|Grace's opening line. Easily the best character.|
The plot of Wolfenstein 2 centres in an alternate history, a "what if" where the Nazis won WW2 and now rule America (the "American Territories") with an iron, fascist fist. People of colour, jews, LGTBQ members, are of course either killed or corralled. The country itself is forced to learn German, and everything must be German made. And most people, tragically, go along with it with limited resistance... All except your group, of course.
|Anya doesn't screw around.|
|They know EXACTLY what they're saying|
|More than a few times, you're tasked with killing a commander |
before he alerts the base
But of course, if (and when) you ARE spotted, you can fight through it. Now I admit, FPS games aren't exactly my bread and butter... but isn't "have a button to snap to cover" kind of like, FPS 101 at this point? But instead, the game has a "lean" button; hold down alt and press any direction so you can lean up or left to shoot. Trust me when I say, it works at best half the time. I, personally, never bothered to use it.
That's middling important at best when you consider how many enemies you can cheese. Dogs rarely work as they're supposed to (supposed to run up and bite you, but they tend to just run into you and do nothing), and most big robot enemies you can just sit in a room and shoot at while they stare because apparently the programmers didn't account for "why would I go outside".
And yet, honestly? I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I don't know if the game is worth 90 dollars Canadian (it definitely isn't), especially for its relatively short like 12 hour~ plot, but is it still a fun game? Yes.
Personally, I'm going to give it a 6/10. If this game had no message, if it was just another shooter? It'd be below 5 easily. And they knew that going in, so I respect that.
Play Wolfenstein 2 (or watch it). Just don't expect it to be the best game ever - treat it more like an interactive movie.
And for god sake, the DLC better be letting me play as Anya.