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5 Reasons Why 'Wolfenstein: The New Order' Is Shooter Of The Year (So Far)

Forbes: Wolfenstein: The New Order has been described, in some largely positive reviews, as “competent” but “mostly unremarkable.”

I beg to differ.

There’s something about the game that is so much more than that. Yes, it’s competent. But it’s more than that. It’s a thoughtful, invigorating shooter focused entirely on its single-player campaign. The game is as tight and well-tuned as any shooter I’ve played in recent years.

And quite frankly, this is the most fun I’ve had with an FPS since Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.

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corvusmd1249d ago

This game actually has turned out to be a pleasant surprise. It wasn't on my radar at all until about a month ago, and I'm glad I picked it up, it's fun. It reminds me of early Medal of Honors and CODs back in the day (when they were ground breaking titles)...in a positive way. The gun action feels great in the game, and I like the ability to play stealthy or all out. I also like that you earn in game perks by doing things in that style of play. I like when games do that, not just simply hand out a point for a certain amount of XP (that's fine too I guess, but I prefer rewarding a player for playing in that style) ...like Elder Scrolls does in games like Oblivion...wanna get good at stealth? Sneak around... all in all I've been having fun with this game, glad I got it.

thereapersson1249d ago

From what I'm seeing, there is a certain tactical element amongst the old-school run and gun gameplay. I really like how you have to pick up guns and ammo instead of just running through them. Little touches like that...

Heisenburger1249d ago

The leaning mechanic is fantastic. During both intense action, and the stealth segments.

The first fifteen minutes or so fall flat, but it immediately goes from about zero to eighty and never lets up. Somehow it keeps getting better and surprising me.

It's a game for people that love shooter games. Not since the first Bioshock have I enjoyed a shooter this much.

Machine Games has struck gold!

rivencleft1249d ago

I've loved the Wolfenstein franchise since Return to Castle Wolfenstein and I must say this game definitely lives up to my expectations, I spent 6 hours yesterday playing it straight and got pissed that I had to stop to get some sleep before work, It is a great game, love the stealth aspect of it, love walking up behind Nazis and sticking my knife in their throat as I say 'Peek-a-boo', like when you get to do it to the one nazi taking a leak, all I could think of was Zoolander in black face in the coal mine jumping out and saying "surprise!", but seriously can't wait to leave work and go play it some more, definitely a 9 out of 10 in my book, it is almost a Return to Castle Wolfenstein Part 2, and I love it.

Soldierone1249d ago

Well thats that. You said "old school style" and a few other people elsewhere said "corridor style shooter" and now IM SOLD!

The same old run and gun followed by ambush after ambush after ambush is what made FPS so boring lately. So it will be nice to see a change.

Perjoss1248d ago

The gameplay is pretty standard, nothing wrong with that it's good fun, but I was very surprised at how mature and well done the story telling, characters and camera work is, very pleasantly surprised!

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F4sterTh4nFTL1249d ago (Edited 1249d ago )

Actually Yes, play the game, you will be surprised. It has got the best of oldshool PC and new style military shooters and manages to feel unique in its own way.

LAWSON721248d ago

Titanfall is the only other shooter I can think of. So as far as single player fps goes there are none except Wolfenstein

DLConspiracy1249d ago

I still have not finished the game quite yet but I feel like I will go back just to find all the collectibles. Its exactly what I expected and more. It really does look and play awesome.

ritsuka6661249d ago

Glad see a old school FPS again.

toocoolgames_141249d ago

It's FUN. It's SO much fun. I'm not going to apologize for enjoying a game that isn't "revolutionary," that's for sure.

The stealth part does suck, though.

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