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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Feb 24, 2017
    90
    For Honor is a game that I am not even close to finishing with. Its campaign is big enough to not feel tacked on, but the draw of the multiplayer action keeps dragging me away from finishing it. I can feel my skills improving after every round because it’s a new way to play against other players and that deserves highlighting in a highly saturated section of the market.
  2. 90
    For Honor offers up one of the most visceral multiplayer experiences in video games. The single player campaign is a nice diversion, but won't satisfy those seeking a full experience. Once you hit multiplayer though, you'll be hooked and finding time for other video games will be the real problem.
  3. Feb 17, 2017
    80
    For Honor is a real surprise. In terms of gameplay mechanics it’s top-notch, visually it’s excellent, and there’s a decent if fairly formulaic campaign to play through. It’s in For Honor’s multifaceted multiplayer, however, where Ubisoft has has struck gold. Testing your combat knowledge against real players, either in one-on-one duels or in large conquest-style battles, is both thrilling and unique in the action genre.
  4. Feb 14, 2017
    80
    If For Honor were a game that [] didn’t rely so heavily on its internet connection, I could rave about it for hours. It is beautiful. The move sets for each character are well thought out and balanced, meaning people who put in enough effort will succeed with any of the available heroes. The campaign offers an interesting enough solo experience that lets people gradually face greater challenges. The multiplayer is extraordinary, when it’s working properly. It’s just that Ubisoft has once again not anticipated the needs of a game such as this. I feel like peer-to-peer wasn’t the right system for such a game, and that it would have been better for everyone if this had been a client-server game.
  5. Feb 20, 2017
    80
    For Honor does a great job trying to find a new way of telling a very old and very familiar story. It accomplishes so much that it does provide an entertaining way to push you through the repetition of a hack and slash game. However, when you least expect it, you get impaled right through the heart by a broken multiplayer experience where the fragments of microtransactions and more splinter through the game, and while the blow isn't fatal now, if the connection issues aren't addressed, it will be.
  6. Apr 6, 2017
    80
    It’s a frustrating reality, but one Ubisoft is already working diligently on a fix for. Like Siege, For Honor is in the beginning stages of becoming something truly unique and brilliant. If you’ve ever struggled to get into fighting games, are eager for a new multiplayer game to try your hand at, or are simply interested in what happens when Ubisoft diverts its resources out of populating open worlds with content and into an experience that thrives because of its nuanced design, then try For Honor – you won’t regret it.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Apr 2, 2017
    60
    Fun in furious bursts, Ubisoft's scrapper is simply too one-note to honour its potential. [April 2017, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 74
  2. Negative: 25 out of 74
  1. Feb 14, 2017
    10
    For Honor!

    Игра мне сразу же понравилась с момента анонса.После ЗБТ я убедился,что эта игра будет хорошо работать на моем ПК и оправдала
    For Honor!

    Игра мне сразу же понравилась с момента анонса.После ЗБТ я убедился,что эта игра будет хорошо работать на моем ПК и оправдала гемплейные и атмосферные ожидания.Игра куплена.

    Положительные стороны:
    -Хорошая оптимизация,особенно для слабых ПК
    -Три воюющих фракций(культур):Самураи,Викинги,Рыцари
    -В каждой фракции есть свой персонаж с уклоном на :атаку,защиту,проворность,гибридность
    -Каждый герой уникален по боевому стилю и ведению боя
    -Разнообразные комбинации атак и защит
    -Приятно радует возможность эффектных блоков,парирования и контратак
    -Боевая система проста в освоении(клавиатура или геймпад - это не имеет значения)
    -Сражайтесь в 4-х режимах:"Дуэль(1vs1)","Бойня (2vs2)","Захват территории(4vs4)","Уничтожение(4vs4)"
    -Игра передает атмосферу тех времен

    Отрицательные стороны:
    -Дорогая игра
    -Отсутствие масштабных сражений
    -Нету комадных заданий
    -Командные режимы включают в себя уничтожение противкиков из 5 ранудов и захват точек.Слишком банально.
    -Незначительные проблемы с нахождением игроков и серверами.

    Вывод:"For Honor" - это игра нового поколения.Вы не найдете более атмосферную и реализированую игру в данном жанре.В жанре файтинга на холодном оружии.
    Рекомендую!
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  2. Oct 27, 2018
    10
    Okay, let me just start off by saying, it is actually an 9 out of ten for me. I put 01 because I felt like it deserved more credit as a game,Okay, let me just start off by saying, it is actually an 9 out of ten for me. I put 01 because I felt like it deserved more credit as a game, than it is getting. This is a far from perfect game, but is one of the most fun games I've ever played. I quit it back in Season 4 and came back 2 days ago, but honestly, I am already bored. Expand
  3. Apr 5, 2021
    9
    One of the best medieval PvP meele fighting games with cool heroes and a unique and unrivaled fighting system. Still a lot of support from theOne of the best medieval PvP meele fighting games with cool heroes and a unique and unrivaled fighting system. Still a lot of support from the devs who also listen to what the community wants. Of course a lot of customization is possible, with stuff still being added. Expand
  4. Apr 28, 2017
    7
    WHATS UP YOU AMAZING PEOPLE! This is my Review for well for Honor. Now when it was anounced i waited in anguish for the game to finally comeWHATS UP YOU AMAZING PEOPLE! This is my Review for well for Honor. Now when it was anounced i waited in anguish for the game to finally come out and when it did come out my father got it for me and I was a bit mixed in my play through. first of the multiplayer online would break and the online would stop working though not often, also i hated how i was forced to sign up for U Play.
    The goods of this game for me was the story action and graphics from this i was going to give this game a 7/10 but i was torn as I love Ubisoft and their other games (Assassins creed) and would love to see this game improved later in updates perhaps thanks for reading and BBYYEE
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  5. Feb 17, 2017
    5
    There is an amazing game trapped behind some very poor design choices. For a game that requires server connections in order to be played,There is an amazing game trapped behind some very poor design choices. For a game that requires server connections in order to be played, there has been a surprising lack of attention paid to user friendly design.

