Finished my playthrough of Wolfenstein: The New Order. What a ride. Crazy encounters, memorable characters, and a strangely touching story. A little unexpected for the franchise.
The mechanics of the game were pretty solid. All the weapons were a lot of fun, and because ammo wasn’t always plentiful to needed to swap around to different ones. And, you really wanted to, since different weapons were better against certain enemies, so you got to use all of them depending on the situation.
The story was pretty solid, actually. Some of the gore and creepy stuff I could have done without, but I guess it fit into the story. The alternate-history stuff, and all the characters really drew you in and made you want to find out what happened next. Fun to watch things unfold.
Some parts of the game were a little frustrating. The checkpoint system sometimes worked a little against an enjoyable experience. The checkpoints can be spaced out a little too far apart, making you have to replay quite a bit if you die just before the next checkpoint. A particular bridge section took me nine or ten tries to complete, and I had to replay the entire thing every time because I couldn’t get the hang of the very end. Kind of frustrating.
All in all a lot of fun. Definitely worth picking up.