Wolfenstein: The New Order

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Wolfenstein: The New Order
The game's cover art. The text "wolfenstein" is in the centre, with the text "THE NEW ORDER" written underneath it, aligned to the left. Behind the text is an enemy robot, holding a gun in his hands.
Developer(s) MachineGames
Publisher(s) Bethesda Softworks
Director(s) Jerk Gustafsson
Jens Matthies
Designer(s) Jerk Gustaffson
Programmer(s) Markus Buretorp,
Jonas Mauritzsson
Artist(s) Kjell Emanuelsson,
Tor Frick,
Axel Torvenius
Writer(s) Jerk Gustafsson,
Tom Keegan,
Jens Matthies
Composer(s) Mick Gordon
Series Wolfenstein
Engine id Tech 5
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Release date(s) May 20, 2014
Genre(s) First-person shooter, action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Optical disc, download

Wolfenstein: The New Order is an action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks. It was released on May 20, 2014 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows. The game is the first main entry in the Wolfenstein series since 2009's Wolfenstein. Set in alternative history 1960s Europe in a world where the Nazis won the Second World War, the single-player story follows war veteran William "B.J." Blazkowicz and his efforts to stop the Nazis rule over the world.

The game is played from a first-person perspective and its levels are navigated on-foot. Players control Blazkowicz as he attempts to halt the Nazi operation and recover justice in the world. The story is arranged in chapters, which players complete in order to progress through the story. A morality choice in the prologue alters the game's entire storyline; some characters and small plot points are replaced across timelines. The game features a variety of weapons, most of which can be dual wielded. A cover system is also present.

Development began in 2010, soon after id Software gave MachineGames the rights for the franchise. The development team envisioned Wolfenstein: The New Order as a first-person action-adventure game, taking inspiration from previous games in the series and particularly focusing on the combat and adventure elements. The game's attempt to delve into character development of Blazkowicz is a break from series tradition—a choice from the developers to interest players in the story. They also aimed to portray him in a heroic fashion, as opposed to an antihero. Development duties were shared between many studios worldwide.

At release, Wolfenstein: The New Order received generally positive reviews, with praise particularly directed at the combat and the narrative of the game.

Gameplay[edit]

Wolfenstein: The New Order is an action-adventure shooter game played from a first-person perspective. To progress through the story, players take on enemies throughout levels.[1] The game utilizes a health system in which players' health is divided into separate sections that regenerate; if an entire section is lost, players must use a health pack to replenish the missing health.[2]

First-person view of the player character crouched behind a pillar, leaning to the right and firing his gun at enemies.
Players may take cover behind objects during firefights, using it as a tactical advantage and to avoid taking damage from enemies.

Players use melee attacks, firearms and explosives to fight enemies, and may run, jump and occasionally swim to navigate through the locations. Melee attacks can be used to silently take down enemies without being detected. Alternatively, players can ambush enemies, which will result in an intense firefight between the two parties.[3]

In combat, a cover system can be used as assistance against enemies. Players have the ability to lean around, over, and under cover, which can be used as a tactical advantage during shootouts and stealth levels.[4] Players have access to a weapon inventory, which can hold an unlimited number of weapons. With some of these weapons, players have the ability to dual wield, giving them an advantage over enemies by dealing twice as much damage.[3] Players can also customize weapons through the use of upgrades; for example, a rocket launcher can be attached to the side of an assault rifle, and a laser cannon can be transformed into a cutting tool.[5] The game gives players a wide variety of weapon options—they can be found on the ground, retrieved from dead enemies, or removed from their stationary position and carried around.[6] Weapon ammunition must be manually retrieved from the ground or from dead enemies.[7]

Plot[edit]

Three years after the events of Wolfenstein, the Nazis have developed advanced technologies, enabling them to turn the tide against the Allies. In July 1946, U.S. special forces operative Captain William "B.J." Blazkowicz (Brian Bloom), accompanied by pilot Fergus Reid (Gideon Emery) and Private Probst Wyatt III (A.J. Trauth), takes part in a massive Allied raid against a fortress and weapons laboratory run by his arch nemesis, General Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse (Dwight Schultz). The three are captured and brought to a human experimentation laboratory where Deathshead forces Blazkowicz to gruesomely kill Fergus or Wyatt before leaving Blazkowicz and the survivor to die in the laboratory's emergency incinerator.[8]

