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Submitted by john2 907d ago | news

First Dishonored Review Score Leaked; game finished by some people under four hours

DSOGaming writes: "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." (Dishonored, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Relientk77  +   907d ago
I cannot wait for this game on Tuesday, it looks like like a blast. I love the environments, characters, abilities, stealth, and the freedom of the game.
XB1_PS4  +   907d ago
Well sir, I hope you like NPCs.. Because you're in for hell if you don't.
Laxman  +   907d ago
"Too many NPCs" and a "Slow burner"?

The reviews 'negative' points sounds more than fine to me!
XB1_PS4  +   907d ago
@Laxman Hell yeah, I don't even think a lot of NPCs is a bad thing. I'll probably just walk around trying to get engulfed in the world by talking to random people.
StreetsofRage  +   906d ago
Exactly sofresh, the more NPCs the merrier is what I say.
gaffyh  +   906d ago
I don't even understand how "too many NPCs" can even be a negative point. If that was the case, then Skyrim had too many NPCs, and it made absolutely no difference to the gameplay.
wastedcells  +   907d ago
I second that.. Doubt this game is 4 hours long. Every time I hear a game is 4-6 hours it usually never is. I'm never in a rush to run though a good game. What would be the fun in that.
AzaziL  +   907d ago
It's usually 4-6 hours for those that skip every cutscene, mash x to skip on dialogue boxes, and overall play to beat the game as fast as possible instead of enjoying it.
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starchild  +   907d ago
I'm not worried about it. This has been my most anticipated game for a long time and I know that I will take my time to enjoy it.
NeXXXuS  +   907d ago
I'm sure they only played the main story without doing any side quests. you can beat oblivion within 4 or 5 hours by just playing the main story without doing any side quests.
MaxXAttaxX  +   907d ago
Length isn't everything.... unless it's an exclusive. Then it's used as hate fuel.
avengers1978  +   906d ago
Playing the game on higher difficulty and actually enjoying the game and doing as much as possible in the game usually takes longer than the run through on the easy levels to get a review out
guitarded77  +   907d ago
I have to wait... I am saving all my money for Black Friday. Every year past, I have bought all the games I wanted only to see them for $20 - $30 on Black Friday. This year I have waited and saved, so come Black Friday I will buy 20 - 30 games from Amazon. It's been the trial of my life passing on some great games since I am a game whore. I took all the money I would have spent on games and paid off my Wii U, games for it and accessories for it, a Pulse headset, 2nd 3D monitor and built a custom gaming cabinet... so I haven't done without. I've also been playing my huge backlog finishing up some great games. But it's still difficult not getting every game at launch.
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knowyourstuff  +   907d ago
Really? I tend to find things like accessories like headsets, monitors and tvs, and gaming cabinets to be super cheap on black friday/boxing week. Games come with a few bucks off here and there, nothing to brag about really.
Jason_Tanner  +   907d ago
Great point, think I'll be doing the same. Really good call!
t0mmyb0y  +   907d ago
I used to be the same lol. But over time it was too expensive and half the time I wouldn't have time to play them all anyways.
guitarded77  +   907d ago
@ knowyourstuff

Well, I built the gaming cabinet myself, so I has to pay about $250 for materials, and wood prices fluctuate anyway. I got the second 3D PlayStation monitor for $160 with a pair of 3D glasses and MotorStorm Apocalypse, and I'll be selling the extra glasses and MS since I already have 2 pairs and MS. That's the cheapest I've ever seen the monitor, so waiting wouldn't help. I did spend some money on the headset, but I really wanted it and got it $20 off retail through Amazon. As for the Wii U and games and accessories for it, it's just one of those I have to have it at launch things where you know you're gonna pay an arm and a leg. I'm pretty thrifty, but still manage to get more than I need. Every year, I pay $60 for a game, then see it on amazon for $20 - $30... then I kick myself in the ass, because the game is still sitting in plastic because I haven't had time to play it. I'm not saying my plan is perfect for everyone, but I plan on sticking to it. The only exceptions are PSASBR because I get the PS3 and Vita version and all the pre-order DLC for $60, and CoD:BlOps 2 because my best friend is getting it day 1 and it's how we hang out since he's living in another state for a couple years. Everything else, I want to feel like I got a deal... maybe it's because I'm a German-Jew :D
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Gaming101  +   907d ago
That's risky if the game had good multiplayer and a lot of multiplayer trophies... and but if it was released 10 months prior and no one is playing the game online anymore then you're screwed.
But really games are like cars, once they're used, they lose a massive chunk of their value. As time goes on you'll see it cheaper on ebay, I go on there and have never paid 60 bucks for a game since, I just wait a few weeks or months and get it for 20-40 bucks depending.
blakstarz  +   906d ago
Not a bad idea to wait for Black Friday since its around the corner.
But since the games is fairly new, I wonder if it will be discounted though, but it's worth a shot.
showtimefolks  +   907d ago
I am thinking main story maybe 5-6 hrs than side content so as usual 15-20 hrs. Some people just play games so they can say how fast they finished it. I rather take my time and enjoy

