You really should not play alone Wolfenstein: Youngblood . The new first-person shooter, seen today on the PC and tomorrow on the consoles, has been designed as a cooperative experience from tip to armored toe. It's a different kind of Wolfenstein game, full of the same dense, fleshy Nazi killing that you might get from MachineGames' previous Wolfenstein entries The New Order recognize. and The new colossus but built for two. Remember and you will probably like it very much. We recorded a video of the game to demonstrate.
In the footage of this post you can see Kotaku video producer Tim Rogers and myself at the inauguration of Youngblood mission that introduces you to the premise of the game: you and your co-op Partners are Jessica and Sophia Blazkowicz, the twin daughters of former Wolfenstien protagonist BJ "Terror Billy" Blazkowicz and his wife Anya. After BJ disappeared in Nazi-occupied Paris in the 1
Nachtfelter "is called? Or how well can Jess and Soph kill Nazis? Watch the video, in which we show a few passable Germans and send a few Nazis directly to hell.
We will be reporting more about this shortly, but after about six hours I have some other thoughts about the game:
- Think twice about playing Youngblood solo. Everything about its design is geared to co-op, and while you can get along with an AI-driven sister, you will not be able to strategize much, and it will take longer to clear out enemies.
- Sadly, there is no couch co-op or LAN support. You need to join via the internet. (You do not need an internet connection when playing alone.)
- You can not pause the game even in single-player mode. Occasionally, however, the levels are broken open with doors that need to be shared by both sisters, and the spaces immediately thereafter are generally safe locations for a short break.
- Six hours after the beginning of the game, I can tell you that in the early hours of Youngblood you should not expect much history. Fans of The New Order / The New Colossus may find this disappointing.
- The game also looks pretty succinct and is designed to replay and revise maps and missions with new twists and goals. (And lots of collectibles.) It's small, but tight.
- Killing Nazis is still a pleasure, and in this video game you make it a bunch.