For Honor (PC/PS4/XB1)

  • Yeah, It really doesn't feel like a full priced game. I pre-ordered it but only because I got discount coupon that I would have not otherwise used. It's good game but I feel there is slight disconnect with the combat system and rest of the 3d world aspects. Hard to explain but I think many that have played the game know what I'm talking about.

    On the other hand it's basically a fighting game and it's value is in it's mechanics. How fun and deep those end up being will tell if the game has legs.

  • I have two beta invites for PC if anyone's interested.

  • Unfortunately I'm really not feeling the combat system this game has. Maybe I'm too quick to judge as I have only played couple times so my opinion is subject to change. It seems to be too much on the right stick side. Movement seems to play second fiddle so you can almost ignore what your left hand does. There isn't same kind of need for control of space and movement like in fighting games.

    Playing the game I basically just parry everything and counter guard break. That has been my strategy and so far it has worked well thought it has made lot of the fights pretty boring. There are of course higher level tactics like canceling attacks but I have hardly seen any of that.

  • Well I've decided to not pick up the game, at least at full price.

    I was mostly interested in this when it was supposed to have couch co op, but I somehow missed that announcement that it was cut.
    And while it looks pretty cool, and it's kinda fun, it's just not worth that amount. I kinda got enough from the beta.
    If I could have played this with my BF? Day one purchase.

    I'm quite let down by this.

  • @Inustar
    I dont recall couch coop ever being announced, was it really?

    Anyway have the beta downloaded, but haven't had time to try it (Pretty much everyone but me and 2 others are sick at work) But ill try and give it a shot later tonight

  • Whew, I'm glad I am not the only one here who isn't eagerly anticipating the game. I was lucky enough to play the alpha a few months ago and while I had a decent time, I felt like I didn't really have much of a reason to keep playing. A lot of encounters felt pretty similar and I just wasn't feeling the enthusiasm Huber and others have shared. Now that a lot more of you have played the beta, I'm not alone! I wouldn't say it's a bad game necessarily, just not one that really interests me. Oddly enough, I was way more entertained with Chivalry but even then, that only lasted me about a week.

    Guess I'll just play Reinhardt in Overwatch if I want close combat action.

  • Well aren't you all a bunch of negative nancies? :D

    This is an ez day one purchase for me. I'm having a grand old time. Loving the new characters, and the new maps. Every time I have to stop playing to do something else I just keep thinking about playing more For Honor. I haven't played a multiplayer game in a long time that I found as fun as this. Yeah, usually your opponents are pretty bad, especially in Dominion, which is by far the most spammy of the modes. Duels ftw. People will get better and out how to play without just button mashing. Eventually.

    But when you actually face off against someone who knows what they're doing it's so much fun. The intensity of having to throw out attacks and block at the same time to try and keep them on their toes as they do the same to you, throwing out feints, dodging, baiting you with wiffs, chaining mad combos. It's so good. It feels like Dark Souls pvp but way better.

    I also love how the maps change depending on which faction controls the area. That's a really nice touch that most developers would never even bother with.

  • @Paper-Lion I prefer to view myself as a Realistic Robert.

  • Well aren't you an optimistic ...Ogbert...?

  • @DMCMaster
    Yeah, I can't say when they announced it, because I just saw it listed on that site co optimus back in September, but here's the article I found today from October about it being dropped.

  • They also canceled the offline single player campaign. That's the one that irked me.

  • @TokyoSlim Wait, what? Why is the single player online?

  • @Inustar
    “We can confirm that For Honor is an always online experience. Some elements of progression, which is hosted online, are shared across story and multiplayer modes,” an Ubisoft spokesperson told PCGamesN.

    “Players will need to be connected to the Internet at all times to play For Honor.”

    This appears to be a new thing, as the game’s Steam and Uplay pages both previously advertised an “offline campaign”. These references have been updated since the news broke.

  • Aka the entire game is a game within a game. To even play, first you have to roll a D20 to see if Uplay is even up. :p

  • @TokyoSlim okay, well this makes me want the game less. I completely understand it for the multiplayer, obviously, but my single player campaign shouldn't have to be online. I hate when they limit my play like this. If my Internet goes down, which granted isn't often, I won't be able to play at all.
    Along with the couch co op, the single player campaign was the only other thing really making me want this immediately.

    But to avoid being a "negative nancy", the game really does look great, and I did like the fighting a bit. It's certainly a game I'll pick up when it's cheaper.

  • Several server issues, game client crashes....

    I know it's a beta but this is worrying me.

  • @ZyloWolfBane yeah it certainly doesn't instill confidence and ubisofts history doesn't either....

  • @Paper-Lion I didn't mean to sound so negative... I think you're probably right in that I wasn't giving it a fair chance and it is a beta after all. It's hard to know exactly what to think. I do want to give it the benefit of the doubt but ubisoft lost my trust a long time ago so perhaps the criticism stems from there I'm not sure.
    In any case I do wonder if the fighting is going to have more depth to it. While I certainly haven't come close to being good at it, it does feel like you can see the bottom of the ocean floor if that makes sense and that has me worried that once you "git gud" there won't be much left to discover

  • @Mango said in For Honor:

    @ZyloWolfBane yeah it certainly doesn't instill confidence and ubisofts history doesn't either....

    I mean moments like this make it all great

    But yeah, I expect a very messy launch at this rate. What I hate in particular is I'll win 2v1 or 3v1 and then people leave, which then closes the match.

    And then if you're in a party, every so often when the match has an error, it'll mess up the party where both people think they're in a party but on the other person's screen it doesn't show them, and if the leader joins a match when this happens it kicks everyone else out. The only solution I've found is that everyone has to close the game and reload it in order for invites to work properly again.

    But many server issues and client crashes tonight, granted this is what the beta is for, but this is a limited invite situation and it's borked NOW, how is it going to improve that drastically in the next 3 weeks?

  • @Paper-Lion said in For Honor:

    Well aren't you all a bunch of negative nancies? :D

    I think the game doesn't focus on the strengths it has.
    The game was not built or designed for a singleplayer campaign, it was not designed for big battles (even 4v4 is too big and mostly just results in gank squads), the individual heroes all feel like generic soldiers (lacking personality and charm).

    I think they should've focused on the duel aspect more and if anything make it a bit more like a fighting game. By that I mean focus more on the 1v1 and 2v2 stuff and drop stuff like the "domination" style mode entirely. They should've given each hero a stronger personality (for example TF2 each are generic soldier classes, but they all have a distinct personality).
    Right now it feels like the game lacks direction and soul.