The new is intertwined with the old, and the magic and mystery with science. We are in London, a city dominated by chaos due to constant threats that appear with its dense fog. We are part of an elite group that takes centuries fighting a deadly enemy.
Our mission is to join this group, known as The Order, and its century war against the ruthless enemy of mankind. This collector's edition includes: The original game The Order: 1886 for PS4, a replica of the pendant vial of knights, patches of fabric coats of arms, some stickers and postcards with sketches in a sealed wax envelope. As ingame content, we will enjoy the original soundtrack, a film "Between racks" and a DLC called Arsenal Knights, with whom we enjoy alternate costume for Galahad and a variant of weapon that players can use during the campaign of a single player, as Arsonist rifle and rifle prototype Arc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 14, 2018
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