The Order: 1886 Proves That Visuals Don’t Necessarily Make A Good Game - Gamer Headlines

Gamer Headlines had the chance to try out a demo for the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, The Order: 1886, earlier this week. As you can probably tell from the title of this preview, it wasn't all that impressing.

Read Full Story >>
The story is too old to be commented.
Future_20151070d ago

its just a showpiece really, all the previews point it at a generic 3rd person shooter with nice graphics

98xpresent1070d ago (Edited 1070d ago )

Some gamers might like games like that

xHeavYx1070d ago (Edited 1070d ago )

These people make that assumption from the demo? This is not clickbait, is it?

morganfell1070d ago (Edited 1070d ago )

^^^Yes, yes it is. I do not take advice from media outlets, but if I must glance at any comments regarding The Order, the piece at Joystiq was far better written and with a modicum of insight and acumen.

"The Order: 1886 Proves That Visuals Don’t Necessarily Make A Good Game - Gamer Headlines"

And this article proves that access to the internet and a website do not make you a writer of any skill or worth.

Septic1070d ago

People have been on The Order's case from the start it seems and all based on a very brief hands-on with it.

What The Order proves is that a brief hands on with a TINY segment of the game is not indicative of the final experience of the game in its entirety.

The criticisms here are way too premature in my opinion, especially considering what the devs have repeatedly stated regarding the segments that have been made available to the public.

Volkama1070d ago

I liked Ryse, and you could certainly call that shallow.

I'm not ready to call The Order shallow yet, but from what I have seen I think I will enjoy it. So long as it isn't too heavy on the survival horror stuff they showed (that wasn't really my bag, but the rest seems to be).

Would rather not have the black borders though.

LordMaim1070d ago

I'm waiting to see what a reviewer with a full copy of the game thinks rather than a blogger playing a six month old demo at a public event. He's not exactly up to date on the game's current state.

Dirtnapstor1070d ago

Yep, if that wasn't the case, all the genres would be in trouble. As long as the mechanics work well, I'm good. Who cares if "it's generic gameplay"? I like innovation yes, but the real meat is story driven content. My reason for playing will not be for gameplay mechanics.

thekhurg1070d ago

This game is going to get shit on worse than Titanfall, Destiny, Ryse, Killzone and every other high profile game released this generation.

Then people will move to the next big exclusive.

This entire generation has been backwards from previous regarding what people and reviewers are happy with.

BattleAxe1070d ago

I'm not sure why people would take offense to the headline of the article. Crytek gets bashed for this all the time, and yet nobody defends them.

badz1491070d ago

@gamerheadlines @future_2015

Have you guys played the full game? No? Have anybody ever? No, right? so STFU!

NewMonday1070d ago

actually most previews are postive, wher do you get the "all the previews" from?..

"wasn’t sure what to expect from Ready at Dawn’s inaugural PS4 title, but I walked away wanting not only to play more, but to know more about this alternate history London"

"After spending some hands-on time with The Order: 1886 on the E3 showfloor, my search is finally over. The Order: 1886 is the reason you should have a PS4."

"Shooter fans with a PS4 may want to keep their eyes on this one when it launches on February 20, 2015, because it’s definitely going to be something special."

"The Order feels like it’s going to be one of those titles that stick for me a while after I play it, despite my technical criticisms of it earlier"

"while the gameplay may not be revolutionary, it’s still very precise and enjoyable"

"I really enjoyed playing this demo, and I can’t wait to see more as I anxiously wait for its release"

"I had heard The Order: 1886 described as Gears of War in the 19th century. After playing a very short section of the game I can see how this comparison is apt. The question is, is that a bad thing? Gears of War is a great series, so if this copies its gameplay a little bit, while putting it into a unique setting, and creating some amazing visuals, I say go for it"

"The demo was an absolute blast to play, although I wish I could’ve used more of the weapons Ready at Dawn has shown for it, but it is hands down my game of E3 2014"

"If you're not yet excited about Sony's first-party PS4 exclusive, you should be"

" I'm leaving E3 more interested in The Order than I was when I came in."

starchild1070d ago

Yes, true, but people that say they like games like Ryse are apparently not allowed to think that. All the fanboys just say that it sucks and that's it. A lot of double standards at play on all sides.

Personally, I think I will enjoy The Order 1886 even if it has fairly by-the-books gameplay. The quality of the graphics and, hopefully, the storytelling are enough to keep me moving through the game as long as the gameplay isn't broken or unenjoyable.

Visiblemarc1070d ago


...based on playing...their games...

This game is getting full on reviewed based on tradeshow impressions.

This is insane.

gangsta_red1070d ago

All this defense. Funny how some reviewers and gamers had the same hands on experiences with Destiny and it turned out to be just as true. The game just wasn't what it was expected to be.

So far some people are just not impressed with the actual gameplay of The Order. The graphics are outstanding but once again graphics does not make a game good. Which is why I laughed when the whole 1080p saga was happening on this site.

And yes, they played a demo but let's be honest what else is there going to be in terms of gameplay besides shoot, duck and cover, shoot, QTE, repeat? Driving, FPS, RTS levels? Doubt it.

Will the game when released be horrible? I don't know, but let's not start jumping down everyone's throat who has a less than awesome opinion of a Sony game.

@ NewMonday, all those links you provided could those guys have been paid off by Sony to say those good reviews like you always claim MS pays off sites? Naaaw, that excuse doesn't apply anymore. Your double standard is hilarious, did you list and link the good reviews when Titanfall was being paraded? Nope.

