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Old 02-19-2015, 09:17 AM   #1
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Canceled my (The) Order

Reviews are coming in pretty bad for The Order:1886. About a 5/10 combined average score.

Most here are going to tell me "I told you so," but The Order didn't need to be a game that defined a new type of gameplay for me. It just needed to be a competent shooting set in a great world.

It is not even that according to the reviews. The critics said the shooting is half-baked, you walk slowly and can't run in a look-but-don't-touch environment, and are constantly interrupted by unskippable cut scenes. It was compared to being stuck in a traffic jam.

I plan on picking The Order up when it drops to $20 just to soak in the atmosphere but for now I'll keep my $60.

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Old 02-19-2015, 03:19 PM   #2
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Re: Canceled my (The) Order

I just read the Eurogamer review, it doesn't sound that bad actually.

I'm wary of big sites putting the boot in on games anyway, they usually pile onto lower budget releases when they get an opening. For an industry that is essentially PR and fluff, I get suspicious when I see something get a good kicking.

It doesn't sound like anything groundbreaking, and I wouldn't have bought it full price, but I'll keep an eye out for it later on. As one of the Eurogamer commenters puts it,

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Old 02-20-2015, 09:13 AM   #3
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Re: Canceled my (The) Order

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It would be nice if I could say that. I have a hard enough time with my jobs in the US I can't imagine trying to go over seas and getting work.

The Order isn't totally off of my list. I will just wait until the end of the year when it is $... I mean 18.86.
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:11 AM   #4
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Re: Canceled my (The) Order

The game was on my radar, but once I had heard that the game could be completed in under 10 hours, the $60 price tag seemed a bit too much for what you were getting.

I might pick the game up when I can get a copy for under $40.
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