The Order: 1886 – Tools of the trade

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According to those who’ve played it, Ready at Dawn’s The Order: 1866 is boring, taking tried and tested (if perhaps tired) traditional gameplay and transposing it atop a neo Victorian, Steampunk London.  I refuse to listen to them, because everything I’ve seen of the game makes me want it even more. This new dev diary, showing the tools of the trade continues that trend.

The game features a number of real and invented weapons, with even the faux ordnance all somewhat grounded in reality.

Because our Industrial Revolution is a result of the war between humans and half-breeds, many of the inventions of our timeline are primarily focused on ways to aid in this fight. Guns such as the Carbine, the Coach Gun or the Maschinenpistole are common occurrence in the game and represent the technology of the era.

Others based on electricity – such as the Arc Gun – or based on alternate ammunition – such as the Aluminum Iron Oxide of the Thermite Rifle – provide a way for us to use real technologies and materials of the times, while building weapons that did not exist.

There’s no real new footage on show here, but you do get to see the developers talking about the story, showing their passion for historical accuracy; well, accuracy within the framework of their own fiction. I’m looking very forward to this game, though it’s coming in February next year, which is shaping up to be quite a busy time for games.

Last Updated: September 19, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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  • Hammersteyn

    What planet are they from, there’s no way people like that exists on this planet.

  • ToshZA

    I literally just popped in to say “Header of the week right there. Bugger what the Good Bad & Ugly said earlier.”

  • Macethy

    “because everything I’ve seen of the game makes me want it even more”
    I had the exact same mentality about Watchdogs…

  • Michael

    that is THE funniest pic I have seen in a long time.

  • Showing clips of The order is like throwing sweets to orphans

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