Dishonored: An Overview [Part 1]

CONTAINS SPOILERS. SO MANY SPOILERS.

In light of Dishonored 2 coming out (relatively) recently, I thought I would write a quick overview of one of my favourite games of all time: Dishonored. I also decided I’d make it a super long overview, so that when Fraser comes to edit this, it takes him days. It is an amazing game, and gives you the unique choice of being a psychopathic murderer or a silent creature of the night, knocking out (and then running away from) guards! So, how does the game go? What’s the general story? Well, buckle your seat belts and get ready to read a lot of words about it, because you’re about to read part 1 of 4 of Dishonored: An Overview!

You start of as the royal protector of the Empress and her daughter, Emily. You are back with news from the other nearby cities, to see if they have dealt with the terrible rat plague (wonder where they got that idea) and if they are willing to help. Before reaching the Empress, Emily comes and welcomes you home and asks if you want to play hide and seek. It’s a nice feature that doubles as a stealth tutorial. After that you go and see the Empress. Out of nowhere, assassins attack, but no matter how hard you fight you are stopped by an obligatory cut scene. You watch your beloved Empress die, as well as seeing Emily kidnapped! As you hold the Empress in your arms, you hear her dying wish: rescue Emily. Unfortunately, however, that’ll be pretty hard to do, as the guards who finally decided to come in now think you are the murderer. Great start.

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*gasp*

After 6 months in prison, and your execution just around the corner, a mysterious group of people help you escape by giving you a key, a sword, and a delicious piece of bread! You are then faced with your first decision: kill anyone and everyone, only kill a few, or don’t kill a soul. It’s your choice. After escaping to the sewer, you either hear that you have escaped and are dangerous, or that many brave people of the watch died, which I think is awesome. The effects of killing can also change the number of rats and weepers (beyond saveable plague victims). After getting some useful equipment from your new “friends” you then leave the sewer and meet Samuel, the boat man who you immediately insult. Even greater start.

After horribly insulting the first person who doesn’t try to kill you, he takes you to the people who helped you escape. As it turns out, they want to help you remove the Lord Regent (the person who framed you for murder) and rescue Emily. Seems innocent enough right? What a kind gesture! However, they also want you to murder everyone you can and assassinate Lord Regent, and those he is closest to. But remember! You don’t need to kill. You always have a choice.

After a hard day’s work of murder/no murder, you lay down your weary head, to get a brief moment of peace and quiet, before returning to the horrifyingly brutal task of murder. Seconds later, you are forced awake as you’re visited by “the outsider”. He takes you on a journey of all that is happening and gives you the ability to blink, which is a short distance teleport which is handy in a pinch! You can also upgrade it to go further, as well as gaining new powers and abilities to help you on your quest. However, they’re not necessary, and you get an achievement if you don’t get any! For some reason… He also gives you the heart of the Empress. Looks like she finally gave you her heart.

*badum tsss*

This lovely new addition to your inventory helps you track down runes and bone charms, which give you bonuses.

From then on out, you must kill (or non-lethally eliminate) those close to Lord Regent. First you must get rid of High Overseer Campbell and find information on Emily’s location. Conveniently, there are many opportunities to get rid of him. For instance, Campbell tries to poison “Captain Geoff Curnow”. You could swap the drinks, spill the drinks or have them both poisoned. You could outright kill him or if you want to be ‘nice’ you could brand him with a brand that he created to completely remove people from any power they had. It may be non-lethal, but it isn’t the greatest of fates especially considering if you did this to him later in the game you find he became a weeper. There are also side missions you can complete, different ways to get in each section, so nothing feels too linear.

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1 objective down

After you return and give the information you had to get, you are sent back out to go retrieve Emily and dispose of the brothers of one of the guys you’re helping. It’s fine. He’s letting you. Of course, there are different ways to eliminate them and a fun way to non-lethally do so, too! Well, fun for you. Again, there are many different things you can do in the level to get into the place differently. For instance; you helped a old lady to poison someone’s elixir and that exact same person then helps you to get in, by stealing something then getting a code for a safe which you could also steal from if you do another optional side quest.

