I was kind of excited about this game a while ago when I first hear they were making it. It’s an alternate history fiction where the Nazi’s win the second world war. The game starts in 1946, the war is still raging (and the Nazi’s have giant technological war machines!) but the main character is taken out of action for 14 years only to reawaken in Poland in 1960. The Nazi’s rule the world. They beat the Americans to the atomic bomb, which won them the war. The titular character, Captain William J. “BJ” Blazkowicz, is a hardened US soldier. He awakens to a world that isn’t right, and he means to fix that.
One thing this game introduces to the franchise is a female character who becomes a love interest for our Nazi-killing avatar. At this point in time I’m not sure how I feel about the inclusion of a love interest, but I will say that I think they’ve written it in rather well. She’s not just some damsel-in-distress that sets the story in motion (a la Max Payne) but through a montage of the 14 year gap between 1946 and 1960, they build a connection between the characters, she cared for and nursed him when he couldn’t take care of himself.
These are my initial thoughts. I’ve not blogged for a long while now. Just thought I’d put this out there.