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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wolfenstein: The New Order

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    Carlson
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    Note: I had to write N.a.z.i like this because it comes up as offensive language. I am just try to give a overview/review of the game. If you are a WWII enthusiast like me and have always wondered what it would be like if WWII went the other way, then this is the game for you. Without spoiling the story, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a first person shooter fallowing an American soldier. The N.a.z.i's have won WWII thanks to their advancements in technology from robots to high-tech weapons. But, none of this is going to stop you from taking on the N.a.z.i's and showing them that their time has ended. The games audio and visuals are well done with somewhat similar game mechanics as those of any other first person shooter. With the game being quite linear like most first person shooters, you still have the option on how you want to approach almost every mission, from going in with guns blazing to killing everyone with stealth to even occasionally being able to completely avoid any conflict. At the same time of being a first person person shooter, you also have to do some puzzle solving/item collecting to be able to further advance the story. In the end, Wolfenstein: The New Order brings a new story and environment to the first person shooter genre. It has believable and relatable characters, that you actually want to learn more about. With the game being out for some time, it is not hard to find it at a discount price, which is why there is no reason not to pick this game up and get immersed into a N.a.z.i controlled world.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Single-Player Experience

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    ThomasR
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    The latest game in the Wolfenstein series, New Order, is an absolute blast to play. The shooting is tight and responsive thanks to the game's unyielding frame rate. No matter how much is going on, the engine refuses to let the game dip (in a noticeable way) below 60 frames per second. The sacrifices that had to be made to keep the steady framerate are easy to see and mostly easy to forgive. The texture quality is very inconsistent. Some textures look marvelous while others look over sharpened and riddled with jpeg-style compression artifacts. It can, at times, look very ugly, but the benefit that is drawn from the trade-off on graphical fidelity is well worth it. Lastly, unlike most games in the series, this title has a very competent storyline. Of special note is the attention given to both the main protagonist and antagonist. B.J. is finally given a more fleshed out personality and the villain, Death's Head, is expertly portrayed as being an absolutely twisted and demented monster. For fans of the series and fans of FPS games in general, if you can do without multiplayer, you should definitely pick this game up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but too difficult at times

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    MrConsumer
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    I have never figured out how to get the "Verified Purchase" tag to appear, but I did purchase this game from a local BB store. The game is a fun FPS but unless you're an experienced Wolfenstein or FPS expert, there are parts that are absurdly difficult. They're beatable, but I've had easier times defeating final bosses on other games than some of the levels in the first 1/3 of this game. The AI can be relentlessly cheap at times. The controls and camera don't help as you'll often switch to an awkward camera angle at the worst time. Also, the combined controls sometimes cheese things up as well, like when attempting to throw a grenade brings up the weapons wheel if you press R1 just a tad too long during battle. It's not a bad game, just very frustrating at times. Despite the cheapness of the AI and infuriating way the game can stack the odds in its favor better than any casino, I still can't put the darn thing down. Graphics are decent but not much beyond what we've already seen on the PS3. For true next gen graphics and to see what the PS4 is really capable of, go with a game like Infamous.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ehhh, this was good...

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    Ehhh
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    Eh, this was a decent game. It was especially good to show off the PS4. The sound of the game is incredible and immersive. The graphics display textures never before seen. The gameplay is, ehhh... I don't mind a challenge, as long as it's rewarding and I feel that I have an advantage. Given that FPS games have ditched the conventions of any other type of game that requires gunfire (cover, stealth), it shouldn't have been too much of a surprise that some levels just have you throwing out bullets like candy at a parade, not hitting anything and repeating until all the bad guys are dead. I like to play my games a little more efficiently than what is needed to do to beat some (most) of the levels here. That might be fine if I was 5 years old, had an attention span of 10 seconds, and just wanted to hear things that are really loud. But, I actually wanted to beat the level and move on and do it my way which would be more resourceful. Oh well, it's just a FPS. It was never going to change my life, just waste several hours of it. And it did. Fans will like it, newcomers probably won't and I say "ehhh".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally a FPS with more focus on SP than MP

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    Maximvs
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    It is so refreshing for a developer put so much effort into the single player aspect of a shooter today. Most FPS games are heavily focused on multi-player that they forget all about the single player campaign, or put very little thought into SP. Here's a clue for all those developers out there who want this gamer's hard earned cash; BIGGER, BETTER SP will always get my money spent on it. Great job Machine Games for giving us the shooter that all developers should be making. There is another hard earned hand full of cash waiting for the next Wolfenstein. Now on to the only thing that really bothered me.....SOUND. Background music should always have the ability to be turned off completely. No one should have to struggle to hear the dialogue or environmental sound effects. I actually had to adjust the audio settings of my PS4 to try balancing these sound issues, this all should be done from the in game menu. The sound problems are what kept this review from being a 5 star game for me, but otherwise you can't go wrong with purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun shooter with some issues

