The Game Guy
Trailers have yet to do “The Order: 1886” any kind of justice. To me, these brief glimpses into this vision of 17th-century London looked like a generic, but story-driven, third-person shooter. It was only once I had hands-on time with it that it rooted itself firmly on my radar.
“The Order” combines action and art in this tale of alternate history. This game is so breathtakingly gorgeous that I didn’t believe what I was seeing during the Sony press conference was actual in-game footage. The game somehow makes truly seamless transitions from cinematic to gameplay, and back again. The gloomy hue of the art direction along with its detailed environments paint a dark picture of a crisis in London.