Monday, 09 July 2018 15:06

REVIEW: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Nintendo Switch)

Written by StacefaceMayhem
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The clouds opened, the heralds sang, and I was one ecstatic gamer when two of my favourite publishers, Bethesda and Nintendo developed that close partnership.

A somewhat unexpected duo, Nintendo have always been on the wholesome, pastel and youthful side while Bethesda is gritty, grungy and immersive; quite polar opposites but seemingly a match made in heaven. In a smart move, this has opened up so many possibilities for the profoundly successful and quickly becoming my favourite handheld, The Nintendo Switch. Since Nintendo Switch has launched this relationship has given us Skyrim, Doom, Fallout Shelter and now ‘Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus’ joins the party.

The moment Wolfenstein 2 was release, our boss couldn’t wait to play in on Xbox One. For a more in-depth break down of the game feel free to follow the link here: http://www.mkaugaming.com/item/5049-review-wolfenstein-ii-the-new-colossus-xbox-one.html 

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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus developed by MachineGames, initially launched October, 2017. This first person shooter once again follows ‘BJ’ Blazkowicz in the second instalment of his Nazi, ass kicking journey. Picking up where the original left, the American dream seems to be a thing of the past as he battles through soldiers, mechanical hounds and technological 3rd Reiche mechs.

I always worry about shooters on the Switch since the analogue sticks are so wide apart, so how did it go this time round in a shooter that is all action and no time to breathe? As usual and surprisely, playing the game in handheld mode was as fluid as if I was playing on a console such as an Xbox. In 720p it is pretty crisp and definitely one of the better-looking games in my collection. I don’t know if it was just me, but being able to pull the game right up into your face, made the gun battles more intimate and such an enjoyable experience.

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While in the docking station on my 4K TV, the downgrade in sharpness is very visibly obvious and to be honest pretty expected. I found this happens in a lot of games ported over to the Nintendo Switch, so in no way was I shocked by this. To be frankly honest, it is a huge feat to get any recent game by Bethesda, onto this underpowered console, as their games are infamous for environments teeming with detail. I was happy as long as it was running smoothly, which it generally did with only minor frame drops in very few full on action sequences.

Overall, I definitely recommend adding this title to your Bethesda/Nintendo Switch collection. While Switch games are quite expense for their general graphical quality at times, this is definitely a game that holds its own still in value. While hazy on the TV, you can not ignore it is a cracking good play still when on the go.

Additional Info

  • Review Score: 4.5 / 5.0
  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Platform: PC, PS4, XBOX ONE, Nintendo Switch
  • Developer: MachineGames
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Genre: FPS, Action