One of the best games that was released in 2012 was Arkane Studios’ Dishonored. The great mix of stealth and supernatural action gameplay made Dishonored the games that everyone loved as it had multiple paths to go through, giving players diverse gameplay and a great story narrative that is captivating. While everything about the game is good, the conclusion of the game made gamers crave for more, thus Arkane Studios released a story-based DLC that involves Daud, the leader of the assassins called Whalers. The first DLC that Arkane released was Knife of Dunwall, the reception was good though it left us on a cliffhanger. To conclude the story where the first DLC left off, The Brigmore Witches is here.
Does the Brigmore Witches bring anything new to the table? How is the story compared to Knife of Dunwall? Let’s find out in our review.
Conclusion to Daud’s Story
Right where Knife of Dunwall left off, that’s where the Brigmore Witches continues. Just moments after the first DLC, the game continues where Daud is determined to find Delilah and finish the mission where the witches reside, the Brigmore Manor. Getting to the witches’ lair will not be too easy, thus it requires Daud to seek the help of someone named Lizzie that is imprisoned in Coldridge Prison. Before Daud gets to finish the mission he started back in Knife of Dunwall, he must do several favors for Lizzie before she helps Daud reach the manor where Delilah is said to slumber.
Story wise, The Brigmore Manor manages to stay true to the Dishonored franchise as by just reading the journals and notes that you get to find in the game, will further explain more about the world Daud and everyone is living in. Players can expect to see more of a backstory about the Brigmore Witches, the Whalers, more of Daud’s and last the mysterious Dunwall. One of the things that I love about Dishonored is the great mix of supernatural storytelling, which I think worked quite well especially with Daud and the Brigmore Witches. If you got curious about the Brigmore Witches and Delilah itself from the first DLC, those curiosities will be fulfilled in this DLC.
Three New Missions
Similar to Knife of Dunwall, The Brigmore Witches will give players three more missions to play through. Each of the missions that players will go through will consist of familiar locations and a new ones. One of the familiar locations players will have to go through again is the Coldridge Prison where Daud has to rescue Lizzie. When it comes to the layout of the prison, nothing have changed. It looks exactly as you remember when you were first playing as Corvo. However, the security seems tighter this time around, though if you remember the paths you went through before, getting Lizzie out of the prison will be a piece of cake.
Following Coldridge, you will then go to Lizzie’s home turn where she has to get something from someone. In this town, you will see something new and learn more about the gangs where Lizzie is from. As always, to learn more about the background of the town you are in, you have to spend time looking for journals and notes that are scattered throughout the town. Instead of seeing Overseers and Soldiers, new type of enemies can be seen here. The locales are phenomenal as it somewhat give the town an refreshing feel – the sun is brightly shining, though trouble still lurks.
The last area where Daud will go through is the Brigmore Manor. In this area, expect to see a lot of Witches. Just like the assassins, the witches have supernatural powers, thus giving you more of a challenge if you so decide to stay stealthy throughout the game. Expect to see more new enemies that may pique your interest.Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches DLC Review,