The Order: 1886 PlayStation 4

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  • 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
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 94
  2. Negative: 11 out of 94
  1. Feb 19, 2015
    95
    Literally 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.
  2. Feb 23, 2015
    80
    You can fault this game for a number of things, as I’ve done here, but you can’t criticize because you haven’t the inclination to appreciate the product for what it is.
  3. Feb 19, 2015
    78
    The visuals are marvelous and the game has the potential to grow as a franchise but several flaws and its basic gameplay keep it from becoming a masterpiece.
  4. Feb 23, 2015
    65
    The 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.
  5. 60
    What I have a problem with is inconsistent narratives, and "gameplay" that has been so compartmentalised from the "story" that they may as well be in different products.
  6. Mar 2, 2015
    55
    There are brief moments throughout The Order: 1886 when it’s clearly striving for excellence, which only makes the end result more tragic. It’s easy to toss aside a game that looks bad or is full of bugs, but The Order feels like it should be a good game.
  7. Feb 19, 2015
    20
    The 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.

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  1. Feb 21, 2015
    10
    Die Story wird keine Minute langweilig, man will wissen wie es weiter geht und die Grafik ist Einzigartig. Selbst die Shooter und selbst dieDie Story wird keine Minute langweilig, man will wissen wie es weiter geht und die Grafik ist Einzigartig. Selbst die Shooter und selbst die Stealth Einlagen machen richtig Spaß. Ich hab mich 8 Stunden bestens unterhalten gefühlt und würde das Spiel weiter empfehlen. Ich hoffe auf DLCs und einen Nachfolger. Expand
  2. Mar 2, 2015
    10
    I am absolutely dumbfounded that a game as flawless as this is getting a bad rap like this. The Order: 1886 is one of the most beautiful gamesI am absolutely dumbfounded that a game as flawless as this is getting a bad rap like this. The Order: 1886 is one of the most beautiful games to grace the PS4 and even video games in general; that isn't even the only thing! The shooting mechanics in the game are amazing and give real weight to the weapons at you disposal. The complex story in this masterpiece is a tale for the ages that entices players to a point where the characters become more than just a voice. I will intend to play this game time and time again for many years to come. Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2015
    10
    An engaging, unique and thoroughly exciting thriller.

    The Order 1886 has been copping a lot flack by reviews, I would like to pint out a
    An 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.
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  4. Feb 28, 2015
    8
    Very good game, a little short, too cinematic, but I had some good time.
    The graphics are really impressive, sometimes you start to doubt, I
    Very good game, a little short, too cinematic, but I had some good time.
    The graphics are really impressive, sometimes you start to doubt, I am in a video game or in a movie ...
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  5. Feb 28, 2015
    7
    There has been a lot of debate surrounding The Order 1886; even before its release. One of the biggest debates was over the length of theThere has been a lot of debate surrounding The Order 1886; even before its release. One of the biggest debates was over the length of the game. My first and only play-through thus far was on hard and it took just over 9.5 hours to complete. I did quite a bit of exploring, but apparently not enough since as I didn’t earn any of the collection trophies.

    The Order is a story-driven game with very sparse gunplay. There is a lot of walking and a handful of stealth missions. Though gunplay is sparse, there are several other gameplay elements such as lock picking and overloading electrical boxes.

    The story is quite engaging and drew me in from the beginning. I completed the game in 4 separate gameplay sessions, but I didn’t want to stop playing any of them. Alas, I either had to go to work, to bed, or eat. I played the bulk of the game on a Saturday and stopped only for lunch. Had time permitted, I was intrigued enough that playing through in one sitting was very likely.

    The Order performed quite well on the PS4. I didn’t notice any frame stuttering or frame rate drops. It transitioned from cut scene to game play seamlessly. In fact, a couple of times I stood there not knowing the cut scene had ended. The visuals were phenomenal. Clothing and materials looked as if I could touch them and they draped over the characters quite well rather than seeming like a stiff sheet of plastic. Little details like wind blowing through Galahad’s hair, realistic looking flames, grimy fingernails, the way light interacted with everything, casting shadows or rays through atmospheric dust, were everywhere. Many times I stopped just to admire the details in this alternate version of London

    The game was very linear. There was not a lot of room for deviation with the exception of the occasional out of the way path usually leading to a collectible. There were quite a few cut scenes. They felt like they were the majority of the game, but that feeling maybe partly due to how seamless the game moved from cut scene to gameplay. There is also lot of QTEs in this game, but I was so engaged in the story they didn’t bother me.

    The minimal UI, including the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen, lent itself well to the cinematic style and helped deepen the immersion. Honestly, the only time I actually noticed the black bars were during the rare moments when I’d think about something I was going to write in my review (A.D.D FTW), and the bars would cross my mind. Otherwise I was so focused on the story, they were invisible to me.

    The ambient sounds made the environment feel like a living, breathing world. Other sounds, such as gunfire or your gear moving while walking, further drew you in. The music was subtle at times, and very dramatic at others. It never seemed out of place and coupled with the outstanding visuals, it felt like you were right in the story.

    The combat wasn’t innovative, and didn’t bring anything new to the table but was still very fun. Putting one right between the enemy’s eyes was very gratifying and never got old. The gunfights weren’t challenging until the last few, though I was playing on hard. I think I died more on those last few skirmishes, than I did in the entire game prior to them. The stealth kill missions were a little weird at first, but once I got the timing down of sneaking up on someone, they became much easier. Cover was kind of clunky. Some times I couldn’t use an object as cover that seemed like obvious cover to me. I couldn’t move around corners while in cover which made the stealth missions and gun fights a little more difficult.

    In summary, The Order is a very cinematic story-driven game. This is where it shines. If you’re looking for an action game, pass this one up. It’s not action packed, and has a lot of QTE’s and cut scenes. On average it is about an 8 – 10 hour game. However, If you like cinematic, story-driven games, do not pass it up. The Order 1886 is by far the best cinematic game have I’ve played, and comes in just behind Mass Effect and TLOU For Story
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  6. Aug 25, 2015
    6
    Where should I start with the game? Should I talk about the great graphics? The predicable story? Or maybe the repetitive, uninspired, dry asWhere should I start with the game? Should I talk about the great graphics? The predicable story? Or maybe the repetitive, uninspired, dry as mud gameplay? Well what ever you start with you'll be done with it in around 6-7 hours. Well maybe since the game is so short, it's excellent from beginning to end, a game that will set a new standard for gameplay and storytelling? If walking slowly with hardly any interactive elements, quick time events, and long cutscene's is your idea of great interactive story telling. And if taking cover behind chest high walls, firing at the same enemies while using the same bland weapons, and talking part in a few poorly done, forced stealth sequences. If that's your cup of tea, then be my guest. Also the game has no replay value, whatsoever. Their are a couple of hidden collectibles and audio logs for you to uncover, but by my estimation, they would not be worth slogging through the same repetitive and boring game again. With that being said, the games not horrible. Its playable (at least the parts you get to play). Worth renting or buying at a deep discount, but not a must buy for even the most hardcore PlayStation fan. 6/10. Expand
  7. Jan 26, 2016
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. este es el juego que decía Sony que iba a cambiar la forma de ver los videojuegos? o que nos confirmaría toda la mierda de sus promesas? de seguro por juegos así de "grandes" ha vendido tanto Sony, es el gran reflejo de lo que nos ofrece Sony, productos de dudosa calidad, productos carente de profundidad, productos desechables, no entiendo el éxito de la consola, pues los juegos mas o menos buenos se pueden jugar en Xbox One, y aunado a que en la consola de Microsoft, uno se evita la pena de toparse con juegos así de nefastos Expand

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