They escape the laboratory, but Blazkowicz suffers a critical head injury, rendering him unconscious. He is brought to a psychiatric asylum in Poland, where he remains in a vegetative state. He is cared for by the asylum's head nurse Anya Oliwa (Alicja Bachleda) and her parents, who run the facility. Blazkowicz watches as Anya's parents are regularly forced to hand patients over to Nazi authorities, who deem them Untermenschen for their disabilities. In 1960, fourteen years after Blazkowicz' admission, the Nazis order that the asylum is to be shut down, killing all the patients and executing Anya's family when they resist. Blazkowicz awakes from his vegetative state as he is about to be executed, killing the extermination squad and escaping the asylum with Anya.[9]

Blazkowicz and Anya drive to her grandparents' farm, where they inform him that the Nazis won the war by forcing the United States to surrender in 1948, and that the members of the ensuing Resistance were captured. Blazkowicz interrogates a captured officer from the asylum, learning that the top members of the Resistance are imprisoned in Berlin. Anya's grandparents smuggle her and Blazkowicz through a checkpoint in Stettin before they travel to Berlin. During the train ride, Blazkowicz and Anya begin an affair.[10] When they arrive, Anya helps Blazkowicz break into the prison, where he rescues the person he spared fourteen years prior (Fergus or Wyatt)[11] and finds that the Resistance movement is a revived Kreisau Circle led by Caroline Becker (Bonita Friedericy), who was left paralyzed due to her injuries at Isenstadt.[12]

The Resistance execute an attack on a Nazi research facility in London, bombing their base of operations, stealing secret documents and prototype stealth helicopters.[13] The documents reveal the Nazis are relying on reverse-engineered technology derived from an ancient organization known as Da'at Yichud, which created such inventions as energy weapons, computer AI's, and super concrete, explaining how the Nazi's technology was so advanced and how they created their cities so quickly; however, it is also revealed that someone is tampering with the super concrete's formula, making it susceptible to mold deterioration. Cross-referencing the timeline of the tamperings with a list of resistance fighters detained during those times, the Resistance find a match with Da'at Yichud member Set Roth (Mark Ivanir), who is imprisoned in a forced labor camp. [14] Blazkowicz agrees to go undercover inside the camp, eventually meeting Set, who tells him that the Nazis have been using technology made by him and other Jewish scientists to mass-produce and control robots, and offers to help the Resistance in return for the destruction of the labor camp. Blazkowicz agrees, finding a battery for a device that controls the camp robots, but is captured afterwards. He awakens to a firing squad, who are preparing to execute him and Set. Set takes the battery and uses his device, taking control of the robot, which Blazkowicz then uses to destroy the camp and rescue prisoners.[15]

Set reveals to the Resistance that the Nazis' discovery of one of the Da'at Yichud caches, which included advanced technology centuries ahead of its time, to become so advanced in such a short time. Set agrees to assist the Resistance by revealing the location of one such cache, but states that the Resistance requires a U-boat to access it.[16] Blazkowicz obtains a U-boat, but discovers that it is the flagship of the Nazis' submarine fleet, and is equipped with a cannon designed to fire nuclear warheads, which requires codes from the Nazi lunar research facility to operate.[17] Blazkowicz uses the technology found in the Da'at Yichud cache, namely the Spindly Torque—a sphere that destroys the super-concrete—to steal the identity of a Nazi Lunar scientist and infiltrate the Lunar Base.[18] He soon discovers that Deathshead has mounted an assault on the Resistance base, capturing some of the members.[19]