While my friends are on level 40 or above n borderlands I am n 18 but have done every side question and opened every chest lol yes I am addicted. When I see a bos or chest I must open it lmao
RonaldRaygun  +   907d ago
"Surplus of NPCs mean story can lose focus"
"A slow-burner; takes a while to learn how everything works"

I see a surplus of NPCs and a long learning curve as positives. Also I'm not too worried about the length. Most open world games can be beaten quickly if you forego any sidequests and exploration. I have a feeling that the game will be long if you want it to be.
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john2  +   907d ago
Same here. Guess they couldn't find anything and had to put something on the negative side. Which means that we are all in for a treat :D
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Relientk77  +   907d ago
I agree with that, I don't see problems there. Overall, it will make the game a much better experience for gamers.
wallis  +   907d ago
You put it in a nutshell, fair play.
SilentNegotiator  +   907d ago
Except you haven't experienced the implementation. The reviewer has.

If the NPCs aren't characterized well or thoroughly enough, then certainly it isn't a positive.
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Perjoss  +   907d ago
No Problem, wasn't Heavenly Sword around 6 hours long? and that was fantastic.

The good thing about short games (short games that are GOOD) is that you are much more likely to play through them again after a while. So you are getting your moneys worth in the end. If they are not so good on the other hand...
TekoIie  +   907d ago
Well length of a game depends on certain things like how good the player is and what difficulty they play on.

I cant wait for this game and as usual I will go for the hard difficulty first time for the challenge. If thats not enough of a challenge I'll restart and go for VERY hard!!!
admiralvic  +   907d ago
Yes / No, sure you can play them more, but it's easy to feel like your money didn't go to good use. For instance Bayonetta can be completed in under 3 hours (under 2 if the person is amazing), which might be a great game, but how many times can you replay the game before it's boring? For me that happened after 3 cycles, which is still under the usual 10 hours.
MariaHelFutura  +   907d ago
Some of the best games ever made can be completed very quickly. Ico and Shadow Of The Colossus are perfect examples. Ico can be completed in under 2 hours and Shadow Of The Colossus can be completed in 4-5 hours.
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Summons75  +   907d ago
under 4 hours? Wow, so not only dose this game not look good and looks like it wants to be bioshock but it's a short game as well....not surprised.
XB1_PS4  +   907d ago
I doubt you really believe what you just said.
Sketchy_Galore  +   907d ago
The first two results for Googling 'Bioshock speedrun hours' are somebody who managed it in just over an hour and a video of somebody finishing it in well under 3 hours.
Summons75  +   907d ago
speed run.....as in SPEED meaning no enjoyment of the game. This is just a normal under 4 hour play through
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Sketchy_Galore  +   907d ago
We don't know that. The article simply says that there are reports of 'some gamers' finishing in under four hours and reports of others finishing in 6-7 hours. There are people out there who get their enjoyment out of seeing how fast they can get through a game as soon as they get it. I've never understood it but they do exist. Of course none of us know but I would put money on an average play through of this game not being 4 hours. With the reports of some people managing it in that time. Some people taking two or three hours longer and an employee of the company claiming his regular play through took over 20 hours my money would be on a 10 hour play through being the average.
lastdual  +   907d ago
@Summons75

It wasn't a normal playthrough. There were plenty of people watching the steam. I caught part of it myself, but didn't want to spoil the game so I stopped.

He was definitely playing to finish the game fast. Maybe not a pro speed run, but clearly someone who wanted to beat it as quickly as possible on the easiest setting (like reviewers tend to do when behind on their deadlines...).
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lastdual  +   907d ago
It was actually closer to 7 hours, plus the guy played on easy, didn't explore at all and basically just charged towards the next objective marker.

I expect normal players will probably double that time at least.
Locksus  +   907d ago
And how do you know the under 4-hour playthrough wasn't a speedrun?
d0nni3  +   907d ago
I think your confusing plagurism with art styles
pr0digyZA  +   907d ago
The 4-5 hour play-through was done on easy. No stealth just hitting anyone who got in the way. Basically going from point A to Z without checking out any other parts along the way (when the point is to explore and get absorbed in the world), I personally think he missed what the game is about. From other people who have the game they said its around 12 hours with out doing all the side quests. Then there are still the many different paths to get to an objective (also 7 endings depending on how you play).
jrbeerman11  +   907d ago
troll successful
cannon8800  +   907d ago
@ Summons75

"under 4 hours? Wow, so not only dose this game not look good and looks like it wants to be bioshock but it's a short game as well....not surprised."

