Now Playing: Wolfenstein – The Old Blood (2015)

What is there to say about Wolfenstein? It’s, as always, a simple and straightforward game about shooting Nazis and stabbing the crap out of their evil dogs.

 

The Old Blood is basically just more of the same, just with some zombies thrown in later on. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of that. It’s a prequel to the recent Wolfenstein – The New Order and has a pretty decent amount of content for a budget priced DLC game.

 

It’s not quite as long as New Order and doesn’t have as many flashy setpieces, but it has enough new content to feel like an actual new game instead of just feeling like an often typical DLC full of rehashed levels. There are 8 chapters (actually 9, with the prologue chapter) to fight through using your choice of stealth and/or just rushing in and blasting away.

 

There is also a supernatural element in the game again, which was nowhere to be seen in New Order. Though this is limited to a few levels of zombies and a final boss monster.

 

There are also secret full OG Wolfenstein 3D levels hidden away in every chapter. These made for a nice bit of nostalgia, and also a healthy dose of dizziness and nausea. I don’t know what it is about these old pre-Doom first person shooters, but I just can’t play them for very long anymore without feeling physically ill. Oh well.

 

Fun game though overall and well worth the low price, though it would have been nice to have been able to get it on a disc instead of it being a digital-only 37gb download. Even more so now that they just released a disc version 2 months later. Again, oh well. I still give it 4 stereotypical Aryans with implied sexual relationships with their cyberdogs out of 5.

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