GamePlanet’s Wolfenstein Review: A Raucous Good Read

Yup, a game that'll have you grinning and laughing like a loon.

Yup, a game that’ll have you grinning and laughing like a loon.

Admit it: You didn’t expect¬†Wolfenstein: The New Order to do well in terms of review scores.

Coming off a substandard production some years back and offering no multiplayer (a cardinal sin in the world of shooters these days), it was doomed to mediocrity, right?

Wrong. While it’s not exactly scoring off the charts, this blast-happy production from MachineGames has earned plenty of praise from critics worldwide. And speaking of worldwide, our latest honored review goes to Gameplanet, a 100 percent independently owned site that faithfully serves Australia and New Zealand.

Critic Matt Maguire writes up a great review because clearly, the analysis comes from a knowledgeable individual who understands the importance of an entertaining style. That’s especially necessary when typing up a review for a game like¬†The New Order!

If you've got an itchy trigger finger and you still love shooter campaigns, this is for you!

If you’ve got an itchy trigger finger and you still love shooter campaigns, this is for you!

Why We Like It:

— Above all else, the critic accepts and analyzes the goal of the developers. It’s not supposed to be revolutionary or groundbreaking. It’s not really even supposed to have a brain in its ultra-visceral head, so don’t condemn it for not being “fresh and new.”

Descriptive, highly entertaining writing, which keeps us reading, paragraph to paragraph.

— Even though the reviewer obviously likes the game, he doesn’t let this enjoyment skew his judgment of the flaws. And reading about how bad the AI is made us laugh!

Great job, Matt!

Read Matt Maguire’s Wolfenstein: The New Order Review Now

4 thoughts on “GamePlanet’s Wolfenstein Review: A Raucous Good Read”

I might actually have to give this one a try.

My problem is that it’s still just a shooter. There’s nothing wrong with a tried-and-true formula and I’m sure it’s fun for people who enjoy the genre, but we shouldn’t pretend it’s something special, either.

I don’t think the critics are saying Wolfenstein is “something special.” They’re just saying it’s fun.

Yes, but I don’t think a game that’s just fun deserves 8.5s and 9s. I think a game needs to do more than that to score so high.

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