PSU’s The Order: 1886 Review is Objective, Enjoyable

One of the most polarizing and debated games in history deserves a steady hand.

One of the most polarizing and debated games in history deserves a steady hand.

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.

Congrats, Kyle!

So many reviews, so many missed opportunities to do a great job. But here's one we like.

So many reviews, so many missed opportunities to do a great job. But here’s one we like.

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).

Read Kyle Prahl’s The Order: 1886 Review Now

5 thoughts on “PSU’s The Order: 1886 Review is Objective, Enjoyable”

I didn’t think I’d like it because I think The Order isn’t that great, but this is a pretty well-done review.

Woah, you actually like something? Never thought I’d see the day. 😉

And this is an awesome review, by the way. One of the best I’ve read; the other one is at PSX Extreme.

Yeah, those are my two favorites as well. 🙂

I’m surprised at how much this game got bashed. I guess linear story driven gameplay is going the way of true RPG’s. So sad :'(

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