So I got into the Closed Beta for For Honor and I just finished playing my first few batches of games and I have come away rather impressed. I mainly played Domination 4v4 which is your generic control points A, B ,C but with lots of minions running about and 4 Heroes chewing them up for health while trying to kill each other. It plays really smoothly and the fighting system is fantastic. One the surface it is really simple, twitch mouse and either left click or right click to swing weapon. Twitch mouse into right quadrant to block when you see red arrow.
For anyone that has played the Mount & Blade series the directional combat will feel like a more fluid and easier-to-execute version of the M&B games.
The Heroes themselves offer some wonderful depth to vary the gameplay. Using the in-game currency (which you earn by winning matches and such) you "recruit" heroes to customize them. At the end of games you earn more dosh and some parts for the faction/class you played. I currently have found 2 helmets, a hilt, and a crossguard. These all affect your hero from increasing damage, lengthening Revenge time, and boosting health recovery. Though they all come with penalties (like longer revive times).
Here's a look at all the classes.
In the beta there are only 3 classes per faction available, which is sad as I really wanted to try out the Lawbringer.
Right now I'm rocking the Warden which I have been enjoying immensely with some nice kill streaks. I personally feel like my time in Chivalry: medieval Warfare and my multiple M&B games have prepared me fore this as FH! feels like a cousin, bringing a new facet to the table with many familiar objects from other games in the genre. I will keep updating this topic as I learn more and hopefully get some recordings of my play-throughs.
Anybody else have the beta that wishes to share their thoughts?
Anyone that has some thoughts or opinions on how the game looks thus far?