Team Picks is our monthly feature where members of the team get together to tell you about their most anticipated games of the upcoming month.
Wolfenstein: The New Order – I’ve got to be pretty honest – I’ve never been a Wolfenstein fan nor have I been a huge fan of first person shooters, or at least, first person shooters that don’t dare to do things a little bit differently. So this begs the question – why would I be looking forward to New Order? Well, it seems to be at least attempting to do things a little bit differently. Yes, it’s a shooter that takes place during a period of war and chaos, but it’s similarities to most other shooters seems to end there.
The developers promise that New Order will have good pacing – and many videos available online right now imply that’s how things might play out. There won’t be mindless shootouts separated by narrow corridors – but New Order allegedly offers both stealthy and balls-to-the-walls action approaches to progression. There’s also alleged to be a plethora of secrets hidden throughout all the levels, which is a great callback to the original Doom and Wolfenstein games too. There’s even rumours that some light horror elements will be incorporate into the campaign too, and I’m never one to knock back some good horror.