This is Death Before Dishonor, a series in which I attempt to play through Dishonored with a self-imposed, semi-permadeath rule designed to make me improvise my way out of trouble, rather than re-loading an earlier save. For some background, read the introduction to the series first, and definitely read Part 1 so you know what’s going on. Also be advised that, unlike most posts on this blog, this series will contain spoilers. For spoiler-free thoughts on Dishonored, read my original posts about the game. Lastly, as always, you may click on images to view larger versions.

My second adventure as Corvo Attano, protagonist of Dishonored, continues. Last time, things did not really go to plan. I’d expected to have to fight my way out when my sneaking failed, leading to a decidedly more violent run through the game, but in reality I either got out of trouble by firing a quick sleep dart, or I was surrounded and quickly killed. In the end, I broke my own “no save reloads” rule twice, but managed to get through the first mission having only killed a single person. We’ll see if I can keep that up.

One more warning: the rest of this post is full of spoilers, so continue reading at your own risk.