- Summary: The Order: 1886 introduces us to a unique vision of Victorian-Era London in which Man uses advanced technology to battle a powerful and ancient enemy. As Galahad, a member of an elite order of Knights, join a centuries-old war against a powerful threat that will determine the course ofThe Order: 1886 introduces us to a unique vision of Victorian-Era London in which Man uses advanced technology to battle a powerful and ancient enemy. As Galahad, a member of an elite order of Knights, join a centuries-old war against a powerful threat that will determine the course of history in this third-person action-adventure shooter.… Expand
Feb 19, 2015Literally no game has ever looked this good. It’s strange to even write that, but The Order: 1886 raises the bar so far above its contemporaries that it stands in a class by itself. Joined by a soundtrack that perfects the mood, The Order is a cinematic masterpiece.
Feb 23, 2015The Order: 1886 is a pretty good game, nothing else. Almost every part can be criticized: the story flows nicely but is extremely predictable, the fights are good, but only the ones with people in them (lycan fights are boring), graphics are gorgeous, but the world feels empty. Sir Galahad's adventure is yet another bit of proof that beauty isn't enough. You should see The Order in motion but do so only after some significant discounts.
Feb 19, 2015The Order: 1886 is a terrible game. Not because it’s broken or made without skill. Certainly not because it’s an average-length, story-driven shooter with minimal replay value. It’s just a bad game, forgettable in every conceivable way and safely ignored by all but the most ardent Trophy hunters.
Mar 13, 2015Amazing game! I played through the game twice and got the Platinum trophy. I beat it on Normal and on Hard. Playtime was between 8-10Amazing game! I played through the game twice and got the Platinum trophy. I beat it on Normal and on Hard. Playtime was between 8-10 hours. There are not THAT many QTE's. The lycan fights include QTE and there was a few cutscenes that included a QTE. Don't let the negative hype fool you...this game provides one hell of a ride and the gameplay is top notch.… Expand
Feb 20, 2015I preordered the collector's edition, 10/10 I had so much fun.
Not. At the end of my play time, the thought replaying the story again feltI preordered the collector's edition, 10/10 I had so much fun.
Not. At the end of my play time, the thought replaying the story again felt like a chore, because it feels like there is a lot of cutscenes to go through again. I already saw them less than a day ago, I'll have to wait a week or more to forget them so watching them again won't be that boring.
Why am I complaining about this? Because the way RAD wanted this game to be - a game that is a cinematic experience, ended up being a frankenstein-like creation, cutting out chunks of gameplay and shoehorning in numerous cutscenes and scripted action. Then they have the audacity to market their qte's as a way to 'involve the player so they don't feel like they're just watching a movie'. Qte's work when they are on rare occasions, not everytime your character gets into a fist fight animation.
Why do I replay single-player games? Because it is a game, not a movie. Games are different, everytime you play it. Movies are the same every time you rewatch it, but its story and quality are high enough to compensate. RAD wanted to make the game into a movie, so they made the gameplay as linear as possible, and segmented it with heaps of cutscenes and qte sequences. It's a game. I'm suppose to control the character, not watch him be animated 50% of the time.
Gameplay? It's very simple. The environments look diverse, but the playspace is simply different combinations of cover spaced 3 metres from eachother. The AI rebels aren't very dynamic at all, there's two types of enemies, one rushes you with shotguns, the other hides behind cover, periodically shooting at you, and is programmed to so nohing else till his death. And ways of taking down human enemies is the same, even for pretty much every weapon - headshot them. A Halo campaign with only Grunts as enemies would be more dynamic than this game.
Well I'm selling my copy. Next time I'll only buy games that have good gameplay, because that is the sole purpose of a game - to be fun to play. A game with the best graphics in the world, and the best story in the world is useless if it's no fun to play.
If you want the story that much, just watch a walkthrough, and use your money to buy a fun game. Better yet just rent it. With almost zero replayability, you can get its full worth after two days.… Expand
Feb 20, 2015An engaging, unique and thoroughly exciting thriller.
The Order 1886 has been copping a lot flack by reviews, I would like to pint out aAn engaging, unique and thoroughly exciting thriller.
The Order 1886 has been copping a lot flack by reviews, I would like to pint out a few things to help YOU decide if this is a game for you...
If you prefer constant action, gameplay and the bullets flying (and that is totally cool btw) then you need not keep reading, go play Call of Duty or Gears of war.
However if you enjoyed games like Heavy Rain, The Walking Dead and Life is Strange but also love a bit of third person action then this a game you will want to check out.
ready at dawn have created a wholly unique piece of gaming art, it is completely story driven- with a lot of QTE's splashed around that don't feel lazy- they help progress the story, as this is exactly what the game has set out to be- a long, cinematic period movie.
The story itself is full of mystery, intrigue and lore with amazing characters who you come to truly care about by the end of the game.
The graphics are stunning, almost life-like in parts but it is the atmosphere and progression, just like a film that really got me engaged.
I see The Order: 1886 being seen as a 'fail' by mainstream audiences, however I also see this as a cult classic for the niche market of gamers who enjoy a great tale of history and revenge.
I am giving a perfect 10 because for what it is, that is exactly what the game deserves. It is epic beyond words.
Again, I can not stress enough if you are looking for an action title, best save your $$.
But if you are willing to try something new, have an open mind and are not bogged down by the pretty unfair negative press you will be pleasantly surprised by what i would call a masterpiece of cinematic gaming.… Expand
Feb 22, 2015I was impressed by many of the things other reviews acknowledge that this new IP game did right (graphics / animations, story, characters, andI was impressed by many of the things other reviews acknowledge that this new IP game did right (graphics / animations, story, characters, and weapons), and I wasn't overly disappointed by the things that other reviews have pointed out as short comings (pacing, overall length, linear combat). I would be very interested in a sequel that continues the story, and the improvements I would hope for are limited to improving the overall pacing and making the combat scenarios less linear and more abundant with some stand out memorable set pieces.… Expand
Sep 29, 2015Officially the best looking game I have ever played.
My feelings on this game are mixed. Visually impressive with a decent story, ruined byOfficially the best looking game I have ever played.
My feelings on this game are mixed. Visually impressive with a decent story, ruined by very bland combat and liniar gameplay.
Dispite it's shortcomings (and incredibly short campaign) this is the perfect game to see the power of the PS4 at work.
This game was announced as a first entry in a series, so despite the bland experience on offer here, I'm hoping the developers have taken note and will bring us the sequel this promising series deserves.… Expand
Oct 29, 2015As good as the graphics are "The Order 1886" delivers in no other field, this insultingly short game of a pitiful 2 hours without cutscenesAs good as the graphics are "The Order 1886" delivers in no other field, this insultingly short game of a pitiful 2 hours without cutscenes has poor cover based shooting with no dynamic areas and is presented in an incredibly linear fashion.
The guns lack variety as well as the poorly made AI which either throw themselves in front of your gun or trap themselves in areas which they are too stupid to get out of.
The story (if it can be called that) is generic and limp lacking any real connection with the characters or their motives. The game practically gives the ending away the moment you start up the game with hints which I can only assume were supposed to be subtle, yet you would have to be an imbecile not to notice.
Lacking any multiplayer gameplay offline or online meant there is little content to back up the pathetic campaign making this game one of the absolute worst games you can buy for your playstation 4 today.… Expand
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