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POSTED 4/11/17


WOLFENSTEIN II: THE NEW COLOSSUS

MachineGames/Bethesda



When it comes to Nazis, we take the Blues Brothers’ approach – we hate them.

Our hatred isn’t limited to the Illinois variety, however, as we’re equal opportunity despisers – we loathe the whole fucking lot of them.

Now that we’ve likely signed our death warrant, we’ll quickly jot out our thoughts on the latest reinvention of FPS originator (or one of them), Wolfenstein. The New Order offered a fine time, The Old Blood had us seeing red in all the right ways and this one? It’s just as great.

After a spot of reminiscing – which, naturally, doubles as an introduction to where we’re at if players missed TNO – it doesn’t take long to get into the action with BJ Blazkowicz, wheelchair style. It also doesn’t take long for challenge to enter the fray, with mini-boss super-soldiers even providing decent challenge on slower skill levels. Either that or we totally suck at FPS games, which is highly likely.
 
In case you’re wondering, the 1960s still sees the world controlled by the Nazis, and it’s up to BJ (aka you) as a Resistance member to recruit your arse off in hopes of finally bringing down the bastard regime and restoring liberty, starting with the good ol’ U S of A. Yes, it’s all in the name of liberty... and the story hinges around a binary choice that you make at the commencement of hostilities. It also has the odd echo of scarily current real-life events, but we’ll likely get ourselves into even more shit if we continue to go there.

You’ll roll, run, jump, swim, and utilise everything from melee skills through to single or dual wielding an increasingly powerful arsenal of customisable weaponry. Sweet! You can go for stealth, but where’s the fun in that?

As well as spreading butter smooth gameplay, Wolfy II doesn’t skimp on the dressing. Camper than a dib-dib-dib-dob-dob-dob revolution at times, it somehow melds borderline silliness with WTF? moments and high drama and pulls it off – looking an absolute treat all the while. There are also a few cool bonus bits that we won’t spoil.

Do you see the light?

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