Youíll also collect special bone charms that give you bonuses or upgrades to your powers and in game moments. You can equip up to 6 bone charms at once when you buy the upgrades. This can give you a great advantage over the enemy in a variety of situations.
One of the cooler things in the game is your possession skill. This ability allows you to control another living thing such as a rat or an enemy soldier to your advantage. You can use it to sneak into heavily guarded areas which definitely comes in handy. Again, youíll have to find runes and bone charms to access these abilities and they are hidden throughout the levels. You can equip the beating heart ability which can direct you to the location of runes and charms.
One of the downsides to the 2 handed weapon system is that you are forced to always use a sword. Your sword is always in one hand and the weapon of choice in your other. For instance, you canít equip a gun in one hand and a crossbow in the other. I am not exactly sure why this was done. But thatís the way it is. It doesnít really detract from the game but it would have made for some cool combinations.
Dishonored is a fairly linear game but each area you enter has various paths you can take to reach your objective. As I mentioned, throughout each level you will find all sorts of goodies from coinage to food that restores your health to runes and bone charms. Youíll have to look about pretty good but let me give you a tip. When you enable the special Dark Vision that allows you to see through walls you will also see green items which are items you can pick up or consume. So be sure to always explore each area thoroughly using the Dark Vision.