Rated 9 out of 10
by ForbiddenHaze Not What Reviewers Say
The game is delightfully cinematic. It draws you in and gets your blood pumping with intense action sequences and well placed QTE. It is one of the most immersive games I have ever played. It has such a rich atmosphere, and good god the graphics are insane. Aesthetically the game is beyond my expectations, gameplay wise, it is a terrifically fun game with tried and true 3rd person (over the shoulder) mechanics with a new unique steampunk twist! Seriously play it!
Rated 8 out of 10
by Lypiphera Beautiful, quality story and execution
Having received the game on release date, I find myself disstressed at being able to finish it the day after. I don't often binge play games, but this game was so enrapturing in both story and wanting to find out what happens next that I continued watching it. Yes, watching it, as for the majority of the game it was mostly watching the game. There were only three or four times during the game where the uninterrupted or mildly interrupted game-play extended beyond thirty minutes at a time.
With all the complaints about game length out there, I really didn't mind the overall duration, it was a little brief for the quantity of cinematic scenes that were included, where there have definitely been other games with as many cinematic scenes, most of those touched on the thirty hour mark, those games rarely had the quality of story that The Order presented.
Playing The Order felt a bit like watching an excellent TV show, with a storyline somewhat a cross between True Blood and with the seriousness of Game of Thrones; The Order managed to present the story and imagery beautifully. The downside is the point that it felt more like watching than playing.
Now the game-play, while all the controls felt flawless in their execution to me for what was intended to be the character I was playing, and the character felt right to the environment, it still felt like playing a knight of Camelot in the time of Camelot who hadn't changed since Camelot, where the knighthood should have been more focused on agility and finesse to fight their enemies rather than the brute force the game presents. The game felt like it put too much real history into the world rather than accepting that it was an alternate history and allowing the game-play to have adapted to the world.
Was it short, yes. Was it long enough for the presented story, almost.
Rated 0 out of 10
by FjN3 Awesome Original Game
This game is obviously an original because we have never seen these types of time periods mix together like this. This is a PlayStation Exclusive that will hopefully turn into a trilogy. Definitely on my list of games to pick up at launch.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Debdeaid Adventure Game
This game I debated to purchase because it looked like another Horror Film genre. This is an Adventure Game. I miss them from the late 1990s and early 2000. Story pulled me along to find out what is happening next. Smooth transition to the next phase. It made me feel like a Hero. If you want harcore go play Call of Duty. Some of us like to relax and enjoy our time playing a game with some depth to it. I miss the good old fashion RPG like NWN, Baldur's Gate, single player Ultimate, Sierra did great games, and the list goes on. Ripper was a GREAT game with real live actors in it. Tex Murphy games. The last Tomb Raider I liked too. This is my adventure to not deal with a bunch of cry babies online. Thumbs UP. I hope to see more of this storyline without the zombie mode. CON: be nice if the story would be in more depth for the characters like Bioware used to do.
Rated 9 out of 10 by borednroom4 A Blast from the alternate-past
I managed to beat the Order in one day. The story took me approx 7 hours, of which I enjoyed immensely. The graphics are top notch, the absolute best I've seen yet. This makes the gunplay all the more thrilling as you pick off your targets in lavishly designed environments. I can definitely understand why there is a lot of complaint around the length, because you simply don't want it to end. I know this might be an odd comparison, but I would say it's like RYSE in that it's Sony's way of showing off the power of their hardware. I do have some minor gripes that aren't really worth mentioning, hopefully you won't notice them if you decide to play, which you definitely should at some point. I hope that if they decide to make a sequel, they ad more RPG elements like the Last of Us that will give you a reason to explore every nook and cranny and ogle at the detail, although I did anyway. So in conclusion, loved the story, loved the ending, loved the gameplay, loved the game, wish it was longer.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Straken Beautiful cinematic game
First and foremost, this game is not very long. So for many, that will make it a great disappointment. For those that complain about no multiplayer, isn't there enough multiplayer shooters on the market? The story is pretty good, with the gameplay and cutscenes flowing seamlessly. Sound was great using the Sony Gold headphones. The controls were decent. The biggest disappointment would be that there is no reason to explore levels (Chapters) because there are no real objects to find. What this game truly shows is the graphical power of the PS4, levels loaded quickly and were beautifully detailed. Lighting and effects were incredible. It shows what can be accomplished with the next gen hardware. It is worth playing, and while short, is worth the money. Especially when compared to what we pay to see movies at the theaters. I expect Ready at Dawn will be working on a follow up game to continue the story. The game is fun and engaging which is one of the chief requirements in my book.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Patrick19002 Fun Interactive Cinematic Experience
This game was a lot of fun. It's like playing through a movie set in a fascinating mythology. The story was both original and engaging. I had a hard time putting my controller down at night because I really wanted to find out how the story would develop next. The plot was very interesting, the characters had a lot of personality, the graphics were amazing and the cutscenes were beautiful to watch. I know gameplay was knocked a bit in other review but enjoyed the gunplay and I found the quick time events to heighten the intensity of the integral battles in the story. It's a new IP as well. I know that the original Uncharted was good, but they didn't really hit the stride in the series until they got into the sequels. It's worth a play through just for the story and I'm confident that the overall experience will only enhance as the series becomes more established.
Rated 10 out of 10 by residentevilfansince1996 Dont believe what others say.
This game is fantastic, the story is interesting so far, the gameplay is well done, and the lycans are scary. Don't listen to what reviewers say about this game, as there are more people who like this game than not liking it. i just got to chapter 5 at the time of typing this, so i am not even close to halfway done (there are 16 chapters in this game), but i think i am far enough for me to write a review on this game. So what if its short, it not that short. There are games shorter than this without co op or multiplayer, and yet people still like those games. People seem to forget that this is Ready At Dawns first ever console game, so at least give them credit. I am sure their future games will be just as good as this one. Anyways this game is fantastic, the weapons are unique and interesting, and the melee is downright brutal. And when they said this game was not easy....they meant it. i recommend this game, to anyone who likes games with dark settings, and lycans/werewolves.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Jstar180 Ought to Have
First off, a game to remind us how powerful sound is; the orchestra is powerful (especially with gold headphones). The voice acting was seamlessly professional, but those are just things that others haven't mentioned. My first impression was that this game was a freebie from Sony but don't let that cloud you. It's definitely going back to story-telling as it was once upon a time. A true must have for the ps4 avid player, you will not be let down. A tiny bit of patience will reward you as this game reminds what it means to be fully captured.
Rated 9 out of 10 by VeniVidiVici A beautiful, engaging and unfairly criticized game
This game is unique, and I want more of it. For starters, the story is engaging. The characters are well thought out, properly developed, and beautifully acted. The gameplay is solid and tighter than most third-person shooters that one could compare it to. Think Gears of War meets The Last of Us, and you'll have a pretty good idea of how this game plays. The weapons are an absolute blast to shoot, pun intended. Visually, this game is stunner. The sound is also a par above the rest, though it feels a bit quiet at times. The game is linear, but so cinematic and engaging that you won't even care. Though short, it was an absolute thrill from beginning to end, and I cannot wait to see how the sequel improves upon the fantastic foundation this game has set. The only game thus far that captivated me like this one did was The Last of Us. If you liked The Last of Us, get this game.