Friday, January 2, 2015


I got Wolfenstein: The New Order for Christmas. I don't know why I picked this one, but it just felt like the right time to play Wolfenstein again.

Like many people my age, the first FPS I ever played was Wolfenstein. I couldn't believe I was exploring this "3D" Nazi castle and fighting Meca-Hitler. I spent hours pressing the spacebar over and over again trying to find hidden passages. The only way I could truly describe my time with Wolfenstein was magical.

And this weekend, I found myself running through bunkers, and exploring Nazi castles with a huge smile on my face. B.J. Blazkowicz was given a voice and a story, and it fit the narrative I've always had in my mind.

I was overcome with joy, almost brought to tears at how well the game brought me back to my childhood. I collected Nazi gold and fired dual welding machine whilst laughing with delight.

This game had no right to be good. No right to be in multiple top 10 discussions. Bethesda pulled it off. I guess I should've expected it. Beside's Blizzard, no one has a better track record.