Monthly Archives: November 2017

Review – Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is Machinegame’s job application for Naughty Dog without angering people who want to hold down both W and left mouse. It tells the origin story of B.J. Blazkowicz who went from an imperfect but earnest patriotic American to a renowned jumper of sharks, though I won’t spoil that for you. The New Colossus (TNC) is a lot of cutscenes which provide the only context for your actions, and a fair bit of corridor shooting, or looping through arenas shooting at freshly spawned Nazis. Continue reading

Introducing Reviews

Coming soon, the post content will expand to the subject of reviews for games and mods. This will not be on a particular schedule, nor will I strive to cover the latest and greatest releases, but rather if I have enough thoughts covering multiple aspects of a release – rather than one or two components – then I may likely write a review.

Reviews will be scored on a scale of 1 to 10, where you essentially extrapolate that to a multiplier of 10% quality/goodness/positive whatnot. I am not adhering to the rule of every game being between a 7 and a 10. I don’t anticipate the reviews being popular by any means, but, sometimes you want to say something.

I have one in the pipe, expect it next week, and another which I will start writing soon. After that, it will happen as I am moved to review something, be it new or old. The upcoming reviews are both new releases, but that is largely coincidental. You are just as likely to see me review Duke Nukem 3d or the AirQuake mod as you would a preview build of Amid Evil. The primary criteria is having at least 800 words to say about more than two aspects of it, and having reached a conclusion as to my feelings on the product that I believe I can quantify with my scale.

I hope you at least find them interesting, keep your eyes peeled for next week.