For Honor’s combat is complex, slow-paced, and rewarding

By Marshall Lemon
15 June 2016 14:37 GMT

For Honor’s combat is slower-paced compared to most hack and slash games, but that just makes it satisfying.

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For Honor’s combat is challenging, slow-paced, and rewarding

For Honor already stands out simply by offering the most metal experience of this year’s E3, but once it’s actually in your hands, the gameplay is that much more intriguing. At least that’s what Arekkz thought when he tried the E3 demo, playing through a brutal but riveting conflict between viking and samurai warriors.

The single-player mission itself is the same featured in Ubisoft’s press briefing, but Arekkz added a few crucial observations. First of all, every weapon and piece of armor you see is customizable, carrying its own unique stats. Perhaps more importantly, For Honor’s combat is fairly complex compared to most hack and slash games. Mashing your axe button will quickly send you to Valhalla – victory requires reading the enemy, carefully blocking moves, and assuming the correct fighting stance to piece your enemy’s defenses. For Honor is balanced to be slightly slower-paced to account for these mechanics, but ultimately it makes crushing your enemies that much more satisfying.

For Honor launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One of February 14, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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