The game play is great, but I can't finish the game because it keeps freezing on load screens. I've gone to their website and many people have this problem. I think it only happens if you have collected a lot of gold bars, intel, and tomes. So if you just run through the game without gathering a lot of collectibles you should be fine. But otherwise it's unplayable towards the end of the game.
First, I'll have to say, I played this for like 3 hours yesterday and I got the worst head-ache in the world. My head was pounding. I had to turn my Xbox off and lay down. 4 hours later, I feel better but my eyes/head are still feeling the effects. Enough to say that I really like the campaign, but I won't pick it up just because of how bad it affected me.
The SP is pretty fun I think, I try to go in with no expectations and I was pleasantly surprised. I liked some of the cool things, like when you shoot a guy in neck, he bleeds out. pretty authentic. I've only played campaign for 1 day and can easily see how it can get repetitive and boring. Seemed to find myself in the same place a million times in between missions. You have to come back to HQ and meet with leaders and get weapons from blackmarket.
I've almost beaten it and i'll be returning this game tomorrow. I tried the online today and Online Play suxx. Unless you have a european T1 or just love laggy play, don't waste your time. I found myself chatting with lots of other people complaining about the same things I was noticing. I have a 6MB/1MB clean cable connection and couldn't get a decent game in 2 hours, can't say I didn't try. They have some serious play issues, the host's team really gets the benefit of the doubt, like if you're on the opposing side and walk up behind a guy, shoot a clip into him and the guy turns around and 1 shots you, and your whole team is having the same problem. I have a great connection and it's only for gaming, i use my DSL for internet. I know about net and connections, so unless you live on fiber backbone and have an amazing connection or don't mind lag, this game is only gonna take you as far as campaign will go.
posted by cernunnos (GAINESVILLE, FL) Aug 26, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
So what can I say about the new Wolfenstein game? For starters it reminds me ALOT of Return to Castle Wolfenstein. This is not a good thing. While it is fun for the nostalgia factor (really has me feinding for Return), I am curious why it took 8 years to come up with this. I do like the Veil and the concept of running around the city and accepting missions but in the end this game is very linear, does not have top notch graphics, and doesn't have one ounce of a cover system (come on people, it is 2009, every FPS on the market should have some sort of cover system, heck my AI comrades use cover but I cant?). I guess i fail to see the point of this game. It really doesn't do much to move the franchise along. I think Return is by far the superior game here, it was more fun to play (multiplayer) and for some reason had way better atmosphere (I just loved hearing the Nzi chants and songs in the background)
Also, probably due to my own stupidity, but why did i waste time on the Wolfenstein website completing missions to acquire in-game cash that I don't know how to redeem?