And obviously I'm not far enough into Dishonoured to judge it fairly but initial impressions are woeful. I was really hoping the game would deliver but so far it's underwhelming.
I think it's a gameplay game, not a graphics or story game. I think some people might like the setting or story or something, but I don't think it's supposed to be profound or anything. It's about alternate routes, some exploration and looting, and various options for beating a level or getting through an area. And Blink. It's a lot about Blink.