Stop Bashing The Order: 1886, It’s Getting Old

GamingBolt’s Bill Smith on why you should reserve judgment on The Order: 1886.

Posted By | On 02nd, Feb. 2015 Under Article, Feature | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


Ever since Sony and Ready At Dawn showcased The Order: 1886 at E3 2013, the game has been subject to much scrutiny and criticism. Some have claimed the game is a bland rip off of Gears of War and has no engaging gameplay mechanics besides the breathtaking visuals, whereas some believe this is yet another title that will have a series of boring quick time events to make the scenes look more dramatic. For the sake of disclosure, I used to hold that opinion but for the last few weeks, my feelings about the game has changed.

I totally understand why some players might want to doubt The Order: 1886. Sony haven’t exactly done a great job with marketing the game in the right manner. Unfortunately, they have focused on showcasing the bad parts of The Order: 1886, over and over again, instead of showing something that will intrigue players. One such example is the open wide level that was shown at the Taipei Games show over the weekend. Now this is something that Sony should have showcased much earlier. Instead they show it off at a event that isn’t even well known among the gaming community and that too just three weeks before launch.

The Order 1886

"It's amazing how many times that we have played first person shooters which have been repeatedly set in the World War era. May be fifteen or twenty games. Heck, I don't even a have a count. At least The Order is setting things in order in this regard."

Regardless, the pre-launch hate towards The Order is somewhat surprising. The game is not even out yet and we are totally unaware about the critical reception it will achieve. How about we wait for the game to launch and see how it performs from a critic point of view? There have been times where games have played like trash before launch but all of a sudden the final version turns out to be a class act. Although we haven’t seen any classic moments yet from The Order, who knows? Perhaps Ready At Dawn are saving the best for the last.

I also wanted to touch on a few points that the game is trying to do differently. It’s amazing how many times that we have played first person shooters which have been repeatedly set in the World War era. May be fifteen or twenty games. Heck, I don’t even a have a count. At least The Order is setting things in order in this regard. The game takes place in an interesting alternative history London. I am sure you can only count a few games on your fingers that have been set in that era. Ready At Dawn, at the very least are trying to do something different rather than making a game focused on killing Nazis, zombies or aliens. Credit should be given where it’s due.

As games become more multiplayer focused, storytelling in video games continues to degrade. Granted there are a few franchises left that still have an interesting tale to say but there is no denying that most developers don’t care about story anymore. Fortunately, The Order: 1886 seems to not follow this trend. Now we are not sure how the final storyline will churn out in the game. It could turn out to be something historic or who knows it could be complete trash but what we do know at this point sounds intriguing enough.

The Order 1886

"The game has been negatively termed as a corridor shooter by many players and critics which is perfectly alright because it's precisely what it is. Funnily enough, this is where The Order: 1886's uniqueness lies."

The Order: 1886 is this generation’s first cinematic game, mixing gameplay and cutscenes almost seamlessly. The game has amazing vistas that have managed to  blur the line between scripted cutscenes and real time gameplay. It’s quite astonishing what Ready At Dawn have managed on the PlayStation 4. I recently wrote a tech article on how Ready at Dawn are using advanced graphic techniques in the game. I suggest you check it out over here.

I fully understand that graphics alone do not make a great game and it’s the gameplay that matters. However one cannot deny the impact of visuals. Most players haven’t bought these so called next-gen consoles to play side scrolling platformers or games that have last to last gen like graphics. They want movie inspired experiences and this is precisely what The Order: 1886 is trying to achieve. I have been doing graphics analysis on GamingBolt for quite a while and I can say with responsibility, that visuals matter. This is the precise reason why some publications have graphic specific sub-scores.

The game has been negatively termed as a corridor shooter by many players and critics which is perfectly alright because that is what The Order really is. Funnily enough, this is what makes The Order: 1886’s interesting. It’s been a while since we have received a corridor shooter with a strong cast of characters, intriguing background story and an impressive cinematic soundtrack by Jason Graves, who has worked on the likes of Dead Space. When was the last time you actually played a good corridor shooter? Perhaps, the original Dead Space, which was way back in 2008.

