Wolfenstein: The New Order
Gameplay Over Graphics
First off, I'd like to say that if you are looking for a Wolfenstein with in-you-face realistic graphics this game is not for you. The graphics are slightly beter than that of a late PlayStation 3 game. Faces and textures are a bit muddy more often than that, BUT the gameplay is were the money is. Movements and controls are fluid and easy to pick up, enemies are a bit dimwitted to say the least, but this does not take away from the overall gameplay experience. In fact, it adds to it in it's own special way. Gun play is a joy when firing from the hip because, guess what. The bullets shoot straight! This is a good thing when you are dual-wielding or peaking around corners. In my opinion, it is more preferable to aim from the hip than aiming down the sights. Gun kick is very well animated given a good sense of power behind each weapon you use. Plenty of blood and dismemberment for anyone to enjoy! This game is definitely worth a couple playthoughs. Highly recommended.
Old-School Game that Misses Some Marks
I just finished Wolfenstein: The New Order on PS4 & I did NOT see it as a complete homerun as many are describing. It is fun the first time around, but I don't see much replay value. As an adult gamer, I've played probably 100 games with this same formula. I loved Return to Castle Wolfenstein- and I would see that as more of a challenge than the current version.
It's really unclear what the developers wanted this game to be- a FPS, action, stealth, rpg? There are elements of all of these. The FPS part is very good. Although pretty linear, it can be fun & interesting. However, a modern FPS like KZ Shadowfall allows you to take multiple paths & strategies to get to an objective. Most of this game is linear & the stealth elements are a joke. You could set off a grenade behind the targets without them turning around. The story is OK, but the main character is all brawn & not much brain. Then it really goes off the tracks with the hole space trip. At times it was hard to tell if this was a Wolf game or a Serious Sam boondoggle. Part of the story was serious & other parts were completely over the top.
Another disappointment was they didn't really show what everyday life would be like if these changes did happen in 1960. There are maybe a few glimpses of that, but it would have made the story much more engaging to have more of a context.
The game was a decent length- probably around 12 hours. I did love that this is a single-player only game (which is 99% of what I play). Every game out there has to have a multiplayer component- which is fine if you want that, but playing a well-developed single player can also be a great experience. Hopefully there will be a dlc with additional missions to make the game more worth the cost. It would be great to see what the USA would look like under these conditions.
*Pros- Graphics are great- it does look Next-Gen.
-Game play- Fighting, movement, etc. is great. The blowtorch is a nice addition.
-You can get in & get out if you just want to play one level (That is after the long intro sequence).
-Auto Save feature is pretty good. I rarely had to go back very far in the few times I was knocked out.
**Cons- Having to pick up weapons, armor, etc. takes me back to the Return to Castle days. Not the worst- but I definitely prefer the automatic pickup in most other modern games.
-Navigation is mostly hit & miss. If you've played similar games you would be fine, but if you're new to this- I think navigation could get frustrating at times.
-The two possible timelines do not seem to be much different at all. Not a really different experience as you get with a game like Infamous.
-Cost- I'd try to get it used if you can. This isn't a gamechanger like Watchdogs should be. If you've played this genre before I'd wait for the price to come down or rent it.
-Overall- It's a pretty fun old-school type FPS with next-gen graphics. Worth your time if you're into this genre. If not, there are better offerings out there.
-I'd give it an overall score of about 7 out of 10.
A Very Good Game
Overall, I found this game to be very entertaining. The storyline was phenomenal, just like the gameplay. Everything about this game is fun. The guns are fun to shoot, and it's great being able to choose your playing style. You can play stealthy, go in all guns blazing, or blow up everyone. It's incredibly cool how you can do that, as this is the only game that I have played that really gives you this option. You could also use a combination of playing styles. For example, you could use stealth to take out commanders, who can call reinforcements, and then use dual wield shotguns to blow away the rest of the enemies. The setting of the game is equally as interesting as it is brilliant. It takes place in a post-WW2 era, where the [Germans] had won and taken over the world. That really got my attention. This is definitely a game to buy, especially now that it's $40 new.
Pursuit to Eradicate the Regime
I thoroughly enjoyed Wolfenstein: The New Order. I got a platinum trophy on this game in a matter of weeks, that's how much I loved it! Gameplay is amazing, dual-wielding weapons and having multiple approaches (Stealth / gun-blazing) has always been an excellent proposal to a FPS. Campaign is fantastic, boss battles are fun, wide variety, handful of weapons and means for assaulting the Germans. The villains are easy to hate and the protagonists are easy to love / enjoy! I recommend this game to ANYONE who wants to buy a FPS that ranges a bit from the Battlefield / CoD norm. Hope to see a sequel, it'll be a day-one preorder for me. Keep in mind, this game is 54GIG - you really get what you Download / pay for. I don't keep 100% of all my games, some I beat & trade-in, some I keep, this one is a KEEPER (Even after Platinum 100%).
