We look back at one of the prettiest — and shortest — PS4 exclusives
make a sequel. take my money. i played it with my girl on halloween with two glasses and a bottle of wine..... we loved it. this was a year after everyone bashed it so we didn't go in with any negativity. you would be surprised how much of a difference that makes when playing a game without all the noise. at least make a comic or a show because i want to see what happens.
I thought it was brilliant too mate. Went in with zero expectations and thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. It looked great, played well and the story and setting were brilliant too. The length of the game wasnt an issue for me. Id prefer quality over quantity any day of the week. Definitely deserves a sequel.
I gotta give it a shot! Got it for dirt cheap but never opened it ...
I loved it too, but full price for a couple hours and no repeatability is what caused the mixed reviews.. It's a 10/10 game for 20 bucks,that's 4 sure
I didn't get in more than two hours before it bored me to death, I certainly never finished it. The game got the criticism it deserved, that doesn't mean you can't like it.
Lets click on an article about a game that bored me to death, and tell people it's ok to like it. Well thanks mate, i feel much better now i have your approval and im sure everyone else does too. I wasn't sure wether or not it was allowed to like it. Thanks again
The article is specifically called "Revisiting The Order" Are you only allowed to revisit if you liked it? The game was terrible, and nearly every review was honest about that fact.
The Order only suffered from a few small things (crappy collection system, nav system and extreme linearity) and one major design flaw with its popup target style of combat. With a wide-linear design for more exploration and a better combat system, the sequel would be a GOTY contender. The art, sound, weapons, graphics, acting, story, script, and world was perfect and one of the most enjoyable experiences this gen. Knights!!!
@skull521 Bit of a twat arent you? Why on earth would you revist a game you hated? The game was terrible in your opinion. I dont give a fuck about reviews, ill judge for myself what i like. For example horizon got great reviews and guess what, i couldnt get into it for whatever reason. Now im not gonna go to any threads about horizon and tell people there who enjoyed it that it was shit. That would make me a dick.
In the same boat all the way
Oh Jim don't worry about the douche, douches will be douches. The game wasnt even trashed in reviews, it was too short, didn't have any replay value, and not enough variation. That not trashing a game, that's calling out it's weaknesses. The game is still one of he prettiest ever made and the world is amazing. It was a fun game to get through but I wanted so much more and Ready at Dawn and Sony just left it sitting there. This and Heavenly Sword are two great game that will probably never see sequels, yet some how we got Knack 2... 😒
@Jimbost79 You thought The Order was "brilliant?" Guys, I understand this message board is very pro Sony, but lets not get carried away here. @Bouzebbal "Its a 10/10 game." What? What the hell are you guys smoking? If this game was a 10/10, then The Last of Us is a 20/10. Give me a break.
@jc12 yea i did. Thats the thing with different people's tastes and opinions. They differ. I really enjoyed the order, im not saying it was perfect and it had its faults. But i think with a sequel they could create something truly special. Last of us was a good game but for me not this masterpiece eveyone raves about. But i can see how people do think it is, and i wouldn't say their opinion is wrong. Same with horizon zero dawn, i got aloy to lvl 20 but couldn't bring myself to carry on. Did finish lou tho. Will probably give horizon another go at some point aswel. Im only pro sony when i think theyve created a great game. Like ive already said i dont listen to reviews ill form my own opinion on games. Gow and U4 my 2 favourite exclusives this gen. I wouldnt care if they had a 40 metacritic they would remain my favourites. There's no right or wrong here. Just different peoples different opinions. If you think its shit, fair enough. I think it was brilliant.
I agree with you...the game was awesome...I want a sequel to.
Played this year. Enjoyed a lot. Only gripe is lenght. There is a lot of lore there, which begging to be explore.
Thoroughly enjoyed it too at launch, my only regret was buying digital as I had no trade in value after my 2nd playthrough. Got about 20hrs of playtime so got my my money's worth imo, sequel would be much welcome and learn from some the mistakes they made werewolf battles as a example but great game non the less.
Didn't they say this would be a franchise years ago? The way it ended they need to make a sequel
i'm with you sampsonon - i loved the story and i want a werewolf vs vampires war! edit: bouzebbal - it wasn't a 2 hour game. my first playthrough was 9 hours.