The Order 1886

"The Order: 1886 might turn out to be the worst disaster the games industry has ever seen or the best the game ever or, maybe somewhere in between. I don't know, because I haven't played the final game. Reserve judgment until you play the game and then hate it if you want to."

In the end, everyone has the right to voice their opinions and how they feel about a particular product. This is precisely what makes the games industry so vibrant. But The Order: 1886 is simply receiving the short end of the stick for reasons that do not make sense to me. Of course, it has somewhat decent third person shooting mechanics and quick time events, and a lot of them. But then again, classics like Heavy Rain and 2013’s Tomb Raider [and for that matter just about every major title these days] had QTE in them. This alone does not make the game bland or destined to flop.

The Order: 1886 might turn out to be the worst disaster the games industry has ever seen or the best the game ever, or maybe somewhere in between. I don’t know, because I haven’t played the final game. Reserve judgment until you play the game and then hate it if you want to.

Note: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, GamingBolt as an organization. 


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  • Amith Thomas

    As much as I’ve criticized , I agree.

    At some point, even Ryse Son Of Rome had been bashed so much, that people got sick of it, and more and more positive pieces came out. As far as n4g articles go, it’s gotten to that stage already with this game.

    Stop bashing. Just wait and see what the game is like. If you are concerned about the gameplay, but actually do care about this game, then don’t bother with any more bashing, or too much hype for that matter (applies to everything). Just let it come out, and watch a tiny bit of a playthrough, or an AngryJoe review or something. Then you’ll have more than enough info to make your own opinion.

    • DarthDiggler

      @amiththomas:disqus

      You bring up a very good example of similar ire on the XBONE. One of the issues that surrounded Ryse up until it’s release was there was some chatter (rumors of course) from MS (or maybe Crytek) internally that Ryse wasn’t a “AAA” game. Now perhaps that was just FUD from those who dislike XB1, but I don’t recall that kind of backdrop with The Order.

      Perhaps single player experiences are given less lee-way due to a lack of content by not shoe-horning multiplayer into the game?

  • TheAdjustmentBureau

    THANK YOU BILL SMITH!!!!!! you can’t judge a game till you’ve played it. That’s why I’m still getting the game.

    • Starman

      No one cares but fanboys …and you’re getting it because you only have one console(PS4) and you’re thirsty for any game … …..spare me the antics son .

    • TheAdjustmentBureau

      Actually having many of consoles since I was 6, now 22. I’ve played many of games and consoles. All of them Nintendo and Sony based yes because Xbox doesn’t pertain to my interest because I’m not set on always playing FPS, which xbox is know for. So that makes me a fanboy in no way. ANY HARDCORE gamers, like myself, would know not to judge a game based on critics and what some people say. There are videos of people LOVING The Order: 1886 on YouTube. Yes I do have only a PS4 right now, but i plan on getting a Wii U. What I like is what I like. Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean you can come into a forum/comment section and tell everybody they’re fanboys and the game suck even though it’s not out yet and you haven’t played it. which gives you no authority to judge it. Making your argument seem stupid because you based it off assumption. That there makes YOU a FANBOY.

    • Vaughn Tate

      Dude shut up I have pc Xbox one, and ps4 and im super amped for this game

    • GotNews4Ya

      Me too Good Sir!

    • GotNews4Ya

      I am getting it, and I am thirsty for any new game as well.. but I own all 3 next gen game systems.. Why?????? WHY AM I SO THIRSTY!!??

    • logicman

      If no one cares but fanboys, why do you care so much Starman? Why do you spend your life sadly trolling the comments section on any site that mentions the name “Sony”? Now chew on that. And spare me the antics son.

    • Mark

      Exactly. It’s a wonder why GB doesn’t censor his childish comments…….


    • you can’t judge a game till you’ve played it.

      What about the people who have played it and say the gameplay is shotty? Hmm? Do you dismiss their impression(s) because it belittles your excitement? Or do you accept their impression(s) and remain optimistic based on what you’ve seen/not played?

