Posts Tagged ‘For Honor’

Everything wrong with For Honor

The menage-a-trois of murder and mayhem that is For Honor [official site] does a lot of things very well. You can be down to your last sliver of health, limping across a bridge like a deflated balloon and you still might manage to grab a giant knight in panic and throw him off the ledge. Victory has never felt so dirty.

But its matchmaking is a toxic dumpster fire and its user menus are a bubonic plague of mistakes and dumbfounding decisions. How in the name of the Pope did so much trash get through testing? Here is a rundown of how an evening with this medieval swordfest might go, which handily doubles as a list of all the things Ubisoft needs to fix.
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For Honor launches PC hotfix, ahead of big patch

A hotfix patch is out today to For Honor [official site] to fix a few of those nagging bugs. These include problems with Easy AntiCheat errors, full screen problems, and a cracking bug that saw Steam Controller users kicked for being AFK. A bigger update is in the works, mind. This second patch will tweak the stabfest’s balance, including buffing Valkyrie and changing guardbreak counters. Read the rest of this entry »

Steam Charts: Four Honor

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, it’s only the weekly Steam charts! These are the ten games which sold best on Steam last week.

Warning: we have reached Peak Charts. Peak Charts warning. Containment about to be breached. Please evacuate the premises. Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: For Honor

There’s a scene in the History Channel’s Vikings where the protagonist, Ragnar Lothbruk, says he is “bloodsick” after a hard fought campaign. He’s maudlin, weary of everything. It’s as if he is coming down from a dark age combat high. Well, that’s sort of how For Honor leaves me feeling after a battle. Even if my team won, I’m frustrated and irritable at all the small deaths. That attack from behind by three other players. That shonky, crowded melee amid the NPC pawns. Those dozen cuts from a Samurai blade that I could have sworn I was blocking. All of it working together to leave me weary, sighing and bloodsick.
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Ubisoft offer big list o’ For Honor bug workarounds

Hey, you. You with the war axe slung over all three of your jacked shoulders. How’s your stabbing going? For Honor [official site] launched yesterday — our Brendan will tell you Wot He Thinks of it after a shower, when can type without his bloody fingers sticking to keys — but the medieval stabfest has suffered a few technical problems. While Ubisoft poke at patches, for now they do offer a long list of workarounds (not fixes) for a number of problems, from controller problems to the game not even launching. Read the rest of this entry »

Steam Charts: Conangratulations

‘Til all are one, it’s only the weekly Steam charts! These are the ten games which sold best on Steam last week.

It’s one of those ‘just copied and pasted all the HTML from last week’ kind of weeks. This is GOOD because I am lazy but BAD because there is little new to say. Fortunately, I’ve brought a friend along with me this time.
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For Honor released, but where’s the love?

Wow! Talk about shameless cash-ins! Today is Love Day, the most heartfelt of our treasured corporate holidays, but how are Ubisoft choosing to celebrate this? By releasing For Honor [official site], a game whose ONLY connection to Love Day is that it lets you stab people in their love organs (the heart and the bits)! Wow! If that’s love, please leave me off your Love Day card list! Love Day is a time for Valentines, Yann Ubisoft, not Vikings! The only samurai action you should see is harikissi. And the only ‘knight’ should be a long night of passionate handholding. I guess all Ubisoft love is money! Shameless! Read the rest of this entry »