You won’t get the story till you play twice.
Arkane Studios’ Dishonored 2 offers a number of choices for players, from the routes they take to the abilities they use and chain together. However, its two unique protagonists offer more than just different abilities. Creative lead Harvey Smith told Finder with how the story changes based on choice, players will something like 25 percent of the experience their first time.
“Every time you play Dishonored 2 it is different as you find different paths, buy different powers, go high or low chaos and play as Corvo or Emily. Also, when The Outsider offers you his mark, you may say no. So previously some people played once, some people played many times, but in Dishonored 2 there is even more reason to play it again.”
You’ll also need to play it twice to understand the story. As Smith notes, “And I think players won’t understand Dishonored 2 till they play it twice. Because there is so much overt conversation that you can miss, and lore to read and even just understanding the environment’s impact on the storytelling.”
Dishonored 2 arrives on November 11th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.