For Honor: Review

Discussion in 'Other Games' started by Oursystem, Feb 7, 2017.

Will you buy For Honor after release ?

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  1. Oursystem

    Oursystem Lieutenant

    Next Thursday For Honor will be free to play again, allowing players to get the highly-anticipated experience of the online combat with factions of famous soldier archetypes (Vikings, Knights, Samurais) . Players have been able to experience the beta twice now, but it was made clear that things can change in the official release (the normal disclaimer); let us look at what was offered thanks to Ubisoft. You can hear out opinion of this closed beta in the video below. Feel free to like the video and subscribe thanks!


    There are three different game modes in For Honor.
    1 Vs. 1 duels allows individual players to fight others (or AI) to test their skills solo.
    2 Vs. 2 brawls could be considered death matches, using teamwork to gain fame for your faction.
    4 Vs. 4 dominion is the main mode of the game, having players working to claim the most objectives and kill the enemy players, while both sides have AI units who will be working around the map to help gain (and hold) the bases.

    Combat can split the boys from the men, just as medieval combat did during the past. Various online modes allow players to participate in brutal close-range combat at its finest. The primary goal for the factions is to win matches to gain territory over a set course of time; the more territory that they help gain for their faction, the more rewards will be given at the end of the season.

    The most important lesson, which cannot be stressed enough, is that it is required to know how to block and dodge efficiently. Learning to block against AI and humans is necessary to survive, arguably more than fighting itself. Combat can be fast and very deadly against someone with their block broken, or even when they failed to properly deflect an incoming attack in the correct direction. Learning how to block efficiently can be the difference from someone to enjoying the game, to returning it over rage quitting. It is also essential to know how to dodge uninterruptable attacks as being hit by them can result in an unfavorable situation.

    Although players choose their desired faction in the beginning, everyone can play as the warriors from each, giving players a chance to choose their preferred archetype. With each victory in every game mode, players earn rewards. The equipment gained from the victories could be used to give an extra edge in battle. Also included (to give warriors extra personality), players can create their own crest to place on their customizable warriors so that everyone else will know who to fear on the battlefield (Some of my friends spent over fifteen minutes customizing their crest; the system is pretty robust and allows for quite a bit of individuality).


    Combat could be considered challenging, but one of the greatest achievements of For Honor is the design. Landscapes, buildings, and the warriors all look stunning, but hopefully players will not get too distracted by the designs and get slaughtered. Ubisoft has shown that they have made sure that For Honor will be both a fun and beautifully designed title, and it shows very well in gameplay.

    Along with a good soundtrack, players can listen to special music which fits their faction. This music could be compared to the music in action movies, where the song enriches the experience of the battle.

    Single Player Plot – Available on game release

    Three legendary warrior factions – The noble Knights of the Iron Legion, the deadly Samurai of the Dawn Empire, and ferocious Vikings of the Warborn clans - are under threat from a mysterious and bloodthirsty warlord named Apollyon. Whatever your faction choice, one will be storming castles and fortresses, making the difference in massive battles, and confronting deadly bosses in intense duels in this single player. One will need to use his wits and skills to ensure the survival of your people and foil the plans of the merciless and bloodthirsty warlord.


    With this only being the beta, there are no Pros or Cons for this article, due to the fact that things could change for the final release. Despite being an online-only title, For Honor has proven that it can be an exciting game that can give a challenge for even hardcore gamers. If Ubisoft can tweak the minor problems in the beta for the final release, I think that this game will have a large fan base for a long time. If you plan on getting For Honor on February 14th, let us know and vote in the poll below.

    If you are interested in buying the game you can check out the link below.

    Please do not forget to check out our review on YouTube. Feel free to like the video and subscribe thanks!

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