The Order: 1886 takes place in 19th century London where you are part of the group called the Order hence the title, which consists of knights who protect the country from any form of evil, in this case Vampires and the likes without going into much detail. The story plays out in a series of gorgeous cinematic cut scenes a la 'Metal Gear' and to be honest it kept me glued to my chair as I wanted to know what the hell was going on and how the story was going to unfold.
Visually The Order: 1886 looks absolutely stunning, it has that PS4 exclusive sort of look, character models are super detailed, and the photo realistic graphics had me standing still a couple of times, just to admire the scenery or the beautifully crafted environments that you come across in the game.
The Audio is also of a high quality for nearly every aspect of the game. Dialogues are always top notch and thus create believable character interactions, the musical score and sound effects set the mood of the game perfectly.
Gameplay is solid and enjoyable overall, I had fun blasting enemies with some cool imaginative guns but sometimes you start getting excited about the gun fights, it soon ends and you have to wait for quite some time to get to another fight, which again doesn't last long enough. Maybe if it did it would have been a bit repetitive, but I think there is that little something which is missing. Nevertheless, it's got solid gunplay with some destructible environments to enjoy which for me are just enough considering the intriguing cinematic story and the obligatory stealth bits without spoiling much.
Perhaps the only downside is the length of the game, which is roughly 7-8 hours, and half of the time you're watching cut scenes, which personally I don't mind at all, since I like cinematic games, though some chapters could have used some more gameplay. Some of the later chapters are literally just a cinematic cut scene. But, all in all, I had fun playing The Order: 1886, there are some cool ideas, I like the alternate timeline, the Vampire mysteries, and definitely wish and hope that the developers work on a sequel. The Order's story deserves to be continued.