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Dishonored – The Tales from Dunwall, Part 1

Behold this new, animated short about beautiful Dunwall before plagues and assassins and murdering people became normal parts of every day conversation.

I knew that whale oil was important to Dunwall, but I didn’t know that the guy who made it so important did so after seeing some homeless people throw it on a fire. No one ever figured out that whale oil was flammable up until that time? Not exactly dealing with a bunch of Rhodes Scholars, or the Dishonored equivalent, are we?

You may recognize Chloe Grace Moretz as the narrator, or maybe you stopped listening ten seconds into the clip due to how overwhelmingly terrible the narration is. Hey Bethesda, if you’re going to go through the trouble of hiring a famous person to do your narration, you might want to find out if they can, you know, narrate.

Brandon

Brandon loves games, which shouldn't be a surprise given where you're reading this. He has written for GameShark, The Escapist and G4, and made them all less relevant as a result.

4 thoughts on “Dishonored – The Tales from Dunwall, Part 1

  1. I wouldn’t call her narration “terrible” — but certainly mediocre. This is what happens when you hire a regular actress instead of a professional voice actor/actress. Now, don’t get me wrong, someone like Jennifer Hale would probably be wrong as well, since she’s a bit overplayed at the moment. But there are plenty of talented ladies who focus on honing their vocal abilities and demonstrate it through rich performances. Hell, get a professional singer, they’re often well-versed in vocal control and performance.

    I griped when they announced people like Susan Sarandon and Brad Dourif as voice talent for this game. Not because i don’t like them as actors (i certainly do), but because stage actors are not necessarily good at voice work. I guess we’ll see…

  2. The narration seemed fine to me, and I really liked the animation. Usually I’m on board with you Brandon, but this time you’re on your own! (cause people give a shit about what I think)

    Also is it just me or did it sound suspiciously like she said “The porn-hungry gathered there”?

    Well there’s your problem! The people just want to see more genitals! Outlaw pants and you don’t have to worry about any of these future stabbings!

  3. He “discovered” that stuff burns? And that some stuff burns real good? I’m pretty sure people have burned whale oil before. I guess they’re in a totally alternate universe over here.
    The narrator’s main problem is that she slurs her words too much. My bigger problem with this trailer is that they’ve got this amazing beautiful game to show off with a unique visual style, and they decide to make an animated three part webisode series.

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