The launch for Ubisoft’s brand new IP, For Honor is just around the corner and is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on February 14th Worldwide. Despite grumblings from some gamers about the always online features in For Honor there are some very good reasons that this new title is going to be a hit and below is a list of reasons why you should purchase this game in spite of the online features.
A Brand New Genre
If you know little information about Ubisoft’s new game, For Honor is a medieval hack and slash action styled game which Ubisoft Montreal Creative Director likes to call a “shooter with swords”. At a time when the shooter genre is booming with titles like Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare and anything Tom Clancy’s name is put to, it makes sense to make a game in the same styling with swords for those of us who would rather wield a sword than a gun. While some games have touched on this style of game such as Chivalry: Medieval Warfare this has never been done on this scale before.
For Honor Sticks to History Not Fantasy
History is key in For Honor even if Vikings, Knights and Samurai might not have co-existed or battled each other but the factions themselves, the maps, the combat and abilities all look to keep historically accurate which is rare in games these days and something to look forward to.
Multiplayer Also Features Non-Human Controlled Enemies
Ever play a competitive online game and find that everyone you face up against seems to get the better of you? Have no fears, For Honor will be filled with plenty of AI enemies to fight against. Not only will there be vast numbers of AI enemies but more points are earned from defeating the AI as opposed to human controlled enemies.
DLC will be Free, No Need To Purchase The Season Pass
For Honor does indeed have a Season Pass, however all DLC will be free for all. Yes you heard right! While the actual content of the Season Pass has not been revealed apart from early access to the new DLC, it is likely to include items such as weapons, skins and characters that will be available to Season Pass holders but all new maps will be available for download with out having to purchase them.
Single Player, Co-op and Multiplayer Game Modes
Whether your prefer to play online with friends in multiplayer or in 2 player co-op or prefer to stick with single player, For Honor has you covered. Not only does For Honor have a Single Player Campaign but the full campaign can also be played in 2 player co-op with a similar experience to single player being available multiplayer matches. For Honor also features a variety of game modes within it’s multiplayer that include 4v4 Dominion (involves capturing specific areas), 2v2 Brawls (best of 5 team battle in an arena), 1v1 Duels (best of 5 battle in an arena), 4v4 Team Death Matches, and 4v4 Elimination.
It Is a Team Effort
Pick your side, pledge your allegiance to the Vikings, Knights or Samurai. This will be your team and it is truly a team effort. This is where the always online element of the game comes into play as all your scores from playing the game will go towards your teams score and at the end of each period one of the three teams will be victorious with rewards given to the victorious teams. It will be a constant battle that adds an extra dimension to the competition of the game.