      “You can’t judge a game till you’ve played it.” You’re not wrong, but that’s a two-way street. When you haven’t played it, you can’t say it’s good. When you have played it, you can say it’s bad.

      Have I played it? Nope. But I “work” with someone who has, and he had less-than-wonderful things to say about it (and he’s a self-identifying (yet level-headed) Sony fanboy). Granted, the game has no-doubt matured greatly since he had his hands-on, but from the sound of what prompted this article, his complaints weren’t addressed.

    • TheAdjustmentBureau

      there are two sides that say bad and good. so like i said for anyone they have to play the game to judge it.

    • GotNews4Ya

      They haven’t played the finished build and most studios don’t really get down and dirty for the final months of development. Most websites came back after the demo at the Playstation Experience and the recent Topei Game Show demo and said the game had made vast improvements and many took back the bad stuff they said about it.

  • I don’t think anyone is arguing against the game’s graphical fidelity and/or uniquely interesting setting/universe.

    What many people are saying is that, from the previews that they’ve been presented with and via the experiences that said previews entailed, the game doesn’t seem much like a game, but more like a movie.

    And is this a problem? Well, not necessarily. Just look at Telltale’s titles. These games are brilliant narratives masquerading as games, and doing a wonderful job at it. But these titles aren’t trying to have good gameplay, and they aren’t trying to be the next AAA blockbuster – they’re trying to tell a story.

    Now, is The Order trying to have solid gameplay? From the looks of what we’ve been shown, yes. The character development (from what we’ve seen) simply doesn’t appear to be there. The narrative development (from what we’ve seen) isn’t pushing any boundaries. And the gameplay (from what we’ve seen and from what [almost all of] the hands-on impressions are telling us) consists of less-than-impactful gunplay mixed with QTEs…

    Does any of this mean the full game won’t be amazing? Not at all… But it is worth taking into consideration. Have impressions like this deterred me before? Nope – I’m the guy who got the Day One Edition of Ryse: Son of Rome and who has sung that game’s praise ever since – but it’s not like the nay-sayers are pulling their opinions out of thin air (okay, some probably are just to jump on the bandwagon and get a few clicks, but the majority of them aren’t).

    All I know is that The Order has amazing graphics and is set in an interesting setting. I know that hands-on impressions have been less-than-favorable. I know that some people will vehemently defend this game for fanboy reasoning alone. I know that some people will aggressively attack this game for fanboy reasoning alone.

    Without a doubt we should wait until the full release/review(s) to form complete opinions, but we should not dismiss the early impressions simply because we weren’t the ones given the hands-on demos.

    tl;dr: Early impressions are a thing for a reason, and should be considered for exactly the same reason, but take them with a grain of salt, and wait for the full release to form complete opinions.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_RbYpFBDrtl:disqus

      The issue here is that low integrity game news websites seem to think that it is appropriate to review a game based on preview demonstrations. Previews are just a taste of the game, they aren’t supposed to be the end all be all sales demonstration.

      If we gamers are going to attach mountains of criticism to previews we will likely get less previews. Why would any responsible studio head subject themselves and their teams to what amounts to a morale lowering experience?

      Is The Order going to be an awesome game? I am not sure, what I have seen looks impressive visually, if the gunplay is decent and the narrative adequate — it should do fine.


    • The issue here is that low integrity game news websites seem to think that it is appropriate to review a game based on preview demonstrations.

      The issue here is that you are confusing “first-impressions” with “reviews.” Nobody has reviewed the game yet – nobody. There are zero scores for the game. People are, however, delivering the impressions that they were left with after seeing X/Y/Z demo presentation and/or hands-on impression of X/Y/Z section of the game. There’s a difference, and you’re confusing the two.


      Previews are just a taste of the game, they aren’t supposed to be the end all be all sales demonstration.

      Yeah, you’re right, but demos are always cherry picked to demonstrate the best of what the game has to offer. Nobody would show you the worst part of the game to try and sell you on it. It’s ridiculous to assume otherwise. (Story conclusions excluded for obvious reasons.)

