Wolfenstein The New Order User Reviews by Gamers
Set in an alternate version of the 1960s, players take on the role of war hero B.J. Blazkowicz. After awakening from a 14-year coma he discovers that the Nazi’s, armed with a mysterious advanced technology, have won World War II, and now rule the world with an iron fist. With the help of a small group of resistance fighters, players trek across Europe on a personal mission to bring down the Nazi war machine that has conquered Earth – and beyond.
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Wolfenstein: The New Order is both a continuation (as it takes place after all previous installments) and a reboot of the series (as it features new situations, settings, and story within an alternate timeline).
The teaser trailer features Jimi Hendrix's version of "All Along the Watchtower", which fits as this game takes place in an alternate version of the 1960's.
Unlike previous installments, The New Order gets rid of all paranormal elements and leans more to retro-futuristic themes and ancient super technology. Although Wolfenstein the Old blood will feature paranormal elements.
The alarm system makes a comeback in The New Order, rather than fail the mission should B.J. triggered it, this only make the mission harder as backup will arrive.
German characters, especially the Nazis, now speak in German rather than English with German accent. Subtitles are available for those who do not speak German.
Blazkowicz is older, featuring light-brown hair, which draws a reference to his classic look. His age is 49, which would make Blazkowicz 35 years old when he was incarcerated during in the World War 2 event in 1946.
The ammunition system is slightly different from previous games, also most weapons can be duel-wielded.
Blazkowicz now speaks in first person and in cut-scenes, in previous games he was mostly silent.Quotes
[William 'B.J' Blazkowicz] While I was gone, they set the world on fire. It wasn't a war anymore; it was a remaking. Some losses are inevitable. Some... unthinkable. Now they've built a new world. Armies of steel and thunder. They're rewriting history. But they forgot about me.
[William 'B.J' Blazkowicz] It's the break of dawn: July 16, 1946. Everything's gone to shit. The Nazi War machine is advancing at an astonishing rate. We can't catch up, our tactics are failing, outclassed and outgunned, and no-one knows why. People are getting desperate. Not me, I'm here to see an old friend and settle a score.
[Wilhelm 'Deathshead' Strasse] I am a liberator! No longer must we serve the filthy parasite. No longer need we gaze upon his waddling gait polluting the purity of our bloodline. No longer will we tolerate his primitive brain and violent impulses. Oh, terrorists. Do you not see that my cause is just? Do you not see that there is no place for you in this world?Easter Eggs
Wolfenstein: The New Order includes nostalgic Easter Eggs carrying the player back to the first days of 3D first-person gaming.
At the beginning of Chapter 5, BJ is brought to a safe house for the resistance against the Nazis. This house is filled with all kinds of great little secrets and bits of knowledge, but one easter egg rules over them all. On the top floor of the house is a cot with a poster of the 1992 game, Wolfenstein 3D, hanging over it. If the player chooses to enter the 'Nightmare', they will be transported into a dream -- the first level of Wolfenstein 3D, retro graphics and all.
The level maintains many of Wolfenstein: The New Order's mechanics, such as lean, an active HUD, and regenerating health, but is otherwise identical to Wolfenstein 3D. The players will only have access to a Pistol at the beginning, but can find an Assault Rifle in a secret room.
Like the original map, this secret level contains many hidden rooms, as well as dozens of Nazis ripe for the killing.