By Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee on March 15, 2015

This year, one of the PS4 exclusive titles is: The Order 1886. In an alternative Victorian London we meet Sir Galahad and his order of valiant knights. They have their hands full, dealing with an old war between Man and Half Breed. You take the role of Sir Galahad to create order in this chaos.

We at DumeeGamer enjoyed this game very much, as you may have read in our review. Our friends at Brady Games would like to give us, hardworking gamers, the opportunity to take our game further. With of course, their strategy guide. I like the style of this game, this alternative Era. So my answer to the question: “Would you like a book filled with the artwork of this amazing game?”, would of course be: “Yes, please!”

When I played this game I had a tiny problem with getting to know the main characters. After three chapters, I still had the feeling that I didn’t know Sir Galahad that well. And I personally need that to connect with him, to make me care about him. It makes me want to give all that I have in me, just to make sure that he doesn’t die. When using the strategy guide, you can take a little break and learn who the main characters are and how they connect to each other. Because there is a lot going on and there are a lot of characters involved. The strategy guide really helped me getting to know the characters and who to keep an eye on.

A strategy guide should first and foremost lead me through the game (and most preferably) in one piece. It’s nice to take a moment and learn about your enemies and their weak spots. Or read about your weapons and how to use them wisely. And Brady Games did, as we have come to expect from them, a good job at that.

But they also chose to exceed this expectation with some tips on how to enjoy my game even more, and to humor me. You can simply tell me that the R3 button can be used at any time to see my goal. But I love that they introduced this button with: “Uh, What am I doing again?” To enjoy the game even more you could follow their suggestion to take some time to explore the city environments, both interior as well as exterior. And I agree, because this game has really stunning and breathtaking graphics. When you play The Order 1886, you can clearly see why we needed next gen consoles. Everything just looks absolutely, completely, ludicrously good!

This strategy guide can help you through some of the tougher parts of the game, without the frustration that usually goes with a more trial-and-error based way of playing. Sometimes a situation will ask for a more subtle approach. The people at Brady Games explain to you why and when you should use the stealthy approach and when to just go for the tried and tested ‘all guns blazing’ tactic. If and when you want to take their advice is still entirely up to you, of course.

If you don’t like to hold a book while playing a game, that really isn’t a problem anymore. In cooperation with Prima Games, Brady Games provides you with a free code which you can use to download a free eGuide for your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. You can easily choose the different categories in the eGuide, such as characters, weapons, walkthrough, etc. The lay-out is slightly different, depending on which device you use. But the content is the same. Picture yourself on a rainy Sunday afternoon on your couch with a blanket, a cup of tea, your PS4 controller in your hands and your tablet next to you, guiding you on your way. Could your day be more awesome?!

Let’s all honor The Order by going for the maximum experience. Brady Games will give you that opportunity with their great Strategy Guide. No secrets or chambers remain undiscovered. As it should be, right?

Brady Games
February 20, 2015