For Honor Game Review
‘Kill or be killed’ could pretty much sum up ‘For Honor’, a medieval battle game by Ubisoft.
It’s a single player or multiplayer campaign but it’s more engaging in the multiplayer format. It comes with multiple modes where you can pick deadly warriors from different centuries, continents & fighting traditions, bifurcated into three categories viz. Knights, Vikings & Samurai. The crux of the games lies in its sword fighting system, which it uses to empower everything, from the story mode, to multiplayer to single player.
The player starts with 12 characters and you head on to the battlefield where the game’s major focus is on the five competitive modes. Each mode functions very differently from the other and each holds individual characteristics. For instance, in Dominion, two teams of four fight to control sections of the map. In Brawl, it’s a best of five. To sum it up, every mode comes down a series of fights among opponents where the characters choice & fighting styles mend.
The battles are a swordfight. It’s about your ability to control your sword. The players attack with caution, guard with dedication and die quick. You can chop, smash or stab your opponent. You can also obstruct an opponent’s attack. You can even make combo-strikes for extra power. Throwing your opponent into a wall, spikes, lava or over the bridge are environmental skills that can also be done to destroy them. The game is a bloodbath!
Levelling up in For Honor rewards you with skill and mastery in battle and the story you build as you go on. The game doesn’t rely on luck too much, it’s more about how you use your ability to make a move to destroy your opponent.
Apart from the regular modes, there are cooperative modes where players can battle with AI opponents. They help in moving forward in the game. They can be used as practice levels to build your skills. The rewards won here are the same as in a battle with a real opponent.
The game is enjoyable & battling your way to the top is what keeps you going. But all the game has is battles with variations in each fight. Battles take place in various environments and are even repurposed for multiplayer modes. Your battles win you rewards that you can use to power up for future fights.
The game calls for persistence and patience. It comes with loads of drama and action. It’s a fighter’s game and the violence is brutal. If you’re up for a slashing and stabbing kind of game to keep you engaged, For Honor may just be what you’re looking for. If you’re a group of friends playing this game, even better.
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Picture courtesy – ubisoft.com
by techtalks @TechTalks May 15, 2017 11:34 AM UTC