Smite picks up another Roman god: green-fingered tree-chap Sylvanus

Pathologic reaches Kickstarter target; new stretch goal could fund a "small prequel"

Watch Middle-Earth canon do backflips in Monolith's Shadow of Mordor trailer

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Wolfenstein: The New Order directors give its first level the commentary treatment

Fergus Reid: the closest thing Wolfenstein: The New Order has to a good dad.

Bethesda have begun a streaming series named TwitchWorks - and each week they’re planning to play through a chapter of Wolfenstein before bed, so that we can be lulled off to sleep by the Swedish tenors on the MachineGames team.

The first chapter covers The New Order’s BioShocktastic tutorial level, and delves into top technical secrets, character development, and the establishment of Wolfenstein’s “larger than life” tone.

The commentary begins at the hour mark. MachineGames creative director Jens Matthies and Wolfenstein exec producer Jerk Gustafsson tell us that for technical reasons, the fighter plane hurtling through the game’s opening sequence is actually static. Instead, everything around it is moving, and the designers had to create the impression of flight.

The illusion lasts, even while B.J. Blazkowicz opens the side door of the plane to allow his pilot to hurl himself onto the wing of an adjacent, burning bomber.

“This is pretty much where we set up the world as larger than life,” said Matthies. “This is not your realistic shooter. This is the kind of epic adventure you get in the Wolfenstein universe.”

A bit later, the pair talk about the difficulty of introducing Private Wyatt offscreen.

“In the story we set up Private Wyatt as a sort surrogate son and Fergus Reid as a father figure,” said Matthies. A relationship that’s established over the radio. Nice.

Do you think you’ll be sat around the wireless to hear more next episode? Our Steve judged Wolfenstein: The New Order to be a “masterpiece of its genre”.

Login or Register
1
+1
-0
Dog Pants's picture
908

I think I'll give this a watch while I'm doing the washing up. I'm just coming to the end of the game, and I've been impressed for the most part.

I hadn't really considered the Fergus/Wyatt father/son thing, although I can see it now you mention it. At the risk of being deliberately cryptic, that makes me wonder about my own motivation later in the game.

Alienware - Game VictoriousNvidia Shield - Titanfall
Windows 9 is no more. Windows 10 is now a thing

Windows 10

Windows 9 is no more. Windows 10 is now a thing

Smite picks up another Roman god: green-fingered tree-chap Sylvanus

Smite picks up another Roman god: green-fingered tree-chap Sylvanus

Pathologic reaches Kickstarter target; new stretch goal could fund a

Pathologic reaches Kickstarter target; new stretch goal could fund a "small prequel"

Watch Middle-Earth canon do backflips in Monolith's Shadow of Mordor trailer

Watch Middle-Earth canon do backflips in Monolith's Shadow of Mordor trailer

Say Hallow to Hearthstone's new Ranked Play Season card back

Say Hallow to Hearthstone's new Ranked Play Season card back

Cities Skylines gets down to to basics in infrastructure demo video

Cities Skylines gets down to to basics in infrastructure demo video

Topic of the Week: What do you look for in a port?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: What do you look for in a port?

Dreamfall Chapters debuts on October 21st with its first episode: Reborn

Dreamfall Chapters debuts on October 21st with its first episode: Reborn

Green Man Gaming to publish PC games in need as Green Man Loaded

Green Man Gaming to publish PC games in need as Green Man Loaded

Might & Magic Heroes Online launch sees turn-based tactics and MMO convention collide

Might & Magic Heroes Online launch sees turn-based tactics and MMO convention collide

Before the Fall Patch: long-awaited Battlefield 4 fixes due today on Origin

Before the Fall Patch: long-awaited Battlefield 4 fixes due today on Origin

How Train Fever made money for its most feverish players

Train Fever

How Train Fever made money for its most feverish players

Dragon Age: Inquisition character creation has outer and inner iris colour covered

Dragon Age: Inquisition character creation has outer and inner iris colour covered

Watch Dogs 2 will build on player's ability to

Watch Dogs 2 will build on player's ability to "humanise" NPCs through profiling

Fear-to-play: F.E.A.R. Online launching on Steam next month

Fear-to-play: F.E.A.R. Online launching on Steam next month

ArcheAge review

ArcheAge review

Here's how to survive The Evil Within

Here's how to survive The Evil Within

Port Inspection: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Port Inspection: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor ignored Gandalf when he warned

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor ignored Gandalf when he warned "You shall not season pass"

Blizzard on World of Warcraft PvP as an eSport:

Blizzard on World of Warcraft PvP as an eSport: "it's kind of hard to watch"

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter PC review

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter PC review

Here's the Alien: Isolation advert currently upsetting telly-watchers

Here's the Alien: Isolation advert currently upsetting telly-watchers

FIFA 15's Luis Suarez serving same suspension as IRL counterpart

FIFA 15's Luis Suarez serving same suspension as IRL counterpart