Up For Debate - How are you finding the For Honor beta?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Jan 29, 2017 11:24 AM
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By now I’d imagine a good chunk of you have had some time to get to grips with For Honor’s ‘closed’ beta. Considering everyone who got selected was also able to invite three other players to join them, it perhaps isn’t quite the exclusive club Ubisoft would try and have you believe. Nevertheless we’ve had a few days hacking and slashing fun, getting to grips with Ubisoft’s next stab at a persistently supported online game.

Hack n slash fun

First things first and the combat is, to its credit, quite a lot of pick up and play fun. Essentially it boils down to Simon Says with a twists and wrinkles but For Honor looks good enough that it can stay quite interesting regardless of how much you’re just painting the numbers. My main worry is I can already feel of twinge of tiredness in its combat, as if I’ve seen the majority of what it has to offer already. Can anything left to show still truly surprise us?

Visual upgrade

I haven’t seen much talk of this but I’ve been really impressed by both For Honor’s visuals and its performance. Contrary to the usual Ubisoft downgrade controversies, For Honor actually seems to look upgraded every time we see it. For Honor really is the best looking game of its ilk yet, and it would be the perfect fit for a proper, extensive campaign.

Long term success

I do have a number of other bugbears though, and first and foremost I do certainly worry For Honor hasn’t got the legs to still be a popular thing this time next year. There’s no doubt Ubisoft’s aim is for For Honor to pull a Rainbow Six Siege and remain evergreen for years to come, yet there just doesn’t seem to be enough depth and variety at this point to make For Honor a long-haul success.

Connection woes

Lastly there's the issue with the always online connection. While the vast majority of people are going to be playing For Honor competitively, it’s still frustrating that the entire game depends on your net connection. It’s just like Steep in this respect; should you lose your connection for a moment you’re unceremoniously booted to the menu with an error message. Consider as well that Ubisoft doesn’t exactly have the best server support in the business (Siege still has server and matchmaking issues to this day) and you can see how this might be a problem with For Honor, particularly on or around launch day when it’s at its busiest.

Ubisoft also has a bad habit for its entire online service to go on the blink. The launch of The Division meant Rainbow Six Siege went down intermittently for days due to the influx of players.

So over to you then, what do you make of what you’ve played/seen of the For Honor closed beta? Is this going to be a game you’re picking up at launch? Let us know!

What would you score the beta experience out of 10?

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02:01 Jan-31-2017

did u guys think it will have more than 4-4? like 10-10 or 16-16. and the place will be open battlefield and we charged into middle of war(no AI computer army). but it must be shame when internet connection is down lol

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16:09 Jan-30-2017

wow so much hype over this mediocre game... Ubisoft is stuffing a lot of people's pockets for so much publicity

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06:08 Jan-30-2017

I like the game, but I know for a fact I'd get bored real quick and $60 would be wasted. Gonna Pass on For Honor.

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04:23 Jan-30-2017

The gameplay reminds me a bit of Infinity Blade - with mouse and keyboard or gamepad.
Lack of depth - it's just hack n slash - with possible grinding on visual upgrade.

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22:58 Jan-29-2017

this is a joke game and extremly boring for me

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20:41 Jan-29-2017

I like the game I would even buy it, but not now I will wait on discount, maybe i'll buy it on christmass or earlier. This game is good I really like the 1 on 1 duels its awesome, but their servers on dominion are so fcking bad. I'm waiting so long to load. I played 2on2 and 1 person had 30hp left he leaves and a bot spawns and beat me up, cuz im on below half hp and the bot is full.

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20:44 Jan-29-2017

At least when someone leaves in 1-1 duel or 2-2 can they make auto win? I hate the loading time too. It's too long. Overal i like the fact that when i search for a dota 2 game, For Honor can run in the background and i can play it without a single lag in dota 2 or for honor. For that i rly like this game. I think this game can coompete competitive with the biggest games out there.

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20:45 Jan-29-2017

1on1 tournaments or 4-4 would be awesome. But i hate the fact when i leave i can reconnect to the same game. Fck. I had a couple crashes when i was changing gear i hope they'll fix them. Overall these are my thoughts about the game I would give it 7-10

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20:35 Jan-29-2017

UPlay is completely broken for me. I got the free code from Nvidia and tried to use it but Uplay sucks soooo...?

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17:28 Jan-29-2017

My only problem with the game is that you need to have friends to enjoy yourself. Dominion is almost unplayable without team work. Most of the time the enemy team gangs up on you or a team mate runs in to try to steal the kill. The duels can be great, but if that's the only thing you're doing, it won't last long.

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20:47 Jan-29-2017

for that i think they should add ranking in Duel 1on1 or 2-2. Who don't want to be the best on 1on1?

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17:26 Jan-29-2017

Not much depth, so I got used to it really fast. I feel no need to get it day one since I don't expect it to have a great campaign. Also I was reminded that Uplay still sucks.

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14:03 Jan-29-2017

Visually brilliant, somewhat enjoyable combat, lacking in depth and variety.
Overall, not quite worth the 20GB worth of data lost in order to get it. But, what the heck, I was invited, so no complains.

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15:20 Jan-29-2017

I feel ya bud. I only just got unlimited internet mid December, just in time for the For Honor technical test and all the games I bought for the holidays. A month before that, I downloaded the beta for steep and never played it. Had to budget my internet for the whole month.

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13:35 Jan-29-2017

I would rate it highly.
But what Im realizing is Im too old for a real multiplayer game. Dont have the time to be as good as I want to be, but too competitive not to try to be.
Also all my buddies are in the same boat. And I was never into playing multiplayer with just strangers.


Single player is for me.

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13:04 Jan-29-2017

Is it open? Omg I forgot to download it!

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12:57 Jan-29-2017

game's awesome, but lacks depth.

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12:17 Jan-29-2017

Basically the same. Having loads of fun(despite being totally rubbish, even against AI lol), game looks fantastic, optimized like a dream, and really like that you are free to play AI battles to your heart's content and still get experience and loot.


But with all the games coming out, I don't see me buying at full price which I imagine won't be just the case for me. Which is unfortunate, it's a really fun game and really doesn't have a AAA equivalent already out.

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11:57 Jan-29-2017

Anyone has a spare key???

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11:45 Jan-29-2017

I honestly was expecting something like mount and blade warband mixed with nice Graphics.
Sadly i found out it's another online only **** like chivalry which i never played much, the game itself it great but i really hate pvp only games without story and a proper singleplayer (i mean would it be too much to ask for a mount and blade-ish open world ? It wouldn't even need the skill trees and such...).

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13:35 Jan-29-2017

Actually the game will have a singlplayer campaign on release it just wasn't in the beta

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15:45 Jan-30-2017

well how is this campaign described? If it's like m&b warband then ill buy the game instant. If its just a dry singleplayer á la battlefield or cod, i wont ^^

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