The developers seem to have a bad habit of not knowing when to shut the hell up:
I generally don't like Polygon's review(their review of Watch Dogs was particularly embarrassing) but it sounds like they're right on the money as this game just looks very boring and doesn't sound like any fun(Jim Sterling said he was much genuinely shocked when the game ended and that it felt like one big tease).
I do pre-order games and so far i've never regretted it, but if I ever do get a PS4, this is one game I won't be buying(same with Bloodborne, that doesn't look much good either)
Games like The Order make me sad about the state of games.
If there's anything positive in all this, there are a couple of youtube reviewers that got early copies and they seem to consistently review the game closer to an 8/10. I guess the best comparison would be XBox One's "Ryse." Critics loathed the game, but gamers seemed to be much more tolerant of it. Oh, and both games are graphical powerhouses that are accused of being more style than substance.
I still want to play the game, but I'm not sure I'm gonna slap down $60 on the barrel head for it. Might be a good weekend rental if a Redbox near me has it. If not, I can always buy used at Gamestop, where they allow returns for a full refund for any reason. Risk-free way of seeing if the critic's views and my own match. Despite everything, I really hope the game does well enough to get a sequel where a lot of these problems are fixed. The game *looks* amazing... though apparently it's not. The world and setting are incredible and I'd like to see a game made that does them justice.
I kind of dug Ryse for its unique sort of way.
This game appears to be in a similar vein.