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With For Honor only a week out of the gates, reviews have been pouring in for the battle frenzy combat game. While having some issues out of the gate for both PC Users and Consoles, the game has overall been reviewed fairly well.
The overall issues with the game so far have been acknowledged by Ubisoft and they are currently working on the fixes for the game. Otherwise, sites like GameSpot, IGN, and PC Gamer have overall enjoyed their experiences with the game. What seems to be the case with all the reviewers is that the combat system and multiplayer are what makes the game super enjoyable to play. After mastering the combat, the game becomes much more engaging, especially when playing multiplayer.
Panning through review after review has led to the ultimate conclusion that one of the games shortcomings comes in the form of its campaign. It would appear, from the list below, that everyone but Hardcore Gamer believes that the game is fun, but the story is just lacking that little extra excitement that you can get from the Multiplayer Faction Wars.
Below you can find a list of reviews from some of the more trusted places on the internet. But as always, before you make a decision based off someone else’s thoughts, always try the game for yourself if possible. If thats not an option then there is always the choice of taking a look at some of the many “Lets Plays” where you can see actual gameplay and see if its something you might enjoy or not.
For Honor has some dents in its shiny armor, such as the mediocre campaign, the frugal economy, and the snowballing victories in team modes. But it’s hard to be mad too long when I consider that the melee combat system is second to none and a joy to learn, take your licks, and then learn some more. I could feel myself becoming a better warrior with this deep, flexible, and complete fighting system. The more I play For Honor, the more I want to play For Honor. I hope Ubisoft doubles-down on support, because it’s something truly special. -Brandin Tyrrel
After slaying countless foes, it’s clear the impact For Honor’s combat has had; its fundamental tenets of discipline and restraint are bestowed upon you permanently, forever changing the way you perceive a melee-combat encounter in a game. In its highest moments, For Honor is difficult to put down. Its slow combat pace and narrative shortcomings might turn off those unwilling to take the time to dive deep into what it has to offer. However, make no mistake–those who do will be rewarded with some of the most satisfying multiplayer melee fighting conceived in recent years. -Matt Espineli
PC Gamer- 74/100
Outside of the fighting, however, For Honor is a needlessly bloated game. There’s a lot of tediously granular customisation, a tacky free-to-play-style storefront selling in-game currency for real-world money, and a tangle of ugly, confusing menus to wrestle through before you can get into a battle. And as time goes on, and those stalwart, hardcore players continue to hone their skills, it’ll be even more unwelcoming to newcomers. Stick with it, though, and you’ll find a rich, tactical fighting game with wonderfully weighty combat and hidden depths to uncover. But if you want something accessible you can easily dip in and out of, you may want to swear fealty to another lord. -Andy Kelly
Hardcore Gamer- 4/5
For Honor can be likened to a third-person medieval Call of Duty: the single player campaign is well produced and tells an interesting story, but the bulk of the replay value comes from becoming involved with the Faction War in multiplayer. The Art of Battle gives combat a unique feel setting For Honor apart from other action games and helps reduce the feeling of repetition. Overall the action packed title is an enjoyable ride, whether it is advancing through the single player campaign filled with cinematic cutscenes or battling against other players online. The Faction War is an interesting concept that gives incentive to remain involved with multiplayer long after the campaign is completed, though how well that holds interest will be revealed in time. While there are some imperfections, such as a constant internet connection required and the large amount of grinding required to unlock everything, For Honor is a solid title and recommended for fans of melee combat action titles who want to try a unique twist on a familiar formula. -Chris Shive