The Resistance use the nuclear codes and the Spindly Torque to mount an assault on Deathshead's compound. Rescuing the captured resistance prisoners and evacuating them, Blazkowicz makes it to the top of the tower, struggling to Deathshead's workshop. Inside, Deathshead greets Blazkowicz, revealing to him that he possesses the brain of the soldier that Blazkowicz chose to die, and puts it in a robot. The robot comes alive and assaults Blazkowicz, who defeats it and puts his friend to rest by destroying the brain. Commandeering a larger robot, Deathshead then attacks Blazkowicz, who gets the upper hand and destroys the robot, dragging Deathshead out of it. He repeatedly stabs Deathshead, who reveals that he has a grenade, which explodes and mauls Blazkowicz. As a gravely wounded Blazkowicz crawls towards safety, the Resistance is escaping via helicopter, asking him if the nuclear bomb can be dropped on the compound. Blazkowicz orders them to drop it as the game ends.[20] After the credits, a helicopter is heard approaching.[21]

Development[edit]

After developer MachineGames was founded, the employees all began brainstorming ideas, and pitching them to publishers. In June 2009, MachineGames owner ZeniMax Media acquired id Software and all of its property, including Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein. Bethesda Softworks, who had previously declined a pitch from MachineGames, suggested that they develop a new game from a franchise acquired by ZeniMax. MachineGames inquired about developing a new game in the Wolfenstein series; the studio visited id Software, who approved of MachineGames' request for a new Wolfenstein game. By November 2010, paperwork was signed, allowing MachineGames to develop Wolfenstein: The New Order.[22] Preliminary development lasted approximately three years.[23]

The existence of Wolfenstein: The New Order was first acknowledged by Bethesda Softworks on 7 May 2013, through the release of an announcement trailer.[24] Prior to this, Bethesda teased the upcoming project by releasing three images with the caption "1960".[25] Though originally due for release in late 2013, the game was delayed to 2014 in order for the developers to further "polish" the game.[26] In February 2014, it was announced that The New Order would launch on 20 May in North America, on 22 May in Australia, and on 23 May in Europe.[27] The Australian and European release dates were later pushed forward, resulting in a worldwide launch on May 20, 2014.[28] All pre-orders of the game grant the purchaser an access code to the upcoming Doom beta, in development by id Software.[29]

For the German release of The New Order, all Nazi symbols and references were removed; it is a criminal offence to display Nazi imagery on toys in Germany. "Unlike films and other works of art, video games in Germany are forbidden to use such symbols and references as they are classified in Germany as toys and not media art," said Pete Hines, Vice President of PR and Marketing for Bethesda.[30]

Gameplay design[edit]

The initial inspiration for Wolfenstein: The New Order came from previous games in the franchise. Senior gameplay designer Andreas Öjerfors said that it was the "super intense immersive combat" and adventure aspects that defined the previous games, so MachineGames ensured that those elements were included in The New Order; the development team refer to the game as a "first-person action adventure."[31] "It is the David vs Goliath theme," Öjerfors explained. "B.J. against a global empire of Nazis." Öjerfors also acknowledged that many aspects of the game's narrative are simply exaggerated elements of the Nazi Party: "The larger than life leaders, strange technology, strange experiments."[32] The team viewed the game as a "dark-roasted blend of drama, mystery, humor." Creative director Jens Matthies explained that they "take perhaps the most iconic first-person shooter franchise in history and push it into a strange new world."[33]

A building with Nazi symbols covering it. In the distance, a blimp can be seen with the same symbol. Reflections, light particles and shadow effects are clearly visible.
Development was conducted on the id Tech 5 engine, which allowed the developers to scale the game equally between different platforms.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is the second game to use id Software's id Tech 5 engine, after Rage (2011). The game utilises the engine to add a large amount of variety and details to the environment. The engine also allowed the team to develop the game simultaneously on different platforms.[34] Matthies has said that the main advantages of the engine is the speed and the detailing, while its biggest disadvantage is dynamic lighting; "on the other hand the static light rendering is really awesome, so you have full radiosity and can do really spectacular-looking things using that," he added.[35] Senior concept artist Axel Torvenius said that one of the main inspirations for the art design of the game was movies from the 1960s, calling out the James Bond movies.[36] The design for the Nazis in the game was influenced by the aesthetics of the Nazis at the end of the Second World War; "it's blended with the style of the 1960s and the fashion ideals of how to express yourself visually," Öjerfors explained. This viewpoint is also influenced by the element of exaggeration, which is common throughout the game's design and has been acknowledged by the team as a development inspiration.[37] Character models can be covered in up to a 256k texture; however, this is not used often in the game on individual characters, due to the difficulty of seeing it from a distance.[32]