      If we gamers are going to attach mountains of criticism to previews we will likely get less previews.

      What’s the point of having previews if everyone tries to dismiss everything that’s being previewed?! When X game is previewed, and people say X game’s preview is bad, that doesn’t mean “don’t say X game’s preview is bad because then we might get less previews,” it means X game’s preview is bad, and this is the sole reason why previews exist in the first place.


      Why would any responsible studio head subject themselves and their teams to what amounts to a morale lowering experience?

      What are you talking about? When a studio head says “Hey! Come check out our game!” it’s not because (s)he is inviting people to tear apart their game – it’s because they think their game is at a point where exposure will help their product gain attention. However, when the game is bad, such demonstrations only expose that the game is bad… That’s kinda what pre-views/early access are all about.


      Is The Order going to be an awesome game? I am not sure, what I have seen looks impressive visually, if the gunplay is decent and the narrative adequate — it should do fine.

      Again, nobody is arguing the graphical fidelity. That’s in the bag, no questions asked. What everyone’s previews are addressing is A, the less-than-impactful gunplay, and B, the lack of a [demonstrated] narrative. Again, they haven’t played enough to get the full story, but that’s the nature of first-impressions.


      EDIT: As a matter of fact all of the “previews” of the game could very well have made the same criticisms in a manner that wasn’t so damning. Highlight the robust visuals, make a note on the gunplay (may need improvement), speak to the scant bit of story you been treated to. It doesn’t require building a coffin for the developer in prose.

      Regardless of how “damning” a preview is, it was written/VO’d that way for a reason. Assemble this link -> http : //youtu . be / EjalebKd4wE and you’ll see a shining example of what someone thought of the game. Can you disagree with them? No – or at least, not yet. If the game comes out and you get it and you like it, then yes! By all means disagree with them! But until then, you can’t dismiss their impressions as “building a coffin for the developer” or whatever.

      If the game is bad, it’s bad. If it’s good, it’s good. All we know so far is the graphics are wonderful, but the gameplay doesn’t seem to be.

    • Mark

      Yeah, alot of these guys were pissing on Marius aka Ryse. Oh the Karma lol

    • MindFever

      Really excellent post. Your arguments are good. Even if it turns out the game will be great it doesn’t mean those people cheering for it or praising it and ignoring evidence were correct at all.

    • John Doe

      You have an Xbox One controller as a profile picture. Nobody takes what you say seriously. If The Order was an Xbox One exclusive, you wouldn’t be typing that garbage.

    • Fweds

      The game was being rushed since it was announced and slated the first time they released a preview and now slated again on the second try.

      Sony have had to sell their “Sony Online Entertainment” today their games are going multi format, they are desperate for money.

    • John Doe

      The Order has been in development for over 4 years, so it wasn’t rushed.

      SOE has allways been a PC game developer that operates by itself, and they haven’t made money in a long time. SOE is also a “conflict of interest” for Sony and their plans for PlayStation.

      What does SOE have to do with PlayStation and this article?

      Microsoft has been losing exclusives like Ryse, Dead Rising 3, and Fable. I guess Microsoft is desperate for money. I thought Xbox fanboys didn’t care about PlanetSide2 and H1Z1? More desperation and hypocrisy from the Xbox fanboys.

    • GotNews4Ya

      Yes.. Sony sold their PC Gaming Division off and cut ties with a Money Bleeding Situation and gave it to a Firm that can help infuse the studio with enough money to turn it over. They also sold the licenses to the games that the studio had been working on.. severing ties with H1Z1 and all of its false advertising problems.. and thus relieving itself of all lawsuits for the game too. It was the smartest thing to do.. They made money in a situation that could potentially have cost them hundreds of millions of dollars.

    • bardock5151

      He just made a very level headed argument, meanwhile you went full r#tard.

    • John Doe

      How were his arguments level headed? His arguments are redundant and unnecessary to the point of the article. More Xbox fanboys flooding PlayStation exclusive news articles.

