Straight off the heels of PlayStation Experience, we were lucky to enough to be sent preview code of The Order: 1886. This was the exact demo that was shown at the PlayStation Experience. Before PlayStation Experience, Sony had only shown the same demo throughout the year. This new demo shows off a lot of new game mechanics. Now don’t get me wrong, there’s every chance that The Order: 1886 could end up being an average game. However, I have to applaud Ready at Dawn for taking a chance on their first console game.
The thing that shocked me most about this lengthy demo is just how much gameplay variety there is in the game. There are many moments of stealth which require a combination of cover mechanics as well as incredible timing in order to make the kill. There are also little events which you need to undertake in order to unlock doors or access secret armoury’s. An example of this is the electrical circuit minigame which requires you to lock two sparks in a certain area by using the L3 and R3 buttons in perfect timing.
There are also segments within cut scenes that required you to undertake a series of Quick Time Events. These ranged anywhere from pressing a button to lining up your reticle in quick succession in order to pull off a deadly combination. Obviously there is also a lot of gunplay in this game but what surprised me most was the change up in locations. The game changes from being a corridor shooter to an finding yourself in an open area quite quickly.