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E3 2013: Wolfenstein: The New Order Hands-On Impressions
Posted on June 18, 2013 by Mike Villela

Usually at least a week before E3 developers and publishers release a list of games that will be shown off during the expo, and Wolfenstein:  The New Order was one of the three games shown at the Bethesda booth. When it was announced, the new Wolfenstein took a few by surprise, even more so when the development of the game would be done Machine Games and not ID Software.

The rep on hand gave me a quick rundown of the game’s setting. During the height of WWII, the Nazis discovered a mysterious technology that allowed them to beat the allies to the atomic bomb. Once they unleashed their WMD on New York City, they easily conquered the rest of Europe and lead an attack on the U.S. Series hero William “BJ” Blazkowicz was leading one final stand against the Nazis when something went horribly wrong and forced BJ into a 16-year coma. He wakes up in the 60’s and discovers that the Nazis have taken over the world and changed history in their favor. Refusing this outcome, BJ will once again stand up against the Nazis and defeat them once and for all

The demo that was being shown took place in Nazi occupied England. BJ has teamed up with the local resistance on a mission to blow up a Nazi landmark/radio installation. Once this is destroyed, this would allow the resistance to carry out a bombing run without alerting guards. As he is being dropped off, BJ’s ride creates a distraction and rams his car, which was filled with explosives, into the front entrance of the complex. From that point I was let loose to kill Nazi scum.

However, Wolfenstein: The New Order isn’t as straight forward like previous games, the rep informed me. He stated that New Order has elements of action/adventure games and that there are more than one way to get through sections, such as tricking the mech guard dog into getting stuck so that you could kill it from behind rather than taking it head on.

As I made my way into the complex, I was greeted by two enemies: regular Nazis and mecha Nazis. So right away I took cover to try to figure out how to take them out. This is where the lean function came in handy. Instead of crouching and un-crouching behind cover, I could just stay behind cover as I press LB and lean just enough to get a couple of shots out. Being that these are Nazis and they know how to blitz, I had no other options other than to dual-wield assault rifles and mow them down without dying. And not just rifles, in New Order there are all sorts of weapons that can be used to fight back. They range from futuristic takes of vintage rifles and shotguns to actual futuristic weapons such as plasma cutters, plasma machine guns and different explosives that make a nice boom.

After clearing out the main lobby, it was time to head to the next section of the complex: a monument to the Nazis making their first moon landing that is wrapped inside a winding staircase. This is where the demo ended for me on account that a new enemy, a flying drone and even more Nazis and mecha Nazis rushed down on me. That and I was nearing the end of my time limit for the demo.

As I took everything in, the attention to graphical detail, the effort in the story and the large amount of weapons at my disposal, I really enjoyed my time with the game. I love how Machine Games is creating a deeper story for Wolfenstein rather than the usual occult theme or having no story at all. There’s easily much more to New Order than just killing Nazis and I can’t wait till the release of the game. I want to learn more about this alternate world and how the Nazi achieved this so that I can blow it all to hell.

Mike Villela - Staff Writer mikev (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

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