Here’s the thing: I’m probably not going to play For Honor. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with it — it looked pretty cool, really — it’s just not my thing. Online kill-for-alls aren’t fun for me, even when they involve swords. I’ve only seen a few minutes of footage, so I might change my mind in the future, but I won’t be putting in pre-orders anytime soon.
But man, it had one hell of a trailer.
The trailer seamlessly moves from fight scene to fight scene, showcasing a huge variety of weapons and styles. There are incredible comebacks, brutal decapitations, and some genuinely impressive beards. There are maces, there are axes, there are really big sticks, and they’re all dealing plenty of options.
At the end of the day, it’s just a cinematic trailer; it’s not going to help me overcome my loathing for massive multiplayer. Still, if the folks behind this trailer ever put out a movie, I’ll be the first in line.