Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Order: 1886... More Like Odor

The Order: 1886 was one of this year’s most anticipated games of 2015 but unfortunately just like the trailer of a movie, it looks good but delivers poorly. This game should be considered a real heart breaker because visually, this game was breath taking with the incredible attention to detail and from the sound in the backgrounds such as rain and voices to the bang in the weapons. The gameplay is very complicated starting and it’s due to the beauty of the cut scenes because the gameplay looks almost exactly like you’re watching a cut scene. You have to keep your eyes open because once it goes into 3rd person view, it’s time to rock and roll.

That leads to another problem in the form of not rock and rolling enough. There are 15 chapters in this game and it only feels like you actually play in ten of them but in those ten chapters, there’s a lot of time with cut scenes. Normally I wouldn’t have a problem with that as long as the story was captivating and that just wasn’t the case in this game. In the story you follow Sir Galahad, a knight of The Order which in fact dates back to the time of King Arthur with the Supreme Leader being an original knight of the round table. Already this sounds far-fetched but the game rebounds by explaining why the knight has been around for hundreds of years and the explanation is, the Holy Grail.

Each knight carries a vial around their neck while in the course of the game if you’re injured and near death, you drink from the vial and are healed. Now why exactly was this order fighting against? Pretty much the classic monsters, Lycans or werewolves but vampires are thrown in for some reason and it sucks because you don’t fight them. This is mostly a game about fighting Lycans and Jack the Ripper is thrown in there like the vampires. Mostly for name’s sake more than actually having anything to do with the story.

One good name that was thrown in the game was Nikola Tesla, the famous scientist that is in actuality working and creating weapons for the order. The arrangement of weapons was good with guns ranging from shotguns to automated rifles and various handguns. For the time you actually get to use these weapons, the action is fluent and so are the kill shots when you’re fighting Lycans or regular people. Why would you be fighting regular people? You’ll have to play the game and find out but I would wait till it’s on sale at GameStop or offered for free on the PlayStation Network. Don’t worry, you shouldn’t have to wait long because I don’t see this game being worth $60 for long.

This game is visually phenomenal but like the old saying goes, if you polish a turd it’s still a turd. This game is a 5 out of 10 because the story went in too many directions and it felt like watching a movie on Netflix. You’re watching more of the game instead of actually participating in it so already my attention is gone and for those who wonder if there will be a sequel. This game ends in such a way that it almost has to because even though the game was horrible, it left too many elements unchecked. Hopefully with the sequel they’ll actually let you play the game more than watch it.

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