That's ridiculous. I'm tempted by that, and I already own the thing on bluray. I'm one of the few folks who was very, very positive about the game upon its release - most were more interested in what The Order isn't than what it is - a gorgeous, smart, character-driven introduction to a cool alternate history. With werewolves, lightning guns, dapper mustaches and three-barrel shotguns.
It's one of those games I always think about replaying on the current gen (up there with Dying Light, Bloodborne and Alien: Isolation), and I had a lot to say about The Order when it came out. Probably too much. Here is that very, very long review from back when I wrote reviews, but to keep it short
- The weapons are big, mean, barking, brilliant crystallizations of classic, familiar forms
- or super fun original designs with very unique rhythms.
- Bone-crunching, brutal, satisfying melee - despite its simplicity.
- Comfortable, fun cover-based shooting that's gorrrgeous.
- Lycan combat that riffs on clever mechanics to feel vastly different than the rest of the game.
- Boss fights that recall some of gaming's all-time greatest moments.
- Sky-high production values that turn classically throwaway moments into graphics porn.
- Fully fleshed-out heroes who meaningfully evolve over the course of the story.
- An involving, character-driven plot.
- Every scene has a narrative purpose.
- Excellent performances from the entire cast (special nod to the three leads).
- A fascinating, fully-realized world.
- (Almost) never encumbered by extraneous exposition.
- Entirely successful in its bid to look like a film - the closest any game has come to photorealism.
- Beautiful art direction.
- Great female characters.
- Mature content that's actually aimed at a mature audience.
- Quicktime events that feel better than quicktime events have any right to.
- The game-to-cutscene balance is skewed heavily in favor of cutscenes.
- Blacksight is not fun.
- The stealth mechanics are shallow.