Categories: first person shooters
In 1946, after Nazi Germany have taken over most of the Europe, we are part of the Allied forces that aim to destroy the fortress of General Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse, the main character behind the Nazi army of future soldiers. As US Special Forces officer, Captain BJ Blazkowicz, we are aboard one of the airplanes that is shot down by the German jet fighters and crashes on the coast near the fortress. Faced with the battle dogs (that are more machines than actually dogs) and huge walking machine we have to get close to the fortress, so we can find a way of surviving the failed attack. Soon we are taken captive together with the survivors of the plane crash and we end up inside the fortress, where General Strasse runs a human experimentation laboratory and forces Blazkowicz to choose which one of his comrades should be spared. During the escape attempt Blazkowicz is wounded and ends up in coma. Fourteen years later, while he is kept in the vegetative state in asylum somewhere in occupied Poland Nazi soldiers enter and kill the patients as well as the staff. Close to death Blazkowicz regains his survival instinct and kills the officer, who was trying to shoot him. From that point he has to work with the resistance to stop General Strasse and survival.
Another version of classic FPS (first-person shooter), this time moved to time after the World War 2, but in reality in which Nazi Germany won the war and pushed the technology so far that we have to fight with the mechanical dogs, drones, jet fighters and giant walking machines. Elements of stealth, opportunity to cut through the walls and whole game basing heavily on story makes a different from previous games of the series, but at the same time Wolfenstein: The New Order lost a lot of the shooter elements. Most of the times we are forced to walk through the only possible way and have no choice how to approach the next part of the game, to make things even more disappointing we usually lose all the weapons we have gained through the previous part and we have to gather them all again. Another thing is that basically only one weapon, the laser cutter, is important in the whole game, rest of it is useful only while we are facing larger group of enemies, not to mention that our character is constantly nearly dying and reviving again and again. Overall interesting universum that was wasted on rather average game that is full of annoying cut-scenes and relies too heavy on the story, so the FPS elements are just intervals between watching the movie.