Are you purposefully ignorant?
Shadonic  +   906d ago
How does it look like it wants to be bioshock its totally different and if your favoring graphics over art style then our just an idiot.
Chuk5  +   907d ago
under 4 hours? Hmm. I'm not sure how I feel about that. But then again. What is the context of those 4-hour playthroughs? Did they have a guide? what difficulty was it on? did they cut npc quests off (it is possible to miss quests altogether and I have seen that).

EDIT:
From what I've gathered on some forums, people were doing streams and basically speed-running it on low difficulties.
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DigitalAnalog  +   907d ago
Probably played it on the easiest difficulty setting and then sped through each level without severe penalties. Because I would REALLY love to see how can they can accomplish something that quick in higher difficulty modes because if they can - it meant the game can easily be exploited and by it's core - broken.
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JKelloggs  +   907d ago
Didn't the devs say it would take 22hours?
Chuk5  +   907d ago
The 4 hours thing isn't official word, not even from reviewers. Some random people who got it early are basically burning through it. there are streams out there. I personally think that is a very misleading thing to include in this story. Also, notice how they don't really point to a source.
JKelloggs  +   907d ago
Fair enough, I just thought that 4 hours compared to 22 hours is a massive difference, that's why it kind of shocked me that's all
Irishguy95  +   907d ago
That's a normal play through

Some games can be done in very short times via speed runs

Dark souls for example = 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Edit--
Wow @ balduf below...did you really just fail to divide 4 hours into 11?
4 hours = 240 mins
240 / 11 = 21.9 minutes...

Just saying.
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Chuk5  +   907d ago
Lol
beerkeg  +   907d ago
Actually, there's someone that completed Dark Souls in just over half an hour.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
JKelloggs  +   907d ago
Yeah, but it was just a shock, how it was a difference from 22 to 4, that's why I put the comment
Squall5005  +   907d ago
Metal Gear Solid 4 can be completed in 3 hours and that game is a fucking masterpiece.
Locksus  +   907d ago
9,5/10? Awesomeee!
Xristo  +   907d ago
For those of you who are worried about the length, I will let you know that Skyrim was beat in 2 hours 16 minutes and 10 seconds:

http://www.planetxbox360.co...

Just like said before me, open-world games are what YOU make of it.
4 hours is believable.. You play an over powered assassin who can go on a rampage..

@DigitalAnalog
Assassin's Creed ?

yes an no.. In Assassin's Creed you have to get into a guarded area as a human in dishonerd you can possess a fish a BAM your in!
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
also you don't need to run..
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DigitalAnalog  +   907d ago
Hahaha, like Assassin's Creed.
wAnxTa  +   907d ago
Can't wait for this. Looks amazing. And you can complete the game in 4 hours if you go all gears of war on its ass on easy difficulty. It's not how it's supposed to be played.
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clarkjudo  +   907d ago
"My ghost and no kills playthrough took 22 hours."
nofallouthero  +   907d ago
got it preordered cant wait
baldulf  +   907d ago
4 hours maybe playing on easy and shooting at everything in sight.

The game has 11 chapters that would make 11 min per chapter, really? I don't think so.
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jrbeerman11  +   907d ago
nice math
baldulf  +   907d ago
Ok 21, my mistake.
TemplarDante  +   907d ago
Under four hours?
Let me guess, DLC and dreaded season pass to make it longer?
I'll pass.
clarkjudo  +   907d ago
This reviewer has stated that ... “My ghost and no kills playthrough took 22 hours. That’s without exploring every nook and cranny, and knowing the solution to everything beforehand.”
xPhearR3dx  +   907d ago
That was the level designer, not the reviewer. Anything developers say, I usually cut it in half and that's how long the game is. He says 22, I'm going to say it will take me 11 hours or so to beat it if not less. Fine with me, looks awesome anyway.
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vitorizzo  +   907d ago
4 hours? doesnt matter had 9.5
clarkjudo  +   907d ago
As it was stated before, the reviewer, said ... "My ghost and no kills playthrough took 22 hours."
mynameisEvil  +   907d ago
I think he was making a reference to "I Just Had Sex."