      The problem is that this game is getting bashed by desperate Xbox and PC fanboys. Some people have legitimate concerns but most arguments you see are from trolls. It all started with Collin Moriarty’s concerns, but the trolls will use this to make countless articles bashing the game with the same weak arguments over and over and over.. Here are the rediculous “STRAW MAN” arguments stated by trolls:

      “The Order is a generic, linear, third person shooter.”

      Reply: “Ok, what is your point? Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid 4, and Gears of War have been generic, linear, third person shooters”

      “The Order has too many quick time events”

      Reply: “What is wrong with quick time events and cinematic executions? The game is a third person shooter with more than just quick time events”

      “The Order is too short”

      Reply: “I can beat Metal Gear Solid 4 in 3 hours”

      “The Order has no multi-player”

      Reply: “How come Titanfall died so quickly?”

      “The Order is just a tech demo for graphics”

      Reply: “Go play ATARI”

      The people who have been bashing the game don’t even realize the hypocritical arguments they’re making. That is because they’re just fanboys and trolls looking for any little thing to nitpick. They’re jealous. You wouldn’t see nearly as many people bashing the game if it was an Xbox One exclusive. This game would be getting praised to infinity. But since it is a PS4 exclusive, the Xbox fanboys come running with, “GEARS OF WAR RIPPOFF DERP!”

    • MindFever

      I’ve noticed his comments many times on various forums… His rationality kicks in when it’s convenient. If you go check his posts you will see he is a hypocrite and a blinder wearing fanboy.
      Edit: what’s worrying me is that if such idiotic fanboys can muster “oh you hate Sony that’s why you bash the game” as a line of defense that this game will be amazing…fanboys are often informed well. So basically he has no counter argument. Even his subconscious knows that his opinion is based in wishful thinking ,notice how he writes in such a way to make himself convince to what he’s saying is true. If the game turns out great,which I really hope it does,he probably won’t realise how lucky he is. That’s what fandom makes of people. They become irrational and feel the need to excuse anything their cherished logo is doing even if it means they were screwed up. At the same time they subconsciously feel duped but won’t admit that…its hard to admit you were foolish so…the only thing they can do to counter the buyer’s remorse is to defend the product .

  • d0x360

    Getting old? Almost every video or article has complained about the game being not very good. People SHOULD complain. Sony should NOT release this game on visual hype alone but they are going to do exactly that. If the game had any redeeming gameplay qualities people wouldn’t be so down on it.

    • DarthDiggler

      @d0x360:disqus

      We have been treated to what amounts to reviews of a game that hasn’t been released. That isn’t appropriate. Not saying you can’t say a thing wrong about demos, but criticism should be weighed against the fact that the game is a work in progress.

      Playable demos at events are often builds of the game that is MONTHS old.

    • Starman

      Stop trying to make the game seem like it can move mountains (like you all do with everything (crap) from Sony) and we wouldn’t have anything to say about it …

  • rodney patrick

    LMAO really!! everyone who played this game at the sony experience last mounth said that the game play was bad and underwhelming,they also went on to say how the game is fill with cutscenes and QTE,when you do get to play it just dosen’t play well. In fact over on eurogamer they had an article with video of game play from the sony experience with the latest build,he went on to say how bad it was as he pointed it out in the game play video.remember the game just went gold a few weeks ago how much do you really think they can fix in a mounth time not much.the point to this article and all other articles befor it on this game is nothing but hype to get as many people as they can to buy this game on release day.i’ll bet my last dollar all gaming sites won’t have a review of this game befor release day maybe later on in the day when it comes out but not befor

    • DarthDiggler

      @rodneypatrick:disqus

      Everyone said this? 🙂 Seriously, could you be any more biased and any less informed.

      Event demonstrations are based on builds that are often months old. They don’t like to put code in front of people if they aren’t sure the game will work, thus they use an older stable build. Which means some of the polish isn’t being shown.

      This is something that ANYONE who is a keyboard jockey for a gaming news website or blog SHOULD know. This is something that responsible authors should include in every preview of any game.

      The Eurogamer article you note (12/12/2014) states that they played a “Preview Build” likely a stable build that didn’t include all of the games polish that will be seen on the disc.

