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  • Summary: For Honor is a competitive third-person melee title which mixes speed, strategy and team play with close range combat. The Chosen has survived a thousand years of wandering the southern deserts. Their journey should have wiped them out hundreds of years ago, but they survived thanks to theFor Honor is a competitive third-person melee title which mixes speed, strategy and team play with close range combat. The Chosen has survived a thousand years of wandering the southern deserts. Their journey should have wiped them out hundreds of years ago, but they survived thanks to the skill set and focus of their heroes. These individuals hoe to lead their followers to an improbable victory and to establish a new homeland. Striking fear in their enemies, The Warborn warriors sail across the Boiling Sea to raid the southern coast. Known for their fire and passion, they will seek to drive their enemies out of their ancestral lands. On the shoulders of great heroes, The Legions have driven out invaders, conquered any who wouldn't join them, and established hundreds of others to defend what is theirs. Facing invasion on two fronts, these heroes fight to protect their lands form the heathens who would take it. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 48 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Mar 18, 2017
    100
    An excellent hybrid between a tactical fencing action and a fighting game, which wins thanks to a complex fighting system and balanced characters. [Issue#272]
  2. Feb 22, 2017
    84
    For Honor is an entertaining game on the PlayStation 4 and after the 4GB initial patch which addresses a few issues, you’re ready to be transported back to the violent time of Knights, Vikings and Samurai. Sure, the story in the single-player campaign is a little contrived at times but it’s a great introduction to the game and more importantly the controls. Given that, the combat mechanics of For Honor is quite sturdy and can be very brutal at times, particularly in multiplayer but the amount of grinding and use of both in-game and real-world currency may deter some people.
  3. Feb 17, 2017
    80
    Ubisoft has managed to bring a fresh experience to the genre. It is true that we've already seen medieval themed games, but not a single one like For Honor. Solid gameplay mechanics, interesting visuals and remarkable sound effects. However, it is a shame that it lacks content, with a single player campaign that adds nothing to the experience. These lacking elements can overshadow Ubisoft's good work and bury the game before they expect.
  4. Feb 20, 2017
    80
    For Honor is brutal fun. The fighting game mechanics take some time to truly get used to, but once you do, there's a unique, clever and deeply engaging multiplayer experience to be had here.
  5. Mar 10, 2017
    80
    For Honor has big production values and great combat, but a myriad of issues - server stability being chief among them - prevent it from being a classic.
  6. Mar 1, 2017
    75
    Its deep and engaging combat system is very much worth experiencing, though a lackluster single player campaign and clumsy visuals keep it from reaching the lofty heights Ubisoft was aiming for.
  7. Feb 23, 2017
    55
    As it is, this is a game with a disposable single-player campaign, multiplayer matches that crash or disconnect as often as they complete, and a slew of fantastic mechanics that only rise to the surface in a single game mode out of a half-dozen...If there was ever a game to take a "wait and see" approach to, it's For Honor.

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  1. Negative: 93 out of 283
  1. Feb 14, 2017
    10
    Viciante! Joguei sem parar no tempo que a beta foi lançada! Gostei muito do combate e da movimentação, espero que tenha um modo de historiaViciante! Joguei sem parar no tempo que a beta foi lançada! Gostei muito do combate e da movimentação, espero que tenha um modo de historia bem feito, já que o online é sensacional! Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2018
    10
    I love this game. The combat goes well, the history is short, but very good, you play with a lot of warriors.
    The real problem, I think, is
    I love this game. The combat goes well, the history is short, but very good, you play with a lot of warriors.
    The real problem, I think, is the time you wait for find a match in Online. Just it
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  3. Oct 13, 2020
    9
    Great game. If you like medieval this is just for you. I wish i would start this game earlier.
  4. Feb 17, 2017
    6
    I played in the technical test, Alpha, and all the betas open and closed. Now I have played it at launch. It has been nice to see theI played in the technical test, Alpha, and all the betas open and closed. Now I have played it at launch. It has been nice to see the progress in the game, but it feels like they put all their effort into 1v1 combat and everything else was secondary. When I say this I am referring to the secondary abilities. They do add some extra strategy to combat, but some of the abilities are insanely over powered.

