posted by bugspayfl (HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO) Aug 19, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Let me start off by saying that I am a middle age gamer that has had an opportunity to play a lot of shooters and so I can say with confidence that this game just doesn't stack up to titles like call of duty and halo. I mostly enjoy multiplayer and tend to judge games based on this. The multiplayer is full of problems including lagg, terrible map designs that force the action in small areas and an insane host advantage. The graphics almost feel cartoony and lack the detail of a good online multiplayer. There are some bright points like class options and a ranking system but overall I think you'll have problems finding a game after a couple of weeks. As for the campaign mode it is a mix of veil powers and wash and repeat shooting with little AI intelligence. It's worth a rent but not my hard earned dollars as this is at best a run of the mill shooter.
The gameplay is VERY similar to Half-life 2 so if you liked that game then this is worth checking out. The game isn't too hard and is great to just unwind especially if you remember playing the original game on a floppy disc. The weapons are average in creativity but the powers are pretty tired. The graphics are decent but aren't winning any awards and likewise with the music. Like I said it isn't a particularly hard game I went through first on Uber and only got stuck on bosses and I won't say I'm some kind of joystick master. The only real problems I see here are that 1. It's not hard to get killed because your character won't walk over the myriad debris on the floor. 2. The difficulty jump between the level and boss. 3. The game is basically the same from start to finish and the acquisition of new powers and weapons does little to hold interest. Overall, I'd rent this if I were you.
posted by Soldarith (WEST CHESTER, PA) Aug 29, 2009
Member since Apr 2009
gamers (56%) found this review helpful
I had high expectations for this latest Wolfenstein title and I was disappointed.
PROS: - Very nice looking graphics for character models and environments. - Niche WWII gameplay with a mystical twist of magic. - Weapon upgrade system is innovative in design.
CONS: - German voice-overs were absolutely horrible. Every single character spoke English. - The story takes a nosedive off a clip once you all-the-sudden come across monsters. - The cut scenes' graphics were low resolution and the looks and lines from the main character were cookie-cutter corny. - Weapon selection was, for the most part, not needed. All you need is an MP-43, MP-40, & a K98 to take 95% of the entire game out - and the only exception are the specialized boss encounters. - Using the Veil becomes a boring no-brainer task, only using it when you need to find a tome or walk through a clearly-marked wall. - Lots of weapon upgrades are "worthless" or very difficult to realize the benefit of the investment of money. Weapon stats would have helped this. - With no money to obtain after the air hanger, the final couple of maps in the game turn into a pure "run & gun" title. - All other magical powers are eclipsed by just using straight Empowered ability with a bullet weapon to destroy enemies.
RESULT: If you are looking for a FPS WWII-era game, with a magic and monster twist, this is your game for a rental. Do not waste your money on purchasing this game. If you want excellent online play, online co-op replay value, and a great story-driven realistic WWII-era title, rent or buy Call of Duty: World at War.
This game had so much potential to become great but made just far too many design mistakes to break above a 6 rating in my book.