Wolfenstein NOT a WWII Shooter

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Many gamers understandably have had their fill of WWII shooters, thanks largely to market-oversaturation (Here’s looking at you, Treyarch!). In light of that, Wolfenstein creative director Eric Biessman wants everyone to know that it is not – despite all appearances – a WWII shooter. I am not, despite all appearances, an alcoholic.

“There’s a lot to be excited about in Wolfenstein! The core gameplay of Wolfenstein is based on fast-action, visceral combat and heavy-duty firepower. Looking deeper at the game, you see that it’s set in a very compelling universe. While the game is set in WWII, it’s not a WWII game – that’s like saying the Indiana Jones movies are WWII movies”

With promises of occult dealings, dark science and over-the-top beam weapons, the new take on Wolfenstein may indeed be something to get excited about.

Source : VG247

Last Updated: April 7, 2009

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • never really liked this franchise… kinda lame

    • Declan1997

      All a matter of opinion. Wolfenstein is responsible for the very existence of a game genre and all the games that formed within that genre afterwards. It’s not just a game, it’s an invention. I don’t like call of duty, but I got a good reason for it, would you really wanna play a repetitive and boring game? That has no innovation or even a point to it? Didn’t think so!

  • it’s also one of the oldest, Wolfenstein was one of the pinnacle games of our times that set the pave for FPS genre games, secret passage ways, HUGE bosses, and creepy sounds.

    still brings back lot’s of child hood memories so for me not so lame

    • Declan1997

      I agree with this!

  • It may be a little lame but lame isn’t always bad… it was hugely entertaining in it’s day at least

    • Declan1997

      Not lame at all. Clearly some people have never experienced the game truly before or just judge it and play other games that are actually more repetitive and boring.

  • I still give the old ones a spin now-and-then for
    sh*ts and giggles. The new ones don’t really do
    anything for me though.

    • Declan1997

      Good memories always come rushing back from re-experiencing nostalgic paths and routes. I always reboot up RTCW and even Half-Life for good times sake!

      I would say the new ones are not that bad, however, I’m ashamed that even for the New Order, there wasn’t as many guns in it as I would’ve hoped for. I know there was 6, right a whooping load of guns, but I mean in RTCW, there was, as I recall between 9-10 weapons and even high energy and experimental weapons.

  • Declan1997

    Wolfenstein is a hard game to describe. It has its own way of telling a story. At first, it was World War 2 and the main dealings of the war crimes of the Nazi’s and then in 2001, we were introduced to a new supernatural and horror-themed game that explored the Nazi’s war crimes but described the results in entirely new ways in the forms that the Nazi’s had a secret, a top researcher doctor/scientist (Deathshead) who formed machines made of human flesh, biochemical engineering and the fusing of metals in the form of the ÜberSoldats, Kampfund etc etc. which was continued in 2008/9’s Wolfenstein game. The series took a new turn with an almost sci-fi approach in Wolfenstein: The New Order, showing again the war crimes of the Nazi’s and Deathshead’s insane creations of flesh in machines. Wolfenstein may be a very old franchise going all the way back to 81, it may have created a new type of game, the first-person shooter but I’d go as far as to say Wolfenstein is one of the very few franchises in gaming that strives to innovate with every new iteration.

  • Declan1997

    Wolfenstein is a hard game to describe. It has its own way of telling a story. At first, it was World War 2 and the main dealings of the war crimes of the Nazi’s and then in 2001, we were introduced to a new supernatural and horror-themed game that explored the Nazi’s war crimes but described the results in entirely new ways in the forms that the Nazi’s had a secret, a top researcher doctor/scientist (Deathshead) who formed machines made of human flesh, biochemical engineering and the fusing of metals in the form of the ÜberSoldats, Kampfund etc etc. which was continued in 2008/9’s Wolfenstein game. The series took a new turn with an almost sci-fi approach in Wolfenstein: The New Order, showing again the war crimes of the Nazi’s and Deathshead’s insane creations of flesh in machines. Wolfenstein may be a very old franchise going all the way back to 81, it may have created a new type

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