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    Argyle
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    Overall this is a pretty fun shooter, but it does have some problems. First, while it looks nice overall (nice, not fantastic - don't expect Killzone: Shadow Falls-calibur graphics here) there are some spots where it looks bad - mainly the water effects and character models in cutscenes. It's a cross-generation game tho, so I can let that slide. What bothered me more was the stealth that felt forced in. Wolfenstein has never been about stealth in the past, but there are segments here that while you aren't REQUIRED to use stealth, if you don't they will sound the alarm and you'll be up against wave after wave of enemies. Really hurt the game for me since I'm not a big fan of stealth. If you can overlook these 2 issues tho, the story is very interesting with at least one choice that dramatically affects how the game plays out. And the shooting mechanics are fun. Recommended, but not at full price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am really surprised how much I liked this game

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    JonahStein9
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    When I first saw this game was releasing, I barely gave it a second glance. Another installment of a tired franchise, I thought. WRONG! Once i learned of the developer MachineGames pedigree (including people from Starbreeze Studios), I knew I had to give it some attention. I'm so glad i did. The shooter controls are tight, but better than that, the story and characters are really well done and not just tacked on as filler substance. At times, it has the presentation of an art film. It's got some really entertaining peripheral segments that lean heavy on philosophy and counter-culture abstraction. The weapons feel good when you want to go all-out. But, there are plenty of competent stealth portions to satisfy that part of me that wants to dispense justice from the shadows, too. Without exaggerating, I would rank my experience with this game as almost on par with my appreciation of Half-Life 2 when it came out about 10 years ago.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Old School Shooter

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    ron0815
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    If you're a fan of old-school shooters (Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake), you will really enjoy this game. Controls are spot on, storyline is pretty far-fetched but great nonetheless and the graphics are very good yet not exactly what I would call "next-gen". My biggest gripe with the game is with the health and ammo pick ups. They are littered EVERYWHERE throughout the game and they don't collect automatically; you have to hit a button to pick up each one. This became really tedious and I felt like I was button mashing more than I was pulling the weapon trigger alot of times. Not a deal-breaker but it would be great if there was an option to turn on auto-collect for pick-ups. It just kind of disrupts the flow of the game. That being said, Wolfenstein: The New Order is still an absolute blast to play and I would highly recommend it to shooter fans, especially OLD-SCHOOL shooter fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    TheWoolyLamb
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    This wolfenstein is a great advancement in the history of the entire game. I felt more connected to the characters and story WAAAYYYY more than any other wolfenstein or doom, etc in this genre of game. I'll definitely be replaying it. Some things that bothered me were the weapon wheel for selecting them bc it was very sensitive. If I was on pc it wouldn't be a problem but it's annoying when I died bc of how imprecise the selection is. Also picking up ammo is a pain bc you don't just run over it you have to pick each one up. That became very treacherous when dealing with bosses who were constantly on me and I'm trying to run and gun and avoid death. All in all a great game for an fps where you want to destroy the Third Reich in stunning graphics and where the story and characters developed very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Better for fans of the series, probably

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    Kevin
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    I'll note that I've never really played any Wolfenstein before, and many parts of the game seem dependent on the earlier installments. Which is part of my problem: the game seems to want to do an homage to old video games, but it picks all my least favorite parts of those games: difficult boss battles based on finding the right gimmick to take them down, a one-dimensional and laughably macho hero fighting a one-dimensionally evil enemy, and rather 2-dimensional maps. But in between the poor cut-scenes and awful bosses, it's a solid FPS that will offer at least cosmetically different and fun ways to take on the enemy grunts. Rent it or get it while it's on sale or used; I know I'll be trading in my copy soon, as mildly entertaining as it was.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Originals Comes Out of Retirement!

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    IntellX
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    Wolfenstein: New Order has great graphics with an interesting story. In this world, US lost WWII and the N@zis rule the world. As previous Wolfenstein games, it's basically you vs the world with nothing but w/e you find on the ground or take away from the hands of a dirty dead N@zi. This game could have benefited much from a multiplayer, but then I guess it would face criticism for having a N@zi team to fight against online. All in all, the gameplay is good, the game is not too hard, and though at times it may get frustrated, I found myself entertained throughout the game. P.S. I guess Best Buy considers the word "Na zi" "inappropriate language." So my apology if this offends anyone, I can't help it these are the villains of the story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good 1st Person Shoot on next gen

