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.
It could've been way better.
So basically, I was VERY excited to get this when it first game out. I decided to wait until it was used because I didn't wanna blow $60. I got this game two days ago and I'm already almost done with it, and it is just not fun. The controls are typical Call of Duty or FPS shooter controls, which is good. But it's just another one of those shooting games to me. You kill some people, and that's really all it was to me. I don't see how people are getting emotionally attached to characters because it bored me quickly.
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.
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.
Surprise, A shooter with story, heart!
The latest iteration of Wolfenstein is surprisingly well done. You are hurled into a pivotal point of WWII at the very beginning. Forced to accomplish a mission with the difficulty, plot points(and plot choices) and a visceral introduction to the enemy usually reserved for late round missions in other FPS. The opening lets the seasoned fps gamer know he or she is not in Kansas anymore. The German's won! The developers employ an ingenious spin on a tired old method to explain why Germany's World Domination is unfathomable to Blazkowicz. While the the is back, a few new aspects of his character is revealed-the fact he both has it and is a complete one. Without giving away too much, your first mission is the only one that takes place in WWII. The Bad Guys have won! And this is but one example that sets Wolf apart from many games that toy with Altered timelines-it does it well! From constructing a believable and victorious Third Reich to experiencing it as Hero just as confused as the player, Bethesda Games makes it possible for one to think 'But for the Grace of '. Nothing displayed is too out there. The gamer never finds themselves thinking 'That is just ridiculous!' And our Hero is shown to have more than ' vinegar, and valor' pumping through his veins. I will just say there is love among the angry German, and nearly every other language in the game, dialogue and bloodshed. With the addition of Enigma Code documents, Gold and other items strewn about the game, and the different difficulty settings, the game has a healthy dose replayability. Unlike most FPS stories that are just tacked on to justify a $60 price tag for what is essentially a Multi-player only game, Wolf takes great care in making characters we both care about and loathe. Even games that have players freezing in lines at midnight on release day year after year to get their hands on the latest copy of certain 'introduce one new mechanic a year, minutely increase graphics, set game in location X this time, or one tiny expansion that could have easily been DLC for the game you got last year' franchises could sell more copies by coping this attitude. Wolf does have it's faults. The shooting system feels dated(not terrible to some gamers), Ammo, Health and collectible, well, collecting is tedious. the gamer has to press an action button to claim each reward. sometimes having to view or pass over at just the right angle. The Cut-scenes look great but the playable parts could have used some touching up. Though I feel the graphics are an asset. We have all seen '1080p 60fps' Graphical wonders judder, jag, screen rip, etc. taking the gamer out of the moment at the least and causing a death at the worst(well a game freeze at the worst I suppose). If you like FPS Wolfenstein The New Order is a MUST BUY. For the Casual gamer its a MUST PLAY. That goes for the story lover as well.
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.
I was looking forward to this game, especially since it got great reviews. But I found it more frustrating than anything. The game had horrible auto save, every time you died, they spawned you with almost no ammo and a cluster of enemies. I thought the graphics were PS3 quality and there was almost no weapon selection. Certain enemies were impossible to kill unless you had the right weapon, and sometimes they didn't provide you with enough ammo of that weapon, setting you up for instant failure. Overall the game was VERY hard to finish and even though it had a cool story, I didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hoped. Gets a 5/10 for me, mostly because of the great story.
A much needed relief
This is the first Wolfenstein I've ever played, and it was fantastic. My gaming addiction was getting bland, and when this game came out, I sat back and fully enjoyed it. The story was fantastic in my opinion, with only a few missions that I didn't enjoy. It lasted roughly 15-20 hours (granted I was on Uber difficulty), but it was worth the story time. Towards the end of the game it began to get boring, and by time I finished it, I knew I would never dive back into this one. A fantastic game regardless, but replay value is very low. Absolutely no multiplayer, which is great, because I don't think it would have done so well anyways. Some areas have low volume for dialogue, so keep subtitles on if you'd like to hear everything. The graphics are pretty good, but nothing to brag over in general. The cut scenes were fantastic ...
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.