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The Order: 1886’s beasties revealed

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By all accounts, The Order: 1886 from the chaps at Ready at Dawn is a visual marvel; a sumptuous graphical feats that’s easily the best looking game the PlayStation 4 has to offer. By virtue of those very same accounts, it’s also insufferably dull; a corridor shooter with all the charm and personality of apricot jam. There’s still hope! The E3 demos failed to show off the lycan threat; the evil beast that Galahad and his band of knights will be shooting at. See them here.

In this second behind the scenes video, Ready at Dawn profiles the half-man, half-wolf beast that you’ll be using your alternate past steampunk Victorian weapons to Swiss-cheeserise. In The Order: 1886, you’ll play as Galahad, member of an ancient order of knights whore all embroiled in “a centuries-old war that will determine the course of history forever”.

The game promises to show you a “unique vision of Victorian-Era London where Man uses advanced technology to battle a powerful and ancient foe.”

Are the Lycans enough to elevate the game beyond its middling gameplay – or is it perhaps possible that Sony just showed off the worst of the game in its playable levels at E3? As a “cinematic” adventure, it’s the story that’ll get players invested in the world and the fiction – and Ready at Dawn hasn’t really said or shown very much about that.

The Order: 1886 is coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4 early next year, which is hopefully enough time to ensure it’s not merely a generic corridor shooter.

Last Updated: June 27, 2014

54 Comments

  1. Liquid Kaz (Umar)

    June 27, 2014 at 08:37

  2. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 27, 2014 at 08:45

    Genugtig maar dis ‘n spul lelike skepsels daardie

    Reply

    • CAE9872

      June 27, 2014 at 08:51

      Is dit nou daardie tyd van die week? Alweer? Eish!

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 27, 2014 at 08:55

        Met eish…

        Reply

        • CAE9872

          June 27, 2014 at 08:56

          Ja nee boet.

          Reply

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 27, 2014 at 09:03

            Ja nee swaar*

            DIt reg gemaak vir jou

          • CAE9872

            June 27, 2014 at 09:05

            Ag dankie man – dit was maar soet van jou! Moet die jelly wees ne?

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 27, 2014 at 09:07

            Ek verkies sjokolade

        • Hammersteyn

          June 27, 2014 at 09:04

          Drink nie daai stront nie. Klippies Premium op ys of niks.

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 27, 2014 at 09:14

            It all tastes the same with Coke.

    • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

      June 27, 2014 at 08:56

      Seblief……………….speak praat english now nou

      Reply

      • CAE9872

        June 27, 2014 at 08:56

        *nods in agreement*

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      • Rince&Shitity

        June 27, 2014 at 09:00

        Agreed.

        Reply

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      June 27, 2014 at 09:02

      Ek stem saam. Sjoe,

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 27, 2014 at 09:03

      Jy kan dit weer se 😛

      Reply

  3. Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

    June 27, 2014 at 08:45

    Game looks stunning visually but I can’t shake this feeling in my mustache that this will be another Ryse. 🙁

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 27, 2014 at 09:03

      Agreed

      Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 27, 2014 at 08:51

    Maybe it just needs some added peanut butter to make it all kinds of awesome.

    Reply

    • CAE9872

      June 27, 2014 at 08:57

      Everything is better with peanut butter

      Reply

      • Skoobaz

        June 27, 2014 at 10:23

        Correction: everything is better with bacon

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    • Rince&Shitity

      June 27, 2014 at 09:00

      This works on so many levels.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 27, 2014 at 09:04

        It’s a levolution! tee hee.

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        • Rince&Shitity

          June 27, 2014 at 09:13

          Tehehehe 🙂 It’s going to be a good day *Says leaning back sipping on coffee*

          Reply

          • CAE9872

            June 27, 2014 at 09:14

            You could at least offer – I have mine with milk and one sugar thanks.

    • Hammersteyn

      June 27, 2014 at 09:03

      I had a slice of peanut butter caramel chocolate tart last night for desert, I thought I would die and I didn’t even mind

      Reply

      • CAE9872

        June 27, 2014 at 09:04

        LOL

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      • Rince&Shitity

        June 27, 2014 at 09:14

        Maybe you did, maybe we are all in your mind in the last moments before you… 0_O

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 27, 2014 at 09:15

        O_o want

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  5. Hammersteyn

    June 27, 2014 at 08:56

    “is it perhaps possible that Sony just showed off the worst of the game”
    yeah, totally plausible at E3

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  6. Hammersteyn

    June 27, 2014 at 08:57

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      June 27, 2014 at 09:00

      loooooooooooooool

      Reply

    • Anon A Mouse

      June 27, 2014 at 09:29

      A girl with a beard that looks like a dude. I’m confused.

