Looks like I don’t have the privileges to post pictures. Don’t know what’s up with that issue. Thanks to Spinalfailed for gifting me this game for my birthday a couple of years ago (maybe it was Wolfenstein: The New Order which will be next). Anyways here’s my thoughts on Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.
It’s a fairly short game which I knew going into it because it’s suppose to be a prequel to The New Order (correct?). Howlongtobeat.com said it was averaging 6 hours to complete. I completed it in 6:30 because I did some scavenging and couldn’t figure out to kill the final boss. Once I got to the final boss, I actually didn’t realize this was it. I guess my sense of gameplay time was off but it did make sense for the story and plot.
The gameplay itself was nice. I’ve never played a Wolfenstein game. It was actually nice to play a Bethesda game that wasn’t open world RPG. I find myself never completing those games even though I love them. I’m still working on Skyrim and Fallout 4 which I have over 160 hours combined plus still working on Witcher 3. I don’t know if I’ll ever complete them. Maybe Fallout 4. In Old Blood, there is a decent amount of sneaking around even though you are loaded to the gills with guns. On some levels, you have to take out the generals so they don’t sound the alarm. I only did it a couple of times because it was taking too much time. It was easier sometimes to run and gun. But that also meant I died and couple of times getting surrounded by reinforcements. There were a couple miniboss endings to levels that I honestly don’t know how I survived. The heavies can really lay a whooping on you.
The story/plot was interesting. I just wish they did more with it. At the same time, there are those games or even movies that just drag out the story line when you can cut it in half. I think this was a good story and game for those that want to have a decent story and have the satisfaction of completing a game. I think that’s why I like Tomb Raider and Max Payne 3. Stories were good and they were under 15 hours for completion. I think that’s why I stop playing open world RPGs because there’s too much to do and no sense of when I’ll complete it. I think the best games I’ve found for story plus open world are the Far Cry series. I loved Far Cry 3 and 4. But anyways, I’m diverging.
I think this is a really well done game by MachineGames and Bethesda. The environments, story and gameplay were perfect. There are some challenges you can do which are not part of the campaign. They are all set in certain levels of the game. I may try them at some point so there’s some extra gameplay in it. There are also difficulty settings and campaign challenges that I haven’t completed so for those who have to get every Steam reward, there’s more. Overall, I highly recommend the game. Now to install Wolfenstein: The New Order.