FOR HONOR HYPE!


Honestly I am hoping for one or two Chinese heroes to tag along with the Samurai/Chosen faction, but Ubisoft make them into an entire new faction, which is even better! Everything about this trailer is awesome, particularly that dust dragon!

I am also glad that most "stereotypical" Chinese weapons make it into the game. In particular the Guangdao and Chinese double hook swords (Thanks to Dynasty Warrior and......Deadliest Warrior for the hook swords, I guess). Now if only there are two-handed Chinese spear (more specifically, a Lin Chong lookalike – the game is in serious need of a Jim Raynor or McCree-like "cool" character) and double iron whips in future updates...I can still dream, right?

Also, siege!

By the way, I can get Jiang Jun, Nuxia and Shaolin, but WTF is Tiandi? from his bio, he should be named Shi Wei (侍衛) instead.

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  1. Don't question ubi about the names, Aramusha is completely made up for example. I'm still very hyped

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    1. Isn't Aramusha a Final Fantasy boss? I thought the word at least mean something in Japanese.

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    2. Aranusha means Daredevil or rowdy, which fits the character bio,guess they just wanted to be more creative instead of going with the more obvious name Ronin.

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    3. I too was wondering about the names of the characters.
      Nuxia/女侠/"lady hero" and Shaolin/少林 are pretty easy to figure out. The last part of Jiangjun I'm guessing is probably 军 like 军人/soldier, but I'm not sure whether the "jiang" is 江 as in river making him the "river soldier" even though I have no clue what Guan Yu has to do with rivers... And according to Ubisoft, Tiandi may be referring to the character's backstory which says "The Tiandi – Shidou and Ying: The youngest son of the great Emperor" which would probably indicate that Tiandi is 天第/"heavenly son."

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    4. Jiang Jun = 將軍 (general)
      Nuxia = 女俠 (female xia/vigilante)
      Shaolin = 少林 (duh)
      Tiandi = 天地 (Heaven & Earth, makes zero sense)

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    5. Ah... I see. 将军 makes a lot more sense than 江军/"river soldier." :P
      P.S. I made a mistake in my post. I meant to say 天弟 for Tiandi but typed the wrong "di" and instead used 第 as in 第一, 第二, etc. and mistranslated it as "heavenly son" when it actually would better be translated as "heavenly little brother." oops... But that would kind of make sense given the character's backstory.
      In any case, another thought occurred to me, could Tiandi = 天帝 (heavenly emperor) to refer to the character being an Emperor's kid? My Chinese isn't the best in the world, but I would think that would make more sense than 天地.

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    6. "天地/Heaven & Earth" is the official Chinese name for the class though.

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  2. I understand your hype, I'm hyped too about this choice! It's nice to see that Chinese military history is getting some attention inside western video games and pop culture. I'm looking forward to read an article from you to see how far they have gone with the inaccuracies!

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    1. I've read that this turn into a new faction because Ubisoft Chengdu is working on it. Still cool to see that!

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  3. Just wondering I know you're probably make an article later but I'm curious do the armors in the game resemble any armor from a any time period or are they more fantasy like armor, I can't really tell.

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    1. Actually I don't have any plan to write article about the For Honor game at the moment - the game is upfront about being a fantasy game, so I don't see the point for being butthurt about historical accuracy etc.

      The armours of the upcoming Wulin faction is 100% fantasy - they actually resembles bad costumes/props from many Chinese dramas and movies (especially the Tiandi). I will even go so far as to say that even Overwatch Genji's new Baihu skin looks more authentic than For Honor's Wulin armours (even though he's a sci-fi cyborg ninja!)

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  4. Well I don't think they concerned themselves much with accuracy when doing the existing factions either.
    I am more interested in what you think about Three Kingdoms:Total War, so far.

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    1. It looks like a massively souped-up KOEI's Romance series (which to be honest is exacted what I wanted). Historically accuracy is not too bad – I like the decision to go for more Jin Dynasty elements instead of JUST Han – but it still contains quite a lot of inaccuracies.

      Those counterweight trebuchets do break my immersion though...

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    2. Don't really like the dismounted single combat though.

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  5. Tiandi guy using a two-handed dadao type with single handed dao techniques *cringe*

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    1. Sword without pommel tend to have longer hilt than usual (as counterbalance), so that by itself is not a problem.

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    2. Yes, just doesn't really make sense not to apply the extra hand when the handle is sticking out so much. They could've just used a generic one-handed dao instead. It might be the developers want to differentiate the Chinese faction moveset from the katana-using Japanese faction.

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    3. No, I mean, that's actually pretty normal to have longer hilt, as far as "Wushu broadsword" goes.

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