Wolfenstein: The New Order only features a single-player mode. The team felt that dividing focus and resources across both a single-player and an online multiplayer mode would be less efficient.[38] When questioned about the lack of an online multiplayer mode, Öjerfors explained that the decision was simple. "If we could take every bit of energy and sweat the studio has and pour all that into the single-player campaign, it gives us the resources to make something very, very cool, compared to if we would also have to divert some of our resources to making multiplayer."[31] Executive producer Jerk Gustafsson attributed the choice to the style of game the team is familiar with, stating that MachineGames is "a single-player studio".[39]

Characters and setting[edit]

The team attempted to develop characters that offer a unique experience to the game. "The overarching goal for us was about building an ensemble of genuinely interesting characters we wanted to interact with," said Matthies. They also strived to connect the thoughts and actions of all characters to the human experience, allowing players to know "why a person is doing what they are doing".[40] Matthies feels that all characters, particularly the allies, contain some dimension of his own personality. "They're an expression of something that is part of me that I think is interesting to explore," he said.[35]

The game's playable character, William "B.J." Blazkowicz, has been previously featured as the playable protagonist of all Wolfenstein games. When developing the character of Blazkowicz for The New Order, MachineGames considered his appearances in previous games in the series. When doing this, they realised that the character had never really developed at all throughout the games; "He's just the guy that you play," said Hines. The team discovered that they were interested in exploring his story, which is what they later invested in.[41] One particular scenario that the team envisioned is putting Blazkowicz in situations where he is uncomfortable. Matthies said, "that's really interesting to me. I love taking things and making them real."[42] Throughout the game, Blazkowicz communicates some of his inner thoughts through short monologues, many of which reveal that he has been traumatized from some of his experiences. "We always loved the idea of a prototypical action hero exterior juxtaposed with a rich and vulnerable interior psychology," said Matthies.[40] One of the largest priorities for the team when developing the character of Blazkowicz was to "reveal whatever needs to be revealed to [Blazkowicz] and the player" simultaneously. "It sounds like a simple approach but almost nobody does this in games," Matthies commented.[35] Prior to developing The New Order, the team had primarily worked on games that involved antihero protagonists. However, id Software wished for Blazkowicz to be portrayed differently in the game. Matthies said, "It's really important to [id] that BJ is a hero, and not an anti-hero."[43] The team attempted to develop Blazkowicz into a character that players could relate to, as they felt that players generally can't relate to video game protagonists. "The goal is not to have a protagonist that's so neutral that you can project yourself into them; the goal is to have a protagonist that is so relatable that you become them," said Matthies.[44]

Gideon Emery, who portrayed Fergus Reid, auditioned for his role in the game. He described Fergus as "a tough as nails soldier, who gives [Blazkowicz] both support and a pretty hard time in the process".[45] Max Hass, a seemingly brain-damaged member of the Resistance, was inspired by the character of Garp from John Irving's novel The World According to Garp. Alex Solowitz portrayed Max in the game. "Max was the most challenging character to cast, which seems counter-intuitive because he's a pretty simple guy on paper, but it took a tremendous actor to pull that off and a long time to find him," Matthies said.[35]

A large aspect of the game is the alternative history in which it is set, where the Nazis won the Second World War. The team saw this aspect as an opportunity to create everything at a very large scale, with very little limitations; "so many things that we can create, and work with, and expand on. So, I never really felt that we were limited," said Öjerfors.[46]

Music production[edit]

Wolfenstein: The New Order makes use of an original score that reflects the alternative universe depicted in the game. "We wanted to identify with different sounds that were kind of iconic, 1960s sounds, and then do our own twist on them to make a sound authentic enough that it felt realistic," said Hines. In total, eight original songs were included in the game, and an additional three famous songs were reworked from their original version into German, for use in marketing; the reworked songs cannot appear anywhere in the game, because the owners require that their work never be associated with any Nazi imagery.[47][a] To promote the original songs, Bethesda created the fictional Neumond Recording Company, along with backstories for some of the fictional bands that play the original songs.[48][49]

"The New Order", the game's main theme, was composed by Mick Gordon. He collaborated with a few other musicians to produce the original score for the game.

