For Honor - PlayStation 4

ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence
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Overview

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  • For Honor

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (803 out of 872)

Product Details


  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 02/14/2017

Synopsis


Enter the chaos of war as a bold Knight, brutal Viking, or deadly Samurai, three of the greatest warriors of legend.

Wield your blade like never before with the innovative Art of Battle combat system that puts you in total control of your warrior. Master the sword, and fight in brutal, fast-paced melee combat across an engaging story campaign and groundbreaking multiplayer modes.

Discover the world of For Honor and live the history behind the war between the Knights, Samurai, and Viking factions as you carve a path of destruction through an intense, believable battlefield.

Features


ENTER THE CHAOS OF WAR - Carve a path of destruction in For Honor, a brand-new action game with visceral melee combat.

MASTER UNIQUE WARRIOR FACTIONS - Choose your hero among three legendary warrior factions, the Knights, Vikings, and Samurai.

MEMORABLE STORY CAMPAIGN - Storm castles in massive battles and confront deadly bosses to ensure the survival of your people against a mysterious and deadly foe.

GROUNDBREAKING MULTIPLAYER - Own the battlefield with your band of warriors online.

ART OF BATTLE COMBAT SYSTEM - Feel the weight of your weapon and the power and impact of every strike.



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 872 reviews

93%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great combat mechanics, bare bones single player.

    Posted
    SweepySloth
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    For Honor provides one of the most satisfying melee combat systems I have ever experienced. Once you get used to the slow and methodical rhythm of combat, you come to appreciate the intricacies of the gameplay. After spending about 50 hours with the game total, I was able to remove the combat UI and rely entirely on the character animations. Every attack can be anticipated and there is a counter for everything thrown at you. This game truly rewards skilled players, as there is no such thing as an unwinnable match for a player of sufficient skill (assuming your connection is good, of course). The single player campaign has you moving through a series of story missions against surprisingly challenging AI enemies; you do have an option to tackle these missions online with a friend. The story is largely very boring and is at times just flat out awkward. While the campaign serves its purpose as a tutorial for the online multiplayer, I can't help but feel that this game would have been better if they embraced the barbarous, overly masculine, and frankly ridiculous premise that this game embodies. Instead we are presented with a confused story which doesn't really find a good angle. However, the meat of this game lay in the online multiplayer. There are a variety of game modes you can enjoy, ranging from 4v4 capture the point style gameplay to 1v1 duels. The 4v4s can be very fun if you're in a fairly balanced group, though it can quickly devolve into a slew of 2v1 or 3v1 matches if your team isn't up to snuff. However, I found that these didn't come very often and I was able to have a good game most of the time. Lastly, if you really want to test your combat prowess and enjoy the gameplay mechanics to their greatest extent, I suggest participating in the 1v1 duels. It is an opportunity to employ all of your available skills and tactics against a single opponent and is incredibly tense and satisfying. Overall, I highly recommend this game to those who have the time and desire to practice the unique combat system it offers. For Honor is certainly not like any game I've played before, nor do I expect to see another like it any time soon. If you enjoy games which heavily focus on online multiplayer and competitive play, I highly recommend this game. If you prefer a solid single player experience and interesting stories, I would look elsewhere. I would rate For Honor 8/10 (4/5 Stars) for excellent game mechanics and great online play, despite a largely forgettable single player experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lot of fun but not sure how long will last

    Posted
    ZacR
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    I was able to play this game at E3 2015. I'm sure the final version will have minor differences but I will share my experience with the game. For Honor is very much a cooperative effort with your four teammates. You will have a tough time if you try to go "5150" on your team members and take down the enemy on your own. During my match I played on the defenders as the second defender. There were three bases A, B and C that we were trying to take a hold of. The goal was to get to 1,000 points to make your enemy army feel defeated and give them the finale blow before winning the battle. From my experience, you earn points the more bases you take over. My defender teammates would call out bases they intended to take over or defend. You and your teammates can team up on an opponent, but it will leave you vulnerable. If no one is there to defend your base, another team can run to it and claim it. Similar to capture the flag type games. There are also perks you earn as you kill off your enemies. You can head over to your fellow soldiers and inspire them as a perk, heal yourself or kill a bunch of your enemies by using a catapult. You do have the option to customize your character. There were different armor options and you can choose between playing as a male or female. There is no statistical benefit from playing as a male versus a female. They are equal matches. I choose to play as a male. I didn’t have much time to look through the armor options, but there were at least four I was able to choose from. The main concerning aspect is whether the gameplay will get repetitive. While the excitement of battle stayed strong throughout the 25 minutes I played, I’m having a difficult time seeing the replay value in the game. The game could get boring once you settle into the game and the controls become second nature. Check out the trailer online for an example of graphics quality. I did find the graphics to be crisp and well polished.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Gameplay Elevates Poor Matchmaking

    Posted
    Kinolay
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    For Honor is a fighting game wrapped in an adventure game package. Each character plays significantly different. Mastering the various timings on their combos makes it fun and challenging to play the game. It also doesn't tend to require the same twitch responses of most fighters. The combos are much more deliberate and methodical. The fighting mechanics are reminiscent of Dark Souls with a similar level of precision but without the lag. The game is effectively an online game in which I've never experienced any apparent lag, which is essential for it to be a good fighting game. However, the developer's method for avoiding host advantage leads to frequent disconnects (roughly 1 in 20 matches). The disconnect problem has improved drastically since launch, but it still happens frequently enough to be an annoyance. Matchmaking is also very slow. It often take a few minutes to move between matches. For some reason (the hosting strategy perhaps?), players move from match to match with the same group of players in a matchmaking lobby. If players leave the lobby, new players are not immediately recruited to replace them. Instead, leaving players are replaced by bots that might get replaced by players during the next match. Players therefore tend to leave matchmaking lobbies to enter new lobbies after every match, hoping to avoid playing bots. Overall, it makes for a very clumsy experience of moving from match to match.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Heart of a warrior

