Next time you see a fine lady at the bar, ask her, “Who would win in a fight: Viking, Samurai or a Knight?” It’s sure to start an engaging conversation and land you a date.
Yes, one of the more interesting pick-up questions of all time is now a video game.
For Honor pits Samurai, Knight and Viking, and it’s all mano a mano bloody warfare.
The Shugoki trailer showcases one of the samurais. Actually, he’s more of a sumo wrestler with a huge staff-mace type thing. Not the grace and speed of the samurai, but more of a European brawler. Plate-crushing strength.
So far the historical mesh-up seems to be the only competitive advantage here. It’s a first-person adventure game. Hack-and-slash with intriguing multiplayer modes. Ultimately, the character classes are the usual suspects (more or less) and gameplay appears to be standard hack-and-slash.
And the Shugoki is a turn-off. It’s just a big dude with a big weapon hacking away. Hopefully there will be more creative uses of this guy, but the trailer doesn’t show much more than a brawler. I could just play Street Fighter.
More than anything, the big sell is the potential for major battles. Large-scale warfare using real tactics. A first person version of Total War. That would be different and it would definitely set this game apart.
The game is available on Xbox One on February 14, 2017.