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Wolfenstein: The New Order (Xbox 360) Review!,
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As a huge fan of the original Wolfenstein game i was eager to get this on launch day and have been playing it for around 6-7 hours.
First thing to point out is that this is a single player game only. Ordinarily i become suspicious by that and often question the developers motives for doing such a thing. However, i have increasingly come to understand that single player games seem to last longer and maintain their attraction for longer and i agree with "H.Evans" comments regarding this.
So down to the game, it's a first person shooter set in 1960's europe, the difference being that the Nazis won the 2nd world war and now control everything. You the player must lead the fight back, infiltrating enemy strongholds and attempt to take control of their "super weapons". It really is a great plot and well thought through, certainly those that appreciate a good story should like this. Now graphics aren't exactly fantastic but they are on a par with other 360 games coming out but don't forget that this is suppose to be based in 1960s europe and to a large extent they have achieved that, the environments are destructible in parts and particularly come in handy when being attacked.
If you haven't already guessed this is a game in which stealth is key and your ability to sneak around is crucial to your own success, very much like a Sniper Elite game and fans of that series should end up liking this. There is a regenerative health system which i do like but if your health becomes too low then you will require a health pack. There are lots of different weapons and some have special abilities, the classic example being the laser cannon which can double as a cutting tool.
Pros: I love the story and the setting * stealthy game-play * love the weapons on offer * you get to fight the Nazis
Cons: Ammo is far to scarce and you spend too much time searching for it in my opinion * Duel-wielding isn't as good as you first think and you waste too much ammo * Checkpoints have been positioned before and not after an event so if you get killed later on you'll have to do the section all over again * AI are completely dumb and slow.
VERDICT: As I'm only half way through the game i will reserve my final judgement till i have completely finished it but based on what i have played this far i must say on the whole i am very impressed. The story is great and the game will pose a challenge, when you throw in some good shooting moments and the fact you get to kill Nazis what's not to like.
I'm very much getting a touch of nostalgia playing this and have been pleasantly surprised by what I've seen. I can't give it 5 stars as it does have some problems like the ones i have listed although i will say the lower than average price is appealing. Just keep in mind that there is no multi-player whatsoever to extend the experience.
A great game that all old school fans of the series will thoroughly enjoy. Sniper Elite fans may also like what it offers purely because of it's setting and who you are fighting. At £22 i am more than glad with my purchase and as a huge Wolfenstein fan who is currently enjoying the experience, i hope you do too!