@bouzebbal: "I loved it too, but full price for a couple hours and no repeatability is what caused the mixed reviews.. It's a 10/10 game for 20 bucks,that's 4 sure" I'm sorry, but the amount of work they put into the game, and it wasn't a couple hrs, would be an insult at $20. i spend more than $60 for dinner and a movie for two, and that is only 2 hrs. like people say " i would rather play a game that is quality over a game that isn't but is longer."
i think people are confusing a cheap Tetale game with the production of a game like the order. not even close friends. by maybe 90 million
If it had launched at a more reasonable price I think the game would have been fine. But $60 for a 5-6 hour game with little replayability was too much for many people.
it wasn't 5 - 6 hrs long unless you sped through it. game took me about 10 hrs playing casually, meaning searching and looking at the beauty. the game being $60 had nothing to do with length it had to do with the amount of time and money that went into the game. it's not a cheap Telltale game, no disrespect to Telltale Games, in that the quality and time spent working on detail is why they charge what they did. i would rather pay $60 for the world building they did than pay $20 for a cartoon Telltale game. as much as i like Telltale games.
The game clearly has potential, it really does need a sequel for a chance to shine.
It felt like a small hint of Uncharted in a gritty old London atmosphere with a sprinkle of Resistance with its weapons. The game itself was very underrated, it was short if you sped through it but it was well done. With how open Sony normally is to franchise potential it really feels like they dropped the ball here. I think they'll pick it back up eventually. The game would have made a lot of sense if they made an online horde mode. Maybe, the Order will drink a concoction to drift off into a mental battleground with hordes of ethereal monsters, and this prepares them for the real deal.
I really enjoyed it too. In fact it was my first ever platinum for playstation.
I also played it more recently so expectations weren't affected by the mixed reviews it received at launch. The visuals, voice acting, writing, and score were all top notch. I would love to return to this universe with more of the shooter mechanics. The quick time events hardly bothered me because everything else was so great.
Yup, fully agreed. Got it for a steal, had low expectations, and was utterly blown away by the quality of the game. Definitely one of my favourites on PS4
For realz yo. I bought this game for twelve bucks during all the hate speech. I fully went in expecting a dumpster fire with how bad it was received. I came away with a great experience. It was super fun and beautiful. Best looking game for sure at the time, and still looks amazing. As far as the story goes, it was great. And the length, it was the perfect length for the story it told. Ready at dawn, if you're listening, please continue. Don't let this amazing story die.
This deserved a sequel more than Knack are u with me guys?
100% with you my friend!
Agree sort of as had a blast with the kids with knack
I loved the game, beat it twice and got the plat. It had a lot of untapped potential and I feel it deserves another shot. The criticism the first got was deserved, but what was there was great IMO. Let the learn from their mistakes and move forward with the IP. If they listen to the feedback from the first, we could have a real gem on our hands.
How did you read my mind 13 hrs ago?
knack deserved a sequel because it's a good game. same goes for the order 1886, i want a sequel for it too
Sony must give RAD the chance of redeem themselves ! They deserve it Have you played Daxter or Chains of Olympus?? those previous games were amazing
Ready at dawn need to make a sequel to the order. I absolutely loved that game.
The Order is to ps4 what Ryse is to xb1.
Both could have been way better sequels.
not sure why you'd mention/think that; but, kind of off topic.
Isn't OT. Both games got alot of criticism, and some harsh reviews, but alot of people who actually paid for them enjoyed the games.
Cfc83 But ryse is a multiplatform game, while the order is an exclusive so i don't get the comparison.
But The Order is a Sony exclusive and Ryse is a Microsoft exclusive, so just get the comparison.
Really? Cause I remember xbox people defending Ryse.
And PS people defend The Order, right in this article even. Are you reading?
Agree with this. Both games had beautiful graphics, great well acted stories, and visceral gameplay. The length and gameplay depth fell short for both, but they're great games.
Ryse definitely deserved a sequel but i believe crytek is on their last leg and close to bankruptcy
Pitty nobody could buy the i.p. Crytek sold a couple of titles to thq nordic.
For whatever it's worth, I thought the same thing. It's definitely interesting to note the similarities. Not sure why you have so many downvotes. Both games shouldered the huge burden of being technical showpieces early on in their respective console cycles. People had huge expectations for them but both games were on the short side with game mechanics that, while solid and enjoyable, people had seen many times before. However, like you said, both games got a bit of a beating from the critics but word of mouth was much more positive, especially when time had gone by. I wasn't blown away by either of them (except perhaps in terms of presentation) but I did enjoy them and would play bigger, more fleshed out sequels to both.
