I just finished the part where we open some boxes (written to avoid spoiler)
Well, I don't really want to say anything that might be a spoiler or set your expectations, but I'd be interested to see what you think when you're done.
I liked the game myself, but I can definitely see both sides of the argument. I agree with you about the seriousness of the game and the quality of the acting. Very impressive on both counts. It's the first time I've felt like I was watching real actors rather than video game characters.
Is it just me or does the game seem to have a stiffness about it , also there was this sense of playing strictly by a set of rules set out by the developer , this was evident in the lack of choices, things like using interesting weapons was mostly down to when the game deemed them neccessary , I acccept that there is a certain need for that approach in regards to set peices, but most good games disguise the linearity better than the Order , I just couldn't escape the notion that I was being led through a game rather than playing through one .
Having said that I like a lot of gamers want a sequel , because for all it's flaws there is a great base to work with , if they learn by listening to justified critique .