Clogmaster1070d ago

Videogame "journalism" these days is almost equivalent to someone's long-winded opinion from a comment section on a videogame site.

BitbyDeath1070d ago (Edited 1070d ago )

Exactly both gears and uncharted sold alright for being generic 3rd person shooters, albeit one with a bit of platforming

MrPink20131070d ago

I think this game will once again be delayed. Sony cannot afford the game to be a non hit. So they will take more time trying to fix some of the issues being mentioned but I think it will always remain a corridor shooter and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

badz1491070d ago

why is Ryse even mentioned here? are you guys seriously comparing a retail game already released and soon will jump ship to the pc which everybody has the access to since last year to a game not to be released for another 5 months and is apparently being judged by an old demo?

that's so very fair! /s

Dee_911070d ago (Edited 1070d ago )

It seems like he generally sucked at the game but in my opinion he had some valid concerns. I know its early in both the current gen and with this game, but I don't want games with pretty graphics and crap gameplay..

I don't think most of you even read the article.. he didn't watch a gameplay video.. he played it.

BG115791070d ago

Was Ryse so bad that they forgot it had already proven that?
I don't know about 1886, but I wait to see it for myself. Lately there is a lot of previews that are made without the full experience of the game and that end up being wrong.

NewMonday1070d ago


first you claim that most previews are bad then when I provide proof you are wrong, you shift to denial.

now the biased hate is getting obvious, thanks for making that clear for everyone to see, gamers are waking up to your type, just because things didn't go your why this new generation you go vehemently spread FUD and hate.

gootimes1069d ago (Edited 1069d ago )


Funny how you feel the need to damage control Newmonday's post.

You really hate the fact that MANY journalists love this game... I love how salty people get over it.

And all the fanboys that troll everything Drive Club and The Order. It screams of insecure. Just get a PS4 already so you can play the games you're so obviously obsessed with.

Edito1069d ago

For sure... im more interested in the plot than anything else...

troylazlow1069d ago

I played a demo of this at the Toronto Fan Expo. It is VERY pretty, but from what I played I have to agree with this article. it's nothing groundbreaking new. The game is fun and you will have fun with it, just don't expect "game of the year"

+ Show (20) more repliesLast reply 1069d ago
DarkOcelet1070d ago

Oh my god . Give it a rest already . We saw 8 minutes of gameplay and we judge the whole product ? Story wise it could be excellent and in terms gameplay even if does nothing new doesnt mean it's geniric and you cant judge a game from 8 minutes of gameplay that you or me never played , it might have great setpieces just like Unhcarted and backed up with a good story and that alone is enough for me . I believe this is getting so much hate because it doesnt have a multiplayer mode that people think it must be needed so a game can be good and Tomb Raider had a bad multiplayer that everyone wished it's resources should have been used for single player but it seems they think it adds to the longetivity of the game but it was barely touched because it sucked .

theshonen88991070d ago

Unfortunately if it had good set pieces or good anything they'd show it in the trailer or demo, like Uncharted 2's falling building or Uncharted 3's sinking ship. I really wanted The Order to turn it well (especially since I loved the studio's GoW games) but so far it looks like a shooter version of Ryse. I desperately hope they prove me wrong.

OB1Biker1070d ago (Edited 1070d ago )

its getting so much hate because its an easy target and people feel 'safe' bashing it just like its fashionable to shoot Destiny right now, but the difference is they dont even have the full game and make assumptions on a few minutes demo

nix1070d ago

Bloodborne on the other hand was well received probably because it is strictly a "hardcore" game. No one screws with hardcore gamers. q:

methegreatone1070d ago

Yes, the title is kind of click bait.

However its funny when I see everyone saying this.
"Its just a demo its just an 8 minute demo" So what ? It is what Ready At Dawn decided to showcase for their game. The author obviously says multiple times that this is not representative of the final product. At the end of the day, though, the demo was boring ! It's that simple. Ofcourse, that gives cause for concern ! Why wouldn't it ? Or right, it's just a small part of the game... right... I forgot.

How does it matter ? The gameplay was not fun for the author. That's just how it was, which, by the way, means that he probably won't like the basic gunplay in the full game either. If the gunplay isn't good, the gunplay isn't good.
Yes, it may excel in other aspects and that's great !
(Personally,I find the shooting really nice from gameplay videos, apart from the fact that shooting with a controller is never immersive for me...)

+ Show (1) more replyLast reply 1070d ago
stuna11070d ago

Just like your opinionated view asto the merits of The Order, the selfsame opinions can be applied to any game ever made! And as many should note, opinions tend to vary.

Visiblemarc1070d ago

You know what? I'm going to reserve my opinion.

I was hyped for Wolfenstein and almost every preview made me question that. They almost all said it was boring and frustrating.

Flash forward a few months and it turns out Wolfenstein was absolutely incredible.

So, we'll see. Still buying it, personally.

methegreatone1070d ago

Really (Wolfenstein)? those were only the super early previews at the previous year's E3. Later on, I read so much positive news on it. Couple that with those kickass trailers and I was certain the game was going to be great.
The Order should be good overall though. The best thing to do is what you said - just wait and see how it turns out.

lemoncake1070d ago

From what we have seen so far i would agree, either they are terrible at marketing and have chosen the worst parts to demonstrate or it really is just a case of great eyecandy with not so great gameplay.