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    travisp25
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    I was on the fence about getting Wolfenstein but couldn't pass up when Best Buy offered $20 rewards bonus with pre order and I have gamer unlocked (20% off). I am probably only 30% done with the game but so far I'm glad I purchased it. Its definitely fun and fast paced. AI is a little slow and can be clumsy at times. The only thing I will say that is frustrating is that you have to pick up ammo by hitting the square button. It becomes a pain because you are low an ammo quite often and have to grab as fast as you can but all object are picked up w/ the square button so many times I'm grabbing other stuff without knowing what I'm getting because I'm scrambling to pick up ammo during gun fights.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game, worthy of the wolfenstein name

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    dealster
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    This game is great. There is no multiplayer, which in my opinion is a good thing (All FPS games besides cod, Halo and BF lose their playerbase quickly). Instead there is an epic 16 hour single player campaign. Each level is so huge you could easily play through the game 5 times and feel like you aren't doing the same thing over and over again. There are some big plot choices so playing through the game twice is already a must do to experience all the plot points it has to offer. The graphics are great, one of the best console games there is, the gameplay is very fluid, mechanics are good, and the different difficulty mode really change how you play the game. Definitely one of the best ps4 games currently available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great old school shooter with a few updates

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    Rogue11
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    The game is absolutely beautiful and plays quite fluidly. Never did I witness any screen tearing or anything completely jarring, other than the occasional short cutscene that then put me right back into action. The game is single player only and has an optional day one patch that is quite sizable, but again, not mandatory. It's ~4.9GB patch on PS4. The game controls well and I enjoyed it. I don't see much replayability other than collecting all the gold, and other collectibles, as well as beating it on the hardest difficulty. If you like traditional first person shooters like Wolfenstein on PC, Doom, Marathon, Duke Nukem 3D, then give this a shot. It's a great shooter that tells a good story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

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    LVNV1
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    The beginning of the game starts off fairly slow but picks up later. Graphics are good. Selecting weapons during fights can be difficult at times. Also, running in the game can take many commands to get the character to do a continuous sprint and if you reload at that time, he will keep trying to force a reload instead of running and the reload command is the exact same as how to pick up items from the ground. That can be very annoying. The storyline forces you to find some items during the game instead of shooting bad guys. Those moments are very boring in the game. The storyline scenes come up a lot in the game and is kind of annoying when you just want more action.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing story

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    Link8016
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    This game does an amazing job of elevating its seemingly basic premise into an emotional story. The game doesn’t start strong, with a fairly boring tutorial segment. However, by the time you hit the late title card, the game finally lets loose. You’ll be surprised how much you’ll care about the various characters you’ll meet. Personally my favorite sections of the game are when your character is interacting with everyone else during the quieter segments of the game. Wolfenstein isn’t afraid to slow things down or shift tones in order to deliver an affecting story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun, chaotic warmongering destruction!

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    Ragnarok2013
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    I'm a huge fan dating back to the original Wolfenstein series on the PC in good ol' DOS mode. Haven't played any other Wolfenstein games up until now. Have to say, was a little skeptical about the console version, but I thought the PS4 certainly did the franchise justice. I kinda liked the "crazy, sci-fi imperial scientist" take & thought the campaign story was rich & well developed. The dual wield system is a little awkward, but otherwise the weapon variability was quite fun. Would definitely recommend for those who want to return to the franchise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game but no multiplayer. replay value: med

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    SeanConnery1930
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    Fans of the series will be happy to see it back but my problems with the game were lack secrets (thus far) and weapon selection can be a pain in the bum. Maps are small and enemies and bosses aren't as challenging as in previous installments. The back grounds and visuals are very nice. Character voice acting is on par, weapons are fair, nothing to exciting. There is a little homage to the classic wolfenstein with a single level you can play by sleeping in a bed up stairs in the hidout. I give the game a 7 out of 10 better then the last but even know the last one had a clunky mp at least it had one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Shoot'em Up

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    BlueBear
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    So this is a pretty typical Shoot'em up game. That's not a bad thing though. That game type is very fun, when done right. They didn't try to re-invent it or make it something it wasn't. It's a run and gun, blow stuff up, get the girl, save the world Action game. It's good. It's a very good game. It has many degrees of difficult to choose from before you start and within each of those difficulties, the game get's harder as you play. It progresses not only with plot. I would say it's great for anyone that wants that type of game, but it is very much a "M" Rated game. Not for kids at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Much more than expected

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    Segman
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    The New Order plays and runs well, though you'll encounter occasional texture pop-in and some poor audio mixing that frustratingly drowns out some well-acted voices. It's pretty, too, both in-game and during cutscenes, especially when you get a chance to marvel at some of its open vistas and cityscapes. Neo-Berlin is frighteningly beautiful in its order and grandeur, yet quainter, picturesque moments can also be found out in the wilderness, for instance when Blazcowicz escapes from a hospital in Poland early in the campaign and gets his first look at the blue sky in 14 years. (IGN.com)

    I would recommend this to a friend