VIDEO GAMES -- In 2014, Bethesda and MachineGames reintroduced Wolfenstein to a new generation with the release of ‘The New Order,’ a game considered to be one of the best first-person shooters (FPS) in the series since the original.
On Oct. 27, 2017, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, the sequel the hit 2014 game was released, and gamers should get excited to step back into the shoes of Capt. B.J. Blazkowicz.
New Colossus picks up right where New Order left off.
After defeating Gen. Deathshead at his compound and calling in a nuclear strike, Blazkowicz is left broken and on the verge of death before being rescued.
After falling in and out of consciousness, you awaken fully five months later, right as a Nazi attack on your U-boat compound is taking place.
To make things a little challenging, you’re confined to a wheelchair for the first little while.
Eventually you make it outside to see the game’s new big bad – a promoted Gen. Engel from New Order – has an airship that’s been tracking you and has taken some of your friends captive to call you out.
It’s in the next mission that you find a way to get back on your legs, and finally get back to the Wolfenstein type game you were introduced to in New Order.
The game can start slow for some people who prefer more action right off the bat. But despite what some people believe about the beginning missions, you’ll be picking up a gun almost immediately, and that’s a quicker jump into the action than most games released today.
The game combines fast-paced killing with Blazkowicz’ internal look at his humanity, and quirky humour that makes for a great story and engaging entry into a long iconic series.
New Colossus doesn’t just introduce new landscapes and characters, but also new side missions that you can undertake.
You can now go on assassination missions to kill high-ranking Nazi’s once you’re able to decode enigma cards that you pick up from the commanders – the one’s in control of the alarm – you take out along the way.
Another change is all weapon upgrades you want must now be found in the form of a universal upgrade kit.
Pay attention and explore as you make your way through each room, as there can be hidden upgrade kits sitting around for you to boost your arsenal.
Word of wisdom: it’s highly beneficial to start by putting a silencer on your pistol so you can stealth kill you way through some areas without setting off the alarms.
In all the game is definitely one of the better FPS games released this year, although there hasn’t been much competition – only Bethesda’s Prey can hold up against Wolfenstein, while Flying Wild Hog’s Shadow Warrior 2 was a truly pathetic excuse to the video game world.
If you’re looking for a game that allows you to shoot, run, and take back America, then Wolfenstein: The New Colossus is definitely something you should consider playing.