30 seconds. It's doubly annoying because they added "EMP Rounds" for a lot of guns in this one, but they all suck. Cause those just stun robots too. I wasn't even carrying normal bullets because I'm doing pacifist and thought "Oh, I'll use EMP rounds to kill robots." But they don't do that!
There's basically no good way to stealthily get rid of a robot unless it happens to be controlled by a nearby computer, which not all of them are.