The force is strong with the first long awaited screens of the new Dice developed Star Wars Battlefront game.
I remember watching Final Fantasy The Spirits Within all those years ago and I thought, "when will I be able to play games that look this good?"
Well that time is now!
The Order 1886 is simply outstanding, a PS4 tour de force. From a technical standpoint you will stare at your screen looking at the full HD image on display thinking you can't move as it must be CGI still, push the left stick and your character moves, as the cloth physics kick in and lighting dances all over every nook and cranny on display, you have to double take. No matter what side of the gaming fence your on The Order will blow you away. One level is set at night with rain cascading down over glass windows, paved streets and any matter of surface, nothing is left out. Ready at Dawn have created a masterpiece in technical achievements from start to finish. I honestly never once encountered a glitch of any kind. The in-game transition from Lycon back to human is uncanny and nothing short of movie-like.
On the gameplay front what you have is a seamless experience from the first time you press X. No loading whatsoever. What's astonishing are the continue game loads, 5 seconds or so. Incredible considering the graphical detail that loads up in front of you. The Order plays very much like Sony's other game series Uncharted. Shooting and cover will feel very familiar as will ammo pick ups etc.
What I loved about The Order were the guns, being a WW2/1 game fan the guns felt right and the over the top modern take on some or the Order only guns were very satisfying to use.
I'm being very careful not to talk about the story. The reason is simple. You need to just sit back and enjoy it. It's the closest game yet to nail that game to movie feel and the characters I felt were very convincing with acting and voice overs to match the stunning presentation.
Much has been said about the games length. I'm not that conscious of money, but at the same time I want value for my buck. I can't say how long it took me to beat the game but I did it over the weekend in three sittings, long sittings. I went to the pictures to see Kingsman last week with my wife. We had F&B before we went in and in total we spent £55.00. The Order cost me £38.95. Listen I'm not saying games are cheap but to me games are by todays other entertainment standards. I wont ware this "Rip Off" talk. I loved The Order and I'm now playing through again to pick up the collectables I missed and mop up to nail that platinum trophy.
Overall The Order has entertained me in a way that no other game has for a long time. Infamous was brilliant and I really enjoyed it but The Order has entertained me in a totally different way in that I feel I've played a labour of love, one that I've been waiting for from it's first showing. I can't wait for the obvious sequel. Will they update with added multiplayer? I don't really care. What would be nice is co-op in any second game.
The Order is a true Next Gen game. A game that, on it's technical achievements alone could not be done on Playstation 3. Could not be done on a mid range PC, only a very expensive PC power house. Sure the gameplay has been seen before but Ready at Dawn have sewn it all together into a technically marvellous package.
Oh dear. Review scores are let loose on the internet and guess what? Yes the hate websites that I spoke about have turned out with the expected sub 6/10 reviews.
While other sites like our good friends at TheSixthAxis give a respectable 7/10 stating that it mixes up the shooting like Uncharted with a stunning graphics palate to rival every Playstation 4 game to date. A good pointer.
The Order has even had 95/100 by one site and 1/5 on another. This goes to show that now days most gamers take no notice of websites and review scores and in fact many gamers laugh and joke about the state of play with some reviewers and scores. How can a game get 1/5 like the Order and yet another well known terd of a game get 8/10 from the same site. Fanboyisem reflected in reviews? Politics eah!
Like with most games I will play it and make my own mind up. A review will be posted at some point but we will take our time and not just try to grab the headlines by trying to 'stand out' with a review based on bitching and trying to gain attention.
I don't know about you but I'm sick of reading about The Order 1886 and how it might suck.
Click time, game length, downgraded graphics, overpriced etc etc
FFS give it a rest, we don't care. Some corners of the internet are hell bent on this game failing, in fact some websites seem to be trying there best to make it fail.
Hate to disappoint but as much as you may try The Order will not fail.
Rip off price? I'll tell you what's a rip off, going to see a movie for 2 hours with your family.
Game length is a sticking point for many. Every time I read that some smart ass has done a game in 5-6 hours that translates into me taking 10-12. Am I crap at playing games? No.
I will more than likely play it again to root out those hard to get trophies as I do with many games.
Graphics are never up to a first look of a game. Most of the time they come close to "first showings" and on a rare occasion they surpass a first look. Bottom line is I'm so excited to play the Order and anyone who has paid £50 needs a head-test. Anyone who's anyone can find a code on the internet and pay under £40. I've paid £38.95 and once done I'll trade it maybe for what? £35 normally. So doing the maths it's cost me £3.85 to play the Order 1886.
So please..............shut the **** up!
Anyone updating the PS4 this morning seem to be having all sorts of problems.
Sony have posted via twitter that they are on to it but we must point out not everyone are having the said issues.
If you can wait we'd advise that you do. Firmware 2.04 is the latest version.
Playstation 4 screens have leaked showing great promise. The developers have already nailed up to 55 FPS (frames per second) at full HD 1080p.
Take a look. (please note that the screens are "off screen")
Take a look. (please note that the screens are "off screen")
Looting fans will be overjoyed to learn that the addictive co-op shooter Borderlands will be out in just two months time.
The game will be titled "Handsome" what else? and will contain Borderlands 2 and the Pre-sequel.
The games will get the "HD" treatment to take advantage of the new horse power.
Borderlands:The Handsome Collection launches 24th March and 27th March in the US and Europe.