Wolfenstein 2: The New Collosus Review
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus was perhaps my most anticipated game of 2017. From the moment, it was announced I was hyped to return to Nazi killing in a bent world where the Nazi’s had won World War 2 and the resistance to their oppression is an epic game series. Wolfenstein: The New Order was an incredible reintroduction into a storied franchise, and followed up by Wolfenstein: The Old Blood a standalone prequel DLC just continued to push my love for the franchise.
Much like the first game this is a fun romp of gameplay through the Nazi world that the characters live in. This time we move to America, as they attempt to embolden the American fighting spirit and push the fight to the Nazi. From your home base on the U Boat Evas Hammer you hit up various parts of the United States, from New York, To New Orleans, to Roswell New Mexico fighting and dying your way through the Third Reich.
From an interesting scene with Hitler himself, to the ever-present nature of Nazi Commander Frau Engel the game is a masterpiece in story-telling. The pacing is fun, and the game continues from the previous two in the current series with an impressive story. While slightly shorter than I would normally like, it packs a punch and really leaves you wanting to see the finale of the rumored trilogy.
Some of the best parts of the game from well-timed musical interludes in the sound mixing, and a general feel of awesomeness in the sound in the game. From the authentic German to the various impressive songs used. Further the animation of the game is some of my favorite, with nicely done gore and for the most part an art style that is fun to look at. The game is also not overly graphic and does a lot of the gore and violence in an almost too big to take seriously way.
As for the downsides, the only thing I continue to harp on for this series is the fact that honestly it is to0 hard. I’m not great at this type of first person game with lots of shooting and behind cover, but that is just the type of gamer I am. That adds to the feel of the game for a lot of people. There is also one-story element that honestly makes me question the actual flow of the game. It had me thinking that while I love the story I almost for a second got caught up in an unrealistic plot point. I did later realize that I still loved the game, and in the world of Wolfenstein almost nothing can really be taken that seriously so honestly in the end it does not matter.
The game is incredible, and is even better than the first game. More colorful, more impactful and now that you know the characters more you get to understand their stories even better. As such I am going to give this game my first ever perfect score. 10 out of 10.