Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wolfenstein 2009


If you have grown up playing games then Wolfenstein is definitely one of the game that you will have played. This version of the game is set in world war II with the Nazis performing experiments on their prisoners and citizens of the town.

B.J. Blaskowitz an agent for the allies comes across a medallion that give him special abilities. Its kind of like the crysis suite. These abilities can be upgraded and used rather effectively along with an element from the good old days when we could carry many different weapons. Its a very uncommon feature in the games these days where realism is the focus.

The gameplay is rather engrossing inspite of it being fairly linear since you dont have much choice of where to go and sometime how to get there. You will however, have a lot of gun fights and the many weapons with tons of upgrade opportunities combined with the many abilities allow you to play the game in your own way giving it a slight personalization. Choose to be a silent sniper taking out your enemies from far away or charge in with a shield and take them all out real quick and loud.

There are pieces of gold and intelligence scattered through out the game. These are the key to getting upgrades for the weapons. Totems are pieces of ancient technology that are also scattered but always hidden in the wall behind a breakable plate. collect these to unlock upgrades for you abilities.

The game play time isnt too large but on completing the game you are given access to the cheats menu. The pumpkin head cheat adds a new element of fun to it almost making you want to play the game over just to see them pumpkins explode.

The physics and graphics of the game are kind of a let down but the game is still a lot of fun.
I give it a 7.5/10.

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