History VideoGame / Wolfenstein

12th Oct '17 12:14:07 AM Korodzik
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* VideoGameLongRunners: Ten releases since 1981 all the way to 2017.
8th Oct '17 1:02:56 AM Bauglir100
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** ''Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory'' (2003, Nerve Software, multiplayer-only)

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** ''Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory'' (2003, Nerve Software, Splash Damage, multiplayer-only)
25th Sep '17 7:50:26 PM Bauglir100
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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 ''Beyond Castle Wolfenstein'' are created by a chemical substance and are upgraded with implanted guns, for example. Magic appears in only three 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 (bio-engineering and cybernetics, specifically) rather than Sorcery -- the zombie-esque "Mutants" of ''Beyond Castle Wolfenstein'' ''Wolfenstein 3D'' are created by a chemical substance and are upgraded with implanted guns, for example. Magic appears in only three Wolfenstein games so far:
14th Sep '17 1:38:01 AM Saveelich
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''Wolfenstein'' is a 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 long-running [[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:
14th Sep '17 1:36:00 AM Saveelich
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* NaziHunter: BJ Blazkowicz.
14th Sep '17 1:31:49 AM Saveelich
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[[caption-width-right:350:Pumping ThoseWackyNazis full of lead since 1981.]]
14th Sep '17 1:28:40 AM Saveelich
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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, then later [[OurLichesAreDifferent an undead warlord 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, then later [[OurLichesAreDifferent an undead warlord monstrosity from centuries past]].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.
14th Sep '17 1:26:09 AM Saveelich
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** This is how later games in the series seem to treat ''Wolfenstein 3D''. It's implied the events of the first game sort of happened, but B.J. never killed Hitler (who still seems to be alive as of ''The New Order''; a note that can be found in ''The Old Blood'', however, suggests that he ''did'' kill Hitler, they simply [[OurZombiesAreDifferent resurrected him afterwards]]).

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** This is how later games in the series seem to treat ''Wolfenstein 3D''. It's implied the events of the first game sort of happened, but B.J. never killed Hitler (who still seems to be alive as of ''The New Order''; a note that can be found in ''The Old Blood'', however, suggests that he ''did'' kill Hitler, they simply [[OurZombiesAreDifferent [[ApocalypseHitler resurrected him afterwards]]).
27th Aug '17 12:43:54 PM Kadorhal
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* ArtifactTitle: The series is named after a place (Castle Wolfenstein) which appears in about half of the series (''Castle Wolfenstein'', ''Wolfenstein 3D'', ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'' and ''Wolfenstein: The Old Blood'').

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* ArtifactTitle: The series is named after a place (Castle Wolfenstein) which appears in about half of the series (''Castle Wolfenstein'', ''Wolfenstein 3D'', ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'' and ''Wolfenstein: The Old Blood''), and even then only for portions of most of them (first episode of ''[=Wolf3D=]'', first few levels of ''[=RtCW=]'', first half of ''The Old Blood'').



** This is how later games in the series seem to treat ''Wolfenstein 3D''. It's implied the events of the first game sort of happened, but B.J. never killed Hitler (who still seems to be alive as of ''The New Order''; the prologue of ''The Old Blood'', however, suggests that he ''did'' kill Hitler, they simply [[OurZombiesAreDifferent resurrected him afterwards]]).
** ''The Old Blood'' is itself sort of a broad-strokes retelling of the first chapter of ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'' - it has the same basic plot of B.J. and an Agent One being captured in the eponymous castle, B.J. escaping into the nearby town of Wulfburg via cable car after Agent One's demise to meet a local resistance member named Kessler, then taking out a supernatural threat (which is preceded by a random ZombieApocalypse) brought back by the SS Paranormal Division, whose activities in the area are headed by a woman named Helga.

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** This is how later games in the series seem to treat ''Wolfenstein 3D''. It's implied the events of the first game sort of happened, but B.J. never killed Hitler (who still seems to be alive as of ''The New Order''; the prologue of a note that can be found in ''The Old Blood'', however, suggests that he ''did'' kill Hitler, they simply [[OurZombiesAreDifferent resurrected him afterwards]]).
** ''The Old Blood'' is itself sort of a broad-strokes retelling of the first chapter of ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'' - it has the same basic plot of B.J. and an Agent One being captured in the eponymous castle, B.J. escaping into the nearby town of Wulfburg via cable car after Agent One's demise to meet a local resistance member named Kessler, then taking out a supernatural threat (which is preceded by a random ZombieApocalypse) brought back by the SS Paranormal Division, whose activities in the area are headed by a woman named Helga. The aforementioned supernatural threat even ends up being a creation of Otto I, the son of the warlord the Nazis were spending the entirety of ''Return'' trying to resurrect.



** ''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 [[OurLichesAreDifferent an undead warlord from centuries past]].

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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, then later [[OurLichesAreDifferent an undead warlord 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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* 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 element from a post-Id release to stick around for ones beyond that is Deathshead, who's gone on to be the series' Hitler-analogue as the BigBad and/or GreaterScopeVillain.
23rd Jul '17 3:54:20 PM nombretomado
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* MoreDakka: As WW2-based games, this is to be expected.

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* MoreDakka: As WW2-based [=WW2=]-based games, this is to be expected.
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