History VideoGame / Wolfenstein

8th Feb '18 3:01:03 AM Saveelich
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Most of the series follows the adventures of the soldier William "B.J." Blazkowicz in his war against ThoseWackyNazis. Although ''3D'' had a comical side in some aspects, what with a SecretLevel featuring the VideoGame/PacMan ghosts, later entries [[DarkerAndEdgier have a more "serious" thematic]], with heavy emphasis on [[{{Ghostapo}} the supernatural and occult]] and [[StupidJetpackHitler experimental weapons development projects]], and more recently, [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel victorious Axis]] AlternateHistory.

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Most of the series follows the adventures of the soldier William "B.J." Blazkowicz in his war against ThoseWackyNazis. Although ''3D'' had a comical side in some aspects, what with a SecretLevel featuring the VideoGame/PacMan ghosts, later entries [[DarkerAndEdgier have a more "serious" thematic]], with heavy emphasis on [[{{Ghostapo}} the supernatural and occult]] and [[StupidJetpackHitler experimental weapons development projects]], and more recently, [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel victorious Axis]] Nazis]] AlternateHistory.
4th Feb '18 4:16:30 AM Saveelich
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''Wolfenstein'' is a [[LongRunner long-running]] series of videogames created first by Muse Software, then followed by Creator/IdSoftware, Gray Matter Interactive, Raven Software, and later by Creator/MachineGames. This series is often regarded as the series which [[GenreLaunch launched]] the FirstPersonShooter genre with VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein 3D}}, alongside the later ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', also by id. So far, the games in the series are the following:

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''Wolfenstein'' is a [[LongRunner long-running]] series of videogames video games created first by Muse Software, then followed by Creator/IdSoftware, Gray Matter Interactive, Raven Software, and later most recently by Creator/MachineGames. This series is often regarded as the series which [[GenreLaunch launched]] the FirstPersonShooter genre with VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein 3D}}, alongside the later ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', also by id. So far, the games in the series are the following:
2nd Feb '18 5:15:33 PM Bauglir100
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** The spin-off ''Wolfenstein RPG'' has B.J. Blazkowicz fight a demon known as the Harbinger of Doom, and defeat it by blowing off AnArmAndALeg. The Harbinger would later become the Cyberdemon from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''.

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** The spin-off ''Wolfenstein RPG'' has B.J. Blazkowicz fight a demon known as the Harbinger of Doom, and defeat it by blowing off AnArmAndALeg.severing AnArmAndALeg from its body. The Harbinger would later become the Cyberdemon from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''.
1st Feb '18 3:00:07 PM Bauglir100
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** WordOfGod states that B.J. Blazkowicz is the grandfather of ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'''s Billy Blaze, although this is questionable as of the [=MachineGames=] titles.

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** WordOfGod states that B.J. Blazkowicz is the grandfather of ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'''s Billy Blaze, Blaze and the great-grandfather of [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doomguy]], although this is questionable as of the [=MachineGames=] titles.
31st Jan '18 11:26:45 AM Saveelich
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* AlternateHistory: ''Beyond Castle Wolfenstein'' and ''Wolfenstein 3D'' both have the PlayerCharacter (the nameless Allied Soldier in ''Beyond'', B.J. Blazkowicz in ''3D'') kill Adolf Hitler, bringing a premature end to the Nazi regime. ''The New Order'', ''The Old Blood'', and ''The New Colossus'' have World War II carry on well after 1945 and then eventually end with the Axis Powers defeating the Allies and conquering the world.

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''Beyond Castle Wolfenstein'' and ''Wolfenstein 3D'' both have the PlayerCharacter (the nameless Allied Soldier in ''Beyond'', B.J. Blazkowicz in ''3D'') kill Adolf Hitler, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, bringing a premature end to the Nazi regime. regime.
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''The New Order'', ''The Old Blood'', and ''The New Colossus'' have World War II carry on well after 1945 and then eventually end with the Axis Powers defeating the Allies and conquering the world.
31st Jan '18 11:25:46 AM Saveelich
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* NonLinearSequel: Thanks to [[SequelGap long periods between most releases]] and almost every one accompanied by a different development team, the games tend to have next to nothing in common except for a protagonist named B.J. Blazkowicz, a castle somewhere named Wolfenstein, and Nazis for him to cut swathes through. The only other elements from a post-Id release to stick around for ones beyond that are both from ''Return'' - Deathshead, who went on to be the series' sort-of Hitler-analogue as the BigBad and/or GreaterScopeVillain, and the Kreisau Circle as BJ's primary allies behind enemy lines.

