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The Order: 1886 Gameplay Released, Stirs Up Controversy

We've been waiting to see more from this anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive, and now it's here.

Sony has released a new video of The Order: 1886 and it features a combination of gameplay - a combat scene - and some cut-scene footage. The latter is pretty sweet, as one might expect.

The third-person fighting is getting some attention, though, as many are starting to accuse the game of appearing generic and uninteresting. There was a time when first-person shooters were bashed for being stale and repetitive; now, after a generation where the third-person shooter mechanic was nearly perfected, we're starting to see the same complaints. Yes, The Order utilizes a standard cover system and yes, there's a standard view when firing.

Is that enough to deem the game "generic?" Watch the video and decide for yourself.

Related Game(s): The Order: 1886

Tags: the order 1886, the order 1886 gameplay, the order 1886 trailer

5/23/2014 9:18:09 PM Ben Dutka

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Killa Tequilla
Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 10:02:15 PM
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And so the hating has begun. No matter what, people will complain. This looks great, by the way.

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telly
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 10:29:16 AM

Looks freaking AWESOME. I love third person cover-based mechanics! Last of us, uncharted, gears of war demonstrate it's the best format for melding compelling gameplay with a storytelling experience.

I'm blown away by how awesome this looks. A day one for me.

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pavlovic
Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 10:20:48 PM
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It looks very good.

The weapons... Oh my the weapons, I think it's gonna be crazy.

Now we need the release date

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berserk
Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 10:23:06 PM
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Look great , just hope it won t be hide and shoot all the time a la gear of war .

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gamer4lifexxx
Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 10:45:08 PM
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it looks like a generic 3rd person shooter with some steampunk elements from what little footage i saw.. I thought it was suppose to be a game about fighting werewolves or something

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Banky A
Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 10:53:23 PM

well yeah but they can't just show the werewolves right away

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bigrailer19
Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 11:40:44 PM

Or something...

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berserk
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 6:51:37 AM

That s where it will shine if done right. Don t know about werewolf but there will be monsters for sure beside the humans enemy we saw .

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Masszt3r
Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 11:04:25 PM
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Looks awesome. The Victorian period is what gets me though.

People will always complain. There's just no way to please everyone. You find generic gameplay in many of today's greatest games, so a tried style is not necessarily a bad thing.

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Temjin001
Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 11:05:19 PM
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The game looks like quality stuff. I can't say this gameplay trailer really matches the sort of "incredible" gameplay reports from the other day. I was starting to think I'd see something unprecedented and jaw dropping. But instead it looks like a quality pop 'n fire shooter set in fantasy/sci-fi old England.


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Xombito
Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 11:23:04 PM
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Didn't Sony do a live stream of this game today? This game does look pretty incredible.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 11:24:13 PM
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Looking damn good to me, graphics and details that can't be done on PS3, I can see the soft physics in motion, and the shooting while doing is giving a heads up to situational awareness scenes that break up the basic 3rd person setup.

It isn't that using tried and true methods make something generic, it's how they are implemented. Honestly you can't judge it on the videos, it's impossible until it's in your hands reacting to you. Even the great Uncharted could be classified as generic under the scope of some.

I mean look at it carefully, it's not Fuse.

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xenris
Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 11:32:11 PM
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Graphics look great and the setting is very interesting to me. I will most definitely pick this up when it is released.

Hopefully they are saving all the paranormal stuff for a future reveal.

I miss when I bought games and was surprised about what happened in it.

Most trailers spoil everything now. Anyway this is looking tight.

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Swinny
Monday, May 26, 2014 @ 6:15:58 AM

Well, good news for you then! The director of the game is a firm believer in not revealing too much before release, there's a lot of stuff that he wants to keep secret.
EDIT- Mind you, with all this hate, they're probably going to be forced to 'spoil' the game to shut the naysayers up. Thing is, I think 75% of these guys are either Xbots or PC Petition Race enthusiasts.

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bigrailer19
Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 11:44:33 PM
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I'm actually very impressed. It's very nice to look at too.

I gotta say the complaint about cover systems is dumb as well as aiming and firing. What the hell do people want? Them to hang from ropes, upside down, between the legs? I mean you shoot guns one way, you duck for cover one way.

I haven't read the complaints, and I haven't heard the complaints so I only know what I do from this article. But from that video I'd say it's headed in the right direction.

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Akuma_
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 12:14:12 AM
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I gave up trying to understand what gamers think a long time ago.

Now we sit back and call awesome looking games generic just because they have shown two game play trailers of shooting. Like what did people expect? There is not many things that haven't been done before.

A lot of people say it is generic, so I ask YOU the question, what could be included to make this game NOT generic?

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sirbob6
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 1:35:23 AM
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Looks quite grey and has a lot of screen tearing and stuttering but 100 secs of an unfinished game isn't quite enough to draw a verdict in my opinion. The game has quite a lot of potential and those particle effects were extremely sexy.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 2:34:45 AM

London fog

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Akuma_
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 11:36:41 AM

RAD have said that the tearing was a result of bad streaming quality, not the game.

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slow and smart
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 2:33:50 AM
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This game looks great,finally a game that i like and is also a true next gen game:a game that is not possible on the ps3.Gimme gimme gimme some more of this

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PC_Max
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 6:10:04 AM
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The style, acting, environments along with effects.... loving it.

As for those nay sayers. Go play what you like. I mean really most games are generic. But the great ones shine with a story and personalities. Leave this one for those it was being developed for those who want some potential greatness.

