For those of you who have been following my blog, you’ll know that I have included For Honor in a number of my past articles like here and here. You know just how much I have been waiting and looking forward to getting my hands on this game, and now IT’S FINALLY HERE!
This new title from Ubisoft will blow your mind away with its amazing attention to detail and an awesome gameplay with superb graphics all rolled into one! For Honor is the game you have always wanted to play but never could because there wasn’t anything like it. It is a brutal melee fighting game that offers a lot of action to the player and engages the player in a storyline that runs along deep inside the game. It looks like an ordinary action game on the exterior but it is really a complex fighting game once you start exploring it. Since it is built on a flexible melee fighting system which is also technically very competent, For Honor offers you an amazing experience playing it.
Ubisoft is using their existing fighting system “The Art of Battle” to run the game which makes it more of a traditional fighting game over a mindless killing game. If you lock on to an opponent, the game immediately goes into “Duel Mode” which enables you to find out which direction your opponent is guarding and attack them in a vulnerable place to defeat them. Winning a fight without making some heads roll is next to impossible, that’s how much the game has an eye for detail!
Even though the game may seem simple with just a couple of moves, it is so much more complex with a variety of attacks like combos, parries, guardbreaks, dodges, feints, recoveries, stuns and the ever popular grisly executions. All these moves are distributed among the heroes of the three factions. The three factions are the Knights, Vikings and the Samurai. Each faction has four main heroes. The heroes include a Vanguard who is the all-purpose hero, a Heavy which is a slow warrior but hits hard, an Assassin who is a deadly warrior but too fragile and a Hybrid who has access to a lot of long range weapons with high utility. Personally, I think the Heavier warriors make for a more exciting experience as they cannot be defeated easily and can still inflict tons of damage.
That said, all of the heroes feel pretty well balanced and you can find comfort with any of them. They all have certain strengths and some weaknesses which make them all equal when it comes to melee attacks which earn you the same amount of kill points. Since this variety is spread out among the heroes, you can always choose a hero you feel comfortable with and increase your game playing pleasure.
Apart from the engaging multiplayer levels, For Honor also has a dedicated single player campaign. It is divided across the three factions with six missions in each chapter thereby clocking up a total runtime of 6-8 hours which is fulfilling, to say the least.
Despite having to live up to some crazy expectations, For Honor carries it off pretty well and is quite engaging. The flaws such as the snowballing victories in team mode pale in comparison to the actual gameplay of this amazing game. After all, Ubisoft’s Art Of Battle is second to none. Once you start playing For Honor, it is very hard to stop which shows how exciting the game is.
Here’s a short gameplay video that shows some players pulling off some nice clutch plays. Enjoy!