Dishonoured 2 Dev Discuss The Choice Of Playing As Corvo Or Emily

Posted by July 7, 2015 Comment


One of the big announcements from Bethesda’s press conference at E3 wasn’t just that Dishonored 2 is coming, but also that you can play as Emily Kaldwin too. You get a choice too, meaning you can play as the first games protagonist Corvo or instead choose to go with Emily Caldwell as your protagonist.

Speaking to Mashable, Co-director on the game Harvey Smith discussed why they are being careful with Emily as a character as well as how that pivotal choice around the playalbe protagonist presents itself.

There were a bunch of pitfalls to avoid. Obviously there are a bunch of tropes that people lazily reach for when they make female protagonists. But we worked really hard. Our narrative designer, Sachka Duval, was involved in that. It’s been a good process.

We were trying to decide how … to break it up so you make the choice…He’s [lead level design director Christophe Carrier] the one who recommended, maybe you play as Emily for like half an hour and then you get to this pivotal moment where a dramatic thing happens, and you choose at that point whether to continue with Emily or switch to Corvo. And then you’re locked in.

There is a lot more over at Mashable, lots of which is really interesting. I

To me, Emily really does seem the more enticing character here. Seeing how she goes from Royalty to an assassin, running across roofs in a distant land sounds like an interesting journey. I hope Arkane really do figure out ways to make Corvo, as a character, more interesting. He was a little lacking in that department in the first game. Hopefully Arkane can find a little something worth exploring in him.

(Last Updated July 7, 2015 6:25 pm )

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