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The Order: 1886 – Reason enough to buy a PS4 Game Console?

Aeryn Lynne

Yep, it’s true. I bought a PS4 game through pre-order, without actually having a PS4 console at home to play it. Why? That’s an entirely great question. This game had a preview at the FAN Expo in Toronto back in August 2014, and it was love at first sight. It’s violent, and I’m not usually a big fan of violence, unless its Supernatural (it drives Jay, aka TheHubs, nuts that I refuse to watch anything remotely in the horror genre, but will happily gorge on Supernatural episodes all night long.)

The Order:1886 - Reason enough to buy a PS4 Game Console?

The plot though is awesome, and the graphics are so epically gorgeous, I’m making myself ignore the whole horror/violent bit of the game. There is a very good reason why its rated M/Mature 17+. But now? Now I have to choose which family member is going to host my marathon sleepover where I take over their entertainment system for the next few nights. That, or figuring out a way to convince both Jay and myself that we totally do need a new gaming console.

We currently have a Wii (first gen,) and an Xbox 360 at our disposal. The Wii… just might be on its last legs. Not sure if its 4 yo KitKat related (he loves to handle discs by its shiny back and gets the best finger smudges I’ve ever seen onto the games he wants to play,) but the console tends to freeze at the most inopportune moments. The Xbox 360, on the other hand, works perfectly fine, and even gives us access to Shomi to watch TV on our big screen.

TheOrder: 1886 summary

So do I need another console? Yes, yes I do if I want to play The Order: 1886 in the comfort of my own home. But, do I need another console? Other than the fact that The Order is exclusive to PlayStation, I haven’t found a reason why getting a PS4 would improve our quality of life at home. Sure, the graphics on a PS4 are absolutely drool worthy.

If you’re serious about picture quality, you want to have a PS4 in your life. It doesn’t have features though that I can’t get from other systems I currently have at home, which is a total shame ’cause I’m looking for the faintest of reasons to include this system into our home entertainment.

Between streaming Netflix on our Wii, and watching movies and TV both through our Microsoft account and Shomi on the 360, our entertainment is pretty much set.

What am I missing though? What can I take to Jay and say, “See?! We need to bring home a PS4 like yesterday!”

TheOrder: 1886 disc

Maybe if I start collecting enough exclusive to PlayStation games, I’ll convince myself on budgeting a $500 spend for a new entertainment box.  In the meantime, I can’t wait to delve into war-torn Victorian Era London, become acquainted with sci-fi inspired weapons and fight against werewolf beasties. I’ll just have to be nice and share the one-player game with whoever is “lucky” enough to host my upcoming marathon.

Have you ordered The Order: 1886 yet?

It’s actually still available on pre-order and comes with a bonus pack if you do…

Eeek, I can’t wait to play!

EDIT: While I patiently wait for Bro to lend me his PS4 for the week (WOOT!), here’s a great review on The Order: 1886 found on And She Games.

(Disclaimer: Affiliate links above since I’m sharing Amazon.ca info.)

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Aeryn Lynne

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Living in Superman's Metropolis (aka Toronto, Canada), Aeryn Lynne found a way to entirely over-share everything she loves, and make a career out of it! Ultimately a geek, she waxes poetically over technology, fights for fashion-equality, squees over comic art, and literally sparkles, thanks to her makeup addiction.
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6 Comments on “The Order: 1886 – Reason enough to buy a PS4 Game Console?

Deanna T.
February 18, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Looks so good! I’m all about a decent plot with some pseudo history thrown in. (Assassin’s Creed, anyone?) I’m in the same boat as you, this one game has me seriously tempted to get a PS4.

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Aeryn Lynne
February 18, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Back in August, I remember just standing there and enjoying the scenery (how the world was so beautifully made,) while waiting for my chance to play, lol. I think once I finally get my hands on a console, I’ll initially be appreciating the stage for a bit while the enemy gets a few good hits in, but it’ll be worth it! 😉

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Tammy
February 20, 2015 at 9:28 am

You’re hilarious! We have a PS3 and I don’t believe we will be upgrading anytime soon. Good luck on your upcoming purchase!

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Jennifer (momvstheboys)
February 20, 2015 at 10:17 am

that is too funny that you would buy the game without owning the console, hopefully someone with a PS4 will come to your rescue!

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Heather Lynne
February 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

haha 🙂 Well, I can’t say I’m in the same boat. I’m trying to limit screen time in our house as it is and I’m so not into violent video games 😉

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Jen
February 20, 2015 at 11:34 am

My son wants a PS4 oh so very badly. But with a Wii, WiiU, Xbox 360, 3DS, and a Steam account on the computer, I”m not rushing out to buy it. Too much money! I can’t believe how much these things cost now.

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