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  • Jbo87 - August 18, 2014 3:35 p.m.

    Graphics interest me for about 5 seconds and then I want to know about the meat and potatoes. Gears was popular because the gameplay was fundamentally rock solid and fun. The best play through of any Gears game was always the first when you were never quite sure when you were going to be attacked so you methodically moved forward, darting from cover to cover, to make sure you were never caught out of position. Ultimately why they got a bit naff from 3 onwards. What needs to be done with the all the new tech on the new consoles is making the replayability of games a major focusthrough more emergent gameplay. Introducing systems that create variety within the levels (enemy numbers, types, spawn points, tactics), to ensure that you aren't just walking down the same shooting galleries over and over again. This is doubly true in a tactical cover shooter where improvisation makes it miles more entertaining. To bring this back on topic it's looking like The Order is shaping up to be style over substance. Given the graphical leaps in previous generations this was understandable but it isn't as significant this time round.
  • winner2 - August 15, 2014 3:59 a.m.

    Sounding kind of bland so far I must say. If they want to at all get my interest, then next time showing it they need to (since it's a cover shooter) ramp it up to Gears : The Order mode.
  • PerhapsTheOtherOne - August 15, 2014 10:09 a.m.

    I'm guessing that we'll be seeing a lot of "atmosphere" and "character interactions" and "emotional delivery" thrown around at some point to justify the more linear nature of this game, like several other TPSs, like your mention of Gears of War.
  • GOD - August 14, 2014 8:36 p.m.

    Some people are on the hype train for this game, and others say that the gameplay looks horrible, but they've still been so stingy with the gameplay that they've shown that I feel that neither party is right or wrong because we just haven't seen nearly enough to make those kind of judgements. Everytime they show the game it's extremely short snippets. No one really knows if it's a corridor shooter because no one has seen a clip long enough for Galahad to run down a corridor. The only judgement we can make at this point is that it looks really purty. Everything else is to be seen.
  • Divine Paladin - August 14, 2014 7:33 p.m.

    I'm glad somebody has been pointing this big issue out with The Order. With all the comments by the lead developer(s) saying effectively "well we HAD to add gameplay to it eventually," nobody else seems to acknowledge the possibly serious issue with the game. To me it's an extended version of TLoU - I avoided that game for an entire year solely to make sure I gave it my honest, non-hype opinion - neither seem to have meaningful gameplay and instead focus on a somewhat mediocre plot, but both have gotten heaps of praise for reasons I do not understand. The difference is TLoU had better gameplay than this seems to and I prefer the backstory to this.
  • _--_ - August 14, 2014 12:20 p.m.

    --i think its gonna be 'great' 7-8.5/10 metascore --but --i think sony wants it to be 'that game' for ps4(like god of war or gears of war for 360) --and --i think the 'genre' and 'atmosphere' arent correct for such an accomplishment --a game like evolve or something a little less 'story based' (with HEAVY action) --is what is needed for this sorta feat -- --of course --sony is holding this one close to the chest(so who knows) --but --we all know that when a company is holding their game 'THIS' close to the chest(for this long) --it usually is because the game isnt as good as they wish it was
  • Cyberninja - August 14, 2014 9:15 a.m.

    Something tells me that this is going to be the PS4s first real disappointment
  • GR_LucasSullivan - August 14, 2014 10:12 a.m.

    (Knack)
  • Cyberninja - August 14, 2014 10:21 a.m.

    I was thinking Knack as well but I didn't count it because it wasn't really hyped before hand, while this was. I view it as you can't really be disappointed if you weren't expecting anything from it in the first place.
  • Vonter - August 14, 2014 10:57 a.m.

    Tbh that's what I think of this game. Since I'm only onboard with the visuals but the gameplay has still yet to hook me. It's kinda like Gears of War, what's different? Aside from the visuals.

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