Though Dishonored wasn’t totally open world, it did have plenty of nooks and crannies for Corvo to explore. Abandoned apartments, rat-infested basements, underground tunnels, and hidden rooms could be scavenged or passed over entirely, depending on how you played the game. However, sticking to the same few areas of Dunwall resulted in some repetitive levels and a lack of variety in environments.
With Dishonored 2 letting us cast off into the cities beyond Dunwall (at least, if we get our way), it’s a perfect opportunity to create bigger levels with more diverging paths, more chances for exploration, and a whole lot more variety. Bustling industrial areas, harsh climates, sunny orchids, whaling ports--let’s see everything Gristol and its surrounding islands have to offer.