Wolfenstein: The New Order is an FPS set in an alternate timeline. You play as William J. Blazkowicz, trying to take back Earth from the Nazis.
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Pro Rewarding exploration
In most modern shooters you just rush through very linear set pieces, shooting waves upon waves of enemies. Wolfenstein: The New Order rewards you for taking time on exploring a level. You can find many collectibles, secrets, and even hidden paths, giving you easier/safer methods of clearing a level.
Pro Solid gameplay
Even though the gameplay doesn't innovate, it's really solid. The controls are sharp, the guns feel great, and the stealth sections give it a refreshing amount of variation. All of this will keep you wanting to play a little more, providing your hours of entertainment.
Pro Well written and acted characters
While the overarching storyline isn't anything noteworthy, the characters in it stand out. This is achieved through great voice acting and surprisingly well-written lines. You'll actually enjoy listening to the characters talk, cracking jokes, and contemplating moral dilemmas, causing you to want to learn more about them. This is especially the case with the main character. You'll empathize with his situation and motivations, making you feel a deeper connection than with most modern FPS protagonists.
Con Dynamic resolution might feel distracting
When there's a lot of on-screen action the resolution will get scaled down to keep the gameplay running at 60 frames per second. This doesn't happen too often, but it might feel a little distracting since it feels like your vision is going blurry.
Con Dual wield feels out of place
Using two guns at the same time, while a cool concept does not feel fully fleshed out in this title. It is often cumbersome and does not wield great results in firefights, which asks the question of why it was included.