So the bad guys are normal humans just following orders, the real enemy is political corruption and cultural decay, but the protagonist has no actual ability to speak or argue and instead EVERYTHING revolves around the player leading one helpless female NPC around and shooting people in the head?
Way to advance gaming as a medium, guys. Sexist escort missions, here I come!
I can't wait for the pre-scripted cutscene where the game goes "look how racist the people in Columbia are!" by like torturing some innocent people to death or whatever, and you can't actually shoot the bad guys or do anything about it, you just have to sit there and watch it happen because GAME WON'T LET YOU!
I'm guessing they were making it an actual sequel to Bioshock until Dishonored dropped. Then they were like "OMG! A trend! Change the whole franchise! Copy that shit!"
I honestly hope I'm wrong and the game turns out to actually be good, but to date the industry hasn't given me any reason to be optimistic.
EDIT: This post was an off-the-cuff response to an overly positive review of a game I hadn't played. My intention was to contrast my expectations with what I perceived as empty hype. Mike responds point by point in the very next post, and we had a little back-and-forth about the game. While I'm still not convinced it's the Best Game Evar or a worthy follow-up to System Shock 2, I now believe that Mike was sincere in his praise. It seems that it improves over Bioshock 2 in some tangible ways.
That said, other legitimate issues have come out of the woodwork as players pick the game apart and express their honest opinions. More communication, not less, is always in the best interest of gamers. But if you're going to respond to the ignorance I display in this post, please read ahead and make sure what you're saying hasn't already been said.
Bottom line: If you think 10/10 means perfect, and you think games must provide a serious challenge, then this is not a perfect game. It's just not for the reasons I assumed after watching the video review.