Abomination of desolation!
Wolfenstein was developed by Raven Software and published by Activision.
This is a good game, and it is a proof of how much guys at Raven are creative.
I believe the whole game can be summed up with one simple nickname I have made for it. Hexenstein.
Like Hexen this is an FPS with a hub system, meaning the game is not entirely linear. Plus there are dozens of secrets scattered through out the levels, including something from a Raven's game Heretic. The Tome Of Power. This is a really neat homage to Heretic! You will use the tomes not to enchant your weapons this time, but to upgrade your magic abilities.
The enemy AI is really awesome, they will use everything they can against you and it really works! It's not just a gimmick, you'll die a lot! Like in Hexen enemies do repopulate.
Then there are things which I didn't liked, like regenerating health and boss fights. But really, when did the Wolfenstein series had good boss fights? And then there's head bobbing which is annoying too.
I also didn't liked the game's save system, it's not traditional in any way and if more than one player uses the same PC for single player there will be trouble. Also there's a complete lack of the knife.
But it's a really good entry in the series and I feel like Raven Software did a good job.
As a big fan of Hexen I have wondered how it would look if it was done today, and this is the answer.
While it's a excellent game. The PC port didn't left a nice taste in my mouth. First thing's the options menu. You lack any option to map keys, set graphic detail and all those nice sliders!
To edit controls you have to edit the config file, which isn't hard at all but still a menu would have been nice...
Then there are quick time events, which I never really liked. Even when I played the game on Playstation 2!
But the game's good, if you look for the options and start to cry then you are a complete idiot. There's a config file.
In the ocean of CoD wannabe shooters Painkiller HD stands out, it's Painkiller with some new content.
The name is creative (Hell & Damnation = HD) and the fact that they emulated the whole game on another engine is quite impressive!
Now, why don't we have all levels from Battle Out Of Hell and standard game in one HD remix? Because you wanna release them as DLC, a bad idea to begin with. I hate DLCs!
Now tell me why in all of hell would you weaken my favorite weapon in the whole game, the Painkiller by half?! Not only is it weaker, but when I shoot the blade (primary + secondary fire) it is slower than it used to be! Why?!
There are no more Havok Physics, no more glitching for me.
But overall this is a good and impressive remake! The highlights are the new graphics, multiplayer (co-op), some new tunes and a new story that is suggesting a sequel.
And Daniel now sounds like Duke Nukem (which I thought was awesome), and what happened to Eve?
Since now the game is on Unreal engine, a modding support would be beyond great! Make it happen guys, please!
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