This game is not really the best game to play if you're really in to a game having a storyline. When I play the game, I'm aware that there is such a story, but I just don't know what it is. All I've figured out is that it's mainly just Germans killing Nazis. You find a crystal that unlocks a power, you kill people, and maybe you get to a boss, then it's on to the next level.
It is a free roam 'TYPE' of game but you have to go through these little wooden shack-type things to get to the next part of Midtown and the only roaming around the city is in houses, sewers, and streets. Although you can go on rooftops, it's hard to find a starting point in which to do so.
I really hate games that can have you get a silencer on your gun and you can supposedly "Sneak" when you're crouching, and yet they can see you 20 yards away within their peripheral vision. This game just so happens to be one of those games. You can shoot two men in the back of the head with a silenced weapon and everybody on that map just so happens to hear it and comes running to kill you.
You get to up/downgrade (Sell you upgrades for half the store-bought price) your weapons at a black market with the gold you find just laying around, but you need Intel and Tomes Of Power to unlock them. There are only Seven weapons in the game with only one type of grenade (Which can also be up/downgraded).
The game starts off with you running off a boat with a medallion. You mission (Which all of it is just cinematic) is to blow up the boat for a reason I have yet to find out. You pick up the medallion on the boat somewhere (I think, like I said about the storyline). You get cornered and they start to shoot you and you show them the medallion while they're shooting and a burst of energy comes out and disintegrates the people. I don't know why you cannot do that in the actual game.
If you're looking to just get this game just for the Achievements / Trophies, this game isn't good for that either.
posted by blnkcsh (HANOVER TOWNSHIP, PA) Aug 29, 2009
Member since Apr 2008
Short and sweet review...Great game 4 years ago . Story was great and exciting but like most of us the MP is where the fun is at. No distructible elements , laggy , poor selection of weapons, and no vehicles in multipayer. In my opinion i thought it was boring.
The original Wolfenstein 3D was the game that started it all for me back in the day - the first video game that I found truly addictive (I begged a friend to let me "housesit" for him while he was gone for the weekend, just so I could play it from start to finish on his 486 PC with a whopping 8MB of RAM!)
I've played every iteration of the game that has been released since, and can easily say that this is the most fun to date (although 2001's Return to Castle Wolfenstein was also a solid remake). Obviously, the game has come a long ways graphically in 9 years, but it's a variety of other improvements that make this game stand out from its predecessors.
Wolfenstein introduces more of a "sandbox" based environment, with the city of Isenstadt serving as the central hub of the game. it is an area of several city blocks which can be freely explored for intel items and, most importantly, treasure. However, unlike in the previous games where you collected treasure simply for the joy of it (and to get that perfect level completion), you can now actually use it to purchase weapons upgrades in several black market shops scattered about.
Combat is also quite brutal, with plenty of arterial spray, exploding heads, and flying limbs (mounted machine guns do especially gruesome damage, and flamethrowers leave charred corpses). The combat feels very similar to the Call of Duty games (not a bad thing), only gorier (also not a bad thing).
Missions given to you by characters in the game will lead you to the main levels of the game, which are more of the traditional linear kind. But the main sandbox area adds several hours of exploring and fighting nazis in random encounters. You also have access to high tech energy weapons, and "veil" powers which allow you to find hidden areas and dispatch enemies easier.
I can only speak for the single player campaign, since I did not try the multiplay, but I found Wolfenstein to be a polished and worthy addition to the franchise.