    The Co-Op campaign is an example of this right out of the gate. Between each chapter of the campaign, whoever is the secondary user is booted back to the group menu, and misses all of the story elements that are covered while the next location is revealed. They receive an incorrect message stating that they have been removed from the group, and only load in when the primary user initiates the next chapter. It's clunky, one user doesn't actually get to experience the campaign and the user flows are ridiculous.

    The more troubling point, is that the game connections are P2P, not dedicated servers. What this leads to is upwards of 60-70% of matches ending in a disconnect, or error. The meta game for the multiplayer is based around gaining XP and gear through completing matches, and "Orders", a kind of additional task list that grants additional resources and XP. The issue here, is if you get disconnected, then you lose all advancement in both categories.

    With the P2P matchmaking, as far as I can tell from playing for the last few days, you might not get disconnected if only one player leaves the match. Now if two or more players leave, the matchmaking instability and odds of a fatal error are nearly 100%. That means if either team has someone quit because they are not doing well, you have a 50/50 that you are going to lose all progress made in that match. All but one match I have been in that was a landslide victory for one team has ended in a disconnect. This is an insane design choice from a player griefing stand point, and I am gob smacked that this made it through QA, and ALPHA test and a BETA test without being resolved. One of the main issues here is that they are also selling a service in game for currency that you can either earn or purchase that grants you bonus XP and resource drops, and this service is based on a set amount of time. If the matches you are playing while on your purchased bonus are are being invalidated by instability, you are really just wasting your money investing in the game.

    So, the land slide victory issue comes down to the matchmaking mechanics seemingly not working as intended. There are both regional and skill level filters, and as far as I can tell, these are bypassed almost immediately, even at times and in game modes when the user traffic is listed as very high. It could be that the user traffic feature is not working, however, and that is the underlying issue. I mean, I am told every time I log in that I haven't played for from 15 hours to 3 days, so player profile tracking is certainly not working as intended.

    Here is the most frustrating thing, however... and that is that when the stars align and everything is stable, this is one of the most fun games I have played in a very long time. The combat mechanics are a fantastic evolution from games like Bushido Blade and Kengo, easy to pick up, but once you figure out the deeper mechanics, things really get interesting. I have had some of the best, most chess like duels in this game. I have had some of the best 1 vs 2 brawls in this game. The actual gameplay is addictive and fun, fast paced and rewarding.

    There is a great variety to the game modes as well, from Domination (a zone capturing staple game mode), to 1 vs 1 and multi user duels. The campaign has been fun from what I have played, but being as I am trying to complete it in Co-Op, it's been a little trying to get immersed in.

    All in all, I love this game and it's game play mechanics. I don't mind the micro transaction system, it isn't anything I wasn't expecting and by design, you can unlock all content through playing the game. The problem here is that, in it's current state, the game is nearly unplayable. Let's hope that there is some kind of magic patch in the works that is going to pull this one together, because people in my gaming community are already turning their backs on this title, and contacting Ubisoft for refunds.
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  6. Yli
    Jul 5, 2017
    3
    I have over 800 hours logged into this game and all I can say in its current state is that you should most definetly not buy this game. It hasI have over 800 hours logged into this game and all I can say in its current state is that you should most definetly not buy this game. It has been in a downhill slide since its release. The game itself has good mechanics until you reach the higher skill levels, which basically comes down to which character has the fastest attacks that cant be blocked on reaction. ( This game has 400-ms attacks with 30 fps+input lag from TV. ) This makes the community of the game VERY toxic because most matches evolve into spam fests or staring contests and promotes a false sense of skill.This game uses a p2p system and there have been constant connection issues since the beta that happened 4months ago, which means you can get disconnected from a match at victory screens or at half-way point without getting any reward, this with a slow progression system tied into the free2play microtransaction model is not a good thing. I cannot recommend this game to anyone in its current state. The game got its first DLC characters a month ago and they were, and still are, so broken they basically killed the 4v4 gamemodes for many people. The developers also seem to be uninterested in fixing these issues and instead keep releasing over priced microtransactions for the game. The game literally has a business model of a free to play game, except it being a full price triple A game. (+ a pay2win gimmick with gear stats) I'm giving it 3 stars because the graphics are good and the gameplay was solid until people started to exploit the game mechanics.

    TL;DR: Bad p2p system, free to play business model with a pay2win gimmick. Toxic community and uninterested developers.
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  7. Jun 15, 2017
    0
    I bought this game with high expectations, when i got to play the game online, it was good, but getting into a game on multiplayer is painful,I bought this game with high expectations, when i got to play the game online, it was good, but getting into a game on multiplayer is painful, it take ages to even join a game online and really has made the experience a bad one, i really wish i hadn't bought the game, ive played 4 matches in the week ive had it, baring in mind ive tried to join so many games, utterly disgraceful, my connection is strong and still have no luck, disappointed. Expand

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