PSU’s The Order: 1886 Review is Objective, Enjoyable
The Order: 1886 is one of those games that spawns debate and argument. One of the driving forces behind these discussions are the review scores, which range from very low to very high. This made it especially difficult to choose our favorite review for Ready at Dawn’s PlayStation 4 exclusive. The bottom line is that after much deliberation, we just wanted a review that treated the game fairly, and analyzed it for what it is.
We found it at PSU, where critic Kyle Prahl penned an excellent evaluation, free from bias and pre-conceived notions about the game. It didn’t focus too heavily on any one particular thing, grasped the developer’s goals, and was candid about the flaws. It’s relatively simple and straightforward; there’s no soapbox and no personal rant (which has no place in any professional review, anyway). It’s just a solid, all-encompassing look at a product, which is what every game deserves.
Why We Like It:
— We like the comparison to the PS3 launch title, Resistance: Fall of Man. It’s a unique approach to the review and one we didn’t see anywhere else.
— It’s a review that faithfully dives into the game without branching off into personal, subjective tangents that taint the evaluation. Far too many critics fell prey to that temptation with this product.
— Well-written and well-paced, much like the game itself (in our opinion).