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I know it doesn't change anything about visibility, since Dishonored doesn't make any use of lights and shadows. So does it change anything wheter I blow the candles or not ?

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O you mean why blow candles at all? This sconce is in a lot of light. @RustyMembers answer works for me. :-) – ヴァイシャリ Oct 15 '12 at 16:51
I blow them because i feel cool. You stealth your way all around the enemies and kill the target in a fashionable way. Then you can get out feeling cool saying "Lights out now" and blow away the candles. They should implement this... – Samuele Mattiuzzo Jan 2 '13 at 9:59
"Dishonored doesn't make any use of lights and shadows." Actually, Dishonored does. – galacticninja Apr 3 '13 at 0:58
up vote 4 down vote accepted

As you know they emit light and you are easier seen in light. So by blowing the candles, it will get darker and it will be easier to hide.

I do not think the candle above has any purpose since it is in a well lit area.

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As written in the link I gave in the original question, the light has no influence on the infiltration aspect of this game. – Anto Oct 15 '12 at 17:21
There is load screen help text that says that shadows do conceal you, but only at a distance. Anecdotal evidence during my various playthroughs appears to confirm this. – Josh Petrie Oct 15 '12 at 18:19
yes enemys have harder to see you on distance if you are in the dark – RustyMembers Oct 15 '12 at 21:08

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