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Jaco hint: an ax, a Nazi: full of possibility

This week we have a proposal from the gameSketch guessing champ Jaco himself!

 
Usual rules: 3 tries per person. Winner gets to propose a gameSketch. x5 multiplier for first timers. Newcomers: you may ask for 3 freebies even if you didn’t yet guess anything. Outstanding credits: Firefish x34, Jason Clark 10, Jaco x100, Marius, SebastianKErben x18, Radu x45, , 47Crows x19, Ange, PettyX90 x7, Pori x2, Tarpo x5, player347 x9, Diana x6, VideoGamesAsArt x2 , thegazer x9, BiaHawks x7, rsocu x5, Teofil S. Awaiting scenes from you guys.

 

Id Software history: Wolfenstein 3D

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Amaazing story, i especially enjoyed the part about the legal controversy and difficulties overcome.

Wolfenstein: The New Order – quick impressions

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– mediocre start

+, + but then the visuals got a huge bump up, with well done color direction, and at later moments too it had a bit of that blue + orange lights magic that the Killzone games usually did so well

-, -, – the stealth system was barely developed, no branching, no choices

+, + good music

– some missed opportunities, at times it seemed like the game might even play a bit with “it’s in his head” stuff

+, +, +, + some writing, not necessarily the story, but some dialogues and passerby talk was just two notches above everything else

– particularly IMHO uncool mechs

+, + nice variety of locations, particularly the moon base was very interesting and well done

– the villains were particularly one dimensional

Overall: 1 (on a -5 to 5 scale). Enjoyable for the people into shooters, with some extraordinary moments but also in other ways not standing out enough from the typical shooter crown sometimes even wallowing in this “i’m a soldier” stuff and thus missing the opportunity to move to a higher scale. Still, great artwork at times and the writing has some fantastic sections, particularly in some audio journals (though for some reason they could only be listened in the menus).

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