The Game Guy
The PlayStation 4 has its first major exclusive of 2015, and its name is “The Order: 1886.” Developed by Ready at Dawn Studios, this period piece of alternate history pushes the limits of the PS4 hardware by bringing unrivaled visuals to the third-person shooter genre.
Set in a 19th century London, “The Order” follows the Sir Grayson Galahad, a knight within a secretive organization of the royal family. The Order acts as a Special Forces team to fight supernatural evil and protect the British population. But a rebel uprising seeking social equality opposes The Order. The knights fight an enemy that is two-pronged: the rebel forces, and powerful lycan creatures that threaten London.
The game has the clear appearance of a blockbuster release. The experience leans heavily on impressive aesthetics. Character faces have realistic features and movement down to subtle twitches of characters’ facial creases. Clothing is layered and detailed with many separate moving parts and textures. The game can’t help but show off its graphical prowess as Galahad is prompted to pick up and inspect numerous items throughout the game. These tricks provide no purpose other than to show off that these graphics can’t be found in any other game.