The Order: 1886 is out today and reviews are somewhat of a mixed bag. Some are exclaiming that it is a beautifully written, artfully crafted game while others are saying it walks the line between interactive movie and game with little success. It’s difficult to say what side is winning out at the moment, so here’s a roundup of Twitter’s opinions on The Order.
Some people are looking at the positive side of things.
Not getting the bad reviews for @TheOrder1886 if you can get past the constant cut scenes and basic mechanics it's quite a good game.
— Elle (@ellybeff) February 20, 2015
Critics are raving!
The Order: 1886 was a really good movie!
— BradAustin (@bradaustin93) February 20, 2015
Some people count the game’s brevity as a plus.
I hope The Order 1886 really is only around 10 hours. In that case I might actually find time to finish it. Bought it nethertheless.
— Martin Grüner (@MartinGryner) February 20, 2015
Others, not so much.
You’ll find plenty of jokes about how short the game is.
5 hour energy drink should have done some cross promotion with The Order 1886. "5 Hr Energy, keeps you gaming thru the whole game!"
— Andrew Edwards (@keeponrunning) February 20, 2015
Maybe what it lacks in length it makes up for in gameplay?
To be fair, I've had some fun with the shooting sections of The Order: 1886 so far. I love 3rd person cover based shooting, in general.
— Christoph Knudsen (@draindesert) February 20, 2015
That’s quite a backlog to play through if you want to catch up.
I'm not going to play The Order: 1886 not because of it's length, but because I've not played the previous 1885
— Adam Russell (@AdamSRussell) February 20, 2015
That would be nice…
I'm looking forward to playing The Order 1886 for free with PS+ in six months.
— Ben (@flintmech) February 20, 2015
Still, there are a lot of people enjoying the game.
The Order 1886 is incredible!
— Rob Jefferson (@comicsexplained) February 20, 2015
… and marveling at just how pretty it is.
The Order:1886 looks phenomenal probably the best looking PS4 today. How is it possible for this game to receive negative reviews?
— Brenda (@Shy_Girl_Says) February 20, 2015
So what do we judge The Order: 1886 on? Its gameplay? Its length? How good it looks? It’s hard to say. It definitely seems like everyone has their own entirely subjective view of what makes a game good. Overall, reviews and opinions on The Order are mixed, so if you’re interested in the game, your best bet is to read a review from a reviewer who likes the same types of games you do. Or you can just read Twinfinite’s review. Either one works.
What are your thoughts on The Order: 1886? Let us know in the comments!