Wolfenstein: The New Order
Hey, Waypointeers! We hope you’re all ready to join us, and the Waypoint staff, on our delve into Wolfenstein: The New Order. Released in 2014 and developed by MachineGames, The New Order is a first-person shooter in which you play as B.J. Blazkowicz in an alternate-history 1960s Europe conquered by Nazi Germany.
You can pick it up on PC, PS4, or Xbox One (Rob has some suggestions for the best deals here).
To consolidate discussion, we’re making this thread to serve as the home for the Wolfenstein: The New Order chat around Waypoint 101. Feel free to share your updates, current thoughts, and blog posts as we go. We hope that, by having folks talk about the game as they play it, we can all have a more enriched experience. We’ll be expanding the scope of this thread as we go, as new Waypoint 101 episodes go up.
As we close in on the end, we’ll be collecting folks’ final thoughts in this original post to serve as a testament to the discussions we’ve had.
Q: What is Waypoint 101?
A: Waypoint 101 is Waypoint’s video game book club! This is a semi-regular podcast series, in which Waypoint staff dive deep and dig into a game in full. Rather than the crew explaining the game to one another and the viewers, the team will have all played the game and, thus, open room for a discussion based on an assumption of knowledge. Of course, it’s a perfectly enjoyable listen even if you’re unfamiliar with the game!
Q: Do I have to play the whole game at once?
A: Nope! Depending on the length of the game, it will be cut into chunks and played one part at a time. Until we know how much the first episode will take on, the thread should stick to first impressions or the first hour or two. We’ll keep you updated here.
Q: I played this game before. Can I talk about that thing at the end? Y’know, the thing?
A: This thread will be gated in line with the episodes, so folks who are playing along with the podcast don’t get spoiled. Spoiler things appropriately. Try not to get into huge discussions involving things outside of the current scope of discussion.
Q: Are we playing Wolfenstein: The Old Blood?
A: This Waypoint 101 is only covering The New Order in this playthrough. Sorry, Old Blood fans!
Q: I want to raise something for the Waypoint staff to talk about on the podcast!
A: Well, we can’t guarantee they’ll read it out, but you can e-mail your questions and comments to email@example.com with the subject line Wolfenstein: The New Order. Like the thread, it’s best to keep discussion to the section of the game at hand.
New Order Logo from Steam