Yep! I'm really enjoying it. Surprisingly effective stealth options a lot of the time, and the story is actually quite interesting, with unusually well-drawn characters. As a Scot, I was somewhat taken aback that the 'foreign-language only' subtitles option also includes subtitles for the game's English-speaking Scottish character...
― bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 21 May 2014 08:36 (seven years ago) link
― goole, Wednesday, 21 May 2014 15:59 (seven years ago) link
not playing it but what i've seen seems cutscene-heavy
― am0n, Wednesday, 21 May 2014 16:34 (seven years ago) link
I played the new one a bunch the other day. Not terribly cutscene heavy (they aren't very long anyways) and incredibly fun! Good combat! I didn't get very far, snuck into the first castle, but the set pieces were all pretty impressive!
I haven't played a Wolfenstein since 3D but this was lots of fun. You can do stealth if you want but you can also blast your way through like Rambo.
― ▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 27 May 2014 19:47 (seven years ago) link
played the an hour or so of the newest wolfenstein but it just seems like dumb shmup stuff, all combat no room to do anything else. not awful but not that great, was expecting something more stealthlike and tense. this was the opening level/first castle thing though, does it change after this?
― NI, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 03:44 (seven years ago) link
someone posted a cutscene involving Jimi Hendrix that convinced me that I will play this ridiculous thing someday
― Nhex, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 04:07 (seven years ago) link
isnt the first level almost like a framing device in that everything after is very different
― anonanon, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 04:50 (seven years ago) link
ah great, i'll persist with it awhile in that case
― NI, Thursday, 3 July 2014 03:57 (seven years ago) link
The first level is a training level pretty much! Don't judge the game on that (although if you don't find it fun you might not find the rest of the game fun)
― antexit, Thursday, 3 July 2014 19:06 (seven years ago) link
I'm glad to read this. I had the same worry as, like NI, I've only played that first castle. I mean, it was fine, but if the game is 12 hours of that I'll be disappointed. I've been reassured (here and from a friend) that isn't the case, fortunately.
― CraigG, Friday, 11 July 2014 14:59 (seven years ago) link
i persevered with this (at time of posting above i was a mere minute away from finishing that first level) but it just isn't grabbing me. can't work out what separates meh games like this and watchdogs, from not conceptually dissimilar but incredible games like far cry 3 and sc: blacklist
― NI, Saturday, 12 July 2014 03:51 (seven years ago) link
― ♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Saturday, 12 July 2014 06:23 (seven years ago) link
all above got well-reviewed though, plenty of fans on here so it's maybe just me. guess i find wolfenstein just real dumb, bogstandard shootemup with a tacked-on stealth element. and watchdogs just has so much added crap it becomes exhausting to wade through to get to the 'fun'
― NI, Saturday, 12 July 2014 16:49 (seven years ago) link
I had more fun playing Wolfenstein than FC3, personally. I really felt everything that supposedly added "depth" just had this value-added feel that was really lame. I would have enjoyed the game EXACTLY as much if it was nothing but the base assaults, one after another.
I was disappointed in Wolfenstein that there wasn't a completely satisfactory BFG type gun. That seems like such a big part of old-school shooters, the one gun where you get it and it's OH SHIT IT'S ON NOW YOU FUCKERS
― antexit, Saturday, 12 July 2014 19:19 (seven years ago) link
a fully maxed-out LKW is pretty satisfactory
and man i like the first level more than most of them, only one where you get an SMG
― linda cardellini (zachlyon), Monday, 14 July 2014 19:51 (seven years ago) link
is this game an on-rails type ish or open world like other bethesda stuff
― ⓢⓗⓘⓣ (am0n), Monday, 14 July 2014 21:51 (seven years ago) link
very linear. they mix it up with a bit of 'walk around, talk to this guy, get this, do that' but its mostly hoops you jump through for the next gun fight. And the gun fights just aren't that fun, think that's what makes it a let down. like it has a whole perk system, but none of them seem to add anything fun either.
― bnw, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 15:56 (seven years ago) link
the neogaf fps snobs all love it tho
― linda cardellini (zachlyon), Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:54 (seven years ago) link
the lack of smg is a bit of a bummer I will admit. mitigated somewhat if you dual-wield the three-shot pistols and spam the triggers
― antexit, Thursday, 17 July 2014 17:49 (seven years ago) link
Is New Order worth $9 in the Flash sale? More importantly, is it worth 49 gigs on my rapidly filled PS4 hard drive?
― Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Friday, 27 November 2015 01:27 (six years ago) link
new order is genuinely fantastic - go for it!
― hand of jehuty and the blowfish (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 27 November 2015 07:44 (six years ago) link
Yes. Had a lot more fun w/ this than I did with most of the more hyped AAA shit that came out around that time.
― circa1916, Friday, 27 November 2015 07:52 (six years ago) link
co-sign! IT RULES!
― jamiesummerz, Monday, 30 November 2015 14:52 (six years ago) link
― Nhex, Sunday, 1 September 2019 15:06 (two years ago) link
After I pulled the plug on "Sekiro" I wanted to clear my mind with something a lot less taxing, so I picked "New Order." I've never played a single "Wolfenstein" game before, but this is pretty good ott exploitation escapism. Runs really well, and you can see it setting the stage for "Doom," which rules.
― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 October 2021 01:24 (three months ago) link