    Posted
    GamingCouple
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    For Honor is a fantastic entry into multiplayer melee combat. Choosing from a host of fighters and a real depth of fighting styles, For Honor is the newest way to experience multiplayer. For Honor offers the opportunity to play a single player campaign, player v player, or player versus AI ALL AVAILABLE WITH ONLINE CO OP. Upgrade your character class with visual and combat enhancement for weapons in order to achieve you mark in Honor. Requires constant internet connection. For Honor is beautiful with a learning curve for a very intuitive combat, block, parry, and strike system called the Art of War. Great to team up with friends across team based modes, duels 1v1, 2v2 and more against other players or AI. Great tutorials, amazing visuals, and hours on hours of fun. FOR HONOR is available for next gen platforms including XbocOne, PlayStation 4 and PC. For Honor has been enhanced for PS4 Pro with 4k rendering techniques, greater frame rate, enhanced visuals and detail. You can play with any players across the PlayStation 4 eco while still using For Honor on PS4 pro (PS4 Pro playing with PS4 Slim). It might seem an easy thing to note but not everyone is versed in the console refresh. Deep leveling systems and customization are present, level up and earn more. Gorgeous locations, dynamic weather, visceral combat, brutal executions and more. I play co op online almost every day. Love this game with friends. No splitscreen just co op online. Buy NOW.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's a good game, but not a great one.

    Posted
    lalit008
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    This game leaves a lot to be desired. The mechanics are great and it has a solid idea at its foundation, but its execution is poor. For one, most people who did nit buy this game on day one are going to have a hard time in any game mode that uses gear stats. It is almost impossible to play against anyone who has invested any significant amount of time into this game. Some sort of matchmaking system could solve this but it does not exist so players who are starting out may get matched up against people with reputation 5+ characters with gear scores over 100. Another thing is that the game relies on p2p matchmaking so some people may find their connection to be spotty at times and it might fail and disconnect you. I myself have only had this happen to me maybe 3 or 4 times but even then it is still disappointing. As with many other Ubisoft games, For honor has a micro-transaction marketplace to buy steel which can be used to unlock cool skins or celebrations. While this itself does not bother me, what does bother me is that steel is also used to upgrade you weapons, for example you might receive a level 4 sword after a match which you can then upgrade to a level 5 with steel, and that steel does not come by very easily when playing the game without using real money to buy in game currency. Overall, the game has a novel idea with solid mechanics but fails to deliver any semblance of fairness or balance.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Deep tactical combat system but may get repetitive

    Posted
    swest68
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    I played the beta and was amazed by the depth of the combat system. This is a thinking man's fighter as you must analyze your opponent's blocking stance and change your's attacking stance accordingly for your strikes to land. You can "throw" your opponent but even that can be blocked. I haven't even mentioned the parries and feints yet. Button mashing will get you slaughtered. There are four classes of warriors to pick from and the balance feels right between them. Each has their strengths and weakness and a player's skill level with each can make the difference. When in doubt, gang up on the stronger warrior. Now the bad: Due to a limited number of choices for online matches, the game has the potential to have a small replay value. You are limited to domination, team deathmatch, and duels. Team work is essential to win in the multiplayer matches as solo play will get you annihilated. The combat system has a steep learning curve and the AI bots, that can fill in the team during 4v4, can be maddening difficult at times. There is a single player story mode that I have not played yet but that was not the reason I purchased this game. Overall, I'm having a blast passing this game. There is no better feeling than to epically duel your opponent and landing the decisive blow that wins the battle! Even when I lose the duel, I've learned new techniques and strategy every time. On to the next battle!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent gameplay with a few flaws

    Posted
    JPGs
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    The campaign/story mode is a bit lacking but is functional and does a good job of taking you through the classes and getting you ready for multiplayer. Combat is amazing in 1v1s and 2v2s and will get your blood pumping trying to best you opponent. The matches are slower paced and more methodical than a combo heavy fighter like Tekken or Street Fighter, but are just as tense if not more so. The 4v4 modes can be a bit hit or miss; often turning into a mosh pit of a fight where you are overwhelmed by 2,3, or even 4 opponents at once. While it is possible to succeed in these situations it is very difficult and the game simply does not excel in a fight with multiple enemies and it becomes annoying and very frustrating. There is a gear system that only affects the 4v4 Domination mode that is....to be frank....completely broken. You can be put in a match with a very geared person and the difference will be devastatingly large. Again, this is only in the 4v4 Domination and does not alter the experience in the more intimate and traditional (fighting game wise) 1v1 and 2v2 modes. For Honor is not a button masher. It will reward a player who learns the classes strengths/flaws and waits for the right moments to strike.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game for Fighting/Strategy game fans

    Posted
    FranTurtle
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    If you are into games like Mortal Kombat, which I actually suck at, then you might enjoy this game. I had a very big problem at the beginning at playing this game because I well sad to say it, was just not very good. It was just so much fun though even if I sucked, but it could get frustrating. losing all the time. After days of going into practice mode and working on timing with a particular character, then throwing myself in 2v2 matches against good players. I have become a better player and now I kick serious butt at times! This game takes time and hours to get better, and each character is so different. If you keep at it you will get better and it can pay off. It reminds me of a 3D Mortal Kombat with emphasis on defense and counterattacking. I understand why people are not into multiplayer heavy games, but I am loving it.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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