Any order will do
It's true that The Order wasn't everything we hoped it would be, with gorgeous graphics only briefly distracting from the short length, poor pacing, and lack of interactivity behind the curtain. But if you have a deep-seated love for all things steampunk, can't find anything good on Netflix, or want to experience some amazing new-gen mustache technology, a jaunt into the world of The Order may be a worthwhile. Hey, its your money.
If that's the case, there are a few things in The Order that you won't want to miss. Whether they're hidden tidbits you might skip without a careful eye, or signpost moments you'll want to soak up (because you paid for it), these 7 things you must do in The Order before you die are part of what makes the experience worthwhile. Start up your electric murder cannon and get your brothel VIP card ready, because this is the stuff you won't want to miss. Because $60!
Fight an angry werewolf
This one takes a little finesse to pull off properly, since the fights with elder Lycan are basically a series of QTE's, but - wait no come back! If your timing is good and you get the pattern of the battle down, the Lycan fights are actually pretty impressive scenes that wouldn't look out of place in a Hollywood movie. Your first chance to pull this off happens in the game's early chapters (once Galahad and Igraine pair up and go in search of wolfies, you'll know it's on its way), and it's quite an impressive scene. If you can keep from hitting the wrong button and getting your throat ripped out, that is.
Throughout The Order you'll find bits of paper and items to pick up and ogle at, spread through the environment like visual potpourri. While most of these bits are things like ship manifests, old-timey photographs, and period-appropriate pipes, keep your eyes open and you may find a familiar little friend. During chapter 3, right after Lafayette makes a roof jump and gets his foot stuck on the landing (what a noob), climb in through the only available window and look to you right. There you'll find Sackboy looking nonplussed without his various doo-dads and eccentric puzzles. Poor, sad Sackboy.
Become an arsonist
Want to experience the thrill of arson without all that pesky property destruction and jail time? Then you're gonna love burning everything down in The Order. There are plenty of opportunities to start conflagrations as you go, since you have a gun that shoots firebombs and 19th century London has the appropriate amount of explosive red barrels for your bursting pleasure. And if you somehow miss every other chance to bring about the cleansing wrath of flame, just wait until chapter 9 when you get to light up an entire warehouse as part of a story mission. Burn it! Burn it all to the ground!
Blow up your enemies with the lightning gun
One of the best things about The Order is the inclusion of underrated genius Nikola Tesla, known for his badass Tesla coils, contributions to electrical engineering, and being way cooler than Thomas Edison. In the world of The Order, Tesla skips out on moving to New York and heads straight for a Westminster basement, where he designs weapons and useful gadgets for our noble knights. That includes the Arc Induction Lance, aka 'Explodey Lightning Gun' that can blow off an enemy's head with electricity. Your first real chance to play with it is in chapter 8, when you're put to the task of clearing a bridge of encroaching rebels. Just remember to aim for the chest, and the arc of electricity will pop your target's head like a champagne cork. Eeew, but also WOOHOO!
Find a picture of Zelda
Here's a small one you may have to squint to see, but its still worth a peek. In the brothel in chapter 3, take a stroll among the drunken patrons as Lafayette chats up the ladies of the night (like the good wingman you are), and you'll come across a picture that you can pick up and examine. At first glance it seems to be just a photo of one of the establishment's hard-working gals, but flip it over and it's signed with a kiss from Zelda. Since The Order already has an obvious nod to one beloved video game icon, is it possible this could point to the famous Princess Zelda? And what precisely is Ready at Dawn implying by making her a prostitute? Curious indeed.
Shoot a grenade out of the air
Nothing makes you feel quite as badass as shooting a flying grenade right out of the sky, and nothing makes that easier than special sharpshooter vision that freezes it as still as a barrel of sleeping fish and then paints a target on it. Using Galahad's blacksight ability, you can make this a reality! Simply wait for a wayward rebel to lob a grenade your way (the massive firefight in chapter 3 is a great spot), hit L1 to activate blacksight, and blow away the destructive dreams of your foes right before you blow off their faces.
Punch ALL the men
Forget bringing a knife to a gunfight, in The Order you're perfectly fine just bringing your mean right hook. In addition to impressive accuracy, fast reflexes, and the facial hair of a Greek god, Galahad also has fists of iron (I so hope he calls them Excalibur and The Roundtable) that can put anyone down for the count. Barring heavily-armored shotgun wielders as the occasional werewolf, this move can be used on basically anyone, anytime you have enemies that need a-killin'. If you ever run out of ammo, can't reach an enemy under cover, or just want to fight up-close and personal, just run up to a mook and hit triangle to beat them senseless.
One for every hour
Those are the 7 things you absolutely have to do in The Order before you die, and I hope you feel like you got your money's worth. $60 worth of money, in case you forgot. Which of these tidbits is your favorite? Did you find something that we somehow, someway, managed to miss? Tell us in the comments below, big spender.
Already done and need more things to do before you die? Check out 8 things to do in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor before you die and 10 things to do in Destiny before you die.