Hi guys! Today I will talk about For Honor. The game had a lot of issues at the beginning (like most Ubisoft games) but after years of patches and fixes it turned out to be a solid game.
As always, the review will have four parts, firstly I will talk about the storyline, then about the gameplay, afterward, I will talk about the visuals and finally, I will tell you my personal thoughts and give you a rating for the game from 0-10 (10 being the best).
Table of Contents
Let’s start with the campaign.
The campaign is pretty much a tutorial for the player to learn the ropes of the game and to experience how some of the available heroes are played.
The story is uninteresting, and you will want the campaign to be over fast because it’s very boring and tedious.
Nobody bought this game for the story and the developers didn’t seem to care much about the story, to begin with, so who can blame the players for not liking the story.
Now let’s talk about the reason everyone buys this game, and that reason is the multiplayer experience.
For Honor has four multiplayer games modes: Duel, Brawl, Dominion and Elimination. I would say the most popular
Duel is a 1v1 multiplayer match. Players fight each other 1v1 and the victor gets more experience, game rewards (such as items) and increases his rank. I should mention that there are normal duels and ranked duels.
Players that prefer ranked will be disappointed because the rating system is broken and unfair. It’s a huge frustration for the community and most players advise to stay away from
Brawl is a 2vs2 multiplayer experience. Players fight as a group of 2 people against 2 others. This mode has ranked too.
The problem with playing with other players is that you kind of depend on them to win so if, for example, your teammate goes AFK or disconnects, you are helpless, and you will lose.
That is a huge problem in team-based games and based on my personal experience with the game, people do disconnect(sometimes because of server problems,
I had some friends that got disconnected from the game very often due to server issues) and it is frustrating. If you don’t mind losing just because someone went AFK then you can try this mode.
There are also two 4vs4 modes. The most popular one is
Points will continue to accumulate until a team is defeated. The side that has gathered the most points wins.
When you fight in the multiplayer mode you gather points for the faction you chose. There are three factions; The Samurai, The Knights, and The Vikings.
Each faction controls areas on a map. Depending on the points that the players in each faction gather, a faction might get some other factions’ areas or might lose one of its areas.
That faction war takes place in a certain time period and when that period is over the faction that has more areas wins and its players get a lot of rewards.
Now let’s talk about the combat system. The combat system in this game is something I haven’t seen before.
It is certainly something new and it is certainly fun at times. The reason that I say the combat system is fun “at times” is because the game isn’t very well balanced.
Some heroes have some abilities that are just broken, and players will spam those abilities against you and there is very little you can do.
Spamming some heroes’ unblockable attacks is very frustrating for the player receiving that spamming. This type of spam makes the game unfun and makes it more about picking heroes that have spammable abilities that are broken than actually having a skillful duel.
The game has a lot of heroes for you to choose from and more are released every year since the game still has a lot of support from the developers. You will certainly find a hero that you like.
For Honor’s graphics are top-notch and you will certainly won’t be disappointed in that department. The scenery makes you feel like you are fighting in the era that the game takes place at and the heroes that you play feel just as realistic.
There are also a lot of customization options for you to choose for the available heroes and more are unlocked by either paying real money or by playing the game.
I like the deep customization options that this game has. Good customization makes a game so much better because I believe everyone wants to look cool in a game.
That said, I personally gave up on the game after playing it every day for almost a week.
It got me hooked at first, but after the hype, I realized that this game wasn’t for me.
I hated, and I will say it again, I hated the spam. Almost every time I played against other people, I would face someone that just spammed a broken ability repeatedly and it is truly frustrating to face people like that.
Even if I beat them, I don’t feel almost any sense of satisfaction at all. I know I can just practice more to improve and beat them all the time, but the game just doesn’t give me the incentive to do it.
The idea of having to practice to beat spammers, it’s just boring as hell to me.
Even if I beat them, fighting against them is still boring since the only thing they do is spam. You might like that, and if you do, then, by all means, buy the game.
General Rating: 8.1
That’s it for my review guys, I hope you liked it. If you liked the game leave a comment down below and tell me what you liked the most about this game. See ya in the next article.
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