Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hype Up Thursday

Welcome to the first installment of Hype up Thursday.  Every Thursday I will post a blog about an upcoming PlayStation game to be hyped about and give you all the news and information regarding that game!

Hype Up Thursday: The Order 1886

The Order has been one of the most hyped next gen game since its announcement with the PS4 back in 2013.  Since then things have gone from good to bad to good to unknown to we think it will be good.  Many game outlets were able to play it at the beginning of this year and were not very happy with what they played.  Follow that with a delay push that moved the game into 2015 and then a not so great on stage demo that included a lot of cut scenes and timed button sequences that left many unsure.  However, since the demo more journalists have gotten hands on experience with the game and come away impressed by how different the game feels and looks compared to early demos.  This has brought back the hype and excitement to learn even more about the game.  

The Story

This excerpt is taken from the wikipedia page for the game that explains the story line.

The Order: 1886 is set in an alternate history London, where an old order of knights keep all of the world safe from half breed monsters, who are a combination of animal and man. In the game's history, around the seventh or eighth centuries a small number of humans took on bestial traits. The majority of humans feared these half breeds and war broke out. Despite the humans outnumbering the half breeds, their animal strength gave them the upper hand in centuries of conflict.

By 1886, the war still goes on, but the humans almost have martial law. A new threat emerges in the form of the lower classes rebelling against the rich and the social order, with the Knights supporting the well-to-do upper classes and nobles. The game features four main protagonists from the same squad, who each has a given name, and the adopted name of one of the original Knights. The oldest is Sebastian Mallory, the second to bear the name of Sir Percival, and the descendant of Thomas Mallory, who in the 1400s wrote Le Morte d'Arthur, the definitive Arthurian Text. A close friend of Grayson, he is one of the best Knights in the history of the order.

Why You Need to be Hyped

Many say that the order will be the first truly next gen experience, and with it being compared to a Gears of War shooter set in the Victorian age, it will be a must buy for all PS4 owners.  The graphics from the cut scenes transition perfectly to game play and the use of Licans instead of zombies really makes the interest peak in something new.  Be prepared to face off against those Licans when the Order releases on Feb 20th, 2015.