I know that I am late on Wolfenstein: The New Order but I didn’t buy it because I never pay $60 and it went on sale on Steam last weekend for $15 and… drumroll… this is my first every game “review”.
Firstly; Wolfenstein: The New Order plays on reasonably meager graphics cards, on medium settings at 1080p, my three year old AMD Radeon HD 6770 plays the game at 35-40 FPS, albeit the rest of my specs are pretty high, AMD FX 8350, 32GB DDR3-1866 and 2x120GB SATA 3 SSD’s plus 500GB 7200rpm HDD.
The game itself kinda feels like playing a character in a movie, not because you can’t tell the difference between a movie and game graphics, but because of the interspersed real time rendered cut scenes, which gives added depth to the characters. I also really like the animations when climbing ladders, sliding under stuff and pressing buttons, pulling levels etc, it actually feels like you are using the on screen items.
I don’t want to go too much into the plot line of Wolfenstein: The New Order, but there is aerial dogfight, prison break, many big bad robots which you can fight with dual wield weapons, a trip to the moon and blowing up a bridge. There is also a love interest for B.J. Blazkowicz, lots of social interaction between the resistance members and it has a surprising ending to the story line after you dispose of “Deathshead”.
So overall, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a great reboot of the Wolfenstein series with the alternative timeline of the Nazi’s winning the war. Graphically, it’s very nice even at medium settings, I attempted to use high settings and it ran at 15 – 18 FPS, which is hardly surprising with my graphics card being three generations behind the latest offerings. Sound is amazing, from the gun and environment effects to the film like score to accompany the action onscreen, I’d definitely recommend using some “hi-fi” headphones to enhance the overall experience. It’s definitely worth my $15 investment in the game!