    Most of the maps feel like moba style maps. Three lanes that players hop between. Obviously more maps can always be added. Right now the variance just doesn't feel like enough. The duel mode is the purest form of the game and I can see it being the focus in competitive play. Brawl can get messy especially if either team seems determined to fight 2v1. This causes a lot of scrambling. Dominion or 4v4 can be an absolute mess a lot of the time. You will likely see packs of enemies running around the map. In this mode it is unwise to ever think you will have a 1v1 match up. You will likely always either have an advantage or disadvantage. None of this really lets the gameplay shine, but more so shows how the mechanics break down and become obsolete.

    In the instances you do find yourself surrounded you can block attacks from people you are not lock onto and I'm sure someone who is a god at this game will post videos of them destroying people 1v4 on youtube, but for most people this will never happen. The revenge mode may make it possible to take on multiple people at once, but you can't rely on it to overcome the odds. The game is heavily skill based, which is good, but I also feel some of the mechanics need to be ironed out still. One thing I have found is that if an enemy starts a swing and you go to do a guard break, there is no collision on your guard break since they are not guarding and its as if you are standing there doing nothing. This leaves you wide open for attacks.

    Now I understand it by name is a guard break, but hitting someone should be read as hitting someone and its affect should not be dependent on their current action. I feel this is valid because lets say you go to guard break someone and right as you hit the button they do a heavy attack. Your guard break lands long before the heavy attack, but because it doesn't work or do anything in the current build you take the full damage from their attack. In the very least it should stop their attack and you both start over.

    Anyway that was me just pointing out a few things I think are holding this game back. I have enjoyed my time with it so far, but I really want to see it grow into more and have adjustments made to the combat. Its not a perfect game, but I think Ubisofts entry into the growing melee combat games is a strong and refreshing take that needs refinement. I won't say its the best one out there. Some of the other games actually make you feel like you are in a medieval battle. Other games have armor that matters in terms of weapons that are affective against them and archers which really change things up. For Honor offers less in a more arcade style game with small maps and combat that I feel has been done better. They are new and have time to improve, but right now they aren't the best entry. Still a fun game, but I have to question how strong the player base will be in a month unless improvements are made quickly,
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  5. Feb 19, 2017
    5
    Wow. Great Game but poor execution imho. 5 network errors in 30 min. Unplayable. constant disconnects cause you to loose progression. LousyWow. Great Game but poor execution imho. 5 network errors in 30 min. Unplayable. constant disconnects cause you to loose progression. Lousy interface, I hope Ubi can get their act together. Shame really.

    The peer to peer...LOL who made THAT decision in the age of rage quit snowflakes.

    I would give it a solid 8.5 if you could actually play it reliably.
    The overall Graphics and gameplay are fantastic. Your character wont change its looks all that much though as you level. Thats a shame. Not much I found to really look forward too here. It will get stale REAL fast. Every match feels just like the last one. That is WHEN you can make it all the way thru a match

    And yea, there is no excuse these days for releasing a product on console that performs so badly in its execution.

    I truely hope they get it together. For now it seems like the same old sad story. The artists created a core masterpiece and the business people are jacking it up
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  6. Mar 13, 2017
    3
    For Honor could have been something, the mechanics are great, and its awesome to see knights, vikings and samurais fighting against eachFor Honor could have been something, the mechanics are great, and its awesome to see knights, vikings and samurais fighting against each other, but Ubisoft have delivered us a broken game.
    The matches are really unfair, some times, in a 4x4 game, there are 6 players, the game put 4 on a side, and 2 with 2 bots on the other side, there's also umbalancing matchmaking, where newbie players experiences the most frustrating fight against veterans who masters the game mechanics. And there is the most awfull problem you will face, the conection issues, when you are suddenly disconect from a running match, and it heapens a lot. I wish i could get my money back, since i can not, lets just hope they do fix all these problems.
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  7. May 14, 2019
    0
    Pareamento online totalmente desbalanceado e servidores em alguns modos vazios

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