Why The Order: 1886 Is More Intriguing Than Uncharted 4
Let's get one thing straight right off the bat:
In no way am I implying that The Order: 1886 will be a superior game to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. In fact, I doubt that will be the case.
I fully anticipate a Game of the Year-quality production from Naughty Dog, nothing less. However, my point is this:
I think, despite the developer's hints that the storyline will be darker and "more personal," that we all know what Uncharted 4 will be like. I love Naughty Dog; I think they were the premier developers of the previous generation. But they excel in the realms of refinement, polish, and production values; I doubt anyone will call A Thief's End "innovative." And it doesn't have to be in order to be amazing. I'm not one of those people who believe a game must be original or else it sucks.
On the flip side, I'm seeing a ton of potential in The Order: 1886. I know there are plenty of skeptics out there right now, and I know it could end up being just another third-person shooter. I get all that. I've also seen all the development details on that game and while others may conveniently ignore such information, I don't. Ready at Dawn is prepping a very ambitious project and if they succeed, it could - theoretically, ideally - blow us all away. That uncertainty is part of a new game's mystique, I think. It's what intrigues me.
I'm less intrigued by a sure thing, which is what I'd label Uncharted 4. Sure things are great but there's more fun in anticipating the unknown...
Related Game(s): The Order: 1886
9/30/2014 9:42:55 PM Ben Dutka