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Dishonored's guards really hate mischievous maids, might have bionic legs

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Someone should lay off the whale oil. Corvo's frequent encounters with Dunwall's leery City Watch in Dishonored often affords eavesdrop opportunities if you're quiet enough, revealing supplemental mission info or glimpses into the political and social climate of the plague-wracked city. Or, in this case, a physical rebuke on a poor maid with such force to make King Leonidas quirk an eyebrow in awe.

We're not exactly sure what caused the guard's foot to piston forward with the force of a thousand Falcon Punches, but the emergent punchline of the guard staring silently at the battered corpse with sword in hand -- you know, just in case the maid gets up -- couldn't have better timing. The single thought whirling around inside his head would probably be "What." Our review (opens in new tab) discusses adventures with other, less-lead-footed guards.

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?