So far so good. Leave us some surprises and awesomeness for E3 possibly or closer to game launch.

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___________
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 7:04:14 AM
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please RAD, please consider reverting back to a normal aspect ration!
really frustrating just watching 5 minutes of recorded gameplay like that, playing a 10+ hour game is going to drive me up the freaking wall!
would be such a shame to see such a cool game spoiled by something so silly!

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Akuma_
Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 9:03:33 PM

It's funny, I watched the gameplay and didn't even notice it.

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TrueAssassin86x
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 7:10:14 AM
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after watching the video this well be another day 1 game for me once it releases

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Solid Fantasy
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 8:35:35 AM
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How about this: If the reviewer can come up with a better control scheme and gameplay mechanic then they can rightfully criticize. Otherwise maybe stop looking for attention via negativity. The negativity rout in the entire metacritics industry, if you ask me, is getting stale and outdated.

If the it isn't broke don't bitch about it!!

Please excuse me while I go enjoy and appreciate things.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 12:01:16 PM

I've got some great ideas for better controls, I just need to start a game development company without any money somehow then I'm in business.

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Solid Fantasy
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 12:27:02 PM

Tell me about it. I just want Sony to hand me there limitless black platinum credit card and the rights to all of there most talented developers and say "here you go"

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Teddie9
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 8:58:46 AM
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While astounding on a technical level I think the problem is that there isn't enough in these trailers(snippets really) to rouse excitement from mainstream audiences.

I personally was expecting a bit more of a hybrid between tps and melee combat (which still could be). On the otherhand what is apparent, the mix of realism, victorian atmosphere, and the scientific/mystical elements, look to be executed well.

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Deleted User
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 9:48:43 AM
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Looks pretty standard fare besides the graphics. The "dragging an injured comrade while shooting attackers" mechanic is very last gen. I have faith the game will still be excellent. Taking shippets of games like Binary Domain and Spec Ops: The Line would have incited the same reactions of "been there, done that" when both games proved excellent with much more under the surface.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 2:29:47 PM

How is dragging someone and shooting last gen? Because some games did it last gen. Please define this gen then?

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Teddie9
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 3:10:34 PM

Well it's the prevailing mechanic or sequence that their showcasing here as if it they think it is special. It certainly isn't worth that.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 5:51:21 PM

Who said that? Because to me this trailer was only to familiarize people with the gameplay nothing more. E3 is around the corner why would they ruin there E3 debut with anything otherwise...

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Bio
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 1:36:32 PM
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That looks incredibly boring, and if that's what they're leading with to drum up interest, they've already lost mine.

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Teddie9
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 3:14:09 PM

This. Aside from a worthwhile concept they haven't yet given us reason to be excited for the gameplay or interested in the narrative.

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Akuma_
Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 9:04:37 PM

So tell me guys, what would change your opinion? What about a third person shooter would make it not boring?

Because so far, all I have seen is people saying this game sucks, with little or not justification behind it.

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kraygen
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 1:46:57 PM
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Personally that is my preferred style of gameplay after turn based. I love third person and I'm not sure what people are expecting from ps4. It's a new console, so what we have to come up with some kind of 4th person view?

The only thing I am question I have about the video is, do the aiming controls need work or does the guy playing the game just suck because he couldn't hit squat.

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ulsterscot
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 2:40:01 PM
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I love Gears Of War - so got the feeling Im really going to love this beauty

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FatherSun
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 3:14:59 PM
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This is why STORY must rule. What happens after we get hyper realism. Every game will achieve perfect visuals and gameplay so the only differentiator must be story experience and engagement. I know nothing of this games sorry. I will make judgement when I play it.

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MRSUCCESS
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 3:27:06 PM
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As much as I like dark, gloomy environments -- I would have liked to see the way the game looks during day time gameplay.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 5:52:10 PM

E3 is not far off.

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Corvo
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 5:43:30 PM
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I believe I dun fainted a little bit. Wow.
CANNOT WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THIS!

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 6:21:12 PM
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Looks roughly as I expected it to. I mean, it does have generic aspects, but it also looks very, very solid and if the quality is high enough, I can overlook the "been there, done that" feeling of the game. Especially as third-person adventure games is easily among my favourite genres.

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Draguss
Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 10:29:24 PM
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So the game everyone knew was a third person shooter plays like a third person shooter. How about when the next GoW comes out we complain that it plays like an action game. I mean seriously what were people expecting?

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trumpetmon65
Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 12:36:01 AM
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it certainly looks pretty. the third person shooting looks solid even if it is standard these days. Uncharted had standard third person shooting too. We'll see what the rest of the game is like. Hopefully there are more parts to sum up.

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trumpetmon65
Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 12:37:16 AM
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I am hoping for some ruthless electric melee weapons though

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PlatformGamerNZ
Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 3:03:43 AM
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looking pritty awsome so far and it's not so much the TPS mechaninc that inportant it's the new story the new ideas the fresh ness it brings to the table at this point in time that important.

happy gaming =)

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phelps1247
Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 12:11:32 PM
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Don't know if its a rumour or not but I've heard that being the date set in the Victorian era there's a possibility of seeing Jack the Ripper.


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Beamboom
Monday, May 26, 2014 @ 4:17:01 AM
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Oh yuck. This looks like the traditional railed Sony exclusive shooter formula. Same sh*t new wrapping.

Good graphics though. Again - as usual.

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