Sony put up a handful of titles for the public at their booths in Sony, and Ready At Dawn, the studio behind Sony’s handheld God of War titles was there to show off their console debut: The Order 1886.
The Order: 1886 is a third-person shooter set in an alternative 19th century in which werewolves and other beasts haunt London and Nikola Tesla creates weapons for its protectors. A very intriguing idea, but does the game itself have the guts and power to make itself more than just a well-themed third-person shooter? A quick look and hands on of the shooter may prove it to be more than just that.
In Sony’s booth we were given hands-on with a short sequence from the game, which was also released on YouTube as a walkthrough earlier this week. The demo started pretty straightforward, and I was told to hold the position and fend off incoming enemies. For this level I was given a simple handgun and Nikola Tesla’s Thermite Rifle, which is used by launching Thermite at the enemy and with a secondary shot the player is able to ignite it and set their enemies ablaze. Both weapons functioned as expected, but the Thermite Rifle proved to be extremely useful in hectic situations, and seemed to be my weapon of choice during the sequence we got to play through.