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The Order: 1886 Review Recap

Looking to get further in-depth with our thoughts about The Order: 1886? Greg Burke sits down with Daniel Perez to talk about Neo-Victorian knights and mutants in our review recap.

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We gave a positive review of The Order: 1886, but maybe there's more that you need to know about the game? Greg Burke sits down the Daniel Perez and to get to the heart of The Order and see if it's still a blast.

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    February 23, 2015 3:00 PM

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      February 23, 2015 3:14 PM

      Wow gave the game 8/10, but wouldn't recommend buying it at full price because of the amount of content. At half price or a third it becomes reasonable. Shouldn't that factor into the review score?

      I guess games that you don't buy get an extra point or two?

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      February 23, 2015 3:24 PM

      just finished my 2nd playthrough (and platinum) and im loving this game more and more.. 8/10 is the perfect score imo. No way is this game a 6. I'm even pumped for a sequel.


      Just dont go into it expecting Uncharted. Its literally an interactive movie with some, quite fun, gunplay. (and even a few secrets if you care to look for them)

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        February 23, 2015 3:43 PM

        Yeah 8/10 seems about right. Seems a lot of reviewers are down about it not being a different game. I feel like it does what it sets out to do pretty well for the most part and I definitely enjoyed playing through it.

        Whether a 6-8 hour game is worth $60 is another issue of course, but I'd recommend people play it when it hits a price point they're comfortable with.

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          February 23, 2015 3:56 PM

          aye. I'm happy with my purchase but i can totally understand someone not wanting to spend $60 on it.

          Once you get into the gameplay and story it becomes a blast. Though, it took me till about 2/3rds of the game to stop simply gawking/talking about the visuals and pay attention.
          The last 3rd of the game is where it all really comes together imo. If the entire game had the story pacing and fully realized combat mechanics of the final 5 or so acts I believe it would have done better critically.
          (the different enemies, weapons, and choice of working your way through the combat)

          I plan on going a 3rd round on hard just blasting through it. No collectibles.

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            February 23, 2015 4:11 PM

            Yeah I totally agree the pacing in the latter half of the game was way better. I think if they manage to sort out the pacing, make it a little more open to exploration and slightly shift the focus more towards gameplay then they could do something brilliant with a sequel. I thought the world and characters were great, the story was interesting and the broader plot they seem to have set up has potential.

            I just hope the negative press doesn't kill the franchise.

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              February 23, 2015 4:29 PM

              I like the interactive movie feel of the game. It feels solid, gunplay is quite nice, however, I do think having chapters which consist of ONLY uncontrollable cutscenes is a bit wonky and made me sad. I think it they could leave the mix of interactive movie/gameplay like it is, but expand on the story more and include more gameplay bits which TRANSITION well with the cutscenes it would be great.

              I was sad when I finished it up. Not because the game felt too short, but because it was like reading a great novel and coming to the end only to realize it was book 1 of a series and now I have to wait for book 2 before I can see anything new in that series.

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        February 23, 2015 4:45 PM

        I agree. If it was ~$30 I'd be inclined to agree with the 8/10.

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      February 23, 2015 4:12 PM

      Too late! Purchased!

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      February 24, 2015 7:00 AM

      First off, I love this game. I don't agree with people saying stuff like 'this game should only be $30 or so'. I paid $80 for the CE, and I don't regret it at all. The game is short (felt like I got through it in 6hrs, and I thought I was taking my time), but this is one of those games where I felt so much, respect, for lack of a better word, for the developers and all the work they clearly put into making The Order. I think this game is being unfairly, poorly rated by other sites for stupid reasons. Giant bomb complained about the...border around the game? I think it was Kotaku that said the game didn't look that good??? Read an article on Forbes comparing The Order to Ryse...Makes me sad. Hope we get a sequel.

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