E3 2014: Sony Shows a Spookier Side to The Order: 1886

Becoming hunted.

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The Order: 1886, the upcoming third-person shooter from developer Ready at Dawn Studios, has so far been presented as a action-packed, steampunk-inspired shooter cut from the cloth of Gears of War and others. When I saw the game, and tried out the recently-announced thermite rifle, this was certainly the case. However, during Sony’s E3 2014 presentation, Ready at Dawn decided to show a different side of The Order.

This new footage (embed above) opened on what appeared to be some sort of hospital or sanitarium. Armed with a simple lantern, our hero navigated the narrow hallways, illuminating various medical instruments and diagrams. The tone was more somber and the pacing much slower than what has been shown before. Where things got really interesting, however, was with the introduction of what appeared to be a zombie. But it wasn’t a zombie. This creature quickly mutated into more of a werewolf, sprouting long claws and a thin coat of fur.

The ensuing battle saw our hero running for his life from this beast. It was a slice of gameplay that definitely looked like an introduction to this type of enemy but, in my opinion, it lacked the gravitas of boss encounter. This makes me think werewolf will be encountered multiple times during the game. Things could get tricky when you consider everything that was shown of this beast was centered around it hunting and tracking you. Having to deal with multiple hunters at once could quickly get overwhelming.

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Discussion

37 comments
advocacy
advocacy

In the meantime, you can watch Penny Dreadful on Showtime (as a number of games have clearly taken inspiration from Victorian Era London, such as The Order 1886, Bloodborne, and Hunt The Gilded Age.)

dashboardman
dashboardman

I don't think this crap will convince anyone to pay 400 euros for a PS4...

sandfox80
sandfox80

Letterboxed & QTE?... Not good. In saying that I still like the look of it.


GarGx1
GarGx1

The next part is a 30 second QTE to win

sampson3121
sampson3121

this scene is just a cut scene that they allow the player to interact with. they have full gaming control throughout the game...didn't anyone watch the other game play vids that are out...or are we just ignorant?

Caduceus89
Caduceus89

What's with all the "meh" comments? I thought the point was to show something other than action?

kulizokia
kulizokia

Looks like a great movie. It would be cool if they turned this into a video game. 

YouEnjoyMyFluff
YouEnjoyMyFluff

looks freakin great. especially compared to the other crap that's coming out

deadline-zero0
deadline-zero0

Such gameplay


Very scprited


Much linear


So no proper control over the character


WOW 

BrokenChaos666
BrokenChaos666

This game was a thumbs up before. Now it's a double thumbs up. :) One of the few "gun games" I'm looking forward to.

pyosisified
pyosisified

This looks more boring than Gears of War, what a horrible game to clone...

MarcRecon
MarcRecon

Neither MS or Sony showed me anything that got me excited and Im a fan of both.....but I will say that No Man's Skies got me interested.

hastati4
hastati4

It was a corridor demo. Walk this way. Watch this cutscene. Push triangle to... not die or something. Shoot at the thing. I dunno. Seemed like a very poor segment of the game to showcase.

skiggy34
skiggy34

This game is what I'm most excited for on my ps4.... Hands down.....  Its new, it comes from a reliable dev and I personally like 3rd person shooters. I like the whole dark, gritty London atmosphere.  This will probably the the next PS4 exclusive I buy

waelse1
waelse1

Looks great, especially the searching the building at the beginning, but how much is gameplay?

strothers101
strothers101

Microsofts conference was boring, but in my opinion it was leaps and bounds above Sonys. Still, getting the battlefield hardline beta was cool i suppose.

mark5225
mark5225

Stop hating that game looked great. But batman had visually the most impressive game.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

MS and SONY had nothing for me and their events were boring. Tomorrow will be amazing with Nintendo.

Ayzed
Ayzed

Still looks way too heavily scripted..

keeperdude07
keeperdude07

It's a glorified cutscene. Beautiful, yes, but this isn't gameplay. Not really.

hystavito
hystavito

Maybe it wasn't a boss encounter, but with things like the injury part and the ending, it looked more like a one-off sequence rather than something you'd encounter multiple times.

harlemsfinest27
harlemsfinest27

@advocacy - The Order has been in development for almost 5 yrs, Bloodborne for almost 3 yrs.  How are they getting inspiration from a show that wasn't even out yet, you dufis

pyosisified
pyosisified

Almost completely railway-like linearity -check


No health system -check


Cutscenes -check


Cover System -check


Bland grey/brown textures -check


QTE's -check 


Honestly don't know how people still get excited for games 

GarGx1
GarGx1

@hastati4  I have a feeling that is the game and possibly one of the more interesting parts!

sampson3121
sampson3121

@hastati4 the graphics looked amazing!

and i don't mind playing a game that's half movie half game.

funny how people love resident evil and this is the exact same style game...yet they bash it....strange?

skiggy34
skiggy34

@strothers101 I don't realy agree that MS's was boring.  I do however agree it was much better than Sonys. Sony lost a lot of steam with hardware and that TV thing.  I like how MS outlined whats coming in 2014 and whats coming out in 2015.  I wouldnt say it was boring at all.  I am very excited for this game tho...

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

@mark5225 But it's not a great looking game, it's a great looking movie.

Jkouw
Jkouw

Probably because it's

A) An important part to the story

B) a scene made specifically to show off the atmosphere

C) a more narrative heavy game.

I see people complaining the game is to similar to Gears of War, if it was open world they would complain it's to similar to Assassins Creed or something. People only seem to praise a game like Metal Gear, which if I'm not mistaken is a fairly scripted game (until recently anyway) so why would this be any different?

Why not appreciate something for what it is rather than rag on it for not being what YOU like.

Jkouw
Jkouw

@Tiwill44 That really depends on the definition of Game that you use.