Australian Review: The Order: 1886 – Werewolves of London

Flaws aside, The Order is a visually stunning title, easily one of the most technical impressive games I've played yet. Characters look almost real, without entering the awkward uncanny valley. Surprisingly enough, there's almost no noticeable difference between cut scenes and gameplay. This did however result in a few "oh, it's my turn to do things now" moments.

The Order: 1886 isn't a bad game, but it's not particularly amazing either. Pacing issues aside, the biggest problem with The Order is that it just doesn't do anything new. This could be forgiven if the story was strong enough to push you through, but unfortunately it's not. There's certainly fun to be had, but I wouldn't quite say it justifies a full price purchase, especially considering you'll be finished in less than 10 hours (and there's no multiplayer or new game plus). If you're interested in The Order, rent it or get it on sale.

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