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The team placed a high importance on the game's music, and aimed for a high standard. During the game's development, composer Mick Gordon travelled to Sweden to meet with the team, and spotted the game over three days, partly collaborating with both Fredrik Thordendal[50] and Richard Devine.[51] Gordon expressed the difference in composing the soundtrack for Wolfenstein: The New Order compared to other games; "usually you sign onto a project and then you're given a list of 150 battle cues to do," he said.[52]

When searching for a genre in which the soundtrack would be based upon, the team initially sought inspiration from the music of Richard Wagner, who was posthumously admired by Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler. After studying Wagner's work, the team discovered that it didn't necessarily fit with the game's tone. The team then searched for a style of music that would suit the Nazis, ultimately selecting distortion. "There's lots of analogue distortion types, there's all sorts of different pedals and valves and things that are really breaking up," said Gordon. The team also took inspiration from 1960s music, using analogue equipment such as tape machines and reel-to-reel machines. Gordon has said that the soundtrack is "a tribute to all things guitar". In collaboration with each other, the team of musicians composed over six hours of music which scores the game.[53] Matthies said "A lot of the score features odd time signatures yet it's all very groovy."[54]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PC) 84%[55]
(XONE) 82%[56]
(PS4) 81%[57][b]
Metacritic (PC) 81/100[59]
(XONE) 79/100[60]
(PS4) 79/100[61]
Review scores
Publication Score
Destructoid 7.5/10[62]
Eurogamer 6/10[63]
Game Informer 8/10[64]
GamesRadar 4/5 stars[65]
GameSpot 8/10[66]
Giant Bomb 4/5 stars[67]
IGN 7.8/10[68]
Joystiq 3/5 stars[69]
Polygon 9/10[70]
VideoGamer.com 6/10[71]
Digital Spy 3/5 stars[72]
Metro 9/10[73]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[74]

Wolfenstein: The New Order was released to generally positive reviews. Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating in the 0–100 range, calculated an average score of 81 out of 100 based on 23 reviews for the Windows version,[59] and 79 out of 100 based on 17 reviews and 72 reviews for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions, respectively.[60][61] GameRankings assigned it an average review score of 84% based on 12 reviews for the Windows version,[55] 82% based on 17 reviews for the Xbox One version,[56] and 81% based on 48 reviews for the PlayStation 4 version.[57] Reviewers liked the game's concept,[66][68][75][76][62] narrative[68][73][77][78] and combat mechanics.[65][66][71][73][74]

The combat mechanics of the game received praise. Daniel Hindes of GameSpot felt that the intensity and variety of the combat in the game has granted the series "a breath of fresh air," and believes that it managed to fulfill his nostalgic expectations from the series.[66] Metro's David Jenkins said that the combat in the game is the "real deal", naming it one of the best recent single-player shooter games,[73] while Ryan Taljonick of GamesRadar called it "satisfying".[65] The stealth sections of the game also received praise, with Simon Miller of VideoGamer.com lauding the shooting and stealth mechanics, naming the former as "solid".[71] GameSpot's Hindes noted that the stealth was "simple but effective," and named it one of the best things about the game.[66] Steve Boxer of The Guardian also called out the stealth, calling it "decent".[74]

