Wolfenstein: Youngblood Game Review
3 Step Game Review
About the Game
July 26, 2019
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Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the first modern co-op Wolfenstein adventure.
Nineteen years after the events of Wolfenstein II, BJ Blazkowicz has disappeared after a mission into Nazi-occupied Paris. Now, after years of training from their battle-hardened father, BJ’s twin daughters, Jess and Soph Blazkowicz, are forced into action.
Team up with a friend or play alone. Level up, explore, and complete missions to unlock new abilities… (continues…)
Step 1: Playing Conditions
Read below the game basic characteristics. If it is something you see yourself playing, move on to Step 2: Graphics & Sound.
A COMMON FPS game with impressive graphics, that’s Wolfenstein: Youngblood (W:Y). It brings nothing new to the game genre, something expected from the franchise that carries the title “grandfather of 3D shooters”. The game is not an open world, neither a mission-based. It’s an “OPEN MISSION WORLD“. You can travel around the city blocks as you wish but there is no reason to explore as you will only find the same dynamics, Nazi soldiers to kill.
PC players: before buying the game make sure you have a top tier PC or patience to custom the graphics settings (this link may help).
Step 2: Graphics & Sound
Watch 5 to 10 minutes of any video below. If you like what you see and hear, move on to Step 3: Game Evaluation.
Step 3: Game Evaluation
Build your expectations about the game by learning what it offers and how was The Partisan Spy’s experience.
Traditional UI with the in-game menu divided by TABS and usual FPS overlays. The game doesn’t provide a “world map” with your location, the map is LIMITED to the traditional circle overlay at the top of the screen.
But, as an “open mission world” some players may feel the need for this feature, even more, when searching for the collectibles.
To have fun playing W:Y, set expectations to a really SHORT story and having to grind side missions to complete main story missions. Missions are LINKED to the plot of the story and some collectibles offer more content to those who see the pleasure in details. Storyline missions start and end with cutscenes to help players understand and get involved with the story.
For the gaming community, the Wolfenstein franchise is LEGENDARY. Every new game that carries that name will get its portion of attention. On the other hand, as most PVE games, W:Y has a short life span attention, which is limited to its release date and walk-through content generation. As gamers complete the game and jump to the next title, so does their interest.
GAMEPLAY MOOD TRACKER
Best moments of the game were while playing the main missions as there was a sense of achievement and progression.
Besides that, my mood was at NORMAL levels during the entire game. It didn’t feel bad playing the game as it didn’t feel good, and for those reasons, my mood didn’t oscillate.
Side missions seem optional but they are not. Playing main missions without grinding levels, abilities, and weapons upgrades mean death at missions bosses and spamming back to the start of it. The grind feeling GROWS after the storyline ends as the new side missions happen at the same places and with the same soldiers.
LIKED THE MOST
In-game arcade with the game Wolfenstein 3D (1992).
DISLIKED THE MOST
Long time spent setting up graphics to game run smoothly.
Along-side with the “perks” of carrying a known game title, also comes the “obligations”. Wolfenstein: Youngblood benefits from brand awareness but fails to deliver what this franchise represents to the gaming community. The sensation it leaves is that every effort was invested in how good the game should look, while every other element was put aside.
There should be no limit on a Wolfenstein game, the brand is strong enough to carry any price tag. If every game element was as perfect as its graphics, this would have been a cheap game to buy. Sadly, ends to be an expensive game, as perfect graphics alone will never be fun.
Choices & Advice
DON’T BUY IT
YOU CAN FIND SAME OR BETTER FPS GAMING EXPERIENCE IN CHEAPER GAMES.
WAIT TO BUY
IF YOU ARE A FAN OF THE FRANCHISE AND CAN’T MISS ANY OF THE GAMES.
THERE IS NO REASON TO BUY THIS GAME AT THE MOMENT.
GAME CAN BE 100% COMPLETED IN 20-30 HOURS.
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