Reviews by Foolwolf

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Wolfenstein, fun to play, scary to imagine

Foolwolf | May 28, 2014 | Review of Wolfenstein: The New Order

First of all, Wolfenstein and reality are not in synch. OK? Good. It takes place in the final hours of WW2, but here the Nazi's are winning - and winning good. They have unlocked new technology and are pressing the allies. A last attempt to kill Deathshead and end the Nazi war goes bonkers and you end up watching time fly by in an asylum.

You get up when the Nazi's comes to close the asylum down - and starts killing Nazi's at the same time you realize they won. Everything. The atomic race, the WW2 - world domination. They are everywhere and in control. What happens then is a fast paced or slow paced or most likely a mix of the two game mixing some stealth and take down strategy with intense gun-play in the very best FPS game for a long time for PC. The game handles story, alternatives and oppression while making you the hero of a B-movie at the same time. Not everyone will like that - but you are the the sole reason the resistance really gets somewhere. The game plays well, the FPS mechanics are really nice and responsive. Hit locations and weapon perks and recoil, aim etc are very satisfying, the knife however - is your greatest weapon. Throwing or stabbing - preferably stealthy take downs are 'insta' kills on most enemies except the heaviest armoured ones. The map design is a bit limited being a single player FPS, but have a pleasant mix of stealthy tactics and gun-ho tactics in mind on most levels. Some levels and some super-boss battles are tricky - but you get a lot of help from your map and journal and tactical feedback in some locations from your group of resistance.

All in all, I warmly recommend Wolfenstein. It is fun to play, but in the same time it gives a scaring vision on "what if". I don't believe in the robo dogs, mecha-monsters and super-soldiers - but the scary stuff is that people let it happen out of fear and the mindset behind it all. It all comes to vision in this great title.

The game have a few faults though - the graphics has texture problems, same as RAGE (it is the same engine and the same problems...) Also I got stuck plenty of times for no apparent reason in some of the later maps and had to restart from a checkpoint. (Checkpoints are fairly well placed and not such an annoyance as in many other games). It gets a high score even though these problems since this game more or less took all gaming time for the last evenings and I had to play it from beginning to end.

78

Battlefield 4 - it IS a good shooter

Foolwolf | Feb. 20, 2014 | Review of Battlefield 4 (EU)

Say what you want, but even though the release was plagued with problems, there still exists a lot of bugs and optimisation to be done: Battlefield 4 is still a pretty fun game to play. Few shooters make the large Battlefield become so vibrant, so fun and so versatile. At first I found the maps to be too different, not good enough, but when the latest map-pack came with teh old BF3 maps, it put in perspective just how well the maps are made overall. There is always something for everyone. The roles functions well, the kits and out-loads work better in this version. More is cosmetic and only a few things are really “Great” updates to guns and classes that you can’t live without. It takes a few hours of playing before you have unlocked things to make your game-play really enjoyable. When it comes to the game itself, it has been tweaked and though it may not yet be perfect, the game offers plenty of memorable scenarios and fun to be had. Given, the game is at its best when you get on a server with decent people and when you get in a team of players that strive to work together. The new maps, the new ways to play are all OK, it seems that a few maps have become the norm and conquest is the most easily game-play-mode to find a server for, as with BF3. Still, I miss some RUSH servers. :) If you liked BF3, I think that it is safe to say you will like this one. It is similar and looks pretty close, but with enough changes to make you want to get in and unlock more challenges and get some action! Being that the game still is IMHO in need of optimization and bug hunting - the rating is a bit lower then if it had worked great.

72

Cool idea, fun gameplay, weird story

Foolwolf | Feb. 5, 2014 | Review of Tomb Raider

Well, the game is a decent one, fun to explore and solve puzzles. The problem is the hefty QTE that happens now and then and sometimes they make sense in how to time attacks, or dodging but other time you have to use attack button and action button in wrong order etc.

The story being the reboot of a young more vulnerable Lara is ok for the opening, then we should really call Dexter to cleanse the island - everyone is a mass-murderer - including Lara. The gun play is the weakest part of the game. The one with the bow, hunting and upgrading is cool, makes sense but after a short while you get enough perks to run around and play Rambo. The feeling of scraping by to survive gets lost and we more into an episode of survivors with guns...

Still, the exploring and some maps are wellmade and while the story and gameplay clashes, it is a nice over all game.