Monday, September 3, 2018

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider - Improvisation Run - Part 4 (Finale)

At long last, it is finally done. The Outsider, an entity on great power, who influenced the fates of so many, has finally been erased from the world. And with this accomplishment, so to ends our Improvisation Run. It has been an incredible experience for me, and I'm glad to have gone through this whole franchise with you all.

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This area, where the Outsider truly resides, surrounded by the Eyeless Cult, is where the Void seeps into the living world. This makes it a perfect staging ground for the cult, whose sole purpose is to become one with the powers of the Void, obtaining omniscience and omnipotence.

One of the most interesting details about the cultists here is that they are visibly different from normal people. Not only is there skin taking on a grayish discoloration, similar in hue to the land masses the dot the Void when one of the main characters is taken there, but their eyes also glow an eerie yellow hue when they detect you. They are attempt to transform themselves into walking horrors know to them as The Enlightened. But this was not the first method they devised for tapping into the Void's power.

Long ago, in order to first try to commune with the Void, they kidnapped a boy, and severed his name from him with a mystical knife, killing him. This boy became The Outsider, and entity through which the Void gazes onto the mortal world, and he has been fighting this fate with every fiber of his being ever since. A fate which Billie Lurk, one way or another, ends this night.

There's also the added factor of the Eye of the Dead God, which hints at deities and powers that existed long before The Outsider. Deities that are so powerful that, even though they are long since passed from this world, still affect their surroundings.

There's so much going on in Death of the Outsider, and so many different directions they could take the series. It's a shame we won't see Dishonored for some time, if at all, for both in story and gameplay this appears to be where the team at Arkane found their stride.

We have one more (brief) scuffle in Dishonored, but afterwards we'll move onto another game I wish to talk about.

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