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* NonLinearSequel: Thanks to [[SequelGap long periods between most releases]] until ''The New Order'' and almost every one accompanied by a different development team, the games tend to have next to nothing in common except for a protagonist named B.J. Blazkowicz, a castle somewhere named Wolfenstein, and Nazis for him to cut swathes through. The only other elements from a post-Id release to stick around for ones beyond that are both from ''Return'' - Deathshead, who went on to be the series' sort-of Hitler-analogue as the BigBad and/or GreaterScopeVillain, and the Kreisau Circle as BJ's primary allies behind enemy lines.
31st Jan '18 4:19:09 AM Saveelich
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* NoSwastikas: In some countries, the games replace the Nazi imagery with something else.
** Averted by ''The New Order'' and ''The New Colossus.'' In a world ruled by Nazis, the Swastika is ''everywhere,'' from streetside banners to space suits. There's even one plainly visible on the machine pistol in ''The New Colossus''.
28th Jan '18 4:49:38 PM Saveelich
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* {{Ghostapo}}: Although considered highly important to the series, historically, it actually has less of a presence than one might expect; most of the various mutants and monster B.J kills are created by SuperScience (bio-engineering and cybernetics, specifically) rather than Sorcery -- the zombie-esque "Mutants" of ''Wolfenstein 3D'' are created by a chemical substance and are upgraded with implanted guns, for example. Magic appears in only four Wolfenstein games so far:

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* {{Ghostapo}}: Although considered highly important to the series, historically, it actually has less of a presence than one might expect; most of the various mutants and monster B.J kills are created by SuperScience superScience (bio-engineering and cybernetics, specifically) rather than Sorcery sorcery -- the zombie-esque "Mutants" of ''Wolfenstein 3D'' are created by a chemical substance and are upgraded with implanted guns, for example. Magic appears in only four Wolfenstein games so far:



** ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'': Helga von Bulow and the rest of the SS Paranormal Division are investigating reports of magic in an ancient crypt, and when B.J pursues her there, he fights against first a ZombieApocalypse, then later an undead monstrosity from centuries past. He is then sent after other elements of the Paranormal Division who are trying to resurrect Heinrich I/Henry the Fowler to lead them.

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** ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'': Helga von Bulow and the rest of the SS Paranormal Division are investigating reports of magic in an ancient crypt, and when B.J pursues her there, he fights against first a ZombieApocalypse, undead {{mooks}}, then later an undead monstrosity from centuries past. He After a few mission involving increasingly crazy Nazi superscience, he is then sent after other elements of the Paranormal Division who are trying to resurrect Heinrich I/Henry the Fowler Fowler, with some more undead to lead them.mow down on the way. There is also a Nazi alchemist wannabe/occultist in the village of Paderborn, in the last stealth mission of the game.
28th Jan '18 4:41:24 PM Saveelich
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Most of the series follows the adventures of the soldier William "B.J." Blazkowicz in his war against ThoseWackyNazis. Although ''3D'' had a comical side in some aspects, what with a SecretLevel featuring the VideoGame/PacMan ghosts, later entries [[CerberusSyndrome have a more "serious" thematic]], with heavy emphasis on [[{{Ghostapo}} the supernatural and occult]] and [[StupidJetpackHitler experimental weapons development projects]], and more recently, [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel victorious Axis]] AlternateHistory.

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Most of the series follows the adventures of the soldier William "B.J." Blazkowicz in his war against ThoseWackyNazis. Although ''3D'' had a comical side in some aspects, what with a SecretLevel featuring the VideoGame/PacMan ghosts, later entries [[CerberusSyndrome [[DarkerAndEdgier have a more "serious" thematic]], with heavy emphasis on [[{{Ghostapo}} the supernatural and occult]] and [[StupidJetpackHitler experimental weapons development projects]], and more recently, [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel victorious Axis]] AlternateHistory.
28th Jan '18 1:44:57 PM Saveelich
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* NoSwastikas: For some releases, the game replaces the Nazi imagery with something else.
** Averted by ''The New Order'' and ''The New Colossus.'' In a world ruled by Nazis, the Swastika is ''everywhere,'' from streetside banners to space suits. There's even one plainly visible on the machine pistol in ''The New Colossus''.
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