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‘We Never Really Felt The Need For Boss Monsters’ In Dishonored, Designer Says

Kotaku - There are no boss battles in Dishonored, no massive, drawn-out fights where the doors suddenly close and you have to take down a really tough enemy to get to the next level. There are some difficult encounters—like the Tallboys, pictured above—but there are no bosses.

It's an interesting design choice, something that might have improved last year's Deus Ex: Human Revolution (which was excellent nonetheless). But it's also something of an anomaly in gaming.

Xof1301d ago

An interesting choice... not the word I use. It the same kind of conservative game design that's been dominating the industry--in both the East and the West--far too much in recent years.

But I suppose I should give Dishonored some credit for breaking the mold with respect to not having making all of the enemies humanoid.

Though I'm certain 95% of them will be, just like every other game made in the last 7 years.

Hell, it occurs to me now that might be a reason for the popularity of the Souls' games: enemy variety.

deadfrag1301d ago

Inded!Variety in the enemys shoud be a prime choise when making a game especially fantasy games.My main reason to not finnishing some games is actually the lack of variety or a poor story.COD games come to mind!

Knight_Crawler1300d ago

"But I suppose I should give Dishonored some credit for breaking the mold" Someone has not played any of the Fall Out games.

lastdual1301d ago

Bosses are fine if they fit the game (in the FPS space, Metroid Prime comes to mind as doing bosses right), but in a stealth-focused game like Dishonored it's clear that they would be out of place, so this is a good call.

Harvey Smith seems to really *get* what makes games like Thief and Deus Ex work. If the final game stays true to the vision that Arkane has communicated, it will be something really special.

iNFAMOUZ11301d ago

The game looks rushed, but the gameplay is nice.

isarai1301d ago

Good, it just wouldn't fit in this game to be honest, seems like it would turn out horrid like the shitty out of place bossfights in Deus Ex

DigitalRaptor1300d ago

You must have hated Shadow of the Colossus then.

urwifeminder1300d ago

Never heard of it must be on consoles i dont play.

DigitalRaptor1299d ago (Edited 1299d ago )

How can you not have heard of Shadow of the Colossus? Shocking. One of PS2's prime games.

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