TQ author writes: Original IPs are always a gamble. They are uncertain, a chance for failure or success; however, they are the only way gaming can evolve and find new ways to present a story or provide novel gameplay. Due to these difficult times, these IPs become more and more scarce. Companies want to be sure their investments make a profit so they invest all their chips into well known franchises. This is why when a new IP like Dishonored comes out everyone crosses their fingers and hopes for the best. As lady luck may have it, Dishonored turns out to be a full-house.