This was added to the Game Pass on Xbone last week, and I’ve been tempted when it’s been on sale a few times, so I decided to dive in. 32 hours later, and I’m finished- it helped that I needed something to distract me from crap I should have been dealing with in my normal life.
My play was almost exactly like yours, @TheWombat, except that I played on Hard difficulty. Played mostly good, tried to save as many people as possible, used no Typhon powers, etc.
It was an outstanding game, and while I knew there was a twist coming, I didn’t know exactly what it would be- I knew I wasn’t getting the whole story, even though I was very thorough going through the levels. I did most of the side quests- nearly everything except the treasure hunts. I saw all the trees, just couldn’t identify the forest. I was almost rolling my eyes by the end at all the moral dilemmas. Even right up to the end, I thought “well, that’s weird- in a game that’s all about making choices, they really just let you save right before the ending choice and reload to see the other ending?”. Heh. Then you see that they’re all smarter than that, and the whole thing was specifically contrived to test your choices- the ending choice was almost irrelevant.
Anyway, that A/V article you linked really nailed it.
Now, should I finally pick up Dishonored 2 while it’s on sale this week?