      Reply

      • Rince&Shitity

        June 27, 2014 at 09:30

        It’s a JRPG.

        Reply

  7. oVg FX

    June 27, 2014 at 08:59

    OMG I just pooped my pants. This is a DEADSPACE KILLER!!! The first DEADSPACE and what was that other game that Capcom used to be so good at making?… Oh yes Resident Evil.
    SWEEEEEEEEEEET

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    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      June 27, 2014 at 08:59

      Sarcasm?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 27, 2014 at 09:01

        No, he’s just that old & has trouble handling excitement – needs an adult diaper. *run*

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        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

          June 27, 2014 at 09:02

          ah! Explains a lot. I finally understand now

          Reply

    • Rince&Shitity

      June 27, 2014 at 09:10

      Resident Fail more like…

      Reply

    • Rince&Shitity

      June 27, 2014 at 09:15

      Holy crap! Edit: Puts coffee down because I know bad things happen when coffee meets laptop…

      Reply

      • oVg FX

        June 27, 2014 at 09:15

        How cool is this game?

        Reply

    • Rince&Shitity

      June 27, 2014 at 09:19

      But as Darryn has said, I think in this clip there is like 15 seconds of gameplay, and the rest cutscenes. If most of the game is like this not interested. I want to PLAY the game, not Beyond Two Souls it.

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      • oVg FX

        June 27, 2014 at 09:22

        Anything is better than Resident Evil 5. This game is AMAZING.
        Also, nothing wrong with Beyond Two Souls unless one enjoys watching brainless trash like that JUNK YARD explosion called Transformers 😛

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        • Rince&Shitity

          June 27, 2014 at 09:26

          I like playing games in different ways, I don’t like being strapped onto a railline and being pushed from one scene to the next. I want a game like Dead Space, not another David Cage up my own arse press the X button.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 27, 2014 at 09:24

        If you want to play a game instead of watching cut scenes then you should never buy any Japanese game. 😉

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        • Rince&Shitity

          June 27, 2014 at 09:32

          Careful, Umar is about 0-O

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  8. iAmWeasel

    June 27, 2014 at 09:00

    You see I don’t understand the criticisms that this game has been receiving. I obviously haven’t played it, but the gameplay looks very much Gears of War style to me, and everyone thought that game was the best thing since sliced bread. At least this game appears to have a more interesting story, vs the dull Gears of War “bros shooting stuff” story.

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    • CAE9872

      June 27, 2014 at 09:03

      Take that back! Sliced bread is still the KING!

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      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        June 27, 2014 at 09:04

        I hear unsliced warm bread out the oven is making a massive comeback though

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        • BacchusZA

          June 27, 2014 at 09:28

          You should try fresh kitke then. Find a Jewish bakery near you, & pop in there on a Friday afternoon & pick one up. You just pull it apart with your hands & smother it in butter, or hummus, or whatever strikes your fancy.
          Truly orsm stuff 🙂

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          • Norm

            June 27, 2014 at 09:58

            Damn, that looks great!

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 27, 2014 at 10:46

            I’m strangely hungry now

  9. Norm

    June 27, 2014 at 09:56

    LOLOLOL @ Article tag

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  10. Skoobaz

    June 27, 2014 at 10:22

    Why you dis Apricot Jam 🙁

    Reply

  11. Brian Murphy

    June 27, 2014 at 17:41

    “By virtue of those very same accounts, it’s also insufferably dull; a corridor shooter with all the charm and personality of apricot jam.” – Geoffrey Tim

    “He also explained that there are moments that are very linear, like what was shown on stage, which is a part of the game that focuses on telling the story, but it’s indeed just a part of the game, and not all of it is like that. It’s actually “quite the opposite.” – Speaking with Andrea Pessino CTO of Ready at Dawn, at E3.

    The only thing we know for sure is that RAD chose the wrong section of their game to showcase at E3. Beyond that, we have journalist theories, and actual statements from the companies CTO. I’m going to wait to see more before I draw any conclusions.

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