Colin Moriarty of IGN considered the narrative and characters one of the best features, stating that it's where the game "really shines".[68] Metro's Jenkins also praised the story, stating that the mix of tones is "bizarre but obviously intentional".[73] Matt Sakuraoka-Gilman of Computer and Video Games called the narrative "intelligently written, brilliantly voiced and highly polished".[79] Kotaku's Mike Fahey felt somewhat divided about the story, initially finding the attempts at emotion too obvious, but ultimately feeling satisfied, calling it "spectacular". He also praised the characterization of Blazkowicz in the game.[78] GamesRadar's Taljonick also felt mixed about the game's characters, finding Blazkowicz interesting, but feeling as though the supporting characters were quite undeveloped, leaving players to forget about them during gameplay.[65] Conversely, Matt Bertz of Game Informer noted that the attempts to give Blazkowicz more depth feel odd in reflection to his brutal actions during other parts of the game.[64] VideoGamer.com's Miller also felt negatively about the narrative, calling it "awful".[71] Joystiq's Ludwig Kietzmann commented on the drastic changes in the narrative's pacing, feeling that it "dragged down" whenever the player is forced to search for ammunition;[69] Steven O'Donnell of Good Game believed otherwise, feeling like he was "gearing up and patching up" after each fight.[80]

A mushroom cloud emerges over a destroyed city, with the Statue of Liberty in the foreground.
In the midst of World War II, the Nazis drop an atomic bomb on Manhattan, settling their victory. Reviewers praised the use of this alternative history within the game.

The game's use of an alternative history concept, with the Axis victory in World War II, was commended by many reviewers. IGN's Moriarty and GameSpot's Hindes called it "interesting",[66] with the former naming it one of the standout points of the game.[68] Jason Hill of The Sydney Morning Herald called the concept "absorbing",[75] while Owen Anslow of The Mirror called it "intriguing".[76] Destructoid's Chris Carter felt that the development team "went all the way" and spent a lot of time on the game's concept.[62]

The graphical design of the game received commentary from reviewers. GameSpot's Hindes praised the visual design, noting that it accurately captured the time period, while effectively depicting the alternative storyline in which the game is set.[66] Taljonick of GamesRadar stated that the game's level design contributes to his enjoyment of the shooting sequences. He also praised the size of the levels, enjoying the possibility of participating in a large gunfight "with some sort of plan".[65] Kotaku's Fahey praised the level design for similar reasons, admiring the degree of detail in the game.[78] Digital Spy's Liam Martin shared mixed commentary on the design, noting that the character models are animated well, but the game is "hardly a shining example of next-gen graphical potential".[72] ABC's Alex Walker criticized the game's graphical design, commenting that the developers "focus[ed] their attention" on other aspects of the game.[81]

Most critics and commentators shared the opinion that The New Order was better than they were expecting from a Wolfenstein game.[68][76][82] Jon Blyth of Official Xbox Magazine called the game an "unexpected gem",[83] while ABC's Walker said that he "never expected [to] enjoy [the game] so much".[81] The Sydney Morning Herald's Hill said that the game ensures that the series is "a relevant force again",[75] while Destructoid's Carter felt that the game "does wonders for essentially rebooting the franchise without rendering all the previous stories moot".[62] Edge agreed, calling the developers "brave".[84]

Sales[edit]

Within a week of its release, Wolfenstein: The New Order became the second-best selling game of 2014 in the United Kingdom, behind Titanfall. The game also topped the weekly UK charts in its first week, totalling a quarter of all games sold in the United Kingdom and accounting for 36% of revenue.[85] In the United States, the game was the fourth and seventh best-selling game of May and June 2014, respectively.[86][87] The game was also ranked the fifth and fourteenth best-selling digital PlayStation 4 game of May and June 2014, respectively.[88][89] In its first week in Japan, the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of the game were placed on the charts at 15th and 8th, respectively, collectively selling over 11,000 units.[90] By June 2014, the game had sold almost 400,000 physical units in Europe, equating to over €21 million.[91]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Boom Boom" by John Lee Hooker, "The House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals, and "Nowhere to Run" by Martha and the Vandellas were all rewritten in German.[47]
  2. ^ GameRankings's aggregate scores apply to the Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions. A separate score of 78% for the PlayStation 3 version is based on three reviews.[58]
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