Wolfenstein Youngblood- Nazi killing simulator or just a bullet sponge disaster
Wolfenstein came up in 1981 just for one sole purpose- To be the most exhilarating Nazi killing simulator and it was the Wolfenstein 3D which set a standard for today's FPS genre. Looking at how this turned to a grinding RPG disaster with micro-transactions and the developers are actually being harassed on twitter.
Deluxe edition owners have an option to invite one of their friends using the "Buddy Pass" system. A player can invite only one friend to play with him at a time and can have an good co-op experience. It can be shared with many friends but only one can play at a time.The only downside is that on the console you cant earn achievements when your friend shares the game with his buddy pass.
The game sets in 1980,almost 19 years after the events of Wolfenstein 2 New Colossus. B.J.'s Twin daughters Jess and Soph Blazkowicz are being trained to be as survivors in the liberated America in a farm in remote texas region known as Mesquite.All the Anti-Nazi operations are now handled by the F.B.I. whose head is the resistance leader from Wolfenstein 2.
Wolfenstein is completely Co-op even you are playing solo you will have the A.I. as the companion.Player and the A.I. will have a shared life which can be found in some supply boxes.If any of the character dies you will fail the mission. The enemies are tougher due to the RPG elements and now they have a level which is true for the player itself.once you level up then it becomes easier to eliminate the enemies.
Graphically the game looks intense and good even without the RTX support and as well optimized as the previous games.The movements are smooth and some old weapons from new Colossus could be seen and they can be upgraded with a wide variety of attachments like the newer X-ray Scope .Now skins can be added to the arsenal of weapons.
Now majority of the people who played this game are pissed because of various reasons like the game can be paused even if you are playing solo with the A.I.Its literally dumb,i have seen better AI in source engine based games.The A.I. some times goes brain-dead when you get knocked down and the AI is not even in combat it just keeps standing there while you bleed out .Now the bullet sponge mechanics are absolutely outrageous.It fells like an amateur is given a job to hunt nazis without any proper training .
If anyone tries to forget any of those above problems there is one another surprise, NO CHECKPOINTS,that make things even more frustrating and repetitive even after those two patches those problems are still there. The levels are quite big and not everyone likes to start a mission every time when they die on easy difficulty. This the only game i wont recommend playing solo because the A.I. is dumb and the enemies are quite overpowered.
The game is fun,runs great on every platform including the Nintendo switch. I welcome the RPG approach to the game but still there are some things which are needed to be nerfed and some needs are needed to be added. This game is not an traditional wolfenstein game and not to be played to be like one. Would have been much better if they just have Listened to the community rather than going pleasing their investors.