NEIN out of 10!
Great story, great gameplay. There's a great mix of missions so it doesn't get overplayed. The gameplay length is probably closer to 15hrs. My only complaint is sometimes the dialogue is hard to hear, so keep the subtitles on. Highly recommend this game! (look for the Wolfenstein 3D easter egg)
Fantastic Wolfenstein Game
as a big fan of Wolfenstein since the release of Wolfenstein 3D as soon as I saw this revealed I knew I was buying it.
I was slightly worried due to the mishaps of the 2009 reboot of Wolfenstein but as soon as I started playing I knew this game was going to blow it out of the water. For starters the visuals are great the game runs at 1080p 60fps on both Next Gen Consoles, The story is fantastic for the first time we actually get a very indepth Blazkowicz that has feelings and dreams outside of killing WW2 Germans.
I finished this game on Uber (the hardest) difficulty it wasn't overly difficult for me there were a few time during the story that got frustrating & the final levels can be pretty difficult depending on your gaming skill. I plan to go back and platinum this game now which when all is said and done prolly will have been about 10-15 hours of game time to 100% it.
This game also shows that a Game in this age doesn't have to have a MP attached to it to still be a great game. im actually very pleased that they didn't attach a MP to the game.
I found this game very frustrating. I have not played any of the previous games to understand what the older versions were like, but I did not like the game play. The story was awesome and interesting, but i thought all enemies were robotic in patrols and some ridiculously hard to kill. Health does not regenerate and ammo can be hard to come by making this even harder. Dual wielding was cool for about 5 seconds then you realize it is a waste of precious ammo. I feel the game should have paused when you go into the weapons wheel because its hard to navigate accurately when in battle. Voices were hard to hear which was also frustrating and it was also hard to locate objectives at times. I realize some of these things make the game more realistic, but it was not as enjoyable to play as some other shooters.
Great game very underated
i have never played any of the wolfenstein games and boy was this a great start. i bought this game because it looked great and i wanted a good game with a great story. i bought this game about a week ago and i love it. this game is a great shootem up. anyone that loves shooter with a great story this is the game for you. the graphics in the cut scenes are remarkable and during gamplay it is also pretty decent. I dont understand this game was underated and got rated a 7.5 on ign,gamespot ect it is great. the only downside is after you beat the outstanding campaign their is no online. so if it is possible buy it used to beat it or wait for a price drop like i did. i bought it at gamestop when it was on sale for 39.99. so overall great shooter and great hero in BJ Blazkowicz
OMG!!!!!! #1 graphics gameplay excellent!!!!!!!!!!
IM A VERY PICKY PERSON WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO GAMES. BUT OMG THIS GAME IS GOOD. ACTION ALL THE TIME. THE SCENES THEY PUT YOU IN!!!! GRAPHICS. INTENSE!!!!!! I LIKE CODGHOST AND BATTLEFIELD BUT THIS STORYLINE N GAMEPLAY BETTER !!!! I LOVE IT WHEN IT ENVOLVES WWii OR GERMANYS ARMY. I LOVE IT HOW THEY STORYLINE IS PUT TOGETHER. I BARELY FINISHED PLAYING THE INTRO WHERE THEY ARE BARELY SAYING THE MAKERS OF THE GAME AND IM BLOWN AWAY. WHEN I SEEN IGN GAVE THEM A 7.8 I KNEW THIS GAME WILL BE BETTER THAN THAT RATING. THE MAIN CHARACTER IS A BEAST. IF YOU LIKE PLAYING MADDEN OR 2K OR ACTIVISON GAMES YOU WILL LOVE THIS. A KEEPER. I LIKE HOW THE GAME HAS A BUNCH OF SCIENCE TO BACK UP THE SOLDIERS AND CRAZY DOGS. AND LIKE NOT NO FAKE STUFF COMPARED TO SOME OTHER GAMES. GRAPHICS ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I USE MY HEADPHONES TO PLAY THIS GAME OMG!!!!!!!!!! THIS GAME BRINGS SOMETHING NEW TO A SHOOTER GAME. YAW WILL LIKE IT!!!!!!!! SOME PEOPLE JUST DONT KNOW WHEN THEY HEAR THE NAME WOLFENSTEIN. I DIDNT EITHER UNTIL I STARTED PLAYING THIS GAME. ITS EXCELENT!!!!!! I JUST CANT EXPLAIN IT ALL. BUY THE GAME. AND I DONT EVEN DO GAME REIEWS BUT I JUST HAD TOO FOR THIS ONE.
Finally a realistic shooter
I have picked up this game earlier today and I had played several missions and I love the game. The graphics are actually really good looking, the game has realism. If you like to play shooting games where you are solo, this is the right game for you.