Friend of the site and loyal What a Maneuver listener Lee Spriggs returns to battle the Nazi menace.
In 30 seconds, a man I barely know is going to sacrifice himself to help me.
A minute after that, I’ll be crawling through the destruction he created in order to find the next piece of a grand plan to take down the Nazis.
I could actually be describing several different parts of Wolfenstein: The New Order with those two sentences, but there’s one scene in particular that I’m thinking of. It starts out with a short conversation, and ends with an explosion that I wasn’t expecting at all. Wolfenstein: TNO does a great job of conveying horror in a way that I haven’t often experienced in a shooter, a sense of dread and tension and shock that combines in one of my favorite games of the last several years.