Agreed stunning game,never understood the negativity it got. A franchise has to start somewhere this was the beginning introducing the characters backstory etc. Desperately needs a sequel where the developers can really exploit this potentially amazing IP. Oh and for examples sake look at Uncharted a brilliant game but Uncharted 2 took it to a whole new level. Given the chance the Order 1886 could be the same I'm sure.
The issue was the first hour or so of not really doing anything with cheesy items to find that seemed forced and the repetitive exact same fights with the werewolves.... It really would not take much to raise the sequel to the levels of uncharted 2. I really liked the game truly hope a sequel is made. When that game did get going, it was amazing
The Order: 1886 is still one of my favorite games of this console generation. Not once did I feel I was watching cutscenes more than playing the game. I’ll never forget my experience the first time through. Gameplay was solid & good. Story was interesting & well presented thanks to the great cast of characters. I really hope Sony allows [email protected] to do a sequel. Much could be improved & it could become a very successful & respected iP for Sony & Ready at Dawn. Possibly on PS5.
Completely agree with you. Price seems to be the issue with most players and critics. It cant be length because there are some very very short indie games that have the critics drooling. Everything is in place for a phenomenal sequel.
Yeah, I get the issue with price. But I personally don’t regret spending $60 on it. Money well spent & it was very enjoyable. I really hope a sequel happens. I wanna see what happens with Galahad, the Indian woman, and Isabelle. And good point, I agree with you on the indie games.
the first 3 hours are great then after the whole Blimp sequence this game falls off a cliff :(
I mean really u guys enjoyed the werewolf fights? The gameplay went out the window lmao
That doesn't mean they can improve on it. Sure, gameplay lacked sometimes but they can easily improve on it.
@Rimeskeem I want a sequel too man i was just dissapointed by the second half
Sequal please! So much potential!
I was disappointed when the vampires they teased didn't become enemies in the first game. A The Order 1887 with vampires as the main enemy wold have been cool.
Yea. It was all set up tho mate, im sure sequels were planned. Like gow setting up thor and odin. Hope they get chance to deliver
Sony needs to realise the potential is there. And they are as much guilty for the game not meeting expectations. Back in a day, they needed exclusive more than anything else, especially with Microsoft launching halo5, quantum break and securing tomb raider exclusive the same year. So they pushed the order 1886 out of the gate, knowing full well the game lacked longevity, variety and pace. It was Ready at dawn first original game and I think they have done an amazing job technically. I m sure they have learned a lot from it just like naughty dog, insomniac, guerilla and others have learned from their first game. Especially when you realize their gaming experience was on handheld prior to that. That is why I believe they deserve another shot at it. They have created such a unique and gripping alternate universe.
I would love a sequel to this game, there were so many questions left unanswered.
Love this game,.. just don't like to be interrupted every 40 or so seconds and not being able to run all the time,.. Otherwise the gun-play is amazing,.. don't even mind the length,.. just don't cock block my movement to pad the game for no reason at all,.. yes it should be 2 times longer,.. but that is not the biggest problem,.. just let me run,.. if gamer wants to break his immersion by doing dumb shit,.. let him,.. you don't have to choreograph every damn thing.
it's a missed masterpiece, a good game with a lot of potential... the werewolfs boss fights are bad tho
I got it for like £15. For the price I paid I felt I got value, but I wouldn't of been happy shelling out £50/£60 day one. There just wasn't enough game there, the lore, the characters and the story I enjoyed, what little gunplay there was, was fun. But I would of taken a graphics hit had it meant a more fleshed out experience. Something like TLOU, linear but not as linear. A longer games, with actual combat (no qte) and actual stealth sections where even if your spotted its not game over, and it would of been better received. Again I enjoyed the game, but I fully understand others complaints and believe they're justified.
A sequel is needed if anything to make up for the botched attempt of the first game. All the ideas were set up perfectly but executed poorly in every way. The only thing they did get right we're the graphics. Which is strange that [email protected] haven't invested in a game with the same type of graphics since The Order.
Yeah, I think this game got treated unfairly. I'm guessing because it was an early PS4 showpiece and there was so much hype surrounding it. I too played it long after release and found it an enjoyable experience within a beautifully rendered world. It could have done with less QTE's, a bit more enemy and weapon variety, more combat mechanics/situations and been longer with a bit more story continuation. However, what was there was good and I definitely finished the game wanting a sequel. I enjoyed the lore very much.
The game was good up until the copy and pasted boss fights..... I'd love to have a sequel to this and to Heavenly Sword aka God of War for the ladies.