| I have never played the video game this is based on. With that said, this is a very interesting gaslamp style game. The game is set in victorian era with a european influence. The book has a large section devoted to the game world, going over in good detail each sub-section of the game world. The maps are very helpful and the artwork is an excellent combination of the historical age and gaslamp/steampunk feel. If you are familiar with the historical era combined with the inforamtion in the book then you should have an excellent feel for the game and how to play or run a campaign. Having played their star trek and john carter games, I like some of the different game mechanics used in Dishonored.
Some of the new game mechanics are truths that you pick and how they influence the world. Others are the viod points and chaos pool. These all play a part in how your actions affect the game world and how they affect your PC. I like the Bonecharms and how they work with the void points. The key themes are will explained and how you can use them as both a Gm and a player.
The NPC section is very detailed and covers everything from archtypes, to common npc like various street gangs common to the era. The equipment section was lacking I thought. I was surprised the listed was pistols and rifles but not a shotgun. Overall this is an excellent game set in a victorian era setting with a few twists.
[5 of 5 Stars!]