Wolfenstein 2-pak Ca.$12

From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)19 Feb 16:17
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From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)17 Mar 13:30
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The sale went away, and now it's back at the slightly higher price of Can.$20 (for two games, technically meeting my oft-violated threshold). I watched some play through videos, and despite some reservations (too many cut scenes, on rails) might go for it anyway, because virus  :-@ .

But before I do...have any tehs tried this/these gamez?
From: Matt18 Mar 02:31
Wolfenstein: The New Order:

Good mindless shooter with very little plot and that's only because it doesn't needs much of one.

Wolfenstein: The New Colossus:

I got bored after a few hours. IMO they tried too hard on the plot and seemingly forgot what made New Order fun.
From: graphitone18 Mar 07:55
I've got The New Order and frankly found it forgettable and insipid.

There's a look and feel to ID shooters that's too 'clean' and angular. No matter how much they pack into the visual detail, the textures look like they've just rolled off a factory floor with no spackle or noise. It's difficult to quantify accurately, but the way the lighting is coded only adds to the shiny.

What I recall of the story was vapid with some dull characterisation and at some point early on you make a choice to save one of two colleagues after which there's a slightly different story arc, I never replayed to find out what the alternative was. Enemies are reasonably varied, but tend to follow the norm where they become bigger more armoured versions of themselves in later levels, and tactics to take them on boils down to 'shoot it more with bigger guns'.

I did enjoy Doom 2016, but I think the visual style lends itself to space stations/corridors a lot more than the scenerio in The New Order (I appreciate there's a space level in there somewhere).

From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)18 Mar 15:03
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OK thanks guys. I liked the Id product Rage well enough and will probably replay it on my 'new' (2-yo) system at some point because the ending crashed my old one... I really liked the original Wolfenstein 3D game, though too crude by today's standards to bother with a replay. Still jonesing for some nazi zombie action though.

From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)19 Mar 20:14
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And for my consolation prize I got Ghost Recon Future Soldier from Humble for $Can.7 (tax in). I used to play GRAWF2 as obsessively (mainly for the awesome user-made maps, the base campaign is meh) as I now play FC-n, and always meant to reinstall, however I couldn't get it to run on my last XP, so I figure I'd give this slightly newer version a go instead -- the cut scenes look kinda ropey but what the hey.