      I get it you may not be a fan of Sony and this is a juicy opportunity to kick them while they are down. Well guess what other platforms you may like have games coming out for them too. There will be previews that are less than stellar.

      Which means you have one choice to make — are you going to be hanging on the cross or banging in the nails?

    • Starman

      Then what about the latest build , they just showed …and the game will be out in a couple of weeks …you can’t fix that … so I’m not sure what point you’re trying to make , with this particular game….

    • bardock5151

      That preview build won’t have any changes to it aside from visual flair. So if complaints about the gameplay are there, then they are valid.

    • GotNews4Ya

      uh… no.. most people came back and retracted their previous thoughts on The Order 1886 and raved about the new demo area and were intrigued by the story and wanted to see more. Many of them have said they can’t wait to see what it turns into.. So… where did you see all of that? I read atleast 10 different articles that talked about how their view changed after The Playstation Experience, and that they had actually played the same build the 3 times before at each conference. That finally they got a new build and it improved upon many of the critiques they originally had.

  • WEL

    stop telling people what to do and speak for yourself.

    • John Doe

      The problem is that this game is getting bashed by desperate Xbox and PC fanboys. Some people have legitimate concerns but most arguments you see are from trolls. It all started with Collin Moriarty’s concerns, but the trolls will use this to make countless articles bashing the game with the same weak arguments over and over and over.. Here are the rediculous “STRAW MAN” arguments stated by trolls:

      “The Order is a generic, linear, third person shooter.”

      Reply: “Ok, what is your point? Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid 4, and Gears of War have been generic, linear, third person shooters”

      “The Order has too many quick time events”

      Reply: “What is wrong with quick time events and cinematic executions? The game is a third person shooter with more than just quick time events”

      “The Order is too short”

      Reply: “I can beat Metal Gear Solid 4 in 3 hours”

      “The Order has no multi-player”

      Reply: “How come Titanfall died so quickly?”

      “The Order is just a tech demo for graphics”

      Reply: “Go play ATARI”

      The people who have been bashing the game don’t even realize the hypocritical arguments they’re making. That is because they’re just fanboys and trolls looking for any little thing to nitpick. They’re jealous. You wouldn’t see nearly as many people bashing the game if it was an Xbox One exclusive. This game would be getting praised to infinity. But since it is a PS4 exclusive, the Xbox fanboys come running with, “GEARS OF WAR RIPPOFF DERP!”

  • DarthDiggler

    While I agree with this in principle, I have some issues with what you are saying.

    Sony haven’t exactly done a great job with marketing the game in the
    right manner. Unfortunately, they have focused on showcasing the bad
    parts of The Order: 1886, over and over again, instead of showing
    something that will intrigue players.

    I believe Ready At Dawn likely selects the demonstration levels. Likely they chose things that wouldn’t be an issue for players to play. While they are demoing the game they are still developing the game (not now — it’s gone “gold”). So it’s not like they can just choose the most amazing parts and demo that for everyone. For one they likely have to polish those moments more and for another they don’t want to give away the best parts prior to release.

  • Starman

    Then stop trying to make it seem like , it’s going to be the GOD of all games …. the gameplay sucks the architecture sucks …. it’s linear and it plays like something I used to play in the late 80’s and early 90’s , now chew on that …..

    • John Doe

      Why did you leave a comment? If you think the game is bad and you’ve declared your verdict, why are you reading articles about it?

    • Fweds

      Same reason why you post in all Xbox articles.

    • John Doe

      Are you saying that you’re bashing this game with weak arguments because people criticize your piece of plastic?

    • GotNews4Ya

      FREEDOM!!

    • GotNews4Ya

      Most people have been trying to relive the glory days of gaming back then, so The Order: 1886 sounds perfect to me!

    • logicman

      Starman. The professional Sony hater. 500+ comments of pure Sony hate. Why so angry Starman?

