Wolfenstein 2 Brings Cinematic Storytelling to the Switch
I mentioned in my preview of Wolfenstein 2 that the game’s story confused me. I hadn’t played the previous Wolfenstein game and the second one follows very closely to that without reintroducing its characters for newbie players. Since that preview, though, I have gotten to play Wolfenstein 2 even more and my opinion of the game’s story has changed. What do I think of Wolfenstein 2’s story now?
Wolfenstein 2 is unlike anything else you’ll find on the Nintendo Switch. Yes, there are other first person shooters on the Switch (like Doom), but Wolfenstein is totally different from those. As I mentioned previously, the game is a story focused first person shooter. It is very heavy on cutscenes and character moments.
And Wolfenstein 2 brings cinematic quality storytelling to the Nintendo Switch.
Oh and to back things up a bit, yes the Nintendo Switch did get Bayonetta 1 and 2. They are third person action games that have a big focus on movie style storytelling. There is a major difference between the Bayonetta games and Wolfenstein 2 though (and I’m not talking about third person vs first person aspect).
Bayonetta 1 and 2 are very campy. Even people who love those games must realize that the games stories play out as B-movie plots. Basically more John Woo or 70s action flick plots than anything too serious.
Meanwhile Wolfenstein 2 is like a big budget alternate reality/science fiction movie from the 80s or 90s, with better special effects of course. Think Escape From New York Meets Indepence Day. Nazis instead of aliens. There is a bit of Amazon Prime’s The Man in the High Castle in Wolfenstein 2 also.
Now, I’m not saying that Wolfenstein 2 doesn’t have some hooky/campy moments. It does. And there’s a plot twist that I just went through that some might think of as more B-movie plot than A movie, but I loved it. Wolfenstein 2, no matter what, takes its plotlines very seriously. The subject matter in this game is very heavy.
Wolfenstein 2 is a game you wouldn’t expect on a Nintendo system. There is violence. There is cursing. This is a rated M game. You wouldn’t want your kid to play this game. Heck, you wouldn’t want to let your kid watch you play this game.
However for mature gamers who want something adult and different to play in portable mode or on the TV, Wolfenstein 2 is the game to get.
I’m still a bit confused by the story, but I like the cutscenes a lot more now. The storyline is interesting. The places you visit and the things you see are pretty cool. Plus you get to kill Nazis! The gameplay is fun and you get an excellent storyline to go with it.
I can’t wait to see where Wolfenstein 2’s plot takes me next.
Have you played Wolfenstein 2 on the Nintendo Switch? What do you think of its plot?
I’ll be back later this week with another article on Wolfenstein 2.