If you’re going full blown murder stab-stab, then you can kill one of the brothers by basically boiling him alive, like a sausage.

Kill the other dude/non-lethally ignore them, save Emily, and return to the pub with hopefully all limbs attached and minimal bullet holes obtained, and you’ll progress with the story!

 

If you enjoyed that, check out part 2 of our overview here!

Geometry Dash – How to Unlock Scratch’s Shop

If you’re trying to unlock the Chamber of Time, just looking for some new icons, or trying to unravel Geometry Dash’s secrets, you’ll undoubtedly need to access Scratch’s Shop. But how on earth do you do that? Well, here’s an easy step-by-step guide!

  1. Go into the treasure room (the purple door in the create/find levels screen).
  2. Scroll to the very last page. You’ll see a cyan coloured rope hanging from the ceiling.
  3. Click/tap on that rope. This will cause a load of dialogue to appear, which you need to click through. What Scratch basically says is that you need to get 500 diamonds.
  4. Go gather 500 diamonds.
  5. Friend me on Geometry Dash. Very important step. Very, very important (alphr).
  6. Go back to the rope.
  7. Tap on the rope, and through the dialogue.
  8. You’re in!

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If you followed all those steps exactly, you’ll have a new shop! And a new friend (step 5, very important step).

Hopefully you found this helpful! If you did, you might also want to check out our article on The Vault of Secrets Codes and The Chamber of Time Codes!

Geometry Dash – Chamber of Time Codes

So, you’ve unlocked the Chamber of Time. What to do now? Why not type in these codes!

darkness

Darkness – A new icon!

hunger

Hunger – A new icon!

silence

Silence – A new icon (with a gradient)!

volcano

Volcano – A new wave!

river

River – A new colour!

What’s that? This article’s really short? Yeah, we know. We could have put it in with our one on unlocking the chamber of time, and we would have, but we realised a very important piece of information.

We get more views this way. It’s science, Dipper.

Geometry Dash – How to Access the Chamber of Time

If you’re an avid Geometry Dash fan, you’ll definitely know about the greatly anticipated 2.1 update that was just released. However, what you might now know is that with that new update came a new vault: The Chamber of Time! But how do you unlock this new feature? Well, read on to find out!

  1. First off, you’re going to need to unlock the Vault of Secrets. To do that, collect 50 diamonds, then go to the create/find levels screen. You’ll see a gold lock in the top right. Click on that, and you’re in!
  2. Now you’re in this new area, type “The challenge” into the text box. This will unlock a secret level, which you’ll see just to the right of you, also in the Vault of Secrets. To play it, you’ll need 200 diamonds, so get collecting!
  3. Once you’ve completed “The Challenge”, you’ll gain access to the basement (the little orange door), in which you’ll find some kind of monster hidden behind some bars. Once the monster has finished talking, click on each of the locks next to him in turn, reading that dialogue that goes along with each.
  4. Once you’ve finished reading, go to the “coming soon” screen, and click in the area below the text. A door will appear!
  5. Clicking on the door will prompt a message to come up, asking if the player is Rubrub.
  6. To enter the door, you’ll need to acquire the “Master Emblem”, which you can get in Scratch’s Shop (accessible for 500 diamonds).
  7. Once you’ve got that, equip it, and go back to the door. Click on it again, and voila! You’re granted access! 

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Geometry Dash: How to Get All the Coins in Fingerdash

Here it is. After almost a year of waiting, 2.1 is out, and with it, a brand new level: Fingerdash! It’s got new blocks, new mechanics, and some cool new features, and is the most detailed main level RobTop has made. But what else does Fingerdash have? That’s right: coins! So, how do you get these brand new gold treasures? Read on, and we’ll show you how!