  • TheAdjustmentBureau

    It just seems like when a game like this tries to be different people flame at it because they have such a narrow mindset and need to be more open minded

  • rodney patrick

    to dartdaggler it’s super clear what you are, and that my son is a sonyfanboy.you had a negative reply to everyone who had something bad to say about the order. please tell me why did everybody who played the order come away saying the same thing about the game. you are acting just like a typical sonyfanboy trying to justify why

    • Vaughn Tate

      Only Fanboy here is you, and the fact that you said all who played left with the same opinion proves it, becsuse that’s complete Bs

  • drjonesjnr

    Its just salty xbots they have nothing that looks half as good as this

    • Fweds

      You see you have just said it yourself “LOOKS” not Game play you only mention Looks.

      This game has broken gameplay as 99 percent of the previews confirm, why do you think there is no playable demo on psn ?.

    • Vaughn Tate

      Lies, lies, and more lies stfu

    • GotNews4Ya

      Broken? :-/

  • John Doe

    The problem is that this game is getting bashed by desperate Xbox and PC fanboys. Some people have legitimate concerns and it all started with Collin Moriarty, but trolls will use this to make countless articles bashing the game with the same weak arguments against the game. Here are the rediculous “STRAW MAN” arguments stated by trolls:

    “The Order is a generic, linear, third person shooter.”

    Reply: “Ok, what is your point? Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid 4, and Gears of War have been generic, linear, third person shooters”

    “The Order has too many quick time events”

    Reply: “What is wrong with quick time events and cinematic executions? The game is a third person shooter with more than just quick time events”

    “The Order has no multi-player”

    Reply: “How come Titanfall died so quickly?”

    “The Order is just a tech demo for graphics”

    Reply: “Go play ATARI”

    The people who have been bashing the game don’t even realize the hypocritical arguments they’re making. That is because they’re just fanboys and trolls looking for any little thing to nitpick.

  • Starman

    This is yet another “SAVE THE PLAYSTATION GAMES” article……

    • John Doe

      PlayStation exclusives have been selling well. Xbox exclusives haven’t.

      Another “Save the Xbox One comment”

  • bardock5151

    This game has been delayed as much as Driveclub, has shown very little gameplay in the “gameplay” reveals, has early reviewers concerned about a seemingly over abundance of QTE’s and is being overhyped as some technical masterpiece.

    Sony and RaD have made some very, very large shoes for themselves to fill. Bring on the criticism, might stop them from overhyping mediocre in the future.

    • Vaughn Tate

      Mediocre ??? Wait till it’s relesed bud

    • bardock5151

      I was referring to destiny.

  • kreator

    The order-yawn 1886

  • Still waiting on a stop bashing the Xbox article. Its been old.

  • Mark

    Well Bill it may have not been u posting, but The Order has been bashed constantly by ur own buddies……GamingBolt. Lol

    Also, Ryse caught major pieces of dookie in the eye, so The Order can too, as well as ANY game that has ever received a preview. Boom

  • MindFever

    Riiiiight… You getting e3 passes or copies of a game before release has no bearing on how you write your articles …who are you kidding? This is an apologetic article because you need the developers or publishers catered for so you get all the exclusive content so you can write articles ahead of time and reap the glory of web clicks. You are a hypocrite.
    Bill Smith I hope they at least pay you very well for this sort of intellectual prostitution.

  • Jimmy DoneGood

    This movie game has too many quicktime events. I bet the first 10 minutes is just quicktime events.

  • Bacchus

    So now that The Order has come out and been revealed as the pinnacle of gaming greatness… oh wait yeah, that didn’t happen, did it? It got panned by most critics and slated by its intended audience. So it would appear that most people’s gut instincts about a poorly scripted, QT heavy, linear, gameplay deficient wreck of a game were correct even before its release.

    With regards to QTE in the other games – yeah, not everyone is happy about their presence in those either. But at least in some of those examples there are actual QTE fail states with real consequences.

    Oh and with regards to storytelling, let it be known from this point onwards – visually cinematic cutscenes are not the only way to impart story, narrative and theme to the player and are not a sign of a good storytelling on their own (if you go down that route you also need a script). In many ways cut scenes can be the most ineffectual storytelling tool in the game developers box.


 

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