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.