All in all this game has some really fun concepts that, although not really new to the gaming world, were fun to play mashed up. By allowing your character to have mystical powers such as slowing down your enemies, or seeing through tricks walls and stair cases, it allowed for some entertaining tricks when sneaking up on evil, old school world war II German Soldier (thank you Gamefly for monitoring my text!). It also made certain difficult parts substantially easier. One thing that I found repetitively aggravating was the Map design. The compass took a lot of getting used to and made stealth through the German occupied cities um...not really effective. It was much more effective to equip a rifle with scope and snipe them, then mow the rest down. I would have liked the map to have been less confusing. Last but not least is the weapons upgrading system. i really enjoyed this because it allowed players to create and modify weapons to suite their style. Spray n' pray players? Just add that extra drum and ammo pouch, and your good to go! Snipers in the night? Even the MP10 has a silencer. Really enjoyed that aspect. There should have been more money to make more upgrades though.
Nobody had higher expectations of this game than me. I've been a huge fan of Id for years so I thought this would be a game with outstanding graphics and original concepts. The graphics were in the most accurate way I can think of is exactly like Bioshock. It seems like they took Bioshock, changed some of the textures, added a few things and called it Wolfenstein. So the graphics are good, but there's nothing special. And my other problem with this game is the WWII theme has been done so many times that I'm just sick of it. You gotta give em' credit for making it entertaining but overall it's pretty bland and monotonous. Your character has a pretty large arsenal and you carry all the guns at any given time so switching between weapons is a pain. However you can upgrade your weapons using gold you find lying around. Increase accuracy, damage, capacity, etc. You also have Veil powers, which are pretty much like magic. You gain Veil powers from a "Thule Medallion" that you pick up. You get crystals that allow you to upgrade the Veil powers. The Veil powers are pretty cool and they come in handy but I only used them on the tougher enemies, bosses or if there was a room full of nazis. There is a lot of boss fights which is cool, and the bosses are very well textured so they look really evil and whatnot. There's actually a pretty wide variety of enemies, those of which use Veil powers are pretty tough and can do some really cool stuff. Aside from your main objectives you can collect intel, gold and magic tomes that unlock new Veil power crystals which can be bought at the black market with your weapon upgrades. For the multiplayer you have 2 teams the The Resistence and The Axis. You have Veil powers and a relatively small amount of weapons to pick from. But you level up by gaining XP which allows you to unlock upgrades for your powers and weapons. There's also classes, soldier, engineer and medic. And there's perks for physical upgrades.
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Let me start off with a word of advice; be smart and RENT this game before buying it. The game is decent but several things hold it back. The graphics are sub-par at best and not close to the level one would expect from an Xbox 360 title. The sound is repetitive and the levels unimaginitive. Even more importantly are the controls. The button layout is nice and will feel familiar to most players of games such as Call of Duty: World at War. This is where the similarities pretty much end. The controls feel clunky and unresponsive. You'll often find yourself having a difficult time locking on to your opponent. The grenades are just useless and annoying. They take too long to explode as your opponent will be on the other side of the map before the grenade you just threw at him explodes. You'll often find the grenades bouncing off the ceiling or other objects and landing far from where you intended them to go.
The dismemberment and ragdoll effects were nice but are mysteriously absent from multiplayer play. Multiplayer play is often laggy and the lack of a good matchmaking system holds it back tremendously.
In closing, at a point in time where video games sales are predicated on longevity (repeated play in multiplayer) this game lacks the excitement of that aspect. This is a game that after the initial month or two after release, few or no people will play it anymore as they move on to more exciting titles such as Halo, and Modern Warfare 2. All in all, this is a nice game to pass some time before what you're really waiting for comes out, but this isn't the game you've been waiting for.