The first coin is found in the first Spider section of Fingerdash, and to get it, you need to be pretty quick at clicking! Just click/tap when you’re above the coin, and then quickly teleport up again. This coin gives you a little extra practice with the Spider, the new game mode.

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Clicky click

Now, the second coin! This one’s in the flying bit directly after the spider, and involves a bit of precision in your flying. You’re required to fly through a gap in some spinning fire bars, which isn’t too hard. Luckily for you, this is probably the easiest of the three coins!

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You know what they say: go through the spinning fire obstacles to get the special coin.

The last coin is the most annoying one to get. It’s found just after the wave section, but to get it, you need to collect little coins in that wave section. Basically, when zig-zagging through that wave bit, there will be 10 little coins to grab. If you collect each of these, you’ll be able to grab the main coin directly after it. This can get pretty annoying, as if you miss even one of those coins, they all disappear, and you have to replay to get the third coin.

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Hopefully you found this coin guide helpful!

Check out our other articles on Geometry Dash here!

Geometry dash: The Vault of Secrets Codes

If you’re a fan of Geometry Dash, you’ll know that the long awaited 2.1 update was released for the Steam version, and with it came a whole load more secrets to unlock. So if you fancy some new icons, a few new colours, and even a secret level, read on to discover the secret codes for the Vault of Secrets (unlocked by having 50 diamonds)!

Brain power

Unlocks a new icon.

Cod3breaker

After entering this code, six number will flash on the screen. Write them all down, and do the following:

Number 2 Number 1 = A

Number 3 – Number 2 = B

Number 4 – Number 3 = C

Number 5 – Number 4 = D

Number 6 – Number 5 = E

Now, write all those answers in a line, like this:

ABCDE

For example, if the answers you get are 21, 43, 54, 32, 65, you’d write:

2143543265

Once you’ve done the maths and typed it all in, you’ll get a new icon.

Octocube

Unlocks a new icon.

*The number of stars you have*

Unlocks a new icon.

Seven

Unlocks a new icon

Gimmethecolour

Unlocks a new colour.

Thechickenisonfire

Unlocks a new colour.

The challenge

A new level costing 200 diamonds to unlock and play.

 

Want to get all the coins on Fingerdash, but can’t quite do it? Visit our Fingerdash all-coins guide here!

The Keyboard

You’ve just bought Super Meat Boy for your PC. You’ve already beaten it on console, but saw it on Steam and thought “hey, why not?” The game loads, and suddenly you realise: you’ve never played this with a keyboard before. You brush away the thought. How hard can it be?

You beat The Forest without much difficulty, and move onto The Hospital. Now it gets tough. You begin to notice how tiny these keys are, how annoying they are to press, and all of a sudden, you realise how much easier playing with a controller is.

But still, you continue to play, getting angrier and angrier, dying again, and again, and again, until finally, you snap! You throw the keyboard against the wall in a rage, keys shattering everywhere, and the keyboard rebounds, bashing into your monitor! The screen cracks, and it falls, knocking over your drink. It spills onto your PC, and it bursts into flames, engulfing your desk! In minutes, the room is ablaze. Treasured items are burning, your expensive electronics are lost to the unforgiving flame, and you can do nothing but watch. You call 999, screaming for help, and 10 minutes later, they’re there…

But it’s  too late. By the time the fire is out, your room is destroyed. What’s left of your PC is a smoldering shell, and the acrid stench of burnt motherboard fills your nostrils. Why hadn’t you just used the controller?! It would have been so much easier! You fall to your knees, tears streaming down your face, cries of sorrow and agony echoing around you. Finally, your chest heaving, you let out the final sob, and just sit there. Silent.

Then, you realise. It was so clear, all along… How had you not noticed? This would never have happened with a controller; This happened because of a keyboard! Finally, with this realisation, you come to the inescapable, unavoidable, inevitable truth of the situation…

 

Controllers are better than keyboard.