"Doesn't matter, had sex." :P
TooTall19  +   907d ago
Fallout 3 can be beaten in an hour, and the original can be finished in an hour. Does that mean they are short games?
TooTall19  +   907d ago
Correction the original Fallout can be finished in just under 10 min.
telekineticmantis  +   907d ago
I just can't get into this game
the combat looks like it totally lacks challenge.
Unlimax  +   907d ago
I Hope this game Doesn't plays like MMO's style or The Elder scrolls games!
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Jason_Tanner  +   907d ago
Really no point speculating, playing is believing.
TemplarDante  +   907d ago
lol its funny how people disagree, then a week after release their dissapointed.
Like Rage.
If this game is as linear as Rage.. just. Damn.
clarkjudo  +   907d ago
"My ghost and no kills playthrough took 22 hours."
This reviewer has stated that ... “My ghost and no kills playthrough took 22 hours. That’s without exploring every nook and cranny, and knowing the solution to everything beforehand.”
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TemplarDante  +   907d ago
That wasnt a reviewer, but a dev working on the game.
clarkjudo  +   907d ago
Yes, sorry I just mentioned what was said by the reviewer as to what is the possible hours a person could get out of this game. Either its the reviewer or the developer, I guess it does not matter? ;)
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Apocwhen  +   907d ago
LOL!, not sure why someone disagreed with you.

The quote from the developer is right there in the article people.
jrbeerman11  +   907d ago
TemplarDante is right, hence the player knowing the solutions to everything. same point though...

I am not worried about the 4 hour thing, complainers can keep going back to that, but as a good amount of people stated, some of the longest games out can be sped through in no time. Morrowind, Fallout, Dark Souls, etc.
SovereignSnaKe  +   907d ago
I pretty excited, I have been following dishonored since last December, to which I thought was just going to be a sleeper hit that no one cares about unless you force it on them! -BTW if you haven't ordered this yet, get it from the Microsoft store because there offering a 1600 msp card and 10 dollar future credit with your order! :)
ForRealz17  +   907d ago
Unacceptable.
firefly69  +   906d ago
The game looks so bad.I actually have the game and in terms of graphics is just plain bad!Theres Actually very low textures in every place,the textures are actually flat and bland,the grass the flowers dont have texture on them,the npc`s look good the water looks good the art work looks good but in terms of textures is just flat and plain ugly!Stuttering is noticible, and slowdowns also, especially when the game is autosaving it runs smooth most of the way but thats expected since there is nothing that really stands ou,t and is able to stress the engine.The story seems ok but i was actually expecting something better in all fronts.Bioshock looks way+++++ better than this and it use the same engine UE.Frankly this game is not what i was expecting it looked much better in the videos than at it is in fact.No way this game is a 9.5 in my book i will give it 7.3/10.Xbox 360 tested.I really had to turn the 360 off and then on again because i thought that it was impossible that the game had those horrible textures,but its true,it looks ugly.The game art on the other hand looks good.I think this was indeed rush or is just a bad engine.
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GrahamGolden  +   907d ago
gonna wait from major sites to review this game
who fcking cares what low crappy sites say anw

gamespot
ign
joystick
eurogamer
polygon
giantbomb
destructoid,waiting for those
Jason_Tanner  +   907d ago
Oh I don't know smarty, maybe because those "Major" sites review's can be bought obviously.
MattyG  +   907d ago
Last time I checked, CVG was a pretty well known and respected site.
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C_Dub  +   907d ago
I am getting really sick of this crap. That's all gaming is these days - a bunch of little 12 year olds that only want to beat the game as fast as possible, then they say it sucks afterwards.

You'll come to realize when you're spending YOUR OWN money on the games to learn to enjoy them. These aren't your 99 cent iPhone "games".
0pie  +   907d ago
thats weird, from what ive heard from the developpers, they said the game should last about 12-14hours...
i guess this is p.r bullshit and at the end they will tell you something like "yeah we told you the game was 12-14 but you have to play the game 2 time and play every side quest..."

source : http://www.bethblog.com/201...
Rivitur  +   907d ago
How about actually clicking on the article and listening to your fellow commentors (unless their in a fanboy debate)

Source: http://n4g.com/news/1096429...

Click on Read Full Story.
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bayonetta  +   907d ago
a lot of great games inc xD
AO1JMM  +   907d ago
4 hours on easy
Quiescent  +   907d ago
If you play a game just to rush it and go to your friends to say I BEAT THAT GAME ALREADY is a disgrace to gamers alike. you take time to sync and enjoy the game. your basically wasting your money for a false cause quite sad this day in age is.
SAE  +   906d ago
i do that when im done with the game ...

first , i play it normal on hardest difficulty to have challenge , try to do everything and enjoy every minute in it , then i complete everything in it ...

if i loved the game and mis playing it it then i do this , complete it as fast as i could on hardest difficulty to have more fun in it , it makes me learn more , fast thinking ...
kopicha  +   907d ago
Bethesda games.... i'll think again..
ElementX  +   907d ago
Obviously you didn't think the first time because Bethesda is the publisher not developer
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