September 28, 2017 HomeLong FormDishonored 2 EP13: An Alternate Route Dishonored 2 EP13: An Alternate Route By Josh Long Form 7 Comments We explore the Clockwork Mansion, while we try to figure out what it is we’re supposed to be doing. 7 Comments silver Harloe Ruts and Chris were ruminating on the Death of the Outsider as a franchise-move. Here’s the least spoiler answer I could come up with that still addresses their questions: The developers have basically said “well, we’re kinda done with Dishonored. Maybe we’ll put some more stuff in the same world, maybe not, but we’re definitely calling this the end of the Kaldwin-related Dishonored stuff. The Death of the Outsider puts a nice bow on the games.” (*highly* paraphrased) — Not paraphrased versions (there may be spoilers if you follow the links): “I don’t know what’s going to happen after this. I don’t know if there will be more Dishonored games. For us, working on this arc that started with the rat plague and Corvo, this is a finale.” http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2017/08/26/arkane-talks-dishonored-series-future-arc/ ““It’s the last chapter of what we call the Kaldwin era,” says Bakaba. “The era that revolves around the assassination of Jessamine, and what happens to Corvo after that, Daud having remorse about that and trying to redeem himself…this game is the end of that.” http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/08/23/gamescom-2017-why-death-of-the-outsider-is-the-end-of-dishonored-as-we-know-it September 28, 2017 Reply Josef What was Rutskarn’s “gin Josh” pun? Couldn’t quite make it out. September 29, 2017 Reply silver Harloe You can probably make it out better if you know that Kirin is, among other things, a Japanese brewing company (though I don’t think they make gin) September 29, 2017 Reply Josef Thanks. September 29, 2017 Reply MichaelGC (c. 2:24 onwards) Rutskarn really does have a tremendous line in “tones of disparaging encouragement.” 😆😁 September 29, 2017 Reply MichaelGC For what it’s worth, I definitely wouldn’t have noticed the carriage clock if you hadn’t pointed it out! My preference would be for the date to be about right for most things – i.e. if it’s mostly medieval tech then I prefer a ballpark medieval-sounding date. If the writer then wants to throw in something from another era, that’s fine. Either I’ll be completely oblivious (as with the clock) or it’ll add that slight touch – just a wee zing – of not being in Kansas anymore: potentially quite an effective and affective little moment. ~~~ No right answers, though, as you say. A steampunky setting in the year 906 or 32,972 I wouldn’t treat as the writer trying too hard, necessarily, but more as saying, “I didn’t want to have to deal with this whole question; this ain’t Earth, OK, so let’s just get this on with.” Well, unless for no especial reason they also had original names for all the months and seasons and days of the week … _then_ it’d probably seem like overkill. September 29, 2017 Reply MichaelGC And, just to be clear: if a writer wants to go full Tolkien and come up with new names for everything (even to the point of inventing entire new languages) because they’re essentially crafting a complete new world in their head, and that kind of building block helps them figure it out, that works too! (Although I guess this would count as ‘an especial reason.’) September 29, 2017 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.