The Order: 1886 came out earlier in 2015 and received, perhaps, not the best of reactions. Generally perceived as too short to warrant a typical $60 video game price-tag, it’s one that was easy to gloss over.
WELL NOT ANYMORE.
In traditional, post-Christmas fashion, I have wasted away my spoils of Amazon and Gamestop gift cards on , WHAT ELSE? Video games. Specifically, video games from 2015 I wanted to check out before we get into 2016 and a whole new ball-park of new releases.
On one hand, I can see where the complaints are coming from. If this game doesn’t play for more than 10 hours… Sure, I can understand some unsuspecting kid being really bummed that his one gaming purchase for the next few months was beaten in a weekend. Not to mention, it IS just another cover shooter. There not much in the line of “groundbreaking content” here. Sure, that’s tough, but hey kid…. Let me tell you a little something about video game development. Those guys are mad men formed of their own volition and driven, not by huge incomes, but by the promise that their product is going to leave some sort of lasting impact. During crunch time, these maniacs are slaving for 80 hour work weeks just to get games out and playable by release day. Now, The Order: 1886 is unarguably a beautiful game. The story, and even some of the weapons in which you get to muck around, are all fairly unremarkable but there is no doubt that the quality of work, especially graphically, is pretty outstanding. So maybe, just maybe, we should to appreciate the work of these fine men and women, and admit when our frustrations are perhaps formed by our sense of entitlement when it comes to expectations vs reality.
Plus, I got it for $10, so you won’t see me complaining.
Come and watch the GamerFuqs Hour One for The Order: 1886. Think of it as a movie. A really pretty movie. It’ll be great.