|General Info :
Publisher : Activision
Developer : Gray Matter
Genre : First Person Shooter
Overall Score : 92.5%
|Score Overview :
Concept : 8
Graphics : 9.5
Gameplay : 9
Sound : 10
|The grandaddy of first person shooters has returned, and it took no less than 3 companies to make it happen. Let’s see what the combined forces of ID Software, Gray Matter and Nerve have cooked up for us.
The first thing you notice when you’ve installed the game is that there are 2 icons on your desktop; one for single and one for multiplayer.
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so I clicked that icon after which I got to see a nice intro which didn’t seem to make any sense at all. I was ready to kick some German ass.
During the game, the storyline unfolds (duh!) but it doesn’t make much sense at all. You start off as Agent Blazkowicz (couldn’t they just name you John Smith or something ?) escaping from Castle Wolfenstein and when escaped you need to go back to kick some German butt. During the game you’ll encounter Germans, monsters, witches, etc…
Let’s see what more lays in the story : nothing. You run around, killing smart and even smarter Germans (the aim of the Germans is so good that you would wonder how they could ever loose the war) until you get to the end of the level where some monster awaits you.
So is Return to Castle Wolfenstein a boring “seen-it-all-before” first person shooter ? Not at all !
When you’ve finished single player, the natural impulse is to go to the multiplayer part and that’s where the work from Nerve comes in. They’ve looked around very carefully to check out which types of multiplayer are popular and have tried to cook up a combination of the best elements around making that teamplay is the number 1 issue here.
Also, when taking sides, you choose which type of character you have and depending on that choice you’ll have certain weapons. This increases the necessity of teamplay since a medic can for instance heal wounded soldiers so that you don’t have to wait until reinforcements come, saving you time which might be just that edge what you need.
Counter-strike will probably remain the most popular online shooter, but the only advantage it now has is the low system specs. Wolfenstein has great teamplay, great graphics and good atmosphere. If your computer can take it, there’s no reason why not to play it (if you’re into teamplay multiplayer of course).