Wolfenstein The New Order Review

Wolfenstein The New Order Poster

Wolfenstein Reborn

Wolfenstein: The New Order is a retelling of the original video game using modern game technology.  We’re no strangers to the Wolfenstein franchise, as we interviewed id Software’s Peter Sokal right here.

When I was ten years old I went to California for the first time to visit family.  Before that time, I had never laid eyes on a computer.  1993 was my first experience with a world I would soon fall in love with.  3D gaming.  And that first game, the first game I ever played on a computer, the first game I ever played in 3D, was Wolfenstein.

When I finally got a computer of my own five years later, that was the first game I bought and played.  And I played it dozens of times.  That game was a turning point for me.  A moment when I realized there was more to the world that farms and 4×4 trucks.  I’ve been a geek ever since.

So when I heard that they were releasing yet another Wolfenstein game for the PC, I got very excited.  I don’t do war games.  They tend to bore me.  Shooting other humans doesn’t give me much of a thrill, even if bombs are dropping everywhere.  But mix in a little sci-fi and supernatural with that war scenario, and I’m all over it.  So I got the game.  I played the game.  And here’s what I played it on:

  • AMD FX-4170 4.2Ghz (Cooled with a Kraken X-40 watercooler)
  • 8GB Corsair DDR3 1600Mhz
  • EVGA GTX 750 TI, 2GB DDR5
  • 320GB Western Digital Caviar SATA HDD

I Need to Go For a Piss

First off, I’d like to point out how huge this game is.  The installed size on my hard drive is just over 43 Gigabytes.  That’s fairly monstrous for a PC game.  But when you factor in the advanced textures and the large amount of uncompressed audio used in this game, which we’ll talk about later, then it all starts to make sense.  So let’s get started.