|Dev: Ready at Dawn|
|Release: February 20, 2015|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p||Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language|
Graphically, The Order: 1886 is stunning. There are a few instances of framerate issues, but nothing to detract from how amazing this game looks. It is due to this that I feel the characters and atmosphere really come to life. With the heavy cinematic approach, this had to happen, otherwise the game would feel much flatter than it already does.
Much like how the story needs the graphical presence, it also need to be executed near flawlessly by an excellent voice cast. The Order: 1886 does just that. Be warned, some scenes might come across as almost too over the top, and underlying emotions might get lost in the boisterous delivery. Also another warning, do not turn off subtitles. I know most of us will turn them off to have a more “authentic” experience, but turning them off also turns them off for all foreign languages as well, and some of those conversations are important to know.
As I said earlier, I’m not a stickler to the requirements of game length. I, for one, enjoy the more straight to the point adventures. What I am a stickler on, however, is that you must have a game inside your experience before you should call yourself a game. Sure, there are game activities in The Order: 1886 but here’s the thing, there’s not enough. That is the biggest problem. There simply is not enough.
The premise is solid, the graphics are great, the voice casting is excellent, but in the end you have to ask yourself, are we buying games to watch them or to play them? This is something you need to ask yourself before picking up The Order. It’s a shame, too. Werewolves are always getting a bum wrap in entertainment, and